Football: A break

Just wanted to check in and let everyone know that I will be taking most of the next two weeks off, so there won’t be much on the football side of things here. I do plan on attending Wednesday’s Tiny Bates banquet Wednesday in Sacramento and will probably have some nuggets off of that (Jeremy Ross is this year’s winner, given to the best Cal player each year from the Sacramento area). Other than that, should be pretty quiet.

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.

  • wehofx

    Hope it’s a paid vacation this time, as opposed to unpaid leave after crash in 08/09. Enjoy!

  • Boaltblue

    As written by Dewey Willis, President of the Cal Grid Club of Sacramento:

    Jeremy Ross to be honored as HENRY J. “TINY” BATES MEMORIAL AWARD WINNER.

    At Senior day on November 27th, WR/KR Jeremy Ross reflected on his Cal career in the Official Game Program with the following words:

    “I thank God, who has allowed me to be the person I am, opening up the door, keeping me through the struggles, and continuing to help me build character; my mom and dad, Tangerine and Jordan; my brothers Brian and Jordan, and sisters, Ashley and Angel- they’ve always been in my corner and I’m their biggest fan. Thanks to all my friends that go to my church and keep me grounded and focused on what’s important. To the coaches, especially coach Tedford and Daft, thank you for giving me the opportunity to be at Cal and seeing potential in me. I love my team. We’ve built so many memories. I’m going to miss them a lot. It means a lot to be a Cal Bear, a brotherhood, being a part of something great. Joe Roth, The Play- I’m part of that family. It’s great to be a part of a program that has so much tradition and I’m proud to have been able to contribute to it.”

    Wow-what words from this 5-11, 213 lb, 3 year varsity senior from Laguna Creek High School. I think we all have special memories of Jeremy, either jumping over tacklers on punt returns or scoring on an end around or my favorite – a crucial game saving third down leaping catch from Kevin Riley in the Minnesota road victory last year.


    Now my words.

    This Cal Bear enjoyed watching you make plays that will remain part of Cal Football history. To be able to tell fellow fans in the stands to watch for Ross to high jump over a defender and then see it happen — PRICELESS!!!

    Thank you!

    The best of luck to you in your endeavors.