HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- California's new depth chart is no longer just a two-deep. It's a four-deep, at least, at almost every position. The position that was of greatest interest -- even more so than safety -- to the assembled media at the Dolby Theater on Thursday for Pac-12 Media Day was Jared Goff's former station: Quarterback.
"I think coming out of spring football we felt like Chase Forrest and Ross Bowers were kind of neck and neck for that spot," Dykes said. "They both did some good things over the spring, and it was a little bit of a new system for them, so there was some growing pains, but they got better and got more comfortable as we went into the spring game especially."
http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1685873-countdown-to-kicko... Despite Webb being named to the Maxwell Award Watch List, he hasn't been named Cal's starter. Yet. Dykes wouldn't name Webb the starting quarterback, but it's hard to think that won't happen later than the first practice in pads. The Bears' fall camp starts on July 31, but Webb has already been working overtime.
"Since he got on campus, he comes to work at 7:00 a.m. and leaves at 10:00 p.m. That's what he does every day," Dykes said. "Shows up to our office at 7:00 a.m., sits in there with coach [Jake] Spavital, wants to watch film, and goes in the virtual reality room and does all these different things that he can do, wants to do on his own to make himself better. And so he's always around asking us questions. He's always trying to find receivers to throw with. He's always doing extra workouts."
So far, Webb, named to the has been fairly quiet during summer workouts, but, if sources are to be believed, he's let his arm do the talking.
"I think, naturally, he's vocal, but I think he has been intentionally quiet and patient as he's come into the program," Dykes said. "I think he wanted to earn the respect of his teammates, as opposed to coming in and pounding his chest with a bunch of pomp and circumstance. I think he wanted to come in, work hard, keep his mouth shut and earn his position. If he earns it, then I think we'll see a little bit different Davis Webb than we see now."