2017 California Golden Bears football
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
2017 record5–7 (2–7 Pac-12)
Head coachJustin Wilcox (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorBeau Baldwin (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorTim DeRuyter (1st season)
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumCalifornia Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 62,467)
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Template:2017 Pac-12 football standings The 2017 California Golden Bears football team represented the University of California, Berkeley in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bears were led by first-year head coach Justin Wilcox and played their home games at California Memorial Stadium. UC Berkeley was a member of the Pac-12 Conference in the North Division. They finished the season 5–7, 2–7 in Pac-12 play to finish in fifth place in the North Division. The highlight of the season was Bears' 37–3 defeat of No. 8 ranked Washington State. It was the first time Cal beat a top ten opponent since they defeated No. 3 ranked USC in 2003.[1]

Championships Edit

Previous seasonEdit

Fourth-year head coach Sonny Dykes led the Golden Bears to a record of 5–7 (3–6 Pac-12) in 2016 to finish in a tie for fourth place in the North Division. On January 8, 2017, Dykes was fired.[2] He finished at Cal with a four-year record of 19–30.

On January 14, 2017, Justin Wilcox was hired as the new head coach for the Golden Bears, following the dismissal of Dykes.[3]


Position keyEdit

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR


The Golden Bears signed a total of 14 recruits.

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