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Golden Nuggets: Dykes thinks the Spring Game showed Cal still has "a long way to go"

With the Spring Football Experience in the books, prepare to enter football-hibernation for four more months.


After Saturday's Spring Game Experience, Coach Sonny Dykes think we're... so-so?

Coach Sonny Dykes has called the Bears a work in progress, and he continues to see good and bad.

"I thought we got better," Dykes said of his team's work over the past four weeks. "Our guys are still learning what it takes to win at this level. I'm not sure we completely understand that yet.

"I certainly like where we're headed, but we still have a long way to go."

RB Daniel Lasco (6 carries for 35 yards, 1 TD) agreed with Dykes's evaluation that we're making progress, but just not there yet, though Dykes identified the secondary as the most improved position group. Oski knows we'll be needing them to step up their game for 2014 after plenty of bad memories from 2013.

DE Brennan Scarlett, in his first action since 2012, thought the defense was "physical" and "flying around." Wait, what? Besides that, he appreciates DC Art Kaufman's simple system, which lets the defense play fast.

And QB Jared Goff, in his sweet gold jersey, may have no tips for TD dances, but feels like he was able to get the offense going in the second half.

Lasco worked with Goff on the first-team offense and is looking forward to displaying his talents when fully healthy. He must be mighty talented as Coach Pierre Ingram thinks Lasco "has it all."

For more videos, check out Dykes speaking on the team's health this spring, including OL Jordan Rigsbee who went down in the game, but looks okay. Athletic Director Sandy Barbour also spoke about the character of DL Ted Agu and the scholarship fund that will be established in his memory. We've also got a slew of highlights, including the huge Goff-to-Bryce Treggs connection, Goff's touchdown pass to Kenny Lawler, and Ashley Adamson's touchdown dance, which isn't half-bad.

The CalBears YouTube channel has additional interviews with Dykes, Goff, Scarlett, Treggs, and RB Jeffrey Coprich.

And if you missed the Spring Experience (WHY?), CGB-HOF candidate Mike Pawlawksi and the Pac-12 Networks have all the highlights for you.

If you went to the Spring Experience, what did you experience? Any stories you'd like to share with the class?

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