This is not Cal Football at its finest/worst. If it were, it would have executed on the macro level as well as the micro level. It would have had us needing to win the last game of the season for bowl eligibility, leading us to believe that we could win it, and then snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. This is only Cal Football at its finest/worst on a micro level. ;)http://www.twitter.com/ducbieupham
Sami Eleraky ('93) who signed w/ California hasn't been cleared academically by NCAA. Likely prior to join Golden Bears will remove to JUCO.Rafał Juć, Euro scout who broke the Eleraky commitment, had this to report. Jim McGill reports that he'll be at Barton Junior College in Kansas, where he'll hopefully grow and develop and get eligible as soon as possible.
Since being dismissed by Arkansas, schools such as Cal and NFL teams such as the Tennessee Titans have asked him to visit with their coaching staffs. He has done so and might continue.Cal reached out to Bobby Petrino? Presumably, it was to pick his brain about offensive schemes and not about motorcycle riding or...you know.
His totals? In five games, 19 plate appearances, and 16 at-bats, he has 16 strikeouts (and three walks). He’s also stolen a base, been caught stealing once, and thrown someone out from center. We don’t know whether his strikeouts were looking or swinging, or whether he hit any foul balls, or whether the walks were a sign that he’s patient or a sign that GCL pitchers can’t throw strikes. What we do know is that he hasn’t yet put a ball in play. "I know it’s a game of failure and it is a hard game to adjust to," Green-Thompson said on the day he was drafted. He knows that even better now.Baseball Prospectus takes a look at Shaq Thompson's baseball debut.
WR Keenan Allen tells @CalBearsBANG he's only going to return for his senior year if he's not going to be a 1st round pick in NFL Draft.John Breech of CBS Sports reports what we all knew.
First off, how's the ankle? Keenan Allen: The ankle is doing very good. I think I'm ahead of schedule. I started running about two weeks ago and did some cuts and angles this week. Should be back to full speed in about a week or so.Keenan Allen interview for ESPN, well-worth reading. The most important news is that Allen looks like he'll be back up to speed well in-time for fall practice.
Hearing Cal PF Richard Solomon has refined his jump shot during the off-season. Should be one of the PAC-12's breakout players in 12-13.Jon Rothstein Twitter with encouraging news!
His name is Shaq. He profiles like Deion. And he is close to being a Red Sox. According to a major league source, the Red Sox are close to finalizing an agreement with 18th-round draft pick Shaq Thompson, an outfielder out of Grant High School in California. Within days, he is expected to join the Red Sox to begin his pro baseball career. However, Thompson is better known as one on the most celebrated football recruits in the country. Later this summer, he will start his football career as a defensive back at the University of Washington, a school that Thompson decided to attend after initially committing to Cal. The reason for Thompson’s decision to attend Washington was of particular interest to the Red Sox: The UW Athletics Department said that it was fine having Thompson play football while also pursuing a professional baseball career. And so, the Red Sox were comfortable drafting him with the knowledge that, by signing him, they’ll get the chance to work with Thompson outside of the football season, with the hope that he can develop despite playing on a compressed baseball schedule.Via WEEI