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The Tepper Diet

Right tackle Mike Tepper said he dropped his weight from 335 pounds to 307 in June, and now is up to 311. He said he wanted to play at 307 but the coaches wanted him more like 315. 311 became a middle ground.

So how did he lose the weight?

“Not eat…as much,” Tepper said. “I eat, but I don’t eat as much. Portion contorl. I was a big steak guy. I’m more of a chicken guy now.”

Is he hungry? “Always.”

The decreased weight has improved Tepper’s movement. You can tell just by watching him in sprints, where he’s been motoring down the field better than any offensive linemen.

“I came in (to camp) with a little hamstring injury. I feel like I could have maybe ran with those speed guys, maybe DeSean (Jackson) to the 100.”

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.