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PODCAST: Talking Trojans

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Listen to the first segment of this week's edition of the Bear Republic Podcast HERE
Listen to the second segment of this week's podcast with special guest Charlie Cutler and recruiting breakdowns for baseball, basketball and football HERE.
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Sept. 13: Breaking Down the Buckeyes
Sept. 7: Previewing the Thunderbirds, Talking Hoops Recruiting
August 24: Sandy Barbour Joins the Bear Republic
August 20: Fall Camp: Week Two
August 13: One Week Down
August 3: Fall Camp Preview
July 19: Fall Camp, Mail Bag and Recruiting
July 12: Answering Your Recruiting Questions
June 29: Camp Central
June 15: Previewing the Rivals Challenge and Hoops Camp
June 8: Around the Horn with Cal Sports
June 1: OKC Is Bear Territory
May 25: Silver Previews Softball Super Regional
May 17: Softball Under the Lights
May 10: Softball, Recruiting and More
April 27: Spring Football in Review
April 13: Spring Sports Galore
March 29: Let's Talk About Tex
March 22: The Woos is Loose
March 16: Guyton in Spring
March 7: The Schwartz is With Us
March 1: Previewing Stanford; Football Positions of Need
Feb. 17: Junior Day Preview, Baseball and Softball Season Outlook
Feb. 10: Bryce Treggs and Jon Wheeler Talk Signing Day and Hoops
Feb. 3: National Signing Day Recap
Jan. 26: National Signing Day Final Countdown
Jan. 20: Donovan Edwards and the Crew Talk About the Lupoi Fiasco
Jan. 12: Zach Kline Joins The Bear Republic
Dec. 28: The Bear Republic Goes Bowling with Cal Softball's Jace Williams
Dec. 22: 2004 Bears Talk Texas Holiday Bowl
Dec. 16: Recruiting Breakdown
Dec. 9: Recruiting and Longhorns Preview
Dec. 2: Bowl Predictions
Nov. 23: Dealing with the (Sun) Devils
Nov. 18: Big Game Podcast featuring Michael Silver and Brian Treggs
Nov. 11: Signing Day, Penn State, Oregon State Preview
Nov. 4: World Series Hero Allen Craig Joins the Crew
Oct. 28: The Price is Right: Jarred Price Helps Preview the Baby Bears
Oct. 21: Unwrapping the Utes
Oct. 12: Pain Train Joins the Bear Republic Podcast
Oct. 1: Bye Bye Bye Week Podcast
Sept. 23: Cracking open a 12 Pac
Sept. 15: Previewing Presby
Sept 8: Breaking Down the Buffs
Sept. 3: Previewing the Bulldogs
August 24: From the White House to South Beach
August 2: Bear Goggles Football Season Preview
July 17: Bear Goggles World Cup Edition
July 5: The Post-CWS Return of Bear Goggles
June 4: Pay for Play
May 26: Cal Softball and More
May 18: A Shot of (Mike) Silver
May 11: What is the Cal Brand?
May 5: The Pac-12 Media Deal
April 26: Women's Hoops
SAN FRANCISCO -- This week, it's time to break (down) some Trojans, as the California football team heads into Los Angeles to face No. 12 USC.
In our first half hour, BearTerritory staff statistical analyst Robert Kenneth Clampett, publisher Ryan Gorcey and CBS Sports Pac-12 blogger John Breech review the good and the bad from last Saturday's 35-28 loss to Ohio State in Columbus. We debate the merits of going for it on fourth-and-one, senior quarterback Zach Maynard's big day and the coming-out party for sophomore tailback Brendan Bigelow, among other topics.
Then, we turn our attention to the Trojans, who are coming off of a 21-14 heartbreaking loss to Stanford in their Pac-12 conference opener. What challenges do the Bears face in quarterback Matt Barkley and his bevy of big playmakers? Will the USC offensive line be at full strength? How can Cal exploit the soft spots, which the Cardinal were able to expose?
On the other side of the ball, we ask how the Trojans are different from the Buckeyes in their defensive looks, and what kind of coverage the Bears can expect to see from the USC secondary, which, despite being fourth in the Pac-12 in interceptions, is eighth in the conference in passing defense and seventh in passer efficiency defense.
At the end of our first hour, we detail some non-football-related items, including some of the latest recruiting news from the Cal basketball and baseball teams, as well as the performances of two former Bears baseball players in the 7-3 Team Israel win in the World Baseball Classic Qualifying Tournament over South Africa.
We kick off our second segment with an exclusive interview with Team Israel hero and former Cal catcher Charlie Cutler, who took some time out of preparing for Friday's 10 a.m. PST game in Jupiter, Fla., against Spain to do a 10-minute spot for the Bears faithful.
Wrapping up our second segment, we give you some updates on just who Mike Montgomery's staff is going after, following the recent commitments of Jabari Bird and Jordan Mathews. We conclude the podcast with some big baseball recruiting news, as David Esquer's program picked up a huge commit in 2013 catcher John Riley, and then we give a rundown of the rest of the 2013 class. As always, we finish with predictions for this weekend's tilt with USC, and dole out some Bear Fights, so sit back, grab a brew and listen to all the fun.
Ryan Gorcey: 28-14, USC
Ken Clampett: 42-10, USC
John Breech: 35-28, USC
FEATURE: Former Bears Suit Up for Israel
RECAP: Bears Power Israel Win
BEAR BLOG: Two Cal Alums Join Team Israel for WBC Qualifier
BASEBALL: Bears Add Power-Hitting Catcher to 2013 ClassClick FOOTBALL: Allensworth Happy With CalClick FOOTBALL: Goff Offers Thoughts on Ohio State GameClick FOOTBALL: Friday a Big Day for DavisonClick HOOPS: Singer Talks In-Home Visit Here to view this Link. Here to view this Link. Here to view this Link. Here to view this Link.
BASEBALL IN-DEPTH: Riley Speaks on Cal Commitment
VIDEO: Josh Hill Looks Back on Ohio State, Looks Ahead to USCClick Tuesday Presser: Five TakeawaysClick VIDEO: Linebacker Nick Forbes Talks TrojansClick VIDEO: Get Bigelow the RockClick VIDEO: Scouting USCClick VIDEO: Tedford Talks USC Prep Here to view this Link. Here to view this Link. Here to view this Link. Here to view this Link. Here to view this Link.
DL Should Be Deeper This WeekClick Q&A: Talking Trojans With USCFootball.comClick DEFENSE: Ya Gotta Have Heart With Chris McCainClick Kicking the Habit: In-Depth With D'Amato Here to view this Link. Here to view this Link. Here to view this Link.