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Golden Nuggets: Jared Goff Starts to Garner National Attention

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The true sophomore is putting up Heisman-worthy numbers for the Golden Bears

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Jared Goff's National Profile Rises

If it was humanly possible to forget the past and look at each season as its own individual entity, Cal sophomore quarterback Jared Goff would be just as prevalent in the Heisman Trophy discussions as any player in the country.

Of course -- right, wrong or indifferent -- that's just not how things work. The Golden Bears' spectacular departure from relevancy a year ago means it will take much more than an impressive five-game stretch before the country takes notice.

In Berkeley, they're just fine with that. With a 4-1 record, the Bears have more important things to worry about, more important things to fix.

"That could really improve our scoring," he said.

But, Jared, your team is averaging 50 points per game, the second most in the country.

"I know that's hard to say because we're scoring so much right now," he said. "But I really think we can improve.

Women's Basketball

Cal's 2014-15 campaign began Tuesday with the first practice of the season at Haas Pavilion.

Meet The Women's Basketball Freshmen: Mikayla Cowling

Women's Soccer

#22 Cal set to kick off against high scoring USC on Friday and top-ranked UCLA on Monday.

Volleyball

The Golden Bears fell in three sets to #16 Arizona.

Field Hockey

Cal will look to improve to 2-1 in conference play against UC Davis on Friday at 3 p.m.

From the Twitters

Women's Golf

Men's Basketball

Cuonzo Martin and the Men's Basketball Team will host an alumni tailgate before Cal Football's home game against Washington this Saturday. Details on page 2.

Jabari Bird discusses Cal's intensity In practice.

General News

Sandy Barbour hires away Phil Esten, formerly Cal's Deputy Athletic Director for External Services, to join her at Penn State.

Men's Swimming and Diving

Led by sophomores Long Gutierrez and Hunter Cobleigh, the Cal men's swimming team cruised to a 173-81 win over Pacific Wednesday in Stockton.

Women's Tennis

California will play in the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships in Stanford, CA from Friday to Tuesday.

Men's Water Polo

#3 Cal Men's Water Polo ventures to SoCal Tournament

National Football League

Cal Football alum and running back Mosiula "Mosi" Faasuka Tatupu, who played 15 years in the NFL, was admitted to the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame.

Linebacker Khairi Fortt was claimed by the Bengals after being released by the Saints.

Football

#drop50 goes viral, thanks to CGB's very own Nam Le.

Trevor Davis adds another Pac-12 Player of the Week award to his accolades. CalBears.com goes one-on-one with Davis.

CalBears.com: What did you see on the two kickoff returns for touchdowns?

Trevor Davis: The first one was a designed bounce. I was supposed to go up the field around five to 10 yards and bounce it out to the right side. Right when I bounced it I tried to get around everyone basically, but they sealed them off and I kind of had a large chute in the middle of the field. I just tried to hit it real hard and tried to out flank the kicker, which I did, and that worked out perfectly. The next return was designed for the middle, and then I just kind of leaned to the left just to make it look like it was a sideline return to the opposite side of the field. I came back to the middle and I saw that the outside contain person came in like he did in the last return and I just bounced outside again and Raymond Hudson made a great block on him. Then I got to bounce it outside and out flank the kicker again.

CB: What was it like being on SportsCenter?

TD: Yeah, that was the first time I've been on the Top 10. That was pretty crazy to me. After the game I wasn't really expecting anything. I was just pretty surprised that we won and excited that we won. I didn't really think about all the touchdowns that happened.