Fall Camp Notebook: Day Five

Eric Stevens was crumpled against the turf, on the wrong side of a Chris McCain interception. The fullback had been the intended target, a great defensive play and awkward leg plant leaving him incapacitated for the time being. Stevens was just one casualty in the Cal football team’s first fall
Read More…

Fall Camp Notebook: Day Four

In April, defensive backs coach Ashley Ambrose watched two of his former pupils pick up tickets to the pros. Colorado’s star cornerbacks, Jimmy Smith and Jalil Brown, were plucked in the first and fourth rounds. He thinks he sees something better here at Cal. “Those guys were talented, but there
Read More…

Fall Camp Notebook: Day Three

A reporter asked Chris McCain what animal he would be, and the freshman linebacker picked a cheetah. “I like to run,” he said. McCain was all over the place on Monday, invading the backfield on the third day of fall camp — the second of three on the schedule that
Read More…

Fall Camp Notebook: Day Two

Could Keenan Allen and Marvin Jones become the Pac-12’s best receiving duo? “I think he and I can definitely be one of the top tandems in the nation,” Jones said Sunday. It’s easy to make these sorts of predictions after the second day of fall training camp at Witter Rugby
Read More…

jpg

Fall Camp Notebook: Day One

With a new season approaching, the Cal football team kicked off fall camp on Saturday at a brand-new location. Having traveled all around the Bay Area for spring practices, the Bears finally got to work at their practice facility at Witter Rugby Field. Though it’s hard to take away anything
Read More…

Tedford talks defense at Bay Area Media Day

SAN FRANCISCO — The Cal football team’s defense was the best in the conference last season. A few months later, it lost three starters to the NFL Draft, including first-rounder Cameron Jordan. Consider that the Pac-10 added two members, and that lofty rank will probably be … better? “Two reasons,”
Read More…

Sophomore Keenan Allen should make a fine receiving duo with Marvin Jones this fall. But who else can emerge as a reliable target?

Fall Camp Preview: Storylines to watch

We’ll be posting daily online updates from fall camp starting Saturday. In-depth position previews for Cal can be found on our Football Blog.  1. Zach Maynard under center — and in the spotlight With the departure of Kevin Riley, Cal’s quarterback competition figured to be the team’s most wide-open in
Read More…

Sports in Brief: Derrick Hill signs with hometown Raiders

Derrick Hill got to play close to home when he came to Cal in 2006. Now, he’ll fight for the chance to play even closer as a professional. The Bears’ former nose tackle, who first played football at Oakland’s McClymonds High School, signed with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders as an
Read More…

Report: Cal received services of controversial scout

Cal’s football program is one of two others to have used the recruiting services of Will Lyles, a Houston-based scout currently under NCAA  investigation for his involvement with the University of Oregon. Invoices obtained by The Oregonian show that both Cal and LSU bought recruiting packages from Lyles which included
Read More…