Comcast SportsNet California has produced a documentary about Alex Mack and his preparation for the NFL Draft. It will air several times, beginning next Monday. Here are the listings.
Archive for April, 2009
As of Tuesday night, Worrell Williams still hadn’t signed a free agent contract with an NFL team. Hope to have news on Wednesday.
Fullback Will Ta’ufo’ou has signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bears.
UPDATE: I’m now told Williams won’t sign with a team until Tuesday morning.
Former Cal linebacker Worrell Williams hasn’t signed with anyone yet. His agent, Tony Fleming, said they are weighing offers between two teams and it should be finalized sometime today.
The Los Angeles Times ran a story today that said Cal coach Mike Montgomery has made recruiting trips to observe K.C. Caudill, a 7-foot center from Brea Olinda HS. Caudill, who will be a junior next season, averaged 16.3 points and 12.0 rebounds as a sophomore.
Here’s a profile on the young prospect from the Orange County Register.
Cal will play Iowa State at Haas Pavilion on Saturday, Dec. 5 as part of the third Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series.
Here’s the full schedule for the series. Game times and TV information will be announced at a later date.
The Golden Bears and Cyclones have met just three times, with Iowa State holding a 2-1 series edge. That includes a 75-64 Iowa State victory in the 1996 NCAA tournament opener.
Iowa State was just 15-17 a year ago, finishing 10th in the Big 12 with a 4-12 record. But the Cyclones return 6-foot-10, 230-pound junior-to-be Craig Brackins, who averaged 20.2 points and 9.5 rebounds, and scored 42 points against Kansas.
Speaking of the Jayhawks, they figure to be ranked No. 1 headed into next season after big man Cole Aldrich and point guard Sherron Collins both announced they will be back. KU also picked up one of the nation’s top 10 recruiting prospects, when 6-6 wing Xavier Henry opted for Lawrence, rather than following coach John Calipari from Memphis to Kentucky.
Cal has not announced its full schedule for next season, but the Bears reportedly are playing a non-conference game against Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse.
Former Cal long snapper Nick Sundberg signed a free agent contract with the Carolina Panthers immediately after the draft last night. HIs agent, Ryan Tollner, said a handful of teams pursued Sundberg but Carolina was the best option. Tollner said the Panthers don’t currently have a long snapper on their roster that has ever snapped in an NFL game.
Former Cal linebacker Anthony Felder signed a free agent contract with the San Diego Chargers after the draft last night, according to his agent, Nial Schwartz. Schwartz said San Diego was the best opportunity for Felder, based on the team’s depth chart.
Erik Burkhardt, the agent for former Cal quarterback Nate Longshore, just confirmed for me that his client is heading to the MIami Dolphins as a camp invitee. Burkhardt said Longshore was close to going to Cincinnati last night but the Dolphins became a better fit this morning. Longshore will take part in the Dolphins’ rookie mini-camp this weekend.
I had a short conversation with Cal linebacker Worrell Williams after the draft. Of course, Williams was not drafted after most projections had him going in the later rounds. Here is some of what he said:
His reaction: “It’s definitely a humbling experience. It was a wild draft. A lot of people went in spots they weren’t expected to go.”
Whether he was surprised: “I was shocked. I thought there was a chance I could slip but not that i wouldn’t get drafted at all. Everything happens for a reason. Patience is what I need right now, and I’ll go from there.”