August 13, 1998
BERKELEY, Calif. -- California departed Berkeley on Wednesday evening and arrived at its fall training camp in Turlock at Cal State Stanislaus. While 105 players are eventually expected in camp several players will filter into camp over the next 48 hours after finishing up summer school obligations back in Berkeley.
In other Cal football news, defensive tackle James Gibson informed the coaching staff that he was retiring from the sport as he expects to return to southern California to be near his expected first child in the next month. He was listed as Cal's second team tackle, expected to battle Kasey Jackson for playing time behind starter Jerry DeLoach. With the departure of Gibson, the coaching staff has moved reserve linebacker Nate Geldermann to the down line, probably at the noseguard position to provide depth on the interior. Geldermann was expected to have a difficult time garnering playing time as he was listed fourth on the depth chart at one of the linebacker positions behind Albert Dorsey, Justin Flagg and Keith Miller. Cal also will be without reserve tailback Brandon Willis, who is one unit short of eligibility. Willis, who missed last season with a knee problem, was listed on the third team entering training camp behind Marcus Fields and Marcus Oliver.