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Golden Nuggets, 10/25: Saturday Scrimmage Notes

The Cal Bears were live and in pads on Saturday

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The California Golden Bears were live and in action this weekend, donning the pads and scrimmaging against one another two weeks away from their season opener.

While their future opponent in that season opener is a relative mystery, the Bears are hard at work figuring out who exactly they are and what their identity will be moving forward in this shortened-2020 season.

According to quarterback Chase Garbers, he was very pleased with his pass-catchers and other skillplayers on offense.

Speaking virtually, and transcribed by our friends at CalSportsReport, Garbers noted multiple big-time plays from his fellow offensive players.

“Makai had a big deep ball down the sideline,” Garbers said. “Kekoa had two good deep balls. [Sophomore wideout] Ben Skinner’s been playing real well; he had a nice grab over the middle. [Tight end] Collin Moore had a nice touchdown on a fourth down. Marcel Dancy’s running really well. Had a big game with him.”

The scrimmage was set two weeks ahead of the team’s first game, and as always with scrimmage, you hope to learn multiple things about your team. One thing that WR Kekoa Crawford noted about the scrimmage was the different nature than that of practices.

“Intense” is how Crawford described the scrimmage. “Practice is practice, and it definitely helps, but I feel the game prepares you the most,” he said, “so once you go out there and do it in a game, in a game-like situation, that’s probably the best thing and the closest thing to the real games.”

The Cal Bears are now two weeks away from their 2020 opener against Washington.

Here are the rest of your daily links about your Cal Bears:

Cal Football: Chase Garbers pleased with Saturday’s scrimmage | SI

Bears’ opening opponent, Washington, is a mystery | CalSportsReport

Kuony Deng adds size, hopes opponents will feel it | SI

2020 Cal Football season preview | The Bear Insider Podcast