Good news and bad news for Cal: The good news is coach Jeff Tedford said defensive tackle Matt Malele (foot) is probable for Saturday. The bad news is he said defensive end Rulon Davis (foot) likely is out again.
The wild-card is linebacker Zack Follett (neck stinger). Tedford said he is improving, but is still day to day. Follett ran well during Sunday’s conditioning practice, but the Bears have to be careful with his neck. It’s not a serious injury, but one that can become serious if he were to return before all of the symptons have completely disappeared. The one piece of good news that can be drawn from this is Tedford called Follett doubtful after the Arizona game. Now it sounds like there is a chance he could play.
Follett could be a valuable player against Oregon because he could help neutralize the dynamic passing and running combination that quarterback Dennis Dixon presents.