Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE
For the last nine seasons, we have seen the Cal Bears produce two running backs for a combined 1,500 rushing yards.
Marshawn Lynch, Shane Vereen, Jahvid Best and many more future Cal Bears are going to continue the great tradition they have in terms of going to the NFL.
Isi Sofele looks like he is the next one in line, but there are a few capable backups that may not only take more of the looks but also take away the production as well.
Brendan Bigelow (5'10", 188 pounds) was one of the more highly touted backs coming out of high school just a few seasons ago and he is officially recovered from two torn ACL's.
Throw in the goal-line and bruising tailback in CJ Anderson (5'11", 214 pounds), and there clearly will not be enough footballs to entertain everybody.
The biggest concern however should be the opponents that are expected to scare the Bears from appearing in the postseason.
Nevada in the opener will be tough and then Ohio State (Horseshoe) will be waiting for Tedford and the boys in Columbus.
The worst is yet to come as the very next week (9/22) they must travel to take on potentially the top-ranked team in the country as the USC Trojans' speedy defense could be licking their chops.
Utah, Washington and Oregon will all be improved defensively and they too are on the schedule towards the end of the season.