Saturday Hangover: Week 5


Aug 31, 2013; Berkeley, CA, USA; California Golden Bears linebacker Chris McCain (40) and Northwestern Wildcats quarterback Kain Colter (2) after the ball is released during the first quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Cal Golden Bears got dismembered this past weekend. Maybe we can get our minds off of it a little as this week brings a new opponent. Here we have all your latest news here to get you ready to what will be a fun week before the inevitable blow-out at the hands of Oregon this weekend:

First things first, we have some bad news regarding Chris McCain. He is no longer a Cal Bear. We will have a full article later on once we know more.

Our rivals over at the California Golden Blogs talks about the reasons behind Cal’s absolutely horrible performance in the storms of the Pacific Northwest.

Hunter Hewitt answers all your questions regarding Cal. He also tells us that Cal wanted the rain entering the Oregon game, though it didn’t help them

Jeff Faraudo says this defense, which has given up an average of 45.3 points per game, is not the worst defense Cal has featured.

If you wanted to see Sonny Dykes’ post-practice news conference, you can see it here on YouTube.

A couple of news and notes around the Pac-12:

A great week for the Pac-12. USC finally got rid of their Lane Kiffin. Jeez it took long enough…Arizona State will have new helmets come this Saturday against the Gold Domers in Arlington, Texas…Washington’s grind-it-out win against the Wildcats really says a lot about the Huskies heart…He’s okay, people! Connor Halliday took a bad hit this past weekend against Stanford, but should be okay by game time this weekend.