Second Cal Football Practice Goes Over Two Hours
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  08/08/2006

Aug. 8, 2006

BERKELEY - The California football team resumed its fall training camp at Memorial Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. This was the second of 27 practices for the Golden Bears before they face Tennessee on Sept. 2, in Knoxville, Tenn.

The team practiced in helmets only as they continued their standard drills and introduced the new freshmen to the system.

"Collectively I am happy with the group," Cal head coach Jeff Tedford said. "They are showing intensity and hustle and they are running fast and playing hard. However you can't tell a lot until they put on the pads."

The defense was impressive during the two-hour-plus practice. Robert Peele and Greg Van Hoesen each had interceptions while the defensive backs and linebackers were effective breaking up passes.

Offensively, Nate Longshore connected with DeSean Jackson for a 20-yard pass and Noah Smith made a leaping catch of a Joe Ayoob delivery in seven-on-seven drills.

Cal will practice again on Wednesday in shells. As a reminder, all practices are CLOSED to the public.

After the Bears travel to Tennessee for their season opener, they will return home. The home opener for the Bears is Sept. 9 against Minnesota at 4 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. For ticket information, call 1-800-GO-BEARS.