The Bears held their usual Sunday evening conditioning workout at Memorial Stadium. Afterward, coach Jeff Tedford said he didn’t think Cal’s problems were major in scope. He said the Bears aren’t doing the little things that would allow them to be successful, especially in close games.
Tedford said quarterback Nate Longshore’s ankle came out of Saturday’s game fine, even better than he expected. He also said wide receiver Robert Jordan didn’t play against UCLA because he didn’t feel like he was able to. Tedford had said on Thursday that Jordan would play, but Jordan told Tedford before kickoff that his shoulder just didn’t feel right. Tedford said he expected Jordan to play this Saturday at Arizona State.
Tedford also said defensive end Rulon Davis would resume practicing this week, probably in a limited capacity. Davis has been out since Sept. 15 with a sprained foot. He went through some agility drills after Sunday nght’s practice.
Defensive coordinator Bob Gregory also said he thought his unit’s problems were correctable and didn’t require drastic changes. He said he watched the tape of Saturday’s game and found that the Bears are making mistakes at inopportune times and not always doing what is fundamentally sound. He acknowledged that determining what was wrong with the defense was a big topic of discussion on Sunday.