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Pac-10 Week 7 Notes and Observations: Cal Bears

By Dave Consolazio, October 21, 2009 8:00 am

Cal Bears 4-2 Overall (1-2 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Cal 45 – UCLA 26

Next Week’s Opponent: Washington State


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Pac-10 Week 1 Notes and Observations: Cal Bears

By Dave Consolazio and Sam Saig, September 7, 2009 3:19 pm

Cal Bears 1-0 Overall (0-0 Conference)

This Week’s Score: Cal 52 – Maryland 13

Next Week’s Opponent: Eastern Washington


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Pac-10 Position Breakdown: Wide Receiver – Cal Bears

By Sam Saig, July 30, 2009 9:45 am

Inconsistency at quarterback and wide receiver kept Cal from reaching its full potential on offense in 2008. This season, the Bears will look to turn the page after a very encouraging offseason in Berkeley. Head coach Jeff Tedford and new offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig have plenty of talent to work with, and if the group meets expectations, Cal fans may be celebrating a Pac-10 title.

The receiving corps features everything you could want: size, speed, and after a year of growing pains, experience.

The leading receiver from 2008 is senior Nyan Boateng. Last season, Boateng finished with 29 catches for 439 yards and five touchdowns. The former Florida transfer displayed his explosive skill set in 2008, but has plenty of upside left in what could be a very successful senior season.

The 6-2 211 pound wideout can be a vertical threat, but also has the size to work the middle of the field. He is physical enough to block downfield as well, which could help spring the tailback duo of Jahvid Best and Shane Vereen when they get into the secondary (which will be a regular occurance).

Boateng has feature-receiver ability and must now become a polished version of his 2008 self. The Brooklyn (NY) native was considered one of the top prospects in the country when he left Lincoln High School (NY). Rivals.com gave Boateng 4-star recognition and he was invited to the U.S. Army All-American game. Boateng enjoyed a solid spring and enters fall as a lock to start.

Nyan Boateng celebrates a touchdown

Nyan Boateng celebrates a touchdown

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