I have escaped the CBKWit Memorial Dungeon and will get back to my daily posting of the Golden Nuggets. This means Twist and Avinash are relieved of their duties and, more importantly, you readers are relieved now that you don't have to read their posts! (I kid, I kid, please don't put me back in the dungeon) Today we have a wealth of football news including Tedford's comments on the depth chart, a look at how Tucker shot to the top of the depth chart, plenty of praise for the Cal defense from ESPN, and an article on the progress made under Tedford and how he's invested so much that he "would like to stay here forever."
- At Fan Appreciation Day, Tedford showed how great of a guy he is by staying after the event until every autograph-seeker was satisfied. Not surprisingly, Tedford and Best had the longest lines at the event. In case you missed Fan Appreciation Day, Cal released some photos from the event.
- After Saturday's practice Tedford responded to questions about the depth chart, saying kicking duties were still open, but remaining firm about receivers. Also, Calvin should return this week. After being held out of spring for academic reasons, Verran Tucker responded with such drive and tenacity that he shot to the top of the depth chart.
- Practice started at 7pm yesterday to get the Bears acclimated to the sun angles and lights for such an unusual kickoff time. Ryan Theimer has rejoined the team to serve as Bryan Anger's backup. After practice Tedford talked about the new lights and preparing for Maryland's new defensive coordinator.
- ESPN loves the Bears, as Ted Miler gave #1 rankings for Cal's cornerbacks and defensive ends within the conference. Kirk Herbstreit shows some love for Cal too in his Herbie Awards by ranking Best as the #1 RB, Syd as the #2 corner and #4 kick/punt returner, and Tightwad Hill as the #3 site GameDay must visit.
- The construction sounds outside Tedford's window is music to his ears. He goes on to say the he has invested so much in Cal that he "would like to stay here forever."
- #6 Women's volleyball dominates Connecticut in a 3-0 sweep.
- #16 women's soccer falls to #3 Portland.