Day 8: Camp Rolls into Second Week
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  08/13/2011

Aug. 13, 2011

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(BERKELEY) -The 2011 Cal football training camp rolled into its second week Saturday with a hard-hitting practice in full pads that was highlighted by several big plays on the defensive side of the ball, including four forced fumbles and two interceptions. The offense rebounded late in the practice by getting into position for a couple of made field goals while the club was working on late-game situations. Some of the highlights are below.

Mychal Kendricks setting the tone for the day on the offense's first drive when he forced Isi Sofele to fumble four yards deep in the backfield and recovered it himself

Steve Williams picking off a long pass

C.J. Moncrease's huge hit to upend Darren Ervin, causing a stir among the invited guests at the practice

• A fumble recovery by Kameron Krebs, who would later add a five-yard tackle for loss on Brendan Bigelow

• A combined 10-yard sack of Brock Mansion by Mustafa Jalil and Jalen Jefferson

• A pass breakup in the end zone by D.J. Campbell on a pass intended for Keenan Allen

• A fumble recovery by Marc Anthony on a misplayed handoff in the offensive backfield between Zach Maynard and Sofele

Kameron Jackson's interception when he pulled the ball away from Coleman Edmond in the end zone

J.P. Hurrell forced fumble on a run by Dasarte Yarnway that was picked up by Steven Fanua

• Eight of nine stops of the offense from the two-yard line during red zone work

• A four-yard sack of Allen Bridgford by Coleman Edmond on the first play of the final drive of the day

C.J. Anderson's long run down the sidelines that included a pair of late broken tackles before he was finally taken down just short of the end zone

Zach Maynard's two-yard pass to Jacob Wark for a touchdown during red zone work

Zach Maynard's back-to-back completions to Marvin Jones (11 yards) and Keenan Allen (25 yards) to put the offense in position for a 41-yard field goal by Giorgio Tavecchio

Allan Bridgford's back-to-back completions to Michael Calvin (10 yards) and Spencer Hagan (30 yards) to put the offense in position for a 47-yard field goal by Vincenzo D'Amato.

Some of the topics head coach Jeff Tedford addressed when he spoke to reporters after the workout are below.

Overall assessment of the day's practice ...
"It was good work today, very physical, very energetic. It was really good. They came out charged up and ready to go right from the first period. It was an energetic today, enthusiastic and physical."

Brock Mansion and his current role as a non-starter ...
"He's got a great attitude. He's with the team, he prepares hard. He does a good job."

Maurice Harris ...
"I see a young guy who is picking it up nicely, not perfect by any means but picking it up nicely. He's making some nice catches. He has very, very good hands. He's a big receiver with body control. He's doing a nice job."

Weather conditions ...
"This is awesome. It doesn't get any better than this, does it? It's awesome, just enough heat, sun, it's great."

Running Backs ...
"We need to improve, too many balls on the ground today. The defense was popping them, separated the ball from the backs a couple of times and we can't have that, obviously. Those young backs that are just getting in there, ball security is the number one thing. That's what happens with every young back. Every young back, they get whacked a few times and the ball comes out until they learn how important it is."

Covaughn DeBoskie-Johnson ...
"Covaughn's had a real nice camp. Covaughn came back in shape ready to go. We had a goal line play the other day one-on-one with him and [Mychal] Kendricks, where he ran right though him. He got his pads down, which has been the thing about Covaughn to make sure he's physical enough, but he put his pads down and did a great job. As of right now, he would be the second guy and the third guy is still up for grabs."

Mitchell Schwartz ...
"Schwartz played today, he played well."

The Cal football team is currently in the midst of training camp to prepare for the 2011 season. Single-game tickets for the season-opening TicketCity Battle by the Bay at San Francisco's Candlestick Park against Fresno State on Saturday, Sept. 3 are on sale now. The neutral-site season opener for both teams is not part of the Bears' season-ticket package.

Tickets are also on sale for Cal's five home games this season at San Francisco's AT&T Park. Cal will host Pac-12 opponents USC (Thu., Oct. 13), Utah (Sat., Oct. 22), Washington State (Sat., Nov. 5) and Oregon State (Sat., Nov. 12) at the venue after playing Presbyterian in its home opener on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Cal Athletic Ticket Office at (800) GO BEARS.

After playing the last 88 seasons and every home game at Memorial Stadium since the facility opened for the 1923 Big Game, Cal will host its home games outside of Berkeley for the first time in 2011 while Memorial Stadium undergoes an extensive renovation and retrofit. For updates on the progress of the renovation and retrofit of Memorial Stadium as well as the Memorial Stadium webcam, visit


Day, Date - Opponent (Time, TV)
^Sat., Sept. 3 - Fresno State (4 p.m. PT, CSN California)
Sat., Sept. 10 - at Colorado (1:30 p.m. MT/12:30 p.m. PT, CSN California)
Sat., Sept. 17 - Presbyterian (2:30 p.m. PT)
*Sat., Sept. 24 - at Washington (TBA)
*Thu., Oct. 6 - at Oregon (6 p.m. PT, ESPN)
*#Thu., Oct. 13 - USC (6 p.m. PT, ESPN)
*Sat., Oct. 22 - Utah (TBA)
*Sat., Oct. 29 - at UCLA (TBA)
*Sat., Nov. 5 - Washington State (TBA)
*Sat., Nov. 12 - Oregon State (TBA)
*Sat., Nov. 19 - at Stanford (TBA)
*Fri., Nov. 25 - at Arizona State (8:15 p.m. MT/7:15 p.m. PT, ESPN)
!Fri., Dec. 2 - Pac-12 Championship Game (TBA, FSN)
Home Games in Bold at AT&T Park, San Francisco, Calif.; ^TicketCity Battle by the Bay at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, Calif.; *Pac-12 Game; !Pac-12 Championship Game at Home Site of Regular-Season Champion; #Homecoming