By Jonathan Okanes
Saturday, June 13th, 2009 at 2:35 pm in off-season stuff.
Some tidbits I picked up from Cal’s workout on Thursday:
–Running back Jahvid Best is practicing. He said he’s not totally 100 percent but “I could play.” He said he has been cleared to do everything without limitations. “My body is feeling a lot better,” Best said. “It’s not perfect, but it’s feeling really good right now.”
–Fans will no longer see long flowing hair coming out of the back of Michael Calvin’s helmet. Calvin shaved his head in March. “I needed something new,” said Calvin, who is on his way back from ACL surgery.
–Wide receiver Nyan Boateng on Calvin’s return: “Mike is a special player. I’m very proud of how hard he’s worked to get back. He will add another threat to the offense. We need him. We need everybody we can use.”
–Quarterback Kevin Riley said the mechanical adjustments he made during the spring are paying off. It was designed to shorten his motion and make sure he didn’t drop his elbow, a bad habit he had formed. “My ball is coming out more accurate, with more zip on it,” he said. “This is the best I’ve felt in like two years. It’s coming out quicker and feels better.”