Friday morning

–Here’s our notes today, looking mainly at cornerback Darian Hagan. He’s come a long way since getting burned for a late touchdown in last year’s game at Colorado State.

–Colorado State running back Kyle Bell, who rushed for 102 yards against Cal last season, is now sharing time with fellow senior Gatrell Johnson.

–The Rams have been busy preparing for the Bears’ 3-4 defense.

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.

  • Goldiebear

    It looks like we are going to have another crazy college football season. Stanfurd beats Oregon State which beats U$C! Wow! What’s up with the Beavers crushing some team’s dreams (ours last year) every season? If the Beavers can beat ’em, so can we. Go Bears!

  • Goldiebear

    Did all the Bears players drink the same breakfast concoction that Jahvid Best did? That could have been the problem for the team’s poor performance against Maryland. By the look of what poor Jahvid upchucked, it’s amazing he kept it down as long as he did. I wonder if a lot of the other Bears were feeling a bit squeemish after ingesting some of that awful stuff?

    Mabe U$C’s Joe McKnight drank some of that same brew before the game last night as he had an even worse performance than Jahvid did…10 yards on seven carries along with an awful fumble that led to a score for the Beavers. Not too good for his Heisman hopes.

  • Robert

    J.O. what do you see the latest pecking order of the receivers being? Is V. Tucker looking better in practice? Also, do you see either Owusu or Bemoll doing much this year?

  • Jonathan Okanes

    Robert, there doesn’t appear to be much change in the receiver rotation. But I think Michael Calvin may start coming on soon because he is looking healthier and running more fluidly. Tucker continues to get reps, but he’s still behind Young, Cunningham, Calvin, Boateng, etc.

  • Teff EdFord (also from Concord)

    I would wager that perhaps Jahvid may have drank too much due to the humidity, as the rest of the players did. Too much in the stomach + bone crushing hit = barfola.

  • Jan K Oski

    An elementary teacher starts a new job at a school in
    Corvallis and trying to make a good impression on her
    first day, explains to her class that she’s a Beavers
    fan. She asks the class to raise their hands if they
    too are Beavers fans. Everyone in the class raises
    their hand except one little girl.

    The teacher looks
    a little surprised and says: “Mary, why didn’t you
    raise your hand?”

    “Because I’m not a Beavers fan,”
    she replied. The teacher asked, “Well, if you’re not a
    Beavers fan, then who do you support?”
    “I’m a Cal Bears fan, and proud of it,” Mary replied.

    The teacher, now becoming interested in the lone
    dissenter asks,”Mary, why are you a Cal Bears fan?”
    “Because my Mom and dad are Cal alumni and my
    Mom is a Cal Bears fan and my dad is a Cal Bears fan, so I’m a Cal Bears fan too!”

    “Well,” said the teacher, in an obviously annoyed
    tone, “that’s not necessarily a reason for you to be a
    Cal Bears fan. You don’t have to be just like your
    parents all of the time. What if your Mom was a
    illiterate college grad and your dad took steriods and money to play football in college, what would you be then?”

    Mary said, “I’d be a SC fan.”

  • JO,
    Please explain the meaning of “reps” to this ancient.
    Back in the bronze age, when I was on campus (and Sather Gate was the southern limit)we used “snaps.” I presume the two are related, but I need the voice of authority here.(If you prefer, use my email.)
    Many thanks,
    Les Cole

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    This thread is what separates USC fans (and many others) from fans from UCB. After you guys got pounded and thoroughly taken to the cleaners by Maryland (a lower tier ACC team), I came on here saying I would post only once about your thrashing and once only. I followed through with my promise. On the other hand, when USC loses you guys act like the first time ytou learned how to text message. You guys make me laugh. You are so obsessed with our success. Even if the game is close you come on acting like you won. “Well gee in 2004 we gained more yards than they did so we must be the better team.” Why do I continue to come on here? 1) to educate your fan base; 2) to remind you that it is a long season; 3) because you make me laugh.

  • Kensington

    Amy, just shut up. You’re pathetic, really it’s just painful.

  • mentalncsarecoming

    It has been revealed on the boards that the reason Amy had to leave law school (the fool befriended someone on the boards who told all her secrets) was that she had to take a medical leave. Three years ago.

    The only medical leave that takes 3 or more years to recover from is where they use “medical” as a euphamism for “mental breakdown”. Amy is what she is because she is mentally ill. That’s why she has all this time to post and it’s why this obsession with Cal is so important to her. She’ sick. And since we are not therapists, we will never change her.

    But pity her — it must be a sad and lonely life.