Hey everyone. Ben Enos filling in for JO today.
Now introducing… the Cal ice hockey team! Well, no, not really. But, it was nice and chilly in Strawberry Canyon for today’s practice and coach Jeff Tedford said there was even some ice on the Memorial Stadium field turf when the Bears showed up this morning.
Once the ice disappeared, it was a straightforward day in Bears camp. Not much news to report, other than that if Jeremy Ross can’t go as the Bears punt returner on Saturday, Keenan Allen will take his place. Tedford said there’s still a possibility Ross might play, and that he practiced on Wednesday. Tight end Anthony Miller also practiced.
Tedford said he’s confident that the players know the importance of this weekend’s game, and said he knows Washington will be likewise motivated as the Huskies are looking to win their last two games.
“It’s like a playoff game for them as well, but it’s really got nothing to do with their motivation. It’s more about what our motivation is,” Tedford said.
If the Bears win Saturday, Tedford said the team will look at practicing at Witter Field, which is available again with a new playing surface. He said the field is currently a little soft, so it needs to be played on to harden it up a little.
The Bears will practice early Thanksgiving morning, then have a team meal before letting the players head their separate ways for the day. I’ll have an update for ya tomorrow afternoon.