Apparently Cal's freshman QB Allan Bridgford hasn't been practicing in months. I was surprised that this was just now made public. This seems to explain why Wertenberger was working so much with the scout team.
Freshman quarterback Allan Bridgford suffered a shoulder injury while lifting weights around the third week of the season and has been shut down ever since. Bridgford, like most incoming freshman, began the season as the scout team quarterback but that was cut short because of the injury. Bridgford should be ready to return by the beginning of spring practice, but it is unclear how viable he will be if Jeff Tedford opens the quarterback position back up.
After the jump we have recaps/analysis and post-game quotes from basketball's 88-67 win over UCSB, Pac-10 predictions, a look at Monty's four recruits, and more.
- Wilner comments on Alamar's dismissal, saying it probably shouldn't be the only change made on the team.
- Cal cruised to an easy 88-67 win over UCSB last night. Those who saw the game saw the tallest matchup in Haas Pavilion history, with 7'2" Zhang taking on the supposedly 7'2" Greg Somogyi (who looked a little shorter than Max). Farudo's live thread is a good look at how the game progressed over the first half. He couldn't provide many updates during the second half.
In his post-game comments Monty says his team needs to avoid becoming complacent when they have a large lead. Additionally, he told Max that he needs to rebound more aggressively if he wants to continue playing quality minutes.
- In a down year for the Pac-10, Farudo thinks Cal's lack of size won't prevent them from winning the conference. He says they have the shooters and coaching necessary to take home the Pac-10 crown. Seattle Times writer Percy Allen thinks Washington will win the conference with defense and a deep rotation. He says we haven't seen Cal's potential due to injuries. SFGate predicts Cal will finish second in the conference, as they lack a presence inside.
- Farudo gives us an update on Cal's four-man recruiting class.