Football: Wednesday practice notes

  • Jeff Tedford said that Steve Williams will start seeing more playing time at cornerback. The coaches have liked the way he’s practice and he’s done pretty well when he’s had chances in games.
  • I asked Tedford if he’d like to get tight end Anthony Miller more involved in the offense. Miller, considered one of the most draftable tight ends in the nation, has just six catches for 71 yards on the season. “That’d be nice. There have been times when you put things his way but it’s covered so you have to go somewhere else. The coverages are pretty tight. I don’t know if they scheme to do that, but they’re just tight on him.”
  • Tedford said CB Darian Hagan missed most of the first half last week because he needed an IV in the locker room.
  • Tedford, on the season DE Cameron Jordan is having: “He’s definitely a guy that’s causing havoc and making plays. He’s playing really well. He’s a big, physical guy who can really run. He plays with great intensity, great effort. When you’re that big and run like that — you don’t find that all the time.”

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.

  • Juancho

    Glad Williams will be playing. Got to start playing these young guys with potential now so that next year we can start well out of the gate.

  • …Tedford said that “he was very impressed with the way that Tedford has motivated the team to execute the masterful game plan that Tedford has developed to humble USC. Tedford indicated further that it was really quite impressive how much Tedford had grown as a leader over the summer, and how the team had closed ranks behind the humble self-effacing master.”

    Those many players who had watched the entire USC rout from the sidlines in their niffty and stylishly clean uniforms praised Tedford endlessly for the decision to save the cost of having their uniforms needlessly soiled.

    In his customarily fair manner, Tedford allowed all players to have equal allottments of water during the practice. “We’re are team after all,” said the Tedford, using his best James Garner imitation.