Here is the opening to my Sunday column about Cal’s 37-30 victory over Portland State:
BERKELEY — Three things you noticed about Cal from its 37-30 victory over Portland State on Saturday.
FIRST NOTICEABLE THING:
Quarterback Jared Goff is very good. He’s not good because just he’s a freshman playing quarterback. He’s good because he’s a very good quarterback playing quarterback.
Oh, you could quibble if you were a quibbler. He overthrows receivers on deep patterns. Well, he sometimes overthrows them. Receivers will be running past the coverage, and Goff will unwind and heave that ball and it will go too far. You figure he’ll learn. Besides, he does so many other things beautifully.
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