Aside from our genuine hate for the hippies at Kal we have a great respect for our friends, or nuts if you prefer, at The California Golden Blogs. So in the genuine interest working together (really, we are just trying to keep close tabs on them so they don't over run us) we did 5 questions on this weekends big game in Berzerkly.
Here are their answers to our questions...
1 - We are now four games into the season. Cal has had some great games and one stinker. Tell us your surprises and concerns in regards to the overall performance of the team, beyond the last game played.
CGB - What should worry any Cal fan is the linebackers. Although Mychal Kendricks and D.J. Holt are very talented, they are young, and it showed on Saturday, falling asleep on their zone coverages and making very lazy tackles that Oregon's offense broke through with. I'd be very interested to see if Carroll tries to exploit those holes through the middle.
The secondary is still a mystery. They have not performed as well as they did last year, but I'm not sure how much of that has to do with scheme or execution. It remains to be seen whether Syd'Quan Thompson and Darian Hagan can resume their roles as lockdown corners, because they've been playing a lot more off the ball than they did last year.
CGB - Easy way to get control of that satellite state in Westwood: Bring them the stuffed hide of Karl Dorrell. That opens many doors. Also, invite Neuheezy into your underground Asian gambling den. He loves those things and has many connections within Westwood. I think if we can do that, it'll go a long way towards extending ATQ's dominion even further South. I will do your unholy bidding, JTLight!
We will link up DC Trojans answers to their questions later today!