Cal quarterback Brock Mansion said that today’s practice had more enthusiasm than any practice since the first week of the season.
Part of that, according to coach Jeff Tedford, is because the Bears practiced at a high tempo to try to simulate what it will be like to play No. 1 Oregon on Saturday. The Ducks run an uptempo, hurry-up offense that can get snaps off two or three times per minute. The Bears’ scout team offense ran the Ducks’ plays at a high pace to try to prepare the defense.