Here’s a more complete recap of Saturday’s scrimmage, thanks to my colleague, Phil Jensen, who attended practice in a pinch-hit role while I’m in Las Vegas covering hoops:
The offense had a fast start, but the defense rallied near the end of Cal’s first spring intra-squad scrimmage.
Quarterbacks Jared Goff, Zach Kline and Austin Hinder played in that order, and each threw touchdowns on their first drives. But coach Sonny Dykes said the order didn’t necessarily reflect the order of the team’s upcoming first depth chart.
“I think we just stuck them out there and let them go play. We will assess it,” Dykes said.
The first depth chart will probably be released Monday.
Goff opened with a drive where he completed six of his nine passes, including a 32-yard TD to Bryce Treggs. Goff completed 13 of his 23 passes for 168 yards and three touchdowns.
“We put him in this situation today to go out there first to see how he handled it, and get an evaluation on that, and thought he did fine. I don’t think it bothered him a bit,” Dykes said. “That was encouraging.”
It took Kline only one pass to reach the end zone. On his first drive, he connected with Joel Willis for a 97-yard touchdown. Kline’s pass traveled approximately 50 yards. Kline completed 6 of his 8 passes for 134 yards.
Then Hinder took over at quarterback on the third drive and completed five straight passes, including a touchdown to Maurice Harris. Hinder finished 6 for 10 for 83 yards and a touchdown.
Kyle Boehm was 0 for 3 with an interception in his only series.
Bryce McGovern had a team-high six catches for 49 yards, and Treggs had three catches for 58 yards and two touchdowns.
The defense also had some impressive plays later in the scrimmage. Kyle Kragen and Mustafa Jalil got pressure on the quarterback. Isaac Lapite, Kameron Jackson and Khairi Fortt all defended passes well. Avery Sebastian produced a hit that drew “oohs” from the small crowd in the stands.
“I thought the offense came out pretty hot, you know, got a little momentum,” Dykes said. “Then I thought the defense did a good job of getting back.”