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Breaking down the NFL Draft, Cal and Stanford basketball coaching moves and the upcoming Big Series on the baseball diamond

R.J. Abeytia of The Bootleg and Ryan Gorcey of BearTerritory.net talk about the world of the oldest rivalry in Pac-12 history, starting with what we saw in spring football, then moving to coaching changes on the hardwood and finally previewing the Cal and Stanford baseball series this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Start-26:02: Our hosts break down what we can take away from both California and Stanford spring football, from quarterback competitions to health and depth concerns on both sides. Plus, with nine NFL draftees gone, how do the Bears and the Cardinal stack up in those positions now that the likes of Jared Goff and Kevin Hogan are gone? Will Keller Chryst be the Chosen One for Stanford, or will it be Ryan "Mister" Burns?

Plus, it was a big few weeks for the Golden Bears, with Goff being drafted first overall on April 28 sitting in the middle of a stretch where Cal announced a 1000 APR for its basketball team, and a 997 APR for the football team on April 20, announced a major apparel deal with Under Armour on April 22, got a five-star commitment from Demetris Robertson on May 1, had rapper Lil B attend the spring game on April 18, and sat in for a team talk with Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr on April 29.

26:02-47:00: We're turning to the hardwood to talk about the ramifications of the Yann Hufnagel scandal, the decisions of Jaylen Brown to leave and Ivan Rabb to stay, whether or not we'll see Chasson Randle on The Farm next season, and just what the addition of Tim O'Toole means for the California basketball program, particularly what he can do with the Bears bigs. At Maples Pavilion, Stanford has a new skipper in the dynamic Jerod Haase, who's brought some important pieces of his staff from the University of Alabama-Birmingham up north to The Farm.

47:00-end: It's time for the Big Series, as California (24-16, 10-11 in Pac-12) and Stanford (21-18, 8-10) meet up Thursday through Saturday at Sunken Diamond for a key Pac-12 series. The Bears are reeling, having lost four straight Pac-12 series since sweeping both Oregon State and UCLA, without the services of ace Daulton Jefferies (shoulder).

This weekend will match sinkerballer Ryan Mason (5-2, 2.80 ERA) against 6-foot-3 freshman lefty Kris Bubic (0-1, 2.35) on Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. Friday tilt of Cal freshman righty Tanner Dodson (2-3, 2.83) against Stanford right-handed ace Tristan Beck (4-4, 2.09) and then the 7 p.m. Saturday finale of lefty Matt Ladrech (3-3, 4.09) against righty Chris Castellanos (5-2, 3.77).


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