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Golden Nuggets: Aaron Rodgers connects Jeff Tedford with Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay

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The star quarterback returns the favor for the man who first recruited him to Cal.

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The Golden Bears, with eyes set on a national championship, opened up fall training camp yesterday with the first of twelve two-a-days.

Football introduces "The Grind", a new all-access look for fans into training camp. The first of three episodes airs tomorrow on Cal's YouTube channel. Check out the trailer below. also sat down with new associate head coach, passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach Rob Likens in the first installment of the Coaches Corner.

Get to know true freshman running back Tre Watson.

Women's Golf

Sophomore Lucia Gutierrez won the 2014 California Women's Amateur Championship, held at the Quail Lodge Golf Course in Carmel, CA.

Phillips 66 U.S. Nationals

Ryan Murphy finishes second in the 200-meter back and Josh Prenot finishes third in the 200-meter breast [LINK].

Rachel Bootsma repeats as 50-meter backstroke champion.

Tom Shields defeats Michael Phelps in the 100-fly Friday evening, after winning the 200-fly on Wednesday.

Missy Franklin dominates the 200-meter backstroke with her fourth consecutive title. The final heat had three Golden Bears in the top five, including Melanie Klaren and Elizabeth Pelton in fourth and fifth.

National Football League

Broncos RB C.J. Anderson suffers concussion-like symptoms in Denver's first pre-season game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Aaron Rodgers connected new Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith (Rodgers's former enemy in the NFC North), with Jeff Tedford. Tedford recruited Rodgers from Butte College to Cal, and the rest was history.

From Jason Hirschhorn of sister site Acme Packing Company.

So not only does Rodgers exchange texts with the former head coaches of NFC North division rivals, but he's now also a go-to resource for pivotal coaching staff recommendations. In contemporary sports, only LeBron James possesses the power to affect major change outside of his own organization. Rodgers certainly is a member of the NFL's elite class, but hardly anyone could or would have drawn this comparison before.