Goff also brings a perfectionist streak common among great quarterbacks. He and backup Chase Forrest had a little competition this season in which they sought to complete every single pass in a particular practice. They pulled it off a couple of times, but not often. … [Read more...] about Cal quarterback Jared Goff about to fulfill childhood dream
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“The sky is the limit for Sonny, but you can’t compare him to Bumgarner in the postseason in 2014, that was super heroic,” Vogt said. “Bumgarner is very impressive, good stuff and he’s a cowboy out there. It’s not fun to face him. But you look at him and the rest of their guys, and the Bay Area has a lot of great pitchers to watch.” … [Read more...] about A’s Sonny Gray is among the best — and getting better
Steve Phelps, O’Dowd’s president, wanted to help Tami Rabb — a single mother working multiple jobs — guard against the pitfalls of her son’s high school stardom, and invited the two to meet with then-Cal head coach Mike Montgomery. Montgomery kept his message simple: “You have all the tools. Don’t let the outside stuff ruin you.” … [Read more...] about Cal freshman Ivan Rabb headed onward and upward
“He’s a guy who’s more athletic than anybody gives him credit for,” Bloomgren said. “We’ve seen flashes of it in games. What people haven’t seen is that he’s got a good comfort level with our offense. He’s truly becoming a college quarterback, not just a guy who can spin the football and run with it.” … [Read more...] about Is Keller Chryst the next great Stanford QB?
That is play. There also is work, and Duffy’s principal goal this winter is improving his defense even more, hoping to make third base second nature. Unfortunately for power-loving Giants fans, Duffy is not on a weight program to get bulkier. He might put on 5 pounds. … [Read more...] about Matt Duffy pounced on his chance with Giants