As he performs at more and more venues, Alex "Loggy" Lagemann's hobby is turning into a serious pursuit. Go here to download his album "Up All Night" for free.
"Before he put out his mixtape, he sat down and was just kind of freestyling. I was like, 'I think he's got something here,' " said Cal wide receiver Ian Albrecht, Loggy's manager and hype man. "We kicked out a beat and put out a song and it was really good. We showed all of our buddies on the team, and they told us to put more songs out. We did it and big things have happened since."
Loggy's DJ is Cal defensive end Mike Costanzo ("DJ Big Red"). Costanzo has had his own personal DJ business for the past eight years
"It sounded really good for someone who has never done it," Costanzo said. "The lyrics are awesome. Whether or not it gets bigger than it has, I don't know. But definitely if it continues to work out like this, there's no stopping the possibility of what we can do."
After the jump Cameron Jordan gets down to business, Kraft ruins the Emerald Bowl, kickoffs improve thanks to Genyk's drills, the NCAA makes more rule changes, Best may reunite with the Pain Train, and more.
- SFgate has an article on new defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast. There's a lot of fluff in the article, but it sounds like players are enjoying the new defense. Inevitable vocal leader on defense, Mike Mohamed says he's having a good time with the new defense. Pendergast is still evaluating his new team halfway through spring practice.
- JO reports on special teams from Tuesday night's practice. Kickoffs appear to be improving markedly, thanks to a popular drill introduced by Genyk.
- With one year of eligibility left, Cameron Jordan knows it's time to get down to business. The jovial defensive end has a more serious attitude this spring, and Tedford has praised his improvement on the field.
- ESPN2 has picked up the Cal-Nevada game, which is Friday September 17th at 7pm PST.
- Best is among the 16 players who currently plan to attend next week's NFL Draft. The Detroit Lions may be interested in drafting Best, setting up a potential Best-Pain Train reunion.
- The Emerald Bowl is no more. Kraft has become the title sponsor and will change the name to the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl...no joke. The game has also moved back to January 9th.
- SportingNews says Oregon St, USC, and Stanford are most likely to take the conference crown from Oregon this year.
- The NCAA keeps meddling with rules: starting in 2011 new taunting rules will call back TDs if the player taunts (with a high step or a point to the opponent) on the way to the end zone. Written messages on eye black have been banned. And lastly, wedge blocking on kickoffs has been banned.
- Mike Mohamed is on the watchlist for the Lott Trophy, given college football's defensive player of the year.