A quick recap for you as the Bears finished up their last major practice before facing Oregon State on Saturday …
–If Cal is without outside linebackers Chris McCain and David Wilkerson (both are nursing injuries), defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast thinks his unit can withstand their absence. “We’ve got guys who have played in there – Dan Camporeale, Cecil Whiteside, Ryan Davis,” Pendergast said. McCain is coming back from a concussion and Wilkerson has a bone bruise on his left knee. Their availability remains unknown as injury updates have been minimal this week. Pendergast acknowledged that inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks can bounce outside if need be, but it doesn’t sound as if he’ll play there much. “In some packages he gets a chance to rush off the perimeter, but it’s not a full focus to put him over there.”
Pendergast said he’s impressed with what he sees on film from Oregon State redshirt freshman quarterback Sean Mannion.
–A couple links for you: Here’s a story I had in today’s paper about Isi Sofele and Cal’s running back situation. And here’s an update on OSU senior receiver James Rodgers, who hasn’t been his play-making self since last season’s knee injury.