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Football: Tuesday night

By Jonathan Okanes
Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 at 7:57 pm in Football, Mid-week.

Hello everyone. This is Curtis Pashelka. I attended Tuesday night’s practice at Memorial, filling in for Jonathan.

There’s not much to report. LB Zack Follett missed practice because a schoolwork-related activity, coach Jeff Tedford said. Tedford also said lineman Kevin Bemoll, who was moved to the offensive line as a stopgap to provide some depth, will be moved back to defense once the season’s over.  Also, depending on how next week’s practice goes, Tedford said QB Nate Longshore might get some snaps in the Washington game.  

Tedford commented on Washington, and how last year’s game was brought up in today’s team meeting. In that game, the Huskies dominated the line of scrimmage and piled up some 360 yards on the ground and scored three rushing touchdowns.

“That had never happened to us before, since we’ve been here, that I can remember. So there’s going to be a lot of motivation to make sure we take care of our assignments and do our job so that doesn’t happen again,” said Tedford, who added that any leftover excitement about Saturday’s win over Stanford has been officially put to bed. 

Tedford was asked if he’s pulling for either Oregon State or Oregon in this weekend’s Civil War. He said he’ll be watching and will try to be prepared for any scenario, but doesn’t have any rooting interest.

I asked Tedford if he’s concerned at all that if Oregon and Cal wind up tied for third in the Pac-10, that the Holiday Bowl committee will take the Ducks, even though the Bears beat them head to head. There’s been some scuttlebutt recently in media blogs that the Pac-10 representative will be the Ducks, regardless of the winner this weekend. Jon Wilner of the Merc also has an explanation here.

Tedford hadn’t heard of this and understandably didn’t wish to comment on such speculation. After all, the conventional wisdom still has the Bears going to San Diego if OSU wins this weekend. Jonathan had a story about this last week.    

Anyway, that was it. Have a good night.

-Curtis

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  • Mac

    Curtis, rule #1… NEVER use Wilner as a source… Ever… under any circumstances.

    The Holiday Bowl, like every bowl, wants butts in seats… and there can be no denying CAL brings far more people to San Diego than Oregon.

  • Josef

    Dear Jonathan/Curtis– What does it take for a fan to simply watch the practice from outside of Strawberry Canyon?

  • Calduke

    Perhaps Nate can start his last game at Cal and play the 1st half. I would expect that Cal should have a
    ‘safe’ lead at home. Maybe Brock can play the third quarter and Nate the 4th. This would keep Riley from receiving a crazy injury – as he is expected to be the guy for the bowl game and the next 2 years. It would be nice to see Brock and have him play a few minutes this year. He deserves a few snaps and this is the mostly likely game to see him move around. Also, it might be a good choice to play Best and Vereen only a minimal time to reduce the chances of an unfortunate injury.It would be good to test Slocum and give Will some carries.

    Any thoughts??

  • Jan K Oski

    Talkin out of your other hole, again, Duke? When Cal was ridiculously dominating Stanfurd in the 3rd Quarter, Longshore had an opportunity to do something with a poor snapped ball. What did he do? He threw it into the ground near Giorgio’s heal. Yeah, let’s give udub ever chance to be in the game by starting Longshore. What? In contrast, Riley was running down the field as the lead blocker to spring Ross for a big run. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Calduke

    Jan O;

    All through the season when Nate ‘screws-up’ it’s Nate is a udub, loser, bad decision-maker, etc.
    When Riley botches an open man, throws a obnoxiou pass or misses a wide open receiver; it’s Riley has no
    O-Line, receivers are inexperienced, poor play-calling, blabber-blabber-blabber.
    You are so biased and negative-minded that criticism and vindictiveness towards Nate, and anyone who recognizes what Nate has given to the program, is your sole contribution to this site.
    You are right, Nate botched that in the Furd game – compared to Riley’s perfect passing day against the worst pass defense Cal faced all year.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Happy Thanksgiving to all the UCB fans. I would remind the two previous posters what day it is today and call for a moratorium.

  • Golden Bear

    Moratorium, schmoratorium.

    Go where you are wanted. Axeholes don’ get to make peace negotiations.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    People can change.

  • PappysBoyProgeny

    People can change…
    You sir are no person, but a monstrous affectation of vindictive spitefulness born of a failed attempt to enter an academic institution beyond your intellect, ethics, and basic nature. To put it into plain English that you may be able to understand… you are a MORON.

  • Golden Bear

    Take a look at the Bear Insider archives. Last August moron came on to the boards begging to be unbanned, giving some sad sack story about how he wanted to change.

    Mental defectives don’t change. Moron is now on the third year of a “medical leave” from law school — and everyone knows that long a leave means mental breakdown.

    Take your bile and go some place you are wanted if you can find such a place. THIS IS NOT THAT PLACE, moron.

    YOu are what you wanted to be — hated. Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Jan K Oski

    udub is an acronym for the university of washington, not longshanks.

    Discussing Longshanks versus Riley is like deep-frying a Turkey for way too long. It’s insignificant and trivial at this point. No one is seriously debating it, because every angle has already been covered. However, there are still some who are unaware of this reality. I won’t mention any names.

    Go BEARS!

  • AL da BERKELEY KID

    JO, how did the players and the program spend THANKSGIVING. Did they have a team dinner?

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    On ABC review of the 2008 college football season why did they show so many monstruous hits by Taylor Mays against UCB players. Wow…ABC selected one after the other.

  • Big D

    I hope Riley, Longshore, and Mansion get some game time during the UW game. Send Longshore out with a few series, and show the Riley vs. Mansion future of CAL football. Go Bears!

  • Big D

    What’s up with Kiffin to Tennessee? Anybody have any thoughts/opinions on this? Good move or bad move for either (Kiffin or UT)… Just trying to get some conversation going in this slow week. Any thoughts?

  • John

    I just hope we don’t fall on our face in a huge trap game against a team playing for its only win of the season (and for its head coach’s last game)

  • Golden Bear

    SCrulesyou?
    No more.

    Banned.

    be careful what you ask for, amy.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Kevin Craft or Nate Longshore?

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Golden Bear Says:
    November 28th, 2008 at 10:00 pm
    SCrulesyou?
    No more.

    Banned.

    be careful what you ask for, amy.>>>>Ihave no clue what you are speaking about but 1) I haven’t posted on a Bear site since 2004; 2) I continue to post on scout boards with some of my posts being the most viewed and responded to; 3) I post on different media blogs; 4) You still haven’t posted a meaningful football related post in many years.

  • Golden Bear

    Can’t post as morencsarecoming. That screen name is banned.

    Can’t post as iwas or iam alcindor. Or mebanedt8. or lessncarecoming. or funmanagin. Or lots of other id’s. Can’t go onto Cal opponent boards and cause trouble. CAN”T POST ON SC BOARDS as morences!!!!

    Can’t be posting pix of other people. Can’t be boasting that an old man won’t take you out again. Can’t post in any way that reveals who you are cuz the scout techies are willing to ban ANY post we can show is from your ip address, even if it doesn’t misbehave. So YOU have to go underground and neuter yourself in your postings. Which is just as good as getting you banned.

    morencsarecoming

  • Golden Bear

    And idiot — when you challenge my behavior for year, it 1) assumes you know who i am and you don’t, and 2) it admits you are the moron who’s been around for years and tried to whine and beg his way back onto the bear boards where he is ip addressed banned.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Golden Bear Says:
    November 29th, 2008 at 12:36 am
    Can’t post as morencsarecoming. That screen name is banned.

    Can’t post as iwas or iam alcindor. Or mebanedt8. or lessncarecoming. or funmanagin. Or lots of other id’s. Can’t go onto Cal opponent boards and cause trouble. CAN”T POST ON SC BOARDS as morences!!!!

    Can’t be posting pix of other people. Can’t be boasting that an old man won’t take you out again. Can’t post in any way that reveals who you are cuz the scout techies are willing to ban ANY post we can show is from your ip address, even if it doesn’t misbehave. >>>>>>> Yep. You did a good job of banning the different posters that mimic me. I hope you also put an IP ban on those addresses. A few of my s/ns got caught up in the purge. However, I am still around and posting on the scout boards but never did whine and beg to get back onto the boards. Why are you on this blog – you remember the one you called a minor small time one?

  • vb bear

    I feel sorry for you that you have nothing better to do than sit at your computer all day and plan what rude thing to say next, perhaps you should get a life or go play world of warcraft or halo instead of wasting our time.

  • Golden Bear

    Yuu really think ANYONE buys your story that people mimic you? People want to mimic a mental case? Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

    Yeah, I’d love to pretend to have a mental breakdown, leave school, and live with Mommy and Daddy while I have no job no life no gf no nothing but hating Cal. Sure.

  • Warren

    Riley needs to get thick skinned before next year the way he has been playing he is next in line for all the booing!!! Can’t believe the bad sportsmanship @ Cal Good luck Riley Good luck Brock wear ear plubs

  • Golden Bear

    Did you see the dust up between the SC and ND players before the game started? Watch it in slow-mo — it’s so clear that SC players started tossing fists first.

    Thug football.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Golden Bear Says:
    November 29th, 2008 at 7:30 pm
    Did you see the dust up between the SC and ND players before the game started? Watch it in slow-mo — it’s so clear that SC players started tossing fists first.

    Thug football.>>>>Thank you for your first and only football related post in 4 years. Now who do you think chokes more? Tedford or Riley? See you guys in the Emerald Bowl. HAHAHAHA. I heard they give out samples of almonds to the winning team. BTW from what I saw the Domers started it.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    MoreNCsarecoming Says:
    November 28th, 2008 at 10:35 pm
    Golden Bear Says:
    November 28th, 2008 at 10:00 pm
    SCrulesyou?
    No more.

    Banned.>>>>Nope…posted 10 times in the past 2 days. Check it out yourself and then come back here and admit what a fool you really are. You can’t even stalk without looking like a total fool.

  • Golden Bear

    idiot.
    we needed the proof it was you.
    thanks.

    techie said it didn’t seem like you and was afraid it was another person at your ip address.

    thanks
    idiot.

  • Golden Bear

    And idiot moron — how do you know what i’ve been posting the past 4 years unless you are the same morencs or the past 4 years — you know, the sn i got BANNED everywhere!

    Yuu are such an idiot. Take your meds and be careful what you ask for or an old fat man — not santa — will give it to you like he’s done alot already.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Here is what you said…
    Golden Bear Says:
    November 28th, 2008 at 10:00 pm
    SCrulesyou?
    No more.

    Banned.>>>>> Nope…10 posts today and counting. So why are you using this blog to disperse your lies? You are such a blowhard.