The Cal Bears have always been a good team. However, being good isn't enough for Jeff Tedford's squad.
They want to be great.
Cal hasn't played in the Rose Bowl since 1958, and they haven't ever played in a BCS bowl game. The Bears have played in a bowl game in almost every season under Jeff Tedford, but they haven't been able to take the final step to greatness.
Just about everyone is doubting the Bears this year, but they know they can succeed and win a lot of games. However, for that to happen, lots of players will have to rise to the occasion and perform well consistently.
Here are three Golden Bears who must rise to the occasion in 2012.