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Football: The Bears indeed will rest

By Jonathan Okanes
Friday, January 16th, 2009 at 1:44 pm in off-season stuff.

Cal has moved its game at Washington from Oct. 10 to Dec. 5 next season. That now gives the Bears at least one bye, and it comes near the halfway point of the season. Coincidentally, the Bears and Huskies did pretty much the same thing last year, moving the game from Oct. 11 to Dec. 6. This means the Bears will not end the season with the Big Game for the second year in a row.

UPDATE: The Bears actually have two bye weeks. They also will be off between the Big Game and the Washington game, just like this past season.

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  • joshiemac

    A December game in Seattle is always an iffy proposition weather-wise, but this is a smart decision. With a brutally front-loaded schedule, the Bears are going to need all the rest they can get.

  • Will

    It gives us some rest, and to be brutally honest, Jake Locker will probably be hurt by that point anyway (although for his sake, I hope he finally stays healthy).

  • joblo

    totally dumb decision. easy enough to just move the wsu game instead. now we’re playing 2 teams on senior day at their place, one in the worst weather of the year. this is a bad move.

  • http://cctimes chuck

    i’m all for bye weeks since it helps those that are hurt extra time to recover…that being said I hate the idea of not finishing the season with the Big Game…the season should ALWAYS end after beating the stupid trees

  • VatoZapato

    Is the full schedule available somewhere?

  • Will

    calbears.com should have it.

  • VatoZapato
  • Jan K Oski

    Vato, Try BearInsider.com on the same topic, it has the entire schedule in the article.

    http://www.bearinsider.com/news/story.php?article=335

    This is a brilliant move after the $C game. Our Bears will be able to reload against the weaker PAC teams minus OSU. If they complete this schedule with a Rose Bowl berth, as I fearlessly predict right now, it will go down as a hard fought campaign.

    Go BEARS!

  • Jan K Oski

    Hey JO, I’m bummed that my http://www.contracostatimes.com/cal link no longer works… Kick those IT boys in the butt for me!

  • michias

    We still need a game on Sept 12, I think.
    If one has been scheduled please post.

    Thanx

  • Berkelium97

    Michias,
    The Sept 12 game is a home game against Eastern Washington University.

  • michias

    Thanks Berkelium. Is it home or away?
    It’s not on calbears.cstv.com yet.

  • Like it

    Needed a bye and got it the only time that made sense. Going to WSU in Dec is worse than Seattle so that would not work. If Cal has something to play for this is a great move. Think a few Cal fans will go to that game if the Rose Bowl is on the line? I’ll sure be there if BCS is possible. Two road games to end the season is not easy but you have to play em sometime, might as well give yourself a break after SC.
    I like it.

  • http://cctimes chuck

    does anyone know why Sean Quinn was taken on Cal’s commit list on Rivals? he’s a juco fullback

  • Simon

    JJ Arrington is going to the Super Bowl! Go Bears!

  • bearfan

    Chuck,

    I assume you meant “off” the commit list. I think it’s an on going story, but due to a NCAA technicality of the number of units he took he might be in a very difficult position now with only 2 years to play 1 instead of what he had originally thought (3 years to play 2). Last I heard, he was planning to appeal… very tough for the kid if the NCAA screws him on this one.

  • http://cctimes chuck

    Bearfan,
    I heard about it over the weekend…hard to give a scholarship to a guy that can only play one year so that’s understandable—and sucky…let’s hope for Carroll, Wheaton, and Hall at receiver, Kennard and DE!