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Football: Saturday afternoon update

Busy day today. Cal wrapped up spring practice a couple hours ago with its final controlled scrimmage. Coach Jeff Tedford said he will have an announcement  next week regarding the quarterback situation, although it probably won’t come until the following week because Tedford is off to the Pac-10 meetings next week.

The suspense regarding the quarterback competition is dwindling. Zach Maynard took all the first team reps today. Combine that with the positive comments Tedford has made about Maynard  this spring, it seems pretty clear he’s at the very least in the lead for the job. It remains to be seen if Tedford’s announcement will be as definitive as announcing a starter. He could just say one player — likely Maynard — will enter fall camp as the No. 1 guy but there will still be competition. That being said, it appears the job is Maynard’s to lose.

The other significant development today is that former Cal linebacker Mike Mohamed was drafted in the sixth round by the Denver Broncos, meaning he will join fellow former Bear Syd’Quan Thompson. Mohamed just recently concluded a conference call and I’ll have more on that later.

Also, much more on today’s scrimmage later as well. For now, gotta get cracking on my story for tomorrow’s paper.

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.