---Maybe former UB quarterback Zach Maynard, who wouldn't even be at Cal if not for his brother's skills and Turner Gill's coaching success, can restore the Bears' quarterback play to the high standards of the past.
---Scout.com previews UB's 2011 season.
---In a series of video interviews Mark Mangino, the man Gill replaced at Kansas, opens up about his time with the Jayhawks and his future.
---Will Regan, the former Nichols standout who is transferring from Virginia, will make an official visit to UB on May 31-June 2, according to a source. Regan's visit was originally scheduled for May 23-25, which is during the NCAA's dead period.
Regan, a two-time Buffalo News Player of the Year, will have to sit out the 2011-12 season and have three years of eligibility remaining. A 6-foot-8 freshman forward, Regan played in 20 games for the Cavaliers, scoring 25 points with 18 rebounds.
UB offered Regan a scholarship as an eighth grader and he made an unofficial visit to UB before selecting Virginia. Regan also plans on visiting Niagara University.
Jordan Heath, the older brother of Canisius signee Josiah Heath, is transfering to the school from NAIA Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, according to a source.
Heath must sit out the 2011-12 season and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. The 6-10, 225-pound Heath averaged a team-high 14.7 points and 7.2 rebounds for Roberts Wesleyan, who finished 21-14 last season and advanced to the semifinals of the NCCAA Tournament. They lost to eventual national champion Dallas Baptist in the semis. Heath was named to the all-tournament team and was also an honorable mention All-American.
Josiah Heath signed with the Golden Griffins last month as part of a seven-man recruiting class.
---This may make UB fans cringe considering the team's quarterback woes of last season, but former Bulls QB Zach Maynard took every rep with the first team during a controlled scrimmage Saturday, and will likely enter training camp as Cal's starter. The play of Maynard has already caused one QB to leave the school.
Maynard, you may recall, transferred from UB shortly after Jeff Quinn was hired as Turner Gill's replacement. Maynard attended a junior college before enrolling at Cal where his half brother, Keenan Allen, set a Cal single-season record for true freshmen for receptions with 46.
Maynard earned the starting job at UB as a sophomore in 2009, completing 57.5 percent of his passes for 2,694 yards, 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Maynard also had 455 rushing yards before transferring to Cal, where he could give a coach Jeff Tedford's offense a dimension it hasn't had since he coached Akili Smith at Oregon in 1998-99.