The Bears continued their bye week practices Thursday, going in full pads and doing some more game planning for UCLA.
For the veterans, this was really the last practice until next Monday. Friday, as is tradition during the bye week, Cal’s younger players will scrimmage while the veterans will simply do conditioning. Then players and coaches will part ways for the weekend.
A couple of notes:
–Cal coach Jeff Tedford said it’s still too early to determine if some freshmen will redshirt. He said he still hasn’t made a decision with receivers Kaelin Clay and Tevin Carter because injuries can change the plans quickly. He said it’s when there are three or four games left in the season that he starts getting concerned about burning a player’s year of eligibility.
–Speaking of receivers, Tedford said he is hopeful that JC transfer Coleman Edmond will make an impact at some point this season. He compared his development to former receiver Verran Tucker, another JC transfer who took about a half a year to get comfortable in the offense and then became a major factor in the offense.
“Coleman is coming along,” Tedford said. “He just has to be patient. Every week is a new week.”
–Tedford said he has been happy with the development of Clay and Carter in practice, although Carter has been hampered by a hamstring injury recently.