Cal earlier this week released its post-spring practice depth chart, notable primarily for the battle that looms at quarterback when fall practice begins Aug. 5. No real news here, but worth revisiting.
New coach Sonny Dykes’ first spring workouts ended with three players still in the mix for the No. 1 quarterback spot — redshirt freshman Zach Kline, freshman Jared Goff and junior Austin Hinder.
Two other areas with questions entering the spring — the offensive line and cornerback– gained some clarity.
Penciled in as the first-team offensive line are left tackle Freddie Tagaloa, left guard Jordan Rigsbee, center Matt Cochran, right guard Alejandro Crosthwaite and right tackle Bill Tyndall. Tyndall missed the final week of practice after undergoing surgery for a broken left ankle, but is expected to be healthy by late July.
Junior Kameron Jackson, a part-time starter last fall, and sophomore Stefan McClure have won jobs at corner. McClure was a highly touted recruit who played significantly as a freshman in 2011 before suffering a major knee injury that sidelined him for all of 2012.
Bryce Treggs and Kenny Lawler have secured the X and Z outside wide receiver spots, with Chris Harper and Jackson Bouza listed at the H and Y inside slot receiver positions. Tight end Richard Rodgers, who sat out the spring while recovering from hand surgery, is expected to mount a serious bid for one of the inside spots.
Cal went through all of spring ball without the three players expected to get most of the time at running back. Junior Brendan Bigelow (knee) and sophomore Daniel Lasco (shoulder) both were sidelined in the spring while rehabbing following surgery, and Khalfani Muhammad, a speed back from Sherman Oaks, will enroll in the fall.