BERKELEY – Cal held its first scrimmage of its 2013 training camp Monday, giving Golden Bear coaches an opportunity to evaluate their squad in live action. Approximately 400 fans came out to Memorial Stadium to watch.
Highlighting the big plays of the day were an 80-yard touchdown run by Daniel Lasco and a 59-yard touchdown reception by Khalfani Muhammad from Jared Goff.
The scrimmage ended early after Avery Sebastian was injured on a play and was transported by ambulance to Highland Hospital in Oakland. He has movement in all his extremities and is expected to be released soon.
“I want to thank everyone for their positive thoughts and prayers,” Sebastian said.
In evaluating the scrimmage, head coach Sonny Dykes said he thought the offense was a little unsteady at the start but gathered itself after a few series.
“That’s why you have scrimmages, for guys to get those things worked out,” Dykes said. “I was really proud of the defense and the intensity that they had early. Those guys were flying around. I thought the offense settled in and started making some plays. I think that’s kind of what this team is right now. We’re kind of an explosive team offensively that executes decently from time to time and is a little mistake-prone. That’s why you have a scrimmage. It was good for us. It’s good for our quarterbacks to be in those live situations. We have to continue to have practices with officials as much as possible to get the little details ironed out. So for a scrimmage as early as we’re having it in fall camp, I thought it went reasonably well.”
Goff completed 10-of-15 passes for 118 yards and the touchdown to Muhammad, while Zach Kline was 7-of-12 for 69 yards including a one-yard touchdown pass to Chris McCain. Austin Hinder was 4-of-6 for 64 yards and scored the other touchdown of the scrimmage on a five-yard run.
Lasco’s 82 yards on two carries led the team. Jeffrey Coprich had 32 rushes on three carries and Jonah Hodges 21 yards on four rushes.
James Grisom (47 yards) and Joel Willis (11 yards) had three catches each, while Muhammad led the team with 59 yards receiving on his single catch. A total of 14 players had at least one catch.
The big plays on defense included 1.0 sacks for Antione Davis (-4 yards) and Kyle Kragen (-1 yard), 1.0 tackles for loss for Sebastian (-3 yards) and Michael Barton (-3 yards), and single pass breakups for Cedric Dozier, Jacobi Hunter and McCain.
*Fans can check out post-practice interviews after each of the team’s workouts during training camp on the Cal Athletics You Tube channel (youtube.com/calathletics). The interview links will also be distributed via the @CalFootball twitter account and normally available on CalBears.com. The link below is for the most recent interview with Dykes following Monday’s workout.
*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 ESPN 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 Lisa and Douglas Goldman Plaza at Memorial Stadium from 2 to 4 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.
*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 pac-12.com/switch for information on how to get the Pac-12 Networks.
*Fans can visit CalBears.com and various award-winning social media pages for comprehensive coverage of Cal football with a wide array of engaging content.
For 2013 ticket information, visit CalBears.com or call (800) GO-BEARS.
2013 CAL FOOTBALL TRAINING CAMP PRACTICE SCHEDULE
DAY, DATE (GATE 1 OPENS) ... NOTES 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.
LOCATION/PARKING/TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS 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.