Football: Saturday quick hitters

I’ll have a more thorough recap later, but wanted to throw out there a couple of tidbits because Cal released a depth chart for the season-opener.

–Marvin Jones and Verran Tucker will start at wide receiver. Jeff Tedford confirmed it after practice. He’s been very happy with Tucker’s work this fall, especially in the latter half of camp. He acknoweldeged that the team still will use many three-receiver sets, and said that third receiver could be a numberĀ  of guys — Nyan Boateng and Jeremy Ross, among others.

–Although the depth chart lists Giorgio Tavecchio as kicker, Tedford said it still hadn’t been decided. The team simply wanted to release a depth chart, and as of now, Tavecchio is the starter. But Tedford warned that doesn’t it couldn’t change sometime during the week.

–It appears the linebackers are going to stay the way they have been since the scrimmage — Mike Mohamed and Eddie Young on the outside and Mychal Kendricks and D.J. Holt on the inside. Jerome Meadows is listed as Holt’s backup. Meadows must be doing some good work since we have been banned from watching most of practice, because he wasn’t getting as many reps earlier in camp.

–I may have mentioned this before, but the team has been experimenting with defensive end Keith Browner as a rush linebacker. Well, he’s now listed as Mohamed’s backup, so it appears he’s there to stay.

I will list the complete depth chart later tonight, along with more from today.

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.