Today several rankings and awards were released and Cal was recognized and applauded for its performace against Maryland. Cal rose to 10th in the AP and Coaches' rankings, up to 7th in the ESPN power rankings, and 9th in the ESPNU Allstate standings. Riley and Owusu received Pac-10 player of the week nods, but they accidentally called Ernie Owusu "Chris Owusu," said he played for Stanford, and named him as special teams player of the week. Maybe next week they'll get their details straight. Cam Jordan and Vince D'Amato were also nominated for their respective categories in the Pac-10 players of the week. Best moved up to third place in ESPN's Heisman Watch where he is closer to the 1/2 spots than he is to 4th. Beyond football, Cory Nastoff, attacker for water polo, received MPSF co-player of the week honors. Good job, Bears! Keep up the good work!
After the jump we have looks back at the Maryland game as well as a preview of the upcoming EWU game. We also have some insight from various Cal football coaches (including injury updates) and an article on DeSean Jackson.
- At today's press conference Tedford talked about pretty much every aspect of the team. Tedford also talked about various injuries: Tucker is in a boot with a bruised calf, Cattouse is day-to-day with his concussion, and Ladner is awaiting evaluation on his knee. He had the knee wrapped and wasn't putting any pressure on it. SFExaminer has an article on Kevin Daft and his progress with the receivers.
- Fellow Cal bloggers OskiTalk and The Bear Will Not Quit examine Saturday's game. TBWNQ has an especially in-depth look at what went right and what went wrong.
- After narrowly losing to Div-I opponent Colorado last season the Eastern Washington Eagles will try their luck against Cal this Saturday.
- Speaking of Eagles, Philadelphia is very pleased with its decision to draft DeSean Jackson in 2008.
Reminders: You can sign up for CGB's pick 'em league anytime. Also, don't forget about Cal band's auction. Buy some unique memorabilia while simultaneously helping out the band. It's like hitting two EWU Eagles with one stone!