Football: Hitting the books

Cal coach Jeff Tedford said earlier today that cornerback Darian Hagan and defensive end DeAndre Coleman will not practice for the time being, instead using practice time to study.

Tedford stressed that neither player is in the academic “doghouse” but needs to work on their studies. They will join the team at the end of each practice for conditioning.

This is the second straight spring Hagan has spent practice time focusing on his studies. Earlier this month, Tedford said Hagan has really been maturing this offseason and expected big things from him for his senior season. Tedford said today that he still believes Hagan is getting it together, but simply needs to put in the extra time to keep his grades where they are.

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.

  • LR

    Hagan is really a head case. All that promise from 2 years ago, followed by crap 2009 and now this. Obviously missing the spring is a big deal no matter how the staff wants to spin it. Especially so after a disappointing 2009.

    I think Tedford is a little soft on some of these marginal guys. He needs to be more of a hatchet man like Monty (Seeley). Lazy dudes tend to poison the well.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    I guess the advisors in the Social Welfare program aren’t doing their jobs. Maybe a change in majors would be more beneficial. 🙂

  • Calduke


    We need Coleman on the field!! This DE/LB is what is needed to start to turn around the soft defense

  • jpf

    Glad to see that academics still come first for student-athletes…unlike some other socal-ed institutions.