A productive passing game is what could make a good season a great season at Cal. And quarterback Kevin Riley knows it.
“We have to work hard, harder than this team has ever worked, throwing the ball this summer,” he said. “Everybody knows it. We just have to do it. It’s easy to talk about. You just have to get out and start throwing. Everybody is going to be here this summer. We’re going to get the work done.”
These comments from Riley, which came after Saturday’s scrimmage, are significant for a couple of reasons. First, players realize that everything else is in place for a potentially special season — an explosive running game and dominant defense. Second, it implies Riley knows the passing game is a work in progress, and there needs to be a lot of improvement between now and Sept. 5.
Riley said the team will take a week off but the quarterbacks will start throwing to receivers again starting next week.
“We could be scary good,” Riley said.