Cal will scrimmage Saturday morning with the hope that its quarterback competition develops a bit more clarity. The Bears have been giving reps to five players in a spring battle to replace NFL-bound Jared Goff, but no one has yet secured the job.
“We’ll know a little bit more after (Saturday),” coach Sonny Dykes said of the 10:30 a.m. practice at Memorial Stadium that is open to the public. “We’ll have a long, extended scrimmage, put those guys in as many game situations as we can, and kind of try to evaluate it from there.”
Redshirt sophomore Chase Forrest, who was Goff’s backup last fall, often operates with the first unit and looks the part of a confident quarterback during drills.
“They’ve all had good moments. Chase to this point has probably been the most consistent,” Dykes said after Friday’s practice.
Earlier, Dykes talked about how Forrest’s demeanor is serving him well.
“He’s an emotionally mature guy,” Dykes said. “That steadiness is really important.”