Cal held a nighttime practice tonight, to get acclimated to Saturday’s 7 p.m. start. Jeff Tedford said the Bears wanted to get used to the angles of the sun while it would still be out Saturday night, and then playing under the lights.
Nothing too much to report from practice. Right tackle Mitchell Schwartz was held out for precautionary reasons because of a sore leg, but Tedford said he expects him back Tuesday. Marcus Ezeff still has yet to return from his sprained ankle.
Also, Ryan Theimer has rejoined the team as the backup punter. Theimer had quit the team because of other personal commitments, but is back once again as Bryan Anger’s backup. Tedford said Theimer won’t be at every practice because of his other commitments, but will continue to work with the team in case something were to happen to Anger.
We are now officially in a game-week routine. The team will be off Monday and return to the practice field Tuesday. The first weekly press luncheon of the season will also be Tuesday.
That’s all for now, given the late hour. I will have some more in the morning…