BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Justin Wilcox has a tall task ahead of him in his first season as California's head football coach.
He must learn a roster full of new players, implement his system and rebuild a program that has had little success of late. That process began in earnest on Wednesday when Wilcox held his first practice every as a head coach when the Golden Bears opened spring ball.
"It was exciting to get back on the field," he said. "It's been a long time. A lot of anxious players and coaches to get back out here and do what they love to do. They did a great job for a first day. There is going to be a ton to clean up. That's to be expected. The work ethic was really good, the energy was good, the focus was good but we have a lot of work to do."