August 7, 2007

Nguon's Notebook

Garnering its second consecutive national top-15 ranking to begin the preseason, the Cal football team had its first Fall Camp workout Monday afternoon. This was the first chance for Bears coach Jeff Tedford and his staff to see all faces on the field since the Holiday Bowl in December. Some of the first day highlights included some spectacular one-on-one battles between receivers and cornerbacks, a plethora of fundamental drills, and a couple of surprising new hair dos to boot.

Nice and Easy

The Bears are scheduled to practice a total of 29 times before the season opener September 1 at home against No. 15 Tennessee. For the first couple of sessions this week, Cal is taking it lightly, having players out on the field strictly in helmets, jerseys, and shorts.

Tedford will get a further chance to evaluate players when Cal has its first full pad practice, scheduled for Friday. The No. 12 Bears are also scheduled to have five two-a-day sessions, beginning with the first get-together Saturday morning.

In the meantime, the Cal players convened Monday afternoon and picked up right where it left off.

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