For those who want to check out fall camp this season, you will get plenty of chances. Almost all practices are open to the public and will be potential late afternoon viewing for Cal football fans everywhere.
Here is the current list of open practices to the public.
Monday, August 4 (3:30 – 6 p.m.)
Tuesday, August 5 (3:30 – 6 p.m.)
Wednesday, August 6 (3:30 – 6 p.m.)
Friday, August 8 (3:30 – 6 p.m.)
Saturday, August 9 (Noon – 2:30 p.m.)
Sunday, August 10 (3:30 – 6 p.m.)
Tuesday, August 12 (3:30 – 6 p.m.)
Thursday, August 14 (3:30 – 6 p.m.)
Friday, August 15 (3:30 – 6 p.m.)
Monday, August 18 (3:30 – 6 p.m.)
Tuesday, August 19 (10 – 11:30 a.m.)
Tuesday, August 19 (3:30 – 6 p.m.)
Saturday, August 23 (2 – 4 p.m., Golden Bear Day only, no open practice)
Sonny Dykes, Chris Adcock and Brennan Scarlett also took part in Bay Area Media Day at Levi's Stadium, along with the Stanford and San Jose State contingents. Notes courtesy of Grant Marek at @CalRivals and Ryan Gorcey at @RGBearTerritory.
Sonny commented on rising APR, saying that it was now moving toward the middle of the conference and how he aspires for Cal to be at the top. The summer GPA has been one of the highest in recent memory, sticking right around 3.0.
Sonny toured Levi's Stadium and is jacked to be playing Oregon here on a Friday night.
Sonny also started something called the Swagger Games in February as some sort of strength, conditioning and academics Olympics. I think Tedford had something like this a few years back after a down season, but I'm not quite sure. The games will continue through fall camp.
Cal did study this offseason why their players were getting injured with such alarming regularity. One thing to note: Most injuries took place at the end of scrimmages or plays, so spring practices were adjusted so that full-contact sessions didn't last as long while still optimizing the number of plays per session. Expect more full, live tackling this camp.
Dykes is pessimistic about James Looney qualifying in time for the season. Arthur Wainwright, Jake Kearney and A.J. Greathouse have completed everything, and they are expected to play.
Cal will not be practicing on Sundays and Mondays this season. I guess you'd expect a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday regimen, with light conditioning on Friday.
Adcock is 100% healthy but looks like he'll take it slow this fall camp. Expect him to slate into the center spot at the start of the season, allowing Jordan Rigsbee to move to tackle. Rigsbee is healing up from a minor meniscus injury and will be limited at times, but will practice this fall.
Adcock currently has a 3.6 GPA by the way and completed 35 units last fall and spring.
Scarlett said that Ted Agu's jersey will be carried out before every game this season at the North Tunnel, leading Cal onto the field. Scarlett talked about Agu's death.
Scarlett: Agu's death brought #Cal 2gether " > I've ever seen b4. U can't shoulder something like that individually. U have 2 do it 2gether"— Ryan Gorcey (@RGBearTerritory) July 30, 2014
On #TedAgu's death, Scarlett says, "It's life-changing, as far as who I am as a person, and who we are as a team."— Ryan Gorcey (@RGBearTerritory) July 30, 2014
Scarlett mentioned Nathan Broussard as a big surprise, which sounds promising as he takes helm at the Mike linebacker situation, and said Mustafa Jalil will be "a force to be reckoned with."