Written and authored by College Football Analyst Al Presto. Charliessports.com produces it for Football Betting news and notes.
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Former USC and Wisconsin Badgers defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox takes over the reigns at the University of California at Berkeley.
The forty-year-old replaces Sonny Dykes and his air raid offense. Wilcox brings a sense of toughness which is lacking at the University of California.
Cal went 5-7 last season, they put up plenty of points but couldn’t stop anyone. Not much expects to change on the offensive side of the football with talent at the skill positions.
The Golden Bears open the season at the University of North Carolina on September 2nd. Out of Conference home games against Weber State and “OLE MISS” follows in the month of September.
PAC-Twelve North road contests with Oregon and Washington could prove what kind of success the Golden Bears will have in 2017.
The 2017 California Golden Bears offense, led by first-year coordinator Beau Baldwin who comes over from Eastern Washington University.
The former head coach at Eastern Washington has a knack for producing points on offense.
Davis Webb is now in the NFL, Chase Forrest, and Ross Bowers will compete for the starting quarterback job.
They were neck and neck at the end of spring football; fall camp will determine who will get the start in the opener.
California put up an average of (513.2) yards of offense per game in 2016. They ranked fourth in the nation through the air with Webb at the helm.
Seniors Tre Watson and Vic Enwere will split the load at running back position. The offensive line loses three starters who gave the quarterback plenty of time to throw the football last season.
Demetris Robertson and Melquise Stovall replaces early NFL entry, Chad Hansen. California will still produce on offense.
However, the key is how well the offensive line holds up in passing situations.
The California defense ranked among the worst in all of College Football last season allowing opponents (518.3) yards per game.
The unit has been particularly bad against the run giving up nearly two hundred and seventy-five yards per contest. The 42.6 points per game also ranked 125th nationally.
Former Fresno State head coach Tim DeRuyter travel to the “EAST BAY” to become the new defensive coordinator at the University of California. Defensive End James Looney and Linebacker Devante Downs are next level talents.
The Golden Bears will switch to a 3-4 base defense with Downs calling signals at the middle linebacker position.
Two senior return to anchor down the cornerback position.
Sophomore Evan Rambo has an ability at safety; he did an adequate job last season before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament.
The key to a successful campaign for the California defense in 2017 is to get off of the field on fourth down and stop the run wit aggressive play up front.
Bovada.Lv lists the California Golden Bears at +8,000 to win the 2017 PAC-Twelve Conference title.
Free Betting Odds Prediction: The 2017 California Golden Bears will go 4-8 and finish fourth in the PAC Twelve North Division.
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