Not all that much to share as far as Cal news from today’s practice. Here’s a story worth checking out if you haven’t seen it yet. My co-worker, Jon Wilner, provided a nice breakdown of the bowl scenarios for both Cal and Stanford based on what happens in Saturday’s Big Game.
–This espn.com blog takes a look at Stanford’s need to bounce back from its poor effort against Oregon. And that brings up an interesting point to ponder. One school of thought says that Stanford will come out sharper and more fired up than ever against the Bears after absorbing their first defeat last week. Do you subscribe to the theory that Cal might have been better off had the Cardinal beaten Oregon and still been undefeated for the Big Game? I really don’t think Stanford was going to overlook Cal no matter what it did against Oregon. But it’s food for thought.
–If you want to jump ahead and study up on Arizona State, which Cal visits for its regular season finale on the day after Thanksgiving, you might be interested in this blog entry.
–No word yet on the availability of outside linebackers Chris McCain and David Wilkerson for the Big Game. If we get any clarity on that in the coming days, I’ll be passing it along …