Fall camp notebook: one week in the books

A front-runner for the No. 2 running back slot emerges and defensive newcomers impress

The Cal footbal team has concluded its first full week of fall practice on Saturday. The Bears will hold training camp sessions at both AT&T Park and Candlestick Park.
Allyse Bacharach/Senior Staff
The Cal footbal team has concluded its first full week of fall practice on Saturday. The Bears will hold training camp sessions at both AT&T Park and Candlestick Park.

Joyous cheers erupted at the end of Cal’s Saturday morning workout. A later afternoon practice in shells was cancelled, giving the players — with Sunday already off — a free rest of the weekend. “Great work, great work today,” Jeff Tedford said of the session, which concluded the team’s first
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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
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Position Preview: Secondary

The Year That Was Cal was statistically the best defensive team in the Pac-10 last season, and that had a lot to do with its secondary. The Bears ranked first in pass defense, giving up just 187 yards per game in the air and 15 touchdown passes, both tops in
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