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Cal freshman Goff named starting QB

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True freshman Jared Goff won the starting quarterback at Cal, has won the Cal starting quarterback job, the school announced Friday.

Goff was competing against redshirt freshman Zach Kline and junior Austin Hinder, who were recruited by former coach Jeff Tedford.

"We have had a fiercely-contested competition for our starting quarterback position," first-year coach Sonny Dykes said in a statement. "It's important to name a starter and give them the reps they need to be prepared to play. We feel that right now Jared Goff gives us the best chance to be successful as a team, but we are very fortunate to have three outstanding quarterbacks we feel we can be successful with."

Cal opens the season Aug. 31 against visiting Northwestern.

The Bears finished 3-9 last season.
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