After Nate Longshore took every first team rep at practice Tuesday, Kevin Riley took every first team rep on Wednesday. Longshore still got in some work, but coach Jeff Tedford said that Longshore needed a day of rest. Thursday’s practice could be a little more telling with regard to what to expect Saturday, but there’s no reason to believe it still won’t be a gametime decision.

Wide receiver Robert Jordan (shoulder) missed practice once again.

Linebacker Anthony Felder practiced in limited fashion, but that’s nothing new. Felder always seems to be battling some aches and pains. He should be fine for Saturday.

Here’s a story from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer earlier in the week that examines Washington State coach Bill Doba’s job security, among other things.

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  • Big D

    The article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer jumped out at me when I read this: “Like UCLA, the Bears have a hobbling quarterback (Nate Longshore) and other key players who have been slowed by injuries.” – Even the folks in Washington know the obvious. Nate is hurt, sit him down to heal up!

  • LEA

    How did Riley look on Wednesday? How was Nate walking around?

  • LEA

    Well, how did Riley look? Was Nate limping around?

  • calfan

    It seems like Davis and Felder are always nicked up. I know football is a tough game and I know all players get beat up through the course of the season but this happens to all players on all teams. I think toughness is an issue with our team this year. How physical are we? The last three games not very and I have to say I don’t think we were that physical in any games this year other than TN and OR. Where is the consistent thoughness that we’ve seen in the past from Cal teams. These guys need to look in the mirror and get mean. This Saturday is the day to let out the built up frustration of the past month. It’s been over a month since the Bears won a game. Our guys have got to be hungry.

  • Big D

    Maybe they are a bunch of rich kids who aren’t too hungry. I have seen players driving around in some nice cars. Joe Ayoob drove a 700 series BMW, he is from Marin County. Maybe they never had to struggle in their lives and when things go wrong, mommy & daddy aren’t there to bail them out. If you look at the roster, there are a lot of people from wealthy areas on this team. Maybe that is the problem. JT recruits kids who are soft? I don’t know, it is just a theory. I hope it is not the case.

  • calfan

    Not anything close to what I was writing. That’s a bunch of BS. Still, this team needs to pound the cougs Saturday night.

  • TrumanHugh

    That IS a bunch of BS…many of these kids come from rural areas and inner cities. I can assure you that Worrell Williams’ Sacramento upbringing didn’t happen in the “Fabulous Forties” or McKinley Park neighborhoods; and James Montgomery’s Rancho Cordova hometown is FAR from qualifying as tony or privileged! (Besides, even Marin County has its outskirts and other sides of its tracks.)

    Plus, most all of them are on scholarship. I doubt many of Cal’s key players would otherwise be attending our relatively “inexpensive” public university.

    I mean, come on, we’re not $C (or Stanfurd) for cryin’ out loud!