Practice is over for the week as the team will head to Reno tomorrow and have a walk-through. Some quick notes:
- Cal coach Jeff Tedford said freshman tight end Jacob Wark broke his ankle last Thursday in practice and is out for the season. Wark should get a medical redshirt. With Jarrett Sparks expected to miss his second straight game with a sprained ankle, the Bears are suddenly pretty thin at tight end. Anthony Miller and Spencer Ladner, their two top tight ends, are healthy. After that, the No. 3 guy is either Solomona Aigamuau or Garry Graffort.
- Linebacker Mike Mohamed missed practice again, meaning he didn’t practice all week with his sprained toe. Tedford maintained he will be ready for the game and that missing practice time isn’t as big a deal for someone with such experience. The good news is Mohamed was out of his boot today and appeared to be walking much more comfortably than earlier in the week. Considering there are still two-and-half days until kickoff, he should be in pretty good shape by the time they line up against Nevada.
- Cornerback Steve Williams underwent surgery to repair a ligament in his thumb yesterday. Now, the team will simply wait and see how he is feeling. Tedford said the issue will be pain tolerance. Williams will be wearing a cast so they are not worries about doing more damage to it. He just has to feel well enough to play. If he doesn’t, starting free safety Josh Hill will be the fourth cornerback behind Darian Hagan, Marc Anthony and Bryant Nnabufie.