Cal was off today but I had a busy day working on a couple of stories that will run over the next couple of days, as well as my season-preview that runs Tuesday. The preview story will be an examination of Jahvid Best’s chances at the Heisman, if it’s really realistic to include him in the conversation considering the three finalists from last year are back and he plays for a West Coast school not named USC.
Cal returns to practice tomorrow morning. After practice, it will be Contra Costa Times Fan Appreciation Day. Players and coaches will be available for photos and autographs. It runs from 12-2.
Some of you may have heard by now that the Pac-10 came to an agreement with the Alamo Bowl today. It’s reportedly a four-year deal that pays out $3 million to the participants. The second place Pac-10 team will be matched up against a team from the Big 12.
The Holiday Bowl, which used to take the No. 2 Pac-10 team, will now take the third-place team. No word on how that affects the other bowl arrangments. The previous format had the No. 3 Pac-10 team going to the Sun Bowl.
Here’s my notebook that runs Saturday, already on our web site. Just a little more on the decision to play Isi Sofele as a true freshman.
Be back with more tomorrow…