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Should Cal Fans Be Allowed to Be Excited? Is this 2007 all over again?

Linebackers coach Garret Chachere joins the Bear Republic to talk about defending the read-option and Utah running back Devontae Booker, plus, should Cal fans be thinking of 2007?

Is it time for the California Golden Bears fans across the world to get excited? Washington beats USC, Pac-12 teams are 9-2 on the road, and No. 23 Cal is visiting No. 5 Utah on Saturday at 7 pm Pacific at Rice-Eccles Stadium, with ESPN College Game Day in tow. Jon Doss and I break down the Pac-12.

PLUS, in our second segment, we have the coach of one of the most productive, veteran and steady posiiton groups on the new-look Cal defense -- linebackers coach Garret Chachere -- in an exclusive, in-depth interview, where he talks about his French and Cuban blood, his fiery disposition and the performance of his group, headed by veterans Nathan BroussardJalen JeffersonHardy Nickerson and Michael Barton, who will be on high alert this weekend, thanks to the running back stylings of Devontae Booker and the zone-read offense of the Utes, headed by veteran quarterback Travis Wilson.

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