Football: DeMartinis gone, Bigelow ready

Colleague Jon Wilner passes on a few notes he got from talking with Jeff Tedford at Pac-12 media day:

  • Offensive tackle Sam DeMartinis has decided to “move on.” DeMartinis has already earned his degree. This comes as a mild surprise because DeMartinis got plenty of reps during the spring. But, of course, a big reason for that was the absence of Mitchell Schwartz. Perhaps DeMartinis sees Schwartz and Matt Summers-Gavin entrenched at the tackle sports for his senior season.
  • Tedford said incoming freshman running back Brendan Bigelow will be ready to go when training camp starts on Aug. 6. Since Tedford can’t watch players work out over the summer, he said he really doesn’t have a good sense of Bigelow’s health. But Tedford was told by trainers that Bigelow is cleared to practice, and that he assumes that means practicing in full capacity. Bigelow is coming off two major knee injuries, the second of which wiped out his senior season of high school. Tedford has said during the offseason that he’s hopeful Bigelow, who is believed to be supremely talented when healthy, can compete for playing time immediately.

Jonathan Okanes

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  • David

    Oh man. Sad for DeMartinis, wish him the best. Really like him as a player and the depth he brought. Good luck, man.

    Excited for Biggie!!!

  • eric

    Bummer for Sam. Dude was a stud at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, and I was thrilled when he committed. But I’m glad he got his degree!