Inside the team -- CAL

Difference makers

Junior Keenan Allen, who caught 98 passes a year ago, is considered one of the nation's elite wide receivers ... Senior quarterback Zach Maynard, in his second season as a starter after transferring from Buffalo, is expected to deliver consistency, efficiency and leadership ... Tedford is touting sophomore Richard Rodgers as potentially one of the nation's top tight ends in his first season as a starter.

Fresh faces

Freshman wideout Bryce Treggs, son of former Cal star Brian Treggs, has used his speed, good hands and precise route-running to secure a starting job ... Freshman Cole Leininger was penciled in as the punter before camp began and he has only solidified his hold on that spot ... Jordan Rigsbee, a 6-foot-4, 304-pounder from Chico, earned the starting left guard spot as a redshirt freshman, and will line up alongside senior big brother Tyler Rigsbee at left tackle.

Returning starters: Offense: 5; Defense: 5. Kickers: 0.



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