Team preview: California

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2009-10 season, exclusively on Insider

Updated: November 3, 2009, 10:23 AM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

Other than the jarring juxtaposition of becoming the head coach at the most hated rival of the school where he established his coaching reputation, Mike Montgomery's transition back to the college game couldn't have gone more smoothly last season.