Oct. 8, 1999
Berkeley - California will shuffle its offensive line for Saturday's game at Brigham Young, head coach Tom Holmoe announced today.
Freshman Scott Tercero (6-5, 280) will move back into the starting line-up at an offensive guard position, after missing last week's game at Washington State with a hamstring pull. Sophomore Brandon Ludwig (6-4, 290) will remain in the starting line-up at the other guard position. Senior Kevin Doherty (6-5, 295) will move to the center position where he will replace senior John Romero (6-3, 320).
Romero, who entered the season ranked by Lindy's magazine as the No. 5 center in college football, has been bothered by knee and ankle problems during the first month of the season and hasn't performed up to his own expectations. He will travel and be able to play at the BYU game, but will not be in the starting line-up.
With sophomore Langston Walker (6-8, 340) and junior Reed Diehl (6-4, 295) rounding out the line-up on the offensive line, it means the Bears will be starting one freshman, two sophomore, one junior and one senior along the forward wall.
On the injury front, Holmoe announced that Jerry DeLoach (shoulder/neck) would play against BYU. Also traveling and expected to play at BYU are cornerback Harold Pearson, who has missed the first four games with an ankle sprain and fullback Keala Keanaaina, who has missed most of the year with a hamstring pull.