What are 2 or 3 things that excite you the most about fall camp?
Running back rotation. It's a really good one. Lasco, Enwere, Watson, Muhammad, and Powell give us five guys we could legitimately trot out and give them quality touches based on down and distance and situation. Vic is huge and could really take the leap in his second season, and Watson is waiting in the wings.
Linebackers. At last, a position with some depth, and we'll need it all. With Jake Kearney stepping up, Hardy Nickerson and Michael Barton ready to anchor the middle, and youngsters and veterans waiting behind them, hopefully it will allow us to deploy Devante Downs somewhere in our front seven to help upgrade a defense that needs talent on the field all the time.
Secondary. In a nauseating sort of way. I have no idea who our four starters will be. I'm slightly confident in Darius White starting, but that's about it. There's a very good chance we will have four new faces who have played only minimal snaps for Cal lining up back there for Grambling. But there is plenty of talent coming in, so you have to figure there will be considerable improvement.
1) We're undefeated (0-0)!: Being a Cal football fan means you have to always search for something to feel good about (just like boomtho mentions). Training camp time always reminds me that every team in the country is undefeated. So, why the heck can't we win big this year?! I think all Cal fans would agree that going to a bowl game would mean success for our team.
2) Dykes' 3rd year: For new coaches, their third year in is almost make-or-break time. They've pretty much gotten "their" guys into their own system. I'm optimistic that we'll see improvement from the last two seasons on Dykes - he has to improve or he's on the hot seat. How much progress? There's no reason but to feel optimistic right now!