Cal football: Back to school

Spring break is over, which means the break in spring practice is almost over as well. The Bears will be back at it tomorrow. They have 11 more practices. Included in those are three scrimmages, the first of which will be this Saturday. The last scrimmage, on April 18, is open to the public.

Jonathan Okanes

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  • Eric

    Any predictions as to whom will be the starting WRs (including a slot receiver in a 3-receiver set)?

  • Jan K Oski

    Boatang, Ross, Tucker are my fearless predictions, while 2 Jones (Markish and Marvin) will challenge for playing time. The rest will battle for the scrapes. Of course, it is way too early as an injury could make this blind prediction a joke.

  • milo

    I know it’s spring ball and the fall JC guys haven’t come in yet, but any word on Jerome Meadows from SJCC at LB? Seems like he could be a monster…big (6’3″/240) and fast.

  • Bears

    Calvin has been hurt but is a talented fast big WR. If he is healthy look out. Expect big things for the WR core/the entire offense this fall.

  • Davidson

    Marv Jones will break out. Rumor has it he even burned syd in practice. The guy has the body, speed and athletism to be a true threat

  • Jethro

    First somebody has got to get the ball to the WRs, then they have to catch it, and then we can talk about improvement. The Bears had a lot of trouble with steps 1 and 2 last year.

  • John

    Hey, I’m perfectly fine with 7-10 wheel route TDs to RB Vereen. Who needs wide receivers anyway? =D

  • Jonathan Okanes

    Eric, right now you’d have to go with the three guys returning — Nyan Boateng, Verran Tucker and Jeremy Ross. But I think Marvin Jones and Michael Calvin have a chance to knock someone off. Calvin, of course, has to get healthy. Jones is a talent but inexperienced. I think we’ll know more about Jones chances at the end of spring ball. He needs to make an impact to position himself by the time fall camp begins.
    Milo, I would think Ryan Davis has a better chance than Meadows to make an immediate impact. There is speculation that Davis could be the type of rush linebacker Zack Follett was.

  • Stay Golden

    Boatang, Ross, Tucker are my fearless predictions
    Wow, you really went out on a limb their. My fearless prediction is tha Jahvid Best will be our starting Running Back to start the season.
    Yeah, I know….fearless. 🙂