To an extent, I'm still wrapping my head around this new portal recruiting process. Clearly we have a lot of athletes who showed great interest, but chose somewhere else, experienced buyer's remorse and reconsidered Cal as their final destination. This is a gargantuan and talented class. If they gel, watch out!

Welcome to Cal...a fresh start and a new conference. I got tired of biased refs gypping us at Oregon and USC, it was the same old, well-worn patterns of hierarchy.

Here, every game will be a new experience, and will generate excitement.