By Jonathan Okanes
Thursday, November 12th, 2009 at 10:09 pm in Mid-week.
After seeming optimistic about the his availability yesterday, Cal coach Jeff Tedford said tonight that nose tackle Derrick Hill is doubtful for Saturday’s game.
Hill has missed the past two games with a stinger, but Tedford said Wednesday that Hill looked good during strength and agility drills. But after being further evaluated by Cal’s medical staff tonight, it appears Hill didn’t do enough to make the doctors feel comfortable about him playing.
Hill is out for the game unless something were to change between now and Saturday.
On the positive injury front, Tedford once again reiterated that left guard Matt Summers-Gavin is back and will start against Arizona.
Giorgio Tavecchio has emerged as the kicker after another week of competition. Tavecchio will handle both kickoffs and field goals.
Tedford tonight talked briefly about senior day. Saturday will be the last home game of the career of Cal’s seniors, and it’s something that isn’t just emotional for the players, but for Tedford himself.
“From recruiting them, to bring them through, all the years that they’ve been here, the work that they’ve put in, the bonding that we’ve had together, to see them grow as people – to see their last time down the tunnel, that’s always an emotional time.,” Tedford said. “We’re always talking about sending them out of here on the right note, to make their last experience at Memorial Stadium a positive one.”