The two deeps are def sneaky good idea vs cal who has no idea what we will run on offense nor the players who will be playing.
Cal roster is close to what WSU puts out. We can win this.
Cal has a better roster than WSU and it isn’t close.
They are well coached and experienced but not explosive.
I’m guessing they are a top 30 team when Garbers is healthy.
Better than WSU for sure but they are still mid tier at absolute best.
I like Garbers and some of their players and coaches, but their Identity is defense and they lost a ton, including their leader/best player, and they are not capable of simply reloading there like UW has been doing.
Other than the UW losses which massively affect our perception of them, there’s just no way in my mind they’re better than last year or even close to as good.
You mentioned we couldn’t run the ball last year. If we can this year they are done and we bruise them by 11-15 pts, even with no explosive plays.