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Cal alum Ron Rivera, Jared Goff, Aaron Rodgers & more support Justin Wilcox hire

How did former Golden Bears react to the Wilcox hire?

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How did Twitter react to the hiring of new Cal head coach Justin Wilcox?

Ron Rivera had some very impressive things to say.

Despite the firing of his head coach at Cal in the process of the new hire, Jared Goff showed instant support for Wilcox.

Ryan Riddle was one of Cal’s best pass-rushing performers when

Justin Forsett was very excited about the prospect of Wilcox returning to the Bears.

Wide receiver Geoff MacArthur remembers Wilcox as a linebackers coach.

Lorenzo Alexander remembers the good times with Wilcox.

Here’s Kicker Tyler Fredrickson

This Mike Silver tweet was retweeted by Cal football alum David Seawright and Marvin Philip. Others like Brandon Mebane and Francis Blay-Miezah retweeted the Cal Athletics announcement.

And there appear to be hints that Aaron Rodgers is on board too!

Obviously it’s unfair to compare the amount of support Cal alum are giving Wilcox (a former Cal coach) than they did with Sonny Dykes, but it seems like Wilcox is hitting the ground running in a way Dykes never was able to with the Young Golds.

Is this a galvanizing moment for Bear Territory?

(Later in the week we’ll be gathering the Twitter reaction from all the current players and commits! Stay tuned!)