The second day of practice is tonight from 5:15-7:30 p.m. In the meantime…
–Pac-10 guru Ted Miller has published his conference power rankings. It seems Cal is picked to finish fourth in a lot of places, and that’s where Cal is here.
–Michigan State, Cal’s first opponent of the season, also opened camp Monday.
–A correction: I’ve written several times that Cal has only 12 career receptions among its 2008 group of wide receivers. But I started using that number before Sean Young was granted a sixth year of eligibility. So throw in Young’s three career catches, and the number rises to 15.
–One thing I noticed entering the stadium yesterday is the school had removed all those giant billboards of different players on the outside. I was told they will be replaced with updated ones before the season starts.
–Former Cal quarterback Steve Levy dropped by practice Monday and we chatted a little bit about his younger brother, Eric, who is walking on to Cal this season as a guard. Eric Levy started his career at Maryland but transferred to City College of San Francisco, and then tore an ACL and sat out last season. Eric has two years of eligibility left.