Football: Training camp report — Aug. 18

Cal had its second-to-last double-day of training camp today, but neither session was in full pads because of yesterday’s scrimmage.

Media access is only after the first practice of the day on double-days. I wasn’t able to attend today, but here is what Jeff Tedford had to say:

  • On anything that stood out after watching the tape of the scrimmage: “Some of the young defensive linemen are doing really well.”
  • On the top four middle linebackers: Mychal Kendricks and D.J. Holt are the starters, followed by Robert Mullins and Steven Fanua (that doesn’t count Nick Forbes, who is still working himself back into shape after offseason ankle surgery).
  • On running backs Dasarte Yarnway and Brendan Bigelow’s performance in the scrimmage: “They did OK. Bigelow is still learning. He has a lot to learn but he is looking better physically. He’s getting more comfortable. Dasarte did some good things. He’s still limited because of his knee. But he did some good things and some things he needs to improve with as well. That’s still in the evaluation process, on who the third and fourth backs are going to be.”
  • On running back C.J. Andreson’s performance in the scrimmage, and whether he’s getting into shape: “He did a nice job. He made a couple real nice runs. …He’s getting into shape.”

And that was about it.

Tomorrow, the Bears are back at Evans Diamond, once again getting the feel for playing on a field with infield dirt. They will go only in shells, with their next full-pad practice being on the back end of Saturday’s final double-day of camp.



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.