Aug. 19, 2007
With less than two weeks until its September 1 meeting with the Tennessee Volunteers, the California Golden Bear football team held a practice session in Memorial Stadium late Sunday afternoon, focusing on special teams drills and 11-on-11 tutorials.
Freshman Jahvid Best provided a few highlights, including one particular run where he reversed his field, picked up a big block from Mark Gray, and darted through defenders for a sizeable gain. Best later used his athleticism and speed when he followed his blocks and turned the corner, outracing the defenders to the end zone.
Another freshman, Cameron Jordan, continued to show steady improvement with his play at the defensive end position, recording a few tackles in the 11-on-11 drills. Redshirt freshman Charles Amadi made an acrobatic interception; juggling the ball in mid air before corralling it.
Following the practice, head coach Jeff Tedford met with the freshmen and other newcomers to give them some words of encouragement and to thank them for their hard work in camp to date. He described the class as the most well-rounded, deep and talented group of newcomers top-to-bottom that he has had at Cal.
Cal resumes practice tomorrow with a double-day session.
The Bears open the 2007 season on Saturday, Sept. 1, hosting Tennessee at Memorial Stadium in a 5 p.m. contest. Single-game tickets are available for all games except Tennessee, USC and Stanford. Season tickets are currently available by visiting www.CalBears.com or by calling 1-800-GO-BEARS.