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california GOLDEN BEARS
ANDREW LAWRENCE
August 22, 2012
Cal comes home without a lot of familiar faces. To avoid another vacancy—in the coach's seat—the Bears must adapt quickly
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August 22, 2012

California Golden Bears

Cal comes home without a lot of familiar faces. To avoid another vacancy—in the coach's seat—the Bears must adapt quickly

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KEY RETURNEES

FS JOSH HILL SENIOR

Last season the 5' 10", 207-pound Houstonian had 49 tackles and two interceptions. A nickelback by trade, Hill has been effective at safety.

NG KENDRICK PAYNE SENIOR

A mainstay of coordinator Clancy Pendergast's 3--4 scheme, the 6' 2" 274-pounder had career highs in tackles (16) and sacks (two) in '11. A dominant spring makes him a suitable replacement for Aaron Tipoti, who is too versatile not to deploy in other spots.

TB ISI SOFELE SENIOR

The 5' 8", 183-pound Sofele paced the Bears in carries (252), yards (1,382) and rushing touchdowns (10) last year. He'll have to hold off C.J. Anderson for the lead-back slot.

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