Cal did practice last night, something that got a bit lost amid Cameron Jordan going to the Saints. The Bears held a shortened practice, partly to get guys fresh for Saturday’s final scrimmage and partly to get back to Cal to watch Jordan get selected. The team watched the draft and had dinner together as Jordan’s name was called.
A couple of notes from Jeff Tedford’s post-practice comments yesterday:
- More reaction to Beau Sweeney’s departure, but nothing new: “It’s good for him. You only get a chance to do this one time. He wants to play and was in a backup role. He’s a great kid. We wish him nothing but the best. He’s an awesome kid. … You only have one opportunity to play college football. That’s what we talked about. He still wants to play so he wants to go somewhere he’ll have an opportunity to get on the field.”
- Tedford downplayed how much the Bears will incorporate elements of the spread offense this season. “If there is a play or two that takes advantage of the quarterback’s ability to run, then we’ll utilize it. Thee won’t be a significan change (to the offense).”
- Tedford said the starters won’t see a lot of action Saturday. “We want to see the 2s and 3s in game time situations,” he said. “Some positions, we can’t afford to do that because we don’t have the depth. Some guys have to play. But where we do have the depth, we want to make sure we see those second and third guys.”
- Tedford acknowledged that the play of the offensive line hasn’t been pretty at times this spring. But he also said much of that is because there is a lot of inexperience with starters Mitchell Schwartz and Dominic Galas sidelined with injuries. “That’s why this spring wasn’t pretty a lot of the time because they are seeing so many looks and figuring out who to block, not just to block them. Those are good lessons to learn. I think there is some ability there. We just have to make sure we continue to grow. We have a lot of work to do on the depth on the offensive line. Some of the starters we feel good about. But the 6th, 7th and 8th guys are going to be really important.”