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Early arrival

By Jonathan Okanes
Saturday, November 17th, 2007 at 10:04 am in Gameday.

Greetings from Seattle. Got to the stadium a bit early today in an attempt to avoid traffic. As it turned out, there wasn’t any. So here I sit in an almost-empty Husky Stadium. Surprisingly, it wasn’t raining when I woke up this morning. And even getting to the stadium, it was just overcast. As luck would have it, a steady light rain started almost the moment I sat down.

Good news and bad news on the weather front. As of yesterday, the forecast called for a 60 percent chance of showers at kickoff. Well, now the likelihood of rain is up to 80 percent (yes, I know I just said it’s raining right now. I’m talking about kickoff!) but with just a light rain. Sounds like the conditions could be a lot like last Saturday against USC.

Cal coach Jeff Tedford said the team doesn’t do much differently to prepare for a game in the rain, aside from having the quarterbacks practice throwing wet balls. He said he was happy how the Bears performed in the rain last week.

I’ll check in a little later, especially if and when we get an update on the availability of Washington quarterback Jake Locker.

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