The Bears held their last double-day of training camp Saturday, going in shells in the morning and full pads in the afternoon. That set up what essentially is the final day of camp — Monday’s scrimmage.
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The Bears practiced for the second and final time at Evans Diamond this morning, once again getting players acclimated to playing on a field that contains infield dirt and natural grass.
It was the last chance for Cal to practice in such conditions. Evans Diamond won’t be available again as the fall semester is getting set to begin and fall baseball will commence soon afterward.
Cal held the first of its two scrimmages during training camp and there was no real news to report. Of course, in the old days, reporters could tell you a lot more about the scrimmage because we were allowed to watch it — even if was just an observation of who is playing well and who isn’t.
Cal held its one and only practice of training camp at AT&T Park this afternoon, as players got familiar with the field they will call home in 2011.
After Tuesday evening’s full pad practice, the Bears were only in helmets today as it was a session more about familiarizing themselves with their surroundings. Players got used to playing on a field with infield dirt and in a configuration where a wall is very near the back of the end zone.
Cal had its first day off of training camp today, as players healed up from a gruelingg stretch of three full pad practices in four days. It will be interesting to see how much practice changes this week. Coaches are starting to get a better idea of where players stands, and the depth chart could start taking more shape.
Here’s my notebook that ran today, focusing on quarterback Brock Mansion and how he’s dealt with failing to win the starting job.
Jeff Tedford was very happy with how his team performed during its full pad practice Saturday morning. It was the Bears’ third full pad practice in the past four days, and he said his players had some bounce in their step.
“Great work today — very physical, very energetic,” Tedford said. “It was real good. They came out charged ready to go right from the first period.”
The Bears completed their first week of training camp today with a helmets-only practice following back-to-back days in full pads. Coach Jeff Tedford said it was a “big mental day,” as the team went over situations in differnet phases of the game.