Something along the lines of “let me check with Andrew” seems to be the most common response to almost any question that arises regarding Cal football. Nobody knows the program inside and out quite like Andrew McGraw, Pi Kappa Alpha, the Golden Bears’ top football administrator.

While head coach Justin Wilcox is ultimately responsible for making final decisions on the field, he works hand-in-hand with McGraw to make comparable decisions off of it.

“I communicate with Andrew a number of times daily,” Wilcox said. “There are so many different things that go into operating a football program – from training table to travel, recruiting, equipment, academics and so much more. Andrew essentially touches everything that has to do with our football program that’s not X’s and O’s.”

McGraw has always had the innate ability to see the big picture yet be able to focus on all the details needed to be successful, and for nearly three decades Cal’s football program has benefitted tremendously from his extraordinary skills.