Tedford tempers expectations for freshman QB



BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Zach Kline came to California in January with plenty of hype as the big-armed passer the Golden Bears have been seeking in recent years.

Kline will enter his first spring practice far down on the depth chart as coach Jeff Tedford says he is concerned about unrealistic expectations for the heralded freshman.

Cal begins spring practice March 13 with returning starter Zach Maynard once again in the No. 1 role, followed by backup Allan Bridgford.

Austin Kinder and Kyle Boehm are also in the mix with Kline, leaving quarterbacks to split the work in spring ball.

Kline is a four-star recruit from nearby Danville who threw 36 touchdown passes as a senior.