What has surprised Sonny Dykes through the first four days of fall camp?

BERKELEY -- What has surprised Cal head coach Sonny Dykes about his team thus far in fall camp?

BERKELEY -- Cal head coach Sonny Dykes remarks on the depth at offensive line, and the surprising performance of the young defensive linemen so far in camp.

"I've been impressed with our depth on our offensive line," Dykes said. "I think, to me, that's been one of the pleasant surprises, is seeing those young guys develop, because it's such a technical position and it takes a long time for guys to become good offensive linemen. Just to see those young guys, how much they've improved from the spring, and to see some of the freshmen. I've been impressed with our true freshman class of defensive linemen, as well. I think those guys have a chance to play."

Evan Weaver, in particular, has looked very strong, with violent hands and a quick first step.

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The secondary, which was a big question mark headed into camp, has, at the very least, more capable, talented pieces than was anticipated, which will be key given the loss of Damariay Drew, and the injury retirements of Griffin Piatt and Caleb Coleman.

"We're finally to the point where we have some depth back there," Dykes said. "I wish we had two or three more guys, but I've never coached anywhere where you say, 'We have enough DBs.' It's just one of those positions, where, for whatever reason, it just seems like you can never find enough."

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