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Longshore, Bears hammer the Ducks

After weeks of hanging under a Tennessee cloud, Cal returned to the national spotlight against Oregon. The wait for redemption was worth it, writes Mark Schlabach.

Updated: October 8, 2006, 4:38 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

BERKELEY, Calif. -- It has followed California coach Jeff Tedford around as much as his shadow. Everywhere the offensive guru has gone since the Bears' season opener at Tennessee, everyone wants to know what happened.

"Everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong," Tedford tells them.

Just like that, in 60 minutes in Knoxville, Tenn., on Sept. 2, the Golden Bears turned into the tarnished Bears. California's offense was supposed to be loaded. Tailback Marshawn Lynch was being touted ...

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