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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As there generally is with any new college quarterback, there are bound to be growing pains with Chryst. Hogan was a master at getting his teammates in the right position in a wide variety of formations and reacting to defensive coverages. Before Hogan received his first extended chance, coming off the bench early in a game at Colorado in 2012, he was given some special plays to run in earlier games. … [Read more...] about Is Keller Chryst the next great Stanford QB?
“Three very talented football players who are only going to get better with time,” Chargers coach Mike McCoy said. “You’ve seen the success they’ve had early in their careers already together. The more you play together, the more comfortable you get. You learn systems, you learn more about one and other. … [Read more...] about Keep an eye on Raiders’ Carr, he watches it all
Sunday’s Brady-Rodgers matchup also stirs cool memories for several long-ago high school players, who faced the quarterbacks before they reached the big stage. Brady and Rodgers were not acclaimed prospects — Rodgers attended junior college before Cal and Brady famously was a sixth-round choice out of Michigan in the 2000 NFL draft — but they made lasting impressions with poise and passing accuracy seldom seen in teenagers. … [Read more...] about Long before the NFL, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers left NorCal foes in awe
“I started toward them and I was about 10 yards away,” Zagaris said. “… And I got on a knee and I’m looking through my lens. And, of course, this is all stream of consciousness, this is nothing you plan. And I thought, ‘God, the way the sky is — if I’m at a lower angle, this will look even better.’ … [Read more...] about How one photo came to embody Joe Montana, Bill Walsh and a 49ers dynasty
McKeever, the first woman to serve as the head coach of the women’s swim team, led the American women to a dominating performance in London: a total of 12 medals, including six golds. Despite that, she was replaced by David Marsh, who served as one of her assistants in 2012. McKeever might travel to Rio as an assistant coach. … [Read more...] about Olympian Dana Vollmer back in pool and aiming for Rio