Greetings from Tempe

Got settled in just a while ago here at Sun Devil Stadium. It’s fairly warm but should be a nice temperature by the time the game begins. This is the first game in a couple of weeks where the focus won’t be on the quarterbacks warming up before the game. Nate Longshore appears to be close to fully recovered from his ankle injury and there’s no question who the starter is going to be.

We could have a three-way tie for first place in the Pac-10 standings by the end of the night. USC’s loss to Oregon knocked it out of a chance to share the top spot. If Cal wins tonight and UCLA loses to Washington State, ASU, UCLA and Oregon all will be 4-1 atop the conference and Cal and USC will be 3-2. That will set up a crazy final four games of the Pac-10 season.

I’ll check back in as we get closer to game time.

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.

  • JO4Prez

    JO – another awesome post from tempe … tell me, as a media member, what do u guys eat in the press box?? my guess is that u probably eat only the finest – burgers and dogs!! maybe even a little potato salad?

    anyway, i still havent heard about the status of RJ Garrett?? will he be going tonight?

    looking forward to more insightful posts!

  • CALiforniALUM

    How does Rulon look? Is he running through pre game drills with enough explosive power to make a difference?