In our first segment of the Bear Republic Podcast this week, we go one-on-one with California defensive coordinator Art Kaufmanas the Golden Bears embark on their third season under head coach Sonny Dykes. For the past two seasons, Cal has been 125th in passing defense, and last season, the Bears tallied just 16 sacks -- fewer than two individual players in the Pac-12.
Kaufman addresses those concerns, the depth on the defensive line and the eight new defensive backs he has at his disposal.
How many players will the Bears play on the defensive line? The answer may surprise you.
In our second segment, we talk about the impact of having 13-year NFL veteran Andre Carter join the staff as a student assistant coach, as he finishes his degree in American Studies.