November 3, 1998
Berkeley - Cal head coach Tom Holmoe announced that starting offensive tackle Langston Walker, who injured his knee during Cal's victory over Oregon State last week, has recovered nicely and is listed as probable for the Arizona State game this Saturday.
Walker was replaced by junior Kevin Doherty for the second half. Holmoe did not say which player would start against ASU, but said that both should see action against the Sun Devils.
Holmoe announced indicated that fullback Mike Freeman had a more severe knee sprain and will be out from two to three weeks. "We're hopeful that Mike can get back for the Stanford game, but he tweaked his knee pretty good," said Holmoe. "We expect that Josh (White) should be back almost at 100 percent and we'll also use Saleem Muhammad with more frequency."
White started the first three games of the season, before suffering a sprained knee at Oklahoma on Sept. 19. He sat out the next three games, before returning in limited duty the last two weeks vs. UCLA and Oregon State. Muhammad has been a big surprise in freshman season. After planning to redshirt, he was pressed into action because of the White injury and has responded with several solid performances. He is the team's second leading rusher with 120 yards on 29 carries. He had 37 yards on 9 carries at USC and had a career best 38 yards (10 carries) last week at Oregon State.
In other Cal news, this week's Seattle Times computer poll ranks the Bears No. 20 nationallly. Other Pac-10 teams are UCLA at No. 1, Arizona at No. 10, USC at No. 15, Oregon at No. 17, Washington at No. 25, ASU at No. 44, Oregon State at No. 49, WSU at No. 53 and Stanford at No. 83.
In this week's Sagarin computer poll, the Bears are No. 29. Other Pac-10 teams are UCLA at No. 4, Arizona at No. 8, Oregon at No. 12, USC at No. 16, Washington at No. 28, Oregon State at No. 45, WSU at No. 66 and Stanford at No. 82.