Longshore appears to be front-runner at QB

Cal boasts a good defense and talented skill-position players on offense, but the Bears are searching for a starting quarterback this spring.

Originally Published: March 23, 2006
By Ted Miller | Special to ESPN.com
The transition to Nate Longshore from Aaron Rodgers appeared seamless as Longshore finished a nifty half-rollout with a deep completion in his first start as California's quarterback, prompting the crowd at Memorial Stadium to erupt in the 2005 season opener.

Longshore was the chosen one, the next great passer for quarterbacks guru and head coach Jeff Tedford.

Tom Hauck/Icon SMIJeff Tedford hopes to work his magic on the QBs this spring.
Then -- snap -- his ascension ended just moments after that 40-yard completion, his 11th career pass, left his hand. He was tackled from behind by a Sacramento State defender. His fibula was cracked and ligaments in his left foot were torn. He crumbled to the ground while stubbornly trying to walk off the field.

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