Cal Football is entering the 2012 NCAAF season unranked, but don’t be surprised if you see the Golden Bears making some noise in the top 25 before the year is over. The Berkley football team is traditionally underrated, and always steps up when there is a big game.
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Cal’s offense should be solid this year, as the Bears return their three best players on that side of the ball. Quarterback Zach Maynard is now a senior and ready to lead the offense. If he is able to get protection in the pocket, he can be very dangerous. Maynard’s favorite option is star wide receiver Keenan Allen, who is coming off an offseason ankle surgery. Allen played absolutely out of his mind last year, recording 98 receptions for 1343 yards and 6 touchdowns. If Allen can improve these numbers, both his draft stock and Cal’s win total will shoot up tremendously.
With Maynard and Allen, the media often overlooks running back Isi Sofele. The 5’8, 200 pound rock has bot...