Much like the Cal Bears, Cal defensive back Daymeion Hughes is poised for a big season in 2006. The senior cornerback is coming off a stellar season in 2005, where he led the Pac 10 with 17 passes defended along with 12 break-ups as well as finishing second in the league with 5 interceptions, including a big 41-yard return against Washington for a back-breaking touchdown.
July 27, 2006
After going through a mixed assortment of halves that would flatter Solomon Grundy, the California defense had the strongest effort of its season in shutting out the Arizona Wildcats 28-0 at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The Bears forced three interceptions, had a riveting goal line stand, and held the Wildcats to just 206 yards as Arizona attempted to repeatedly test Cal's secondary.
October 1, 2005
<p class="txt">One day after the clock stepped forward one hour for Daylight Savings Time, the sun shown an hour longer on football practice at Memorial Stadium. Aside from a few late "bell-ringers", the team's preparation for the 2004 season moved forward. </p>
April 6, 2004
<p class=txt>Coach Jeff Tedford and defensive coordinator Bob Gregory welcomed one of the Bears' deepest recruiting classes in recent memory in 2003, with the focus being on defensive talent and athleticism at all positions. But while Cal fans wait for a return to the defensive dominance of the late nineties "Hit Squad" teams, the current state of the Bear defense is nothing if not in flux.
August 27, 2003