No panic

Quarterback Nate Longshore admits he’s missed some receivers the past couple of games, but is confident it won’t become a trend.

“We’re winning. That’s the first and foremost thing,” he said. “Obviously, you always want to improve. I missed some opportunities the last couple of games. But at the same time, there’s always going to be the ones you miss. It’s just a matter of managing the game to the point where you can still be successful.
“I feel like it’s still early in the year so there’s nothing to be worried about. As the season goes on, there will be more opportunities to improve that part of my game.”

Longshore was asked specifically about a handful of deep balls that he wasn’t able to connect with open receivers.

“There’s nothing to worry about,” he said. “We hit it every day in practice. At the same time, when we missed those, it didnt’ stall our offense. There’s still the next down. I feel like we’re controlling the ball well and limiting turnovers. We’re getting it done. We’re 3-0.”

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.

  • cal85

    While I admit to being critical of Nate this week, I hope sincerely keeps this positive attitude.

    Nate, look at this way, right now, it’s as if I was complaining that my Lamborghini doesn’t have enough cup holders!

    Go Bears!

  • Go Bears82

    Hey J.O. –

    Thanks for posting those comments from Nate. I think he has the right attitude. The only statistic that really matters is the final score.

    Go Bears!

  • Jan K Oski

    hey JO!
    thanks for sharing this info, because we did debate this in the forum without the insider insight. I like Nate’s positive attitude, but I hope he balances that with a critical attention to detail if the trend continues, especially before the $C game. The Bears will need him to take every advantage that the potentially best defense in the country gives him. This includes finding his touch for the post, streak and corner passes for big gains.

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