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Chase Garbers cleared to play, Cal starting QB to be named later this week

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HIT RESET.

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He’s back.

After suffering what appeared to be an apparent shoulder injury that knocked him out for the middle portion of the 2019 season, California Golden Bears quarterback Chase Garbers has been cleared to return to the football field. Garbers started throwing in practice last week, and it now sounds as if he is nearing a return. It sounds like he could very well finish the season if he is even close to 100% healthy.

A starter is expected to be named later this week.

Garbers will compete with quarterback Devon Modster for the starting position. To his credit, Modster is coming off his best performance of the season against Washington State, but USC will certainly be a step up in competition. Modster is still probably the favorite to start as he seems to have found his footing in the offense and Garbers finishes his recovery.

At this point, I’d imagine it’s a 50-50 bet on who is starting on Saturday, but if Cal loses to USC or there are some offensive hiccups this week, I’d be pretty confident Garbers will return to play in the Big Game or UCLA.

The good news is Cal has two good options at QB! LET’S GET HYPE.