Sonny Dykes

Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey (5) looks for running room against Cal’s Jaylinn Hawkins (6) in the first half of the 119th Big Game at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Christian has believers on both sidelines of 119th Big Game

Christian McCaffrey got his million yards — well, OK it was only…

 

Curtis Modkins said on Thursday that he likes what he sees out of Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert. (Courtesy 49ers via Twitter)

Quarterback controversy simmers at 49ers camp

The battle between Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert for who will run…

 

Cal head coach Sonny Dykes talks to reporters at the Pac-12 football media day in Los Angeles on Thursday. (Reed Saxon/AP)

‘Conference of Quarterbacks’ appears to lack star quarterbacks

LOS ANGELES — The Pac-12 has no clear football favorite this fall,…

 

Free agent Dashon Goldson said he reached out to the Oakland Raiders about possibly joining the Silver and Black in the upcoming NFL season. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Everyone wants to rep the East Bay

Former San Francisco 49er Dashon Goldson says he’d like to return to…

Free agent Dashon Goldson said he reached out to the Oakland Raiders about possibly joining the Silver and Black in the upcoming NFL season. (Alex Brandon/AP)
California quarterback Jared Goff runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine on Feb. 27. (Darron Cummings/AP)

Cal launches search for Jared Goff replacement

BERKELEY — With Jared Goff preparing for the NFL draft, California is…

California quarterback Jared Goff runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine on Feb. 27. (Darron Cummings/AP)
California running back Daniel Lasco runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Indianapolis. (Darron Cummings/AP)

Cal RB among NFL Draft Combine’s best performers so far

INDIANAPOLIS — Georgia running back Keith Marshall and Notre Dame receiver Will…

California running back Daniel Lasco runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, in Indianapolis. (Darron Cummings/AP)
Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, middle, gives his then offensive coordinator Jake Spavital a hug during his pro day in 2014. Spavital recently accepted the offensive coordinator position at Cal. (Patric Schneider/2014 AP)

Former Johnny Manziel coach joins Cal as new offensive coordinator

Jack Spavital has been hired by California as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks…

Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, middle, gives his then offensive coordinator Jake Spavital a hug during his pro day in 2014. Spavital recently accepted the offensive coordinator position at Cal. (Patric Schneider/2014 AP)
Calquarterback Jared Goff celebrates with fans after the Golden Bears defeated Air Force 55-36 in the Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 29, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (Ron Jenkins/AP)

Gift of Goff? 49ers may lose that, too

After the follies, the idiocy, the roster exodus, the fan alienation and…

Calquarterback Jared Goff celebrates with fans after the Golden Bears defeated Air Force 55-36 in the Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 29, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (Ron Jenkins/AP)
Cal quarterback Jared Goff passes against Arizona State during a game in Berkeley on Nov. 28, 2015. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Mission for Goff: Impress 49ers

Will Jared Goff deliver another dazzling show today and convince the 49ers…

Cal quarterback Jared Goff passes against Arizona State during a game in Berkeley on Nov. 28, 2015. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Cal head coach Sonny Dykes was interviewed on Tuesday by the University of Missouri for a head coaching position. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Cal pressured by Missouri’s interest in Dykes

If coach Sonny Dykes and Cal really do want each other, as…

Cal head coach Sonny Dykes was interviewed on Tuesday by the University of Missouri for a head coaching position. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) and head coach David Shaw, left, watches from the sidelines against Oregon during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Stanford, Calif. Oregon won 38-36. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Big Game could have been much bigger

There had been growing excitement around Stanford about a possible berth in…

Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) and head coach David Shaw, left, watches from the sidelines against Oregon during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Stanford, Calif. Oregon won 38-36. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
California quarterback Jared Goff looks on from the sidelines in the game against Utah on Saturday, Oct. 10, in Salt Lake City. Utah won 30-24. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Cal eyes rebound at UCLA

California coach Sonny Dykes hopes his players took more than a loss…

California quarterback Jared Goff looks on from the sidelines in the game against Utah on Saturday, Oct. 10, in Salt Lake City. Utah won 30-24. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Head coach Sonny Dykes has brought a previously dismal CAl football team into the national discussion. (Ben Margot/AP)

Dykes restores big-game vibe

SALT LAKE CITY — Not that he needs a Kickstarter campaign or…

Head coach Sonny Dykes has brought a previously dismal CAl football team into the national discussion. (Ben Margot/AP)
California quarterback Jared Goff passes against Washington State on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Berkeley, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP)

Is Cal ready for national spotlight?

It’s more than California’s biggest game in years. It’s also the biggest…

California quarterback Jared Goff passes against Washington State on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Berkeley, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP)
Cal wide receiver Bryce Treggs (1) celebrates with teammates and fans after a game against San Diego State earlier this season. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Cal jacked for huge test

In two years, California has gone from a 1-11 season to college…

Cal wide receiver Bryce Treggs (1) celebrates with teammates and fans after a game against San Diego State earlier this season. (Tony Avelar/AP)
After becoming the leading passer in Cal history during last week's win over Texas, quarterback Jared Goff has found himself on the short list to win the Heisman Trophy. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Heisman voters, meet Jared Goff

They’re still trying to split the atom at Cal, as Jared Goff…

After becoming the leading passer in Cal history during last week's win over Texas, quarterback Jared Goff has found himself on the short list to win the Heisman Trophy. (Tony Avelar/AP)
Cal head coach Sonny Dykes, right, watches quarterback Jared Goff warm up prior to the Golden Bears' game against San Diego State on Saturday.  (Tony Avelar/AP)

Defining game for Cal at Texas

Even as he gets peppered daily with questions about it, California coach…

Cal head coach Sonny Dykes, right, watches quarterback Jared Goff warm up prior to the Golden Bears' game against San Diego State on Saturday.  (Tony Avelar/AP)
Stanford head coach David Shaw before the first quarter of an NCAA college football game between Northwestern and Stanford in Evanston, Ill on Saturday. (Matt Marton/AP)

As Shaw shanks, Cal soars

In the polls that matter most, Stanford is rated No. 2 and…

Stanford head coach David Shaw before the first quarter of an NCAA college football game between Northwestern and Stanford in Evanston, Ill on Saturday. (Matt Marton/AP)
California head coach Sonny Dykes, left, yells at an official during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Arrow up for Dykes, down for Shaw

Turns out the biggest mistake of the first Saturday of the college…

California head coach Sonny Dykes, left, yells at an official during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
Cal quarterback Jared Goff, pictured in 2014, is primed for a breakthrough season that could elevate the Golden Bears as a contender within the Pac-12. (Nam Y. Huh/AP File Photo)

Cal QB can’t avoid Heisman talk

Jared Goff stands high above California’s Memorial Stadium and can see his…

Cal quarterback Jared Goff, pictured in 2014, is primed for a breakthrough season that could elevate the Golden Bears as a contender within the Pac-12. (Nam Y. Huh/AP File Photo)