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Cal Football Notebook (August 11)

Emotional Practice
By Cal Athletics on Sun, August 11, 2013

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Post-Practice Video Interviews: Dykes | Bigelow | Nickerson

BERKELEY – Cal head coach Sonny Dykes called Sunday’s workout that marked the end of the team’s first week of training camp “an emotional practice”.

“We had a little flair up, we got past it, and we’ll move on and learn from it,” Dykes said. “We’ve got to learn how to handle it, but it’s a positive sign that our guys care and compete against each other.”

Dykes also talked about the importance of the team’s scheduled scrimmage at Memorial Stadium during Monday’s practice slated to begin at 4:30 p.m. PT.

“We need to have scrimmage,” Dykes said. “We need to let our guys hit and mix it up a little bit.”

*Fans attending Cal football practices during the 2013 training camp including Monday’s scrimmage 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.

*Dykes talked about the team’s quarterback competition and said that “Zach [Kline] and Jared [Goff] would get the majority of the first team reps … we’ll let those two guys kind of compete and see what happens between the two of them.”

*Kline completed 5-of-6 passes for 124 yards and two TDs during team periods Sunday, while Goff was 10-of-13 for 77 yards.

*Dykes added comments about the competitiveness of the players saying that “all of these guys want to get in and compete. That’s the positive about all of this. They enjoy competing against each other and making each other better. They understand that there are a lot of position battles going on right now, and that it’s important to practice, it’s important to be healthy and it’s important to show this coaching staff what they are capable of doing.”

*Brendan Bigelow had an impressive 70-yard touchdown run during the final team period, while another big play was a 95-yard TD pass from Kline to Jackson Bouza. Other touchdowns were scored during team periods by Daniel Lasco on a 15-yard run, Richard Rodgers on a 10-yard pass from Kline and Kyle Boehm on a five-yard run.

*The Bears had another educational post-practice team meeting with speakers including social media manager Sundeep Dhillon, associate director of athletic communications Kyle McRae and director of student-athlete affairs Paul Savage. The trio spoke to the team about several items, including the importance of working with the media and social media issues.

*Hardy Nickerson said that what fans should see in him is “a tough, enthusiastic, all-out, every-play linebacker.”

*Fans can check out post-practice interviews with Dykes and selected players after each of the team’s workouts during training camp on the Cal Athletics You Tube channel ( The links to the interviews will also be distributed via the @CalFootball twitter account and are normally available on The links below are for the most recent interviews with Dykes, Bigelow and Nickerson after Sunday’s workout.

Dykes | Bigelow | Nickerson

*There will be no freshman developmental practice on Monday as originally scheduled.

More Notes …

*The countdown to Cal’s season opener at home against Northwestern on Saturday, Aug. 31 is now at 20 days. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN2 with a kickoff time scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PT.

*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 the 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 ( for additional repeats of the show. Visit for information on how to get Pac-12 Networks.

*Fans can visit and various award-winning social media pages for comprehensive coverage of Cal football with a wide array of engaging content.

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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

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, or 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.

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