For those wondering about FOOTBALL (in the spring), it's just around the corner and will dominate your April before the interminable offseason awaits. Dates and times are below.
Monday, March 31: 4 pm
Wednesday, April 2: 4 pm
Friday, April 4: 4 pm
Saturday, April 5: 11:30 am
Monday, April 7: 4 pm
Wednesday, April 9: 4 pm
Friday, April 11: 4 pm
Saturday, April 12: 10 am
Monday, April 14: 4 pm
Wednesday, April 16: 4 pm
Friday, April 18: 4 pm
Saturday, April 19: 10 am
Monday, April 21: 4 pm
Wednesday, April 23: 4 pm
Saturday, April 26 (SPRING GAME): 2 pm
Here is a calendar.
See you there #GoBears pic.twitter.com/r5H3AtQXdK— Jared Goff (@JaredGoff16) March 12, 2014
Nothing much has changed from last season's format (other than practices moving about two months later to their normal March/April format). The practices are an hour earlier this spring on the weekdays and a bit earlier in the morning on Saturdays aside from the spring game.
Hopefully this year we have the players to mount a solid spring game. Last year it was some sort of strange scrimmage that pitted offense against defense using some bizarre scoring system that makes European soccer tiebreakers look like apple pie.
The nice news is that some of our players seem to be showing some impressive conditioning improvements this offseason. Bryce Treggs looks like he's approaching speedster territory.
@BryceTreggs with the 4.73 40 time— Jared Goff (@JaredGoff16) March 10, 2014
Everyone I'm just kidding. @BryceTreggs actually ran a 4.38 no joke #relax— Jared Goff (@JaredGoff16) March 11, 2014
So I had to prove @coachDamon51 wrong today. He said there are no 4.3s on the team. So much for that.— Trigga (@BryceTreggs) March 11, 2014
Check out my 40 yard dash though http://t.co/AJjoX2Wpzw— Trigga (@BryceTreggs) March 11, 2014
And players might be regaining the strength that didn't seem to be there in previous seasons, as strength and conditioning coach Damon Harrington gets his first full offseason with the new football team (he only joined the team last year prior to summer workouts).
@CalBearStrength Max Bench today in our weight room #GoBears #CalFootball #CalStrength pic.twitter.com/wI8J0RhgG1— Cal Football (@CalFootball) March 12, 2014
Added 13 new members to the 300lb+ power clean club this week. #CalBearStrength #Gains #CheckIt http://t.co/OsCjGBYL1T— CalBearStrength (@CalBearStrength) March 13, 2014
Urban Meyer once said that "You can't function in today's era of college football without a superstar as a weight coach ... it's more important than a coordinator or a line coach." We are going to find out if Harrington can reverse the trend of Cal succumbing to injury after injury the past two seasons and get his players conditioned into tip-top football shape.
UPDATE: Add Brennan Scarlett to things to be excited about going into spring!
⚡️4.6 / 267 lbs #faster @ Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium http://t.co/SUXUEFdfgr— Brennan Scarlett (@BScarlett17) March 13, 2014
BRENNAN SCARLETT JUST CLOCKED IN AT 4.6 AND 267 POUNDS ON TWITTER OH MY GOD HOLY SHIT GUYS WE MIGHT HAVE A PASS RUSH— Nam Le (@AGuyNamedNam) March 13, 2014