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McClure can't keep up with USC freshman Marqise Lee
Safety was already identified as a position of need while cornerback was highlighted as a position of strength. However, as of now, Cal has a lot of unproven depth in the secondary that needs addressing if the Bears have any hopes of running larger, more coverage-oriented defensive schemes in the fall.
Josh Hill played some nickelback last year but, as mentioned earlier, he may be forced into a switch to the starting safety role.
Stefan McClure, a potential backup cornerback and dime back, suffered a very serious injury in 2011 in which he tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus.
McClure has been ruled out indefinitely for the spring so another player must step up. It will be up to the Bears coaches to find someone this spring to give themselves some flexibility when calling plays in the fall.