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Pac-12 Network appears to be doing a show for every school's best football player. For Cal it is Marshawn Lynch who gets previewed. He’s the 11th best of the 12 on the Pac-12 Network show (video of the preview if you click here).

Cal running back Vic Enwere is ready to get back to playing football after his injury last season. Rusty Simmons of the Chronicle:

“I have that fire back in me,” said the senior, who missed the final six games in 2016 with a broken foot. “It hurt to be away from my team and the game, but it’s one of the best things that could have happened to me. It gave me a chance to step back and really look at the opportunities I have. I built myself and grew mentally.”

Cal offensive linenman Patrick Mekari says the Bears are making progress in the trenches. Ryan Gorcey of Bear Territory:

"I think we're a very young offensive line ... but everyone's stepping up and taking their role, which is amazing," Mekari said. "If one guy happens to go down, the next man is ready, and fills their position. Even if we're young, we work for each other, which is one of the biggest things right now.".

Cal quarterback Ross Bowers commented on his awesome Saturday scrimmage performance. Trace Travers of Cal Rivals has more.

What’d you see on the 75 yarder to Demetris Robertson?

I thought it was funny, I saw safety, I saw that they were in deep half (cover 2), so I didn’t think that we’re going to get it, but the safety’s flat-footed and he’s looking at D-Rob running by him and you know, that’s the end of the story. You know, D-Rob, just give him a chance, that was my only thing, just don’t underthrow him and it’s hard to overthrow him, so same thing.

More on the new perspective of new Bears entering this system.

“I got here a couple days before camp, and a lot of the change I’ve seen is just getting the understanding of everything,” said Brandon McIlwain, a dual sport transfer from University of South Carolina. “Once everybody has learned the playbook, we’re making a lot of plays, we’re doing a lot of good things. We can really just take what the coaches are telling us and apply it.”

“I feel like when I first got here in the summer, we definitely got a lot closer as a group,” Daltoso said. “They’ve got us doing good things, you’ve always got to carry a water bottle, you’ve always got to sign into meals, you’ve got to hold people accountable for things, and that’s helped to bring us closer.”