Ludwig to Start Practicing at OG
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  06/21/1999

September 15, 1998

Berkeley - Cal head coach Tom Holmoe said today that promising offensive lineman Brandon Ludwig would begin practicing Tuesday afternoon with the hope that he may be able to see some action in Saturday's game at Oklahoma.

Ludwig missed the first two games with a knee sprain suffered during fall camp in Turlock the second week of August. The 6-4, 285-pound redshirt-freshman was working with the first team at the time of the injury and is expected to eventually re-assume starting duties.

"We'll see how his leg responds to a week of practice and then make a determination about if, and how much, he will play this week at Oklahoma," said Holmoe. "The good thing is that he's going to be with us as we begin the Pac-10 schedule and will be an important part of our offensive line."

Holmoe indicated that redshirt-freshman Langston Walker played well in his debut performance last Saturday at right tackle. He also indicated that left tackle John Welbourn and John Romero had excellent games, but that the guard positions continue to be a source of concern.

Offensive line coach Monte Clark said that he would be looking at different combinations, including the possibility of moving Romero to a guard position and having Caleb Brown at center, and perhaps moving Kevin Doherty back to a tackle position, where he performed well in the Houston opener.

Decisions about the starting unit probably will not be made until Friday.

The Cal-Oklahoma game will be televised live back into Northern California by Fox Sports Bay Area