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2015 California Golden Bears football
Armed Forces Bowl champion
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
2015 record8–5 (4–5 Pac-12)
Head coachSonny Dykes (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorTony Franklin (3rd season)
Offensive schemeBear Raid
Defensive coordinatorArt Kaufman (2nd season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 62,467)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →

Template:2015 Pac-12 football standings The 2015 California Golden Bears football team represented the University of California, Berkeley in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bears were led by third-year head coach Sonny Dykes and played their home games at Memorial Stadium. They are members of the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 8–5, 4–5 in Pac-12 play to finish in a tie for fourth place in the North Division. They were invited to the Armed Forces Bowl where they defeated Air Force.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 52:00 p.m.Grambling State*P12NW 73–1460,606
September 122:00 p.m.San Diego State*
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
P12NW 35–750,830
September 197:30 p.m.at Texas*FOXW 45–4491,568
September 262:00 p.m.at WashingtonP12NW 30–2461,066
October 31:00 p.m.Washington StatedaggerNo. 24
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
P12NW 34–2842,042
October 107:00 p.m.at No. 5 UtahNo. 23ESPNL 24–3047,798
October 226:00 p.m.at UCLANo. 20ESPNL 24–4057,046
October 3112:00 p.m.USC
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
FOXL 21–2752,060
November 77:30 p.m.at OregonESPN2L 28–4456,604
November 147:30 p.m.Oregon State
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
P12NW 54–2441,874
November 217:30 p.m.at No. 15 StanfordESPNL 22–3551,424
November 287:00 p.m.Arizona State
  • California Memorial Stadium
  • Berkeley, CA
FS1W 48–4645,385
December 2911:00 a.m.vs. Air Force*ESPNW 55–3638,915
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Before Cal
Sonny DykesHead CoachLouisiana Tech - Head Coach 2010-2012
Tony FranklinOffensive Coordinator/QB/RB Louisiana Tech - Offensive Coordinator/QB 2010-2012
Art KaufmanDefensive Coordinator Cincinnati - Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 2013
Greg BurnsLinebackers Umass - Defensive Backs 2013
Brandon JonesRun Game Coordinator/Offensive line East Carolina - Offensive Line 2010-2014
John LovettDefensive Backs Philadelphia Eagles - Defensive Backs 2013-2014
Jacob PeelerWide Receivers Cal - Graduate Assistant, Offense/Wide Receivers 2013-2014
Fred TateDefensive LineCincinnati - Defensive Tackles (2013)
Mark TommerdahlAssistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator Louisiana Tech - Special Teams Coordinator/Inside Receivers 2009 - 2012
Damon Harrington Head Strength and Conditioning Louisiana Tech - Head Strength and Conditioning 2006-2012
Dr. Casey Batten Team Physician University of California San Francisco, Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedics - Prior to 2006

Source: California Golden Bears Football 2015 Coaching Staff

RosterEdit

Offense

Quarterbacks

  • 7 Ross Bowers - FR - Bothell, CA
  • 15 David Maaghul - FR - San Francisco, CA
  • 11 Andrew Black - Redshirt FR - Spokane, WA
  • 14 Chase Forrest - Redshirt FR - Santa Ana, CA
  • 16 Jared Goff - JR - Novato, CA
  • 18 Cole Webb - SR - San Pedro, CA

Wide Receivers

  • 17 Austin Aaron - FR - Napa, CA
  • 81 Kanawai Noa - FR - Honolulu, HI
  • 19 Brandon Singleton - FR - Boutte, LA
  • 6 Carlos Strickland - FR - Dallas, TX
  • 13 Erik Brown - Redshirt FR - Fontana, CA
  • 84 Justin Dunn - Redshirt FR - Lafayette, CA
  • 87 Kyle Wells - Redshirt FR - Loomis, CA
  • 32 Nick White - Redshirt FR - Irvine, CA
  • 21 Jack Austin - SO - Chino Hills, CA
  • 6 Chad Hansen - SO - Fillmore, CA
  • 11 Raymond Hudson - SO - Pleasanton, CA
  • 28 Patrick Laird - SO - San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 24 Matt Rockett - SO - Santa Ana, CA
  • 7 Vic Wharton III - SO - Spring Hill, TN
  • 4 Kenny Lawler - JR - Pomona, CA
  • 88 Patrick Worstell - JR - Danville, CA
  • 9 Trevor Davis - SR - Martinez, CA
  • 3 Maurice Harris - SR - Greensboro, NC
  • 10 Darius Powe - SR - Lakewood, CA
  • 1 Bryce Treggs - SR - Inglewood, CA

Tight Ends

  • 82 Frank Kapp - FR - Los Altos, CA
  • 85 Nick Palleschi - FR - Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i
  • 80 Jake Ashton - Redshirt FR - Indio, CA
  • 89 Stephen Anderson - SR - San Jose, CA

Running Backs

  • 38 Alex Netherda - FR - Santa Rosa, CA
  • 22 Lonny Powell - FR - Sacramento, CA
  • 23 Vic Enwere - SO - Austin, TX
  • 33 Fabiano Hale - SO - Santa Cruz, CA
  • 5 Tre Watson - SO - Corona, CA
  • 20 Jeffrey Coprich - JR - Watts, CA
  • 29 Khalfani Muhammad - JR - Sherman Oaks, CA
  • 36 Vincent"Bug" Rivera - JR - San Diego, CA
  • 2 Daniel Lasco - SR - The Woodlands, TX

H-backs

  • 99 Malik McMorris - FR - Santa Ana, CA
  • 86 Justin Norbeck - FB - Irvine, CA

Offensive Line

  • 76 Henry Bazakas - FR - Berkeley, CA
  • 74 Ryan Gibson - FR - Bay St. Louis, MS
  • 79 Patrick Mekari - FR - Westlake Village, CA
 
  • 58 Semisi Uluave - FR - Honolulu, HI
  • 50 Zach Artman - Redshirt FR - San Jose, CA
  • 72 Kamryn Bennett - RedshirtFR - Peoria, AZ
  • 54 Deion Oliver - RedshirtFR - Warminster, PS
  • 57 Addison Ooms - Redshirt FR - Laguna Niguel, CA
  • 56 Michael Trani - Redshirt FR - La Mirada, CA
  • 75 Aaron Cochran - SO - Atwater, CA
  • 77 J.D. Hinnant - SO - Fountain Valley, CA
  • 78 Vincent Johnson - SO - El Dorado Hills, CA
  • 66 Chris Borrayo - JR - Paramount, CA
  • 55 Dominic Granado - JR - Huntington Beach, CA
  • 64 Steven Moore - JR - Elk Grove, CA
  • 70 Benji Palu - JR - Burlingame, CA
  • 59 Brian Farley - SR - San Diego, CA
  • 73 Jordan Rigsbee - SR - Chico, CA

Defense

Defensive Ends

  • 94 Trevor Howard - FR - Thousand Oaks, CA
  • 44 Zeandae Johnson - FR - Fresno, CA
  • 51 Cameron Saffle - FR - Sammamish, WA
  • 89 Nick Allard - Redshirt FR - Carlsbad, CA
  • 45 Kennedy Emesibe - Redshirt FR - Hesperia, CA
  • 33 Noah Westerfield - SO - Frisco, TX
  • 98 Cody Bickham - JR - Half Moon Bay, CA
  • 95 DeVante Wilson - JR - Corona, CA
  • 41 Todd Barr - SR - Lakewood, CA
  • 11 Jonathan Johnson - SR - Pittsburg, PA
  • 13 Kyle Kragen - SR - Danville, CA
  • 75 Puka Lopa - SR - Sacramento, CA

Defensive Tackles

  • 50 Hunter Abel - FR - Piedmont, CA
  • 93 Luc Bequette - FR - Little Rock, AR
  • 53 Russell Ude - FR - Atlanta, GA
  • 96 Chris Palmer - Redshirt FR - Lawrenceville, GA
  • 9 James Looney - SO - Lake Worth, FL
  • 97 Tony Mekari - SO - Westlake Village, CA
  • 92 Marcus Manley - JR - Los Angeles, CA
  • 52 David Davis - SR - Palos Verdes, Est., CA
  • 90 Mustafa Jalil - SR - San Diego, CA
  • 91 Trevor Kelly - SR - South SF, CA

Linebackers

  • 43 Harrison Mayo - FR - Amador Valley, CA
  • 46 Drew Bryant - Redshirt FR - Sparks, NV
  • 56 Joe Castignani - Redshirt FR - San Jose, CA
  • 40 David Ortega Jr. - Redshirt FR - Moraga, CA
  • 25 Hamilton Anoa'i - SO - San Mateo, CA
  • 10 Caleb Coleman - SO - Berkeley, CA
  • 31 Raymond Davison - SO - Encino, CA
  • 1 Devante Downs - SO - Mountlake Terrace, WA
 
  • 55 Aisea Tongilava - SO - Garden Grove, CA
  • 8 Michael Barton - JR - Richmond, CA
  • 19 Maximo Espitia - JR - Salem, OR
  • 30 Jake Kearney - JR - Livermore, CA
  • 47 Hardy Nickerson Jr. - JR - Oakland, CA
  • 22 Nathan Broussard - SR - Plano, TX
  • 7 Jalen Jefferson - SR - Oxnard, CA

Safeties

  • 24 Billy McCrary III - FR - Austin, TX
  • 32 Evan Rambo - FR - Los Angeles, CA
  • 19 Trey Turner - FR - Mobile, AL
  • 36 Jonathan McDonald- Redshirt FR - Orinda, CA
  • 16 Chibuzo Nwokocha - Redshirt FR - Elk Grove, CA
  • 28 Quentin Tartabull - Redshirt FR - Mission Hills, CA
  • 4 Derron Brown - SO - Oakland, CA
  • 42 David Garner - SO - Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 14 A.J. Greathouse - SO - Chandler, AZ
  • 17 Luke Rubenzer - SO - Scottsdale, AZ
  • 36 Kaodi Dike - JR - Mountain House, CA
  • 27 Damariay Drew - JR - Livermore, CA
  • 26 Griffin Piatt - JR - Moraga, CA
  • 39 Khari Vanderbilt - JR - San Jose, CA
  • 21 Stefan McClure - SR - Vista, CA

Cornerbacks

  • 27 Ashtyn Davis - FR - Santa Cruz, CA
  • 20 Jaylinn Hawkins - FR Buena Park, CA
  • 23 Malik Psalms - FR - Chino Hills, CA
  • 2 Darius Allensworth - SO - Menifee, CA
  • 34 Grace De'zhon - SO - Oakland, CA
  • 15 Antoine Albert - JR - Oakland, CA
  • 37 Cedric Dozier - JR - Roanoke, AL
  • 6 Darius White - SR - Grenada, MS
  • 18 Joel Willis - SR - Garden Grove, CA

Nicklebacks

  • 48 Jacob Anderson - JR - Tustin, CA
  • 23 Cameron Walker - JR - Los Angeles, CA

Special Teams

Place Kickers

  • 9 Matt Anderson - SO - Danville, CA
  • 41 Robbie McInerny - SO - Laguna Beach, CA
  • 13 Noah Beito - JR - Scotts Valley, CA
  • 39 Franklyn Cervenka - JR - La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Punters

  • 43 Dylan Klumph - SO - Malibu, CA
  • 16 Cole Leininger - SR - Fruit Cove, FL

Both P and PK

  • 37 Ethan Erickson - FR - Pacific Palisades, CA
  • 38 Harry Adolphus - SO - Guilford, UK

Long Snappers

  • 45 Grant Gluhaich - FR - Morgan Hill, CA
  • 48 Bradley E. Northnagel - JR - San Carlos, CA

Source: California Golden Bears Football 2015 Roster

RecruitingEdit

Incoming class 2015Edit

SCOUT RIVALS, ESPN, as well as the official roster are the primary sources. The incoming class was ranked #25 by Rivals, #36 by Scout, and #53 by ESPN.


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