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Cal football players battled jet lag on Australia return; Aaron Cochran back for SDSU

The return!

Davis Webb coming home.
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Cal had a long transition coming back home.

Sonny Dykes admitted as much in his press conference this week, as Gideon Rubin of the Associated Press reports.

The Bears practiced in full pads twice and had two light practice days during their bye week, Cal coach Sonny Dykes said.

''We probably needed an open week coming off of that long trip to Australia and the travel and our guys getting rolling back academically,'' Dykes said. ''It was good to have a little bit of time to get back in the flow last week and get back and get our feet under us.'


''I felt that coming out of fall camp that we were a really physical football team, and then we got to Australia and we had some field issues and I felt like in some ways we lost that physical edge that we had had in camp,'' Dykes said. ''It felt like we needed to get it back last week.''

Davis Webb admits there was an adjustment.

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''The funny thing is, coming back from Australia, I was never accustomed to the jetlag from there, so every night I'd be waking up around 5 o'clock or 6 o'clock, just trying get some more rest, '' he said. ''When I got back here it took me about a day adjusted back to the time.''

Cameron Saffle talked about the Australia experience.

On the injury front, it sounds like Cal left tackle Aaron Cochran should be back in action for the San Diego State game. Patrick Mekari (who started in Cochran’s place) should be ready to super sub in multiple places.

Here is a glimpse at their Sunday in returning to America.

Running back Vic Enwere

Wide receiver Jordan Duncan

Wide receiver Bug Rivera

Linebacker Aisea Tongilava

Offensive lineman Benji Palu

Cornerback Antoine Albert

Safety Khari Vanderbilt

Freshman Ricky Walker and Alex Netherda

Cornerback Darius Allensworth

Punter Dylan Klumph

Vic Wharton

Things did not gotten easier on Monday night/Tuesday morning.

Safety Luke Rubenzer

Linebacker Ray Davison

Punter Dylan Klumph

Cal will have to rely on the wisdom of graduate Darius White.