The SaberCats today announced former California QB Nate Longshore has joined San Jose. QB Kevin Lopina was placed on re-assignment. “Nate enjoyed a great career at Cal and showed his abilities at quarterback,” said Owner/Head Coach Darren Arbet. “He will create depth for us at the quarterback position.” Longshore (6-5, 235) played in 39 games (31 starts) at California, totaling 6,783 passing yards for 51 touchdowns, good for fifth and fourth in Cal history, respectively. He enjoyed his best season for the Golden Bears as a redshirt sophomore in 2006 after becoming only the second quarterback in Cal history to throw for over 3,000 yards in a season (3,021), ranking second in the Pac 10 in passing touchdowns (24), passing efficiency (141.6) and third in passing yards per game (232.4). He earned All-Pac 10 honorable mention honors for his efforts. A graduate of Canyon (CA) High School, Longshore earned All-America honors his senior year after throwing for 3,449 yards and 34 touchdowns, completing 223-of-360 passes (62 percent).
With regard to Longshore's predecessor, Joe Ayoob, it looks like he is no longer with the Tri-Cities Fever of Arena 2. Kyle Boller is still listed on the Raiders' roster.