It’s the calm before the storm these days with football as we get through the time between Signing Day and spring practice. Believe it or not, spring practice is less than three weeks away (begins on March 6). About 10 days before the start of the spring, I’ll start doing day-by-day previews of what to expect and what to look for during spring practices.
In the meantime, a few loose ends:
- Wednesday, I will be attending the Tiny Bates Award Banquet in Sacramento. As I’ve mentioned before, the Tiny Bates Award is giving annually by the Sacramento Grid Club to the best senior Cal player from the Greater Sacramento Area. This year’s winner, not surprisingly, is cornerback Syd’Quan Thompson. Coach Jeff Tedford and athletic director Sandy Barbour are among those who will be in attendance and I will report back with any tidbits about the program that come out during the evening.
- Don’t forget, Thursday will be our live chat with Barbour from 2-3 p.m. Here is the link to participate.
- Overlooked this story by bearinsider.com on new Cal quarterback Zach Maynard.
- It’s an ESPN.com premium link so I won’t post it, but ESPN.com draft analyst Todd McShay projects Jahvid Best going No. 28 to the San Diego Chargers in his latest mock draft.