PODCAST: Uni-Veiling

We talk in-depth about the Cal football program's new uniforms, Allen Crabbe's NBA prospects, Keenan Allen's draft stock and of course the women's basketball team's Final Four run in this jam-packed podcast!


SAN FRANCISCO -- We're back at The Republic for this week's Bear Republic Podcast, and despite it being a down period, we have plenty to talk about.

In our first half-hour segment, we break down the new California football uniforms, from the helmets to the jerseys to the logos to the new bear design gracing the numbers and the shoulders of the new togs. What worked? What didn't? What was a win? What was a loss? What opportunities were missed? What does the new branding strategy mean for the rest of the sports outside women's hoops and volleyball once they get their new duds for next season? We break all that down, and more, as CBS Sports NFL blogger John Breech -- who covers the Seattle Seahawks -- compares NIKE's redesign of the Cal brand identity to the Swoosh's work with the NFC West squad.

What do the new uniforms mean to recruiting? We asked four-star cornerback Troy Vincent earlier in the evening, and our dear subscribers can read all about that right here..

CSDTV: The New Look
Uni Breakdown
EXCLUSIVE: Dykes Talks Fall Ball

In our second segment, we break down Allen Crabbe's decision to leave for the NBA a year early. With McDonald's All-American Jabari Bird slated to come in next season, was Crabbe's departure a good thing for Mike Montgomery's Bears, or a bad thing? What are the implications of Crabbe's choice on next year's lineup? We debate all that and more.

We also gab about the impact of the new UCLA and USC basketball coaching hires on the conference hierarchy. Are the new Bruins and Trojans skippers good adds to the Pac-12? Which of those two programs made a splash, and which one misfired?

Fitzner Takes Tips to Heart
Welsh Talking Frequently with Bears
Bird Flies in Chicago
McDonald's Highlights: Jabari Bird
McDonald's: Bird looking forward to Cal

At the end of our second segment, we pick up a few tidbits from the end of spring football, including the performances of certain offensive and defensive linemen.

Our third segment brings us home as we spend more than 20 minutes breaking down the Cal women's basketball team's run into the Women's Final Four in New Orleans, and what the historic run by Lindsay Gottlieb's team means for the future of her program. We also break down Keenan Allen's draft prospects after his pro day in Greensboro, NC.

FEATURE: Bound by Tragedy

Don't forget to come out to The Republic at 3213 Scott Street in San Francisco at 7 p.m. on Friday to meet, greet, and maybe even drink with the Cal football coaching staff, with drink specials from 7-9 p.m.

Missed our exclusive Cal Uni Countdown? Take a look at what Cal Sports Digest thinks are the best and worst uniforms in Cal football history with our 10-part feature!

Cal Uni Countdown: Polar Bear Checks in at No. 10
Cal Uni Countdown: Far From Cloud Nine
Cal Uni Countdown: The Ocho
Cal Uni Countdown: Lucky Number Seven
Cal Uni Countdown: Gold Reserves Check in at No. 6
Cal Uni Countdown: High Five
Cal Uni Countdown: Four on the Floor
Cal Uni Countdown: Three and the Tree
Cal Uni Countdown: Just Jackie
Cal Uni Countdown: The Golden Rule

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