After a day spent at Six Flags, the Bears had their first scrimmage of Camp on Saturday. With under one week until the team leaves for Australia, it was time for the team to start zoning on on being ready for gameday.
Rob’s Practice Notebook:
- With Aaron Cochran out with a minor injury, Patrick Mekari filled in at LT and did a sound job. OL Depth is something that we won't have to worry about this season.
- With the OL performing so well, the RBs had a field day. Vic Enwere, Tre Watson, and Khalfani Muhammed had a great blocking infant and had lots of time to pursue different running lanes. Did I mention Khalfani had a 70-yard TD run?
- Don’t count out other RBs making a difference this year. Billy McCrary and Patrick Laird have had solid camps and Zion Echols is developing his skills nicely.
- Cal’s first-string offense was Tre Watson, Jordan Veasy, Melquise Stovall, Brandon Singleton, and Chad Hansen. Singleton has jumped Worstell in the depth chart after an absolutely stunning camp.
- Demetris Robertson will play with the 1s and 2s from the looks of it. They just want to get him on the field as much as possible and utilize his athletic ability. His day was highlighted with a 43-yard reception from Chase Forrest.
- Traveon Beck. HAVE YOURSELF A DAY. He has now had five picks throughout camp. (Darius Allensworth still leads with six). This secondary is going to be fun to watch going forward.
- With Khari Vanderbilt out with a minor injury, Jacob Anderson got the start at safety next to Evan Rambo. Jacob has played really well and made some great plays. The depth at the back end has improved significantly with players stepping up and the return of players from long term injury.
- The front 7 did not look nearly as strong as it did for past practices, but that was also because guys like James Looney and Devante Wilson played a small number of snaps to give the young guys more play time.
- The backup QB spot is coming down to the wire and it’s a two-man battle between Chase Forrest and Ross Bowers. It’s a good dilemma to have.
- Evan Rambo is looking more and more like a stud at S. He capped off his day with a forced fumble off Patrick Laird, which landed right into the hands of Aisea Tongilava, who returned it for an 18-yard TD.
California Love. California Rising
Post Practice Interviews:
HC Sonny Dykes
DB Coach Greg Burns
DC Art Kaufman
S Jacob Anderson