BERKELEY – A strong day from the defense and a visit from former Cal and NFL offensive lineman Tarik Glenn highlighted the Golden Bears’ fifth practice of training camp Friday at California Memorial Stadium. The Bears are scheduled to be back in action Saturday at 4 p.m. PT. Here are a few of the highlights from Friday’s workout …
*The Cal defense had five sacks during 11-on-11 sessions with Todd Barr, Dan Fadelli, Jacobi Hunter and Kyle Kragen each getting to the quarterback once and the other credited to the team.
*Cal forced three turnovers on two fumbles and an interception. Todd Barr and Kyle Kragen forced fumbles, while Gabe King and Kragen recovered fumbles. Adrian Lee had the team’s interception. Isaac Lapite also had a forced fumble that was recovered by the offense. Other defensive highlights included Stefan McClure recorded back-to-back pass breakups at one point and single pass breakups for Nate Broussard, Deandre Coleman and Hardy Nickerson.
*A feature on Jackson Bouza entitled A Clear Vision was posted Friday to CalBears.com after a practice in which he had two touchdown catches in the corner of the end zone during 1-on-1 drills, as well as a one-handed grab and a third score during 7-on-7.
*In addition to Bouza’s play other offensive highlights Friday included a 10-yard touchdown run by Daniel Lasco in which he went into the end zone untouched and a 35-yard hookup between Austin Hinder and Jack Austin during full team sessions, as well as a diving catch by Bryce McGovern in 7-on-7 work.
*Former Cal and NFL offensive lineman Tarik Glenn spoke to the team following practice. Glenn, a first-round NFL Draft pick of Indianapolis in 1997 and member of a winning Colts’ team in Super Bowl XLI as well as a three-time NFL Pro Bowl selection, told the players that his biggest accomplishment ever was graduating from Cal. He emphasized to the players to take advantage of the opportunity they have at Cal and went on to provide some on how to be successful in life. Glenn encouraged them to do their best in everything that they do, citing football, academics and treatment of others as key areas. He also talked about the importance of setting goals, being coachable in all areas of life and teamwork. In addition, he implored the Bears to be not just great football players but great people with character and integrity. Glenn added that a lot of people have Cal pride and want to see the players represent the university well “not just on Saturday but also in life” and told the players that he was there “representing a lot of other guys that played before you” that believe in them both in the upcoming season and in life.
*Jordan Rigsbee was impressed with Glenn’s talk, offering that Tarik’s message was “right on for our whole team.”
*Fans can check out post-practice interviews with head coach Sonny Dykes and selected players after each of the team’s workouts during training camp on the Cal Athletics You Tube channel (youtube.com/calathletics). The links to the interviews will also be distributed via the @CalFootball twitter account and normally available on CalBears.com. The links below are for the most recent interviews with head coach Sonny Dykes and junior defensive ends Kyle Kragen and Chris McCain following Friday’s workout
More Notes …
*The countdown to Cal’s season opener at home against Northwestern on Saturday, Aug. 31 is now at 22 days. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN with a kickoff time scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PT.
*The Cal football team is scheduled to hold its first scrimmage of the 2013 training camp as part of the Golden Bears’ workout at Memorial Stadium on Monday, Aug. 12 (4:30 p.m. PT). All training camp practices are scheduled to be open to the public.
Fans attending Cal football practices during the 2013 training camp should enter Memorial Stadium through Gate 1 at the north end of the facility, with available seating in sections A, AA, B, BB, C, CC, D, DD, E and EE. Fans are asked to refrain from taking photos or video during practice.
*Cal is slated to work out every day at Memorial Stadium through Saturday, Aug. 24, when training camp concludes with Golden Bear Day presented by Bug Zappers Pest Control. Fans will have an opportunity to meet the team at the free event at Lisa and Douglas Goldman Plaza at Memorial Stadium from 2 to 4 p.m. PT.
*Golden Bear fans will also have an opportunity to get an all-access inside look at Cal football during the 2013 season through The Drive, a new television series featuring the Cal and Arizona State football programs that will air in 14 episodes on the Pac-12 Networks this fall. The show will debut with an hour-long special on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. that will focus on training camp and the first two games of the 2013 season. For the subsequent 13 weeks, the program will be 30 minutes and debut with two airings of a new episode every Wednesday across all seven networks at 7 p.m. and following the conclusion of Wednesday night Pac-12 Networks women's volleyball action at approximately 9:30 p.m. Check the Pac-12 Networks TV schedule (pac-12.com/tv-listings/pac-12-national) for additional repeats of the show. Visit pac-12.com/switch for information on how to get the Pac-12 Networks.
*Check out what people are saying about Cal football with links to online stories and features about the team at CalBears.com.
*Cal is offering its season-ticket holders in all sports a special deal for the game against Portland State on Sept. 7. All season-ticket holders can buy single-game tickets for the contest for $5. Fans can get details of the deal at CalBears.com.
*The Pac-12 Networks has started a campaign to urge customers to switch from DirecTV because the network does not carry Pac-12 Networks. Check out the video on YouTube.
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2013 CAL FOOTBALL TRAINING CAMP PRACTICE SCHEDULE
DAY, DATE (GATE 1 OPENS) ... NOTES
Saturday, Aug. 10 (4 p.m.)
Sunday, Aug. 11 (4 p.m.)
Monday, Aug. 12 (9:30 a.m.) ... Freshmen Developmental Practice
Monday, Aug. 12 (4:30 p.m.) ... Scrimmage
Tuesday, Aug. 13 (4:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, Aug. 14 (9:30 a.m.) ... Freshmen Developmental Practice
Wednesday, Aug. 14 (4:30 p.m.)
Thursday, Aug. 15 (9:30 a.m.) ... Freshmen Developmental Practice
Thursday, Aug. 15 (4:30 p.m.)
Friday, Aug. 16 (9:30 a.m.)
Friday, Aug. 16 (4:30 p.m.)
Saturday, Aug. 17 (4 p.m.)
Sunday, Aug. 18 (4 p.m.)
Monday, Aug. 19 (4 p.m.)
Tuesday, Aug. 20 (4 p.m.)
Wednesday, Aug. 21 (4 p.m.)
Thursday, Aug. 22 (4 p.m.)
Friday, Aug. 23 (4 p.m.)
Saturday, Aug. 24 (11 a.m.) ... Pregame Simulation
Saturday, Aug. 24 (2-4 p.m.) ... Golden Bear Day
All times Pacific; Schedule and visiting policies subject to change
FAN PRACTICE INFORMATION
Fans attending Cal football practices during the team’s 2013 training camp should enter Memorial Stadium through Gate 1 at the north end of the facility, with available seating in sections EE, F, FF and G. Fans are asked to refrain from taking photos or video during practice.
California Memorial Stadium Location – California Memorial Stadium is located on Piedmont Avenue in Berkeley between Bancroft Way and Hearst Avenue. It is adjacent to the Simpson Center for Student-Athlete High Performance at 2227 Piedmont Avenue. Parking in the vicinity of Memorial Stadium is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to read all signs at each parking location for further important information. There are also public transportation options. See below for some suggestions.
Public Transportation – Public transportation is highly recommended when visiting Berkeley. There are multiple public transportation options that lead to Memorial Stadium. BART has a station in downtown Berkeley about a half-mile west of the venue. Visit bart.gov, actransit.org or 511.org for more information.
Recreational Sports Facility Garage – Located on the north side of Bancroft Way between Dana Street and Ellsworth Street.
Street Parking – Paid and limited street parking may be available on streets near Memorial Stadium, with most options to the east, south and west along Bancroft Way, Channing Way, Piedmont Avenue, Prospect Street, Stadium Rim Way and Warring Street.
Underhill Garage – Located on the corner of Channing Way and College Avenue.
Witter Lot – Located near the corner of Centennial Drive and Stadium Rim Way.
More Information – For more info on directions and parking options, visit berkeley.edu/map.