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
This has been the longest day of my life LITERALLY lol— 713ToMyCity™ (@A1_Pericoo) August 29, 2016
Wide receiver Jordan Duncan
Sleep schedule all messed up so madden 17 till I pass out lets go— The Jordan Duncan (@Duncan2Humble) August 29, 2016
Wide receiver Bug Rivera
Linebacker Aisea Tongilava
I'm stuck on Australia time and can't go to bed. It's 5pm in Sydney rn— Jon Snow (@AiseaTongilava) August 29, 2016
Offensive lineman Benji Palu
Can't sleep— Benji Palu (@BenjiPalu) August 29, 2016
Cornerback Antoine Albert
Safety Khari Vanderbilt
Sleeping schedule is tore up— Khari Vanderbilt (@Khari2Smoove) August 29, 2016
Freshman Ricky Walker and Alex Netherda
Sleepless night in Berkeley— Ricky Walker III (@RDub_3) August 29, 2016
So glad my body thinks its 6:30pm rn... No better way to start my school year— ⚡️Alex Netherda⚡️ (@NoStarNerdy) August 29, 2016
Cornerback Darius Allensworth
Bro my sleeping schedule so messed up— Darius Allensworth (@_MoneyDA) August 29, 2016
Punter Dylan Klumph
One small step for man, one giant leap for us.— Dylan Klumph (@Dylan_Klumph) August 29, 2016
Bro i feel like i just took a nap... not tired at all lol https://t.co/kL6WctqHO5— Victor Wharton III (@VWIII7) August 29, 2016
Things did not gotten easier on Monday night/Tuesday morning.
Safety Luke Rubenzer
I wonder if I'll ever adjust to the time zone again....— Luke Skywalker (@lukerubenzer8) August 30, 2016
Linebacker Ray Davison
Lmao the whole team is up I'm weak af— Raymond Davison III (@rayraydavison) August 30, 2016
Punter Dylan Klumph
Who ever wanted 8 am classes is a horrible person.— Dylan Klumph (@Dylan_Klumph) August 30, 2016
Cal will have to rely on the wisdom of graduate Darius White.