BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Jared Goff hasn't had to wait long to get his shot as a starting quarterback in major college football.
The last few days might be the toughest leading to Goff's debut for California on Saturday night against No. 22 Northwestern.
Goff says he is more anxious than nervous with the two weeks between winning the starting job and the opener only serving to build up the anxiety.
Goff will become the first true freshman to start his first game at Cal in school history after beating out redshirt freshman Zach Kline and junior Austin Hinder in fall camp.
The last true freshman to start a game for Cal was Kyle Boller in 1999. He came off the bench in his first game before getting his first start a week later.