Any doubt about California coach Jeff Tedford's spring claim that three or four incoming freshmen receivers will get immediate playing time was dispelled by the release of a post-spring two-deep depth chart.
Here's a nice breakdown of the Bears depth chart.
And here are our thoughts.
Nick Forbes broke through at one inside linebacker spot opposite Robert Mullins, who held onto his spot and is now backed up by J.P. Hurrell. Forbes is backed up by David Wilkerson, a starter at outside linebacker last year.
Wilkerson's former backup, Dan Camporeale, is No. 1 at one OLB, ahead of Nathan Broussard. It will be interesting to see if that holds this fall. Cecil Whiteside is the backup to Chris McCain on the other side.
The big news on offense is Dominic Galas, the starting center last year, being No. 1 at right guard. He missed the spring due to injury and he struggled with shotgun snaps last year. Brian Schwenke, a starter at guard last year, is No. 1 at center.
The left side of the line will belong to the Rigsbee brothers, senior Tyler at tackle and promising redshirt freshman Jordan at guard.
Richard Rodgers, one of the stars of spring practices, is No. 1 at TE.
Things held steady at running back with Isi Sofele No. 1 and C.J. Anderson No. 2. That's a nice combo, but it's possible Brendan Bigelow and Daniel Lasco also will get touches this fall. Both looked good this spring.
As of this moment, Vincenzo D'Amato is the kicker and Cole Leininger is the punter.
Keenan Allen is listed as returning punts, and Bigelow as returning kicks with Mike Manuel.