California's Bob Gregory Earns National Award

Oct. 11, 2006

BERKELEY - California defensive coordinator Bob Gregory has been honored by the Master Coaches Survey for his effort in designing the defensive game plan which led the Golden Bears to a 45-24 victory over then-No. 11 Oregon on Saturday.

The Master Coaches Survey (, an advisory poll comprised of 17 former college football coaches, includes 11 College Football Hall of Fame Members and represents five national championships and over 3,000 victories combined. The expert panel of coaches ranks a top 25 in the nation and also selects the top players and assistant coaches who will be awarded MCS Game Balls each week.

Gregory was selected for a Game Ball as his defense held the vaunted Oregon offense to just 183 first-half yards on route to a 28-10 halftime advantage. The Ducks came into the game averaging a Pac-10 best 227.5 rushing yards per game. On Saturday, they finished with 70 yards on the ground. Two of Oregon's scores came in the final 15:20 of the game, when the Bears had built a 38-10 advantage. Cal also forced four Oregon turnovers in the victory.

The Golden Bears are back in action this weekend, playing on the road at Washington State. They return home on Saturday, Oct. 21, hosting Washington in another key Pac-10 game. For ticket information, call 1-800-GO-BEARS.

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