BERKELEY -- Senior Allan Bridgford, Cal's most experienced quarterback, has left the team to decide if he wants to remain part of the program after being told his spring practice opportunities would diminish.

"He kind of got some news from us that he was going to get some reduced reps. Decided he's going to take a day or two to kind of assess things some things," coach Sonny Dykes said.

Dykes said Bridgford will discuss his options with his family over the weekend and report back to the coaching staff by Monday.

Dykes said Bridgford would be welcome to return. "It wouldn't be a big deal," Dykes said.

But freshman Jared Goff, redshirt freshman Zach Kline and sophomore Austin Hinder are getting most of the practice reps and have separated themselves from the field.

Bridgford started three games last season, two of them after Zach Maynard suffered a season-ending knee injury. He completed 45.6 percent of his passes for 277 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions.

Without Bridgford at practice Wednesday, Goff, Kline and Hinder had what Dykes called "their best performance to date" in Cal's fifth spring workout.

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