Golden Bears Hope No. 13 Brings Luck in Week One

Posted by Chris Carr on September-4-2009 Add Comments

The California Golden Bears football team did something last Monday that seemed impossible just a year ago—Jeff Tedford named a starting quarterback for the first game of the 2009 season in junior Kevin Riley.

Last season, Riley got the call against Michigan State in Memorial Stadium, but Longshore also played in a 38-31 victory. The first test for Riley will be the Maryland Terrapins, who visit Berkeley on Sep. 5th.

California’s defense said goodbye to quite a bit of talent—particularly at linebacker with the loss of Anthony Felder, Zack Follett, and Worrell Williams—but defensive coordinator Bob Gregory remains hopeful. Mike Mohamed fills one of the LB starting spots and he had considerable playing...

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