“I’ve created a monster,” says Bears offensive coordinator Tony Franklin, grinning with the air of a mad scientist giving a laboratory tour. A Dykes collaborator since 2010, Franklin has never before had the same quarterback to work on for three consecutive years in this system. In junior Jared Goff, he’s found natural talent and supernatural composure, neither of which seems to have tapered off since Goff became the first true freshman quarterback to start a season opener for Cal in 2013.
“You knew you had something by his talent in that first spring,” Franklin says. “Watching him compete for the starting job, he wasn’t afraid. And then in that opening game, he had two tipped pick-sixes. Not his fault. He didn’t blink. During the season, he had bad performances. He had times when I benched him. And I mean, he did not blink.”
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