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Football: Report before the report

By Jonathan Okanes
Saturday, April 9th, 2011 at 7:31 pm in Football, off-season stuff.

I’ll have a more lengthy report from today’s scrimmage at Grant High School-Sacramento later tonight, but a few quick hits now:

  • Spencer Hagan, who has converted from wide receiver to tight end, was taken to a hospital after getting hit hard in the ribs by a defensive player’s helmet after making a catch. Hagan was expected to remain in the area overnight. Hagan is the only player on the spring roster from the Sacramento area and was having a terrific practice before the injury, which occurred right at the end.
  • Speaking of Sacramento, Cal commits Viliama Moala and Puka Lopa were on hand, as was prospect Shaq Thompson, the younger brother of former Cal cornerback Syd’Quan Thompson. Shaq Thompson committed to Cal but re-opened his recruitment but still could wind up with the Bears.
  • Also in attendance was running back Brendon Bigelow, another Cal commit from Fresno who is expected to do big things this season if healthy.
  • Former Cal quarterback Dave Barr, who now lives in Sacramento, was also on hand.
  • Quarterback Allan Bridgford threw three touchdown passes, all with the second team. Two of the scores went to wide reciever Michael Calvin.
  • LB Dave Wilkerson has a hip flexor and LB Chris McCain has a concussion. Both sat out practice.

More to come…

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  • David

    Very very unfortunate injuries…

  • Boaltblue

    It is still early in the preseason practice to pick a QB, but Allan Bridgford looked the best of all QBs today. He was able to move the offense well and completed most of his passes with no interceptions. Brock

    Georgio kicked his field goals with authority. He boomed one kick 20 yards out to the top of a 40′ high scissor jack that was used as an observation platform for video recording the events; the scissor jack was 20 yards behind the field goal posts .

    It looked like Tedford was coaching the offense all afternoon. Tedford spent a lot of time with the QBs.

    There were at least 4 really hard “Oooooh” type hits by the defense.

    Great way to spend an afternoon.

  • Eric

    Ah, Dave Barr. But for his injury in 1993, we would have gone to the Rose Bowl. The Oregon combeack is still my favorite in-person game (The Play occurred before I arrived on campus). I still love the absolute beatdown we gave to Iowa in the Alamo Bowl, when we were underdogs by three points.