Cal Football Notebook (August 13)

Impressive Practice
By Cal Athletics on Tue, August 13, 2013

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Post-Practice Video Interviews: Dykes | Goff | Kline

BERKELEY – Head coach Sonny Dykes heaped praise on his team Tuesday following a workout that he called “probably the best practice we’ve had this year, maybe since I’ve been here. That was an impressive practice across the board.”

“We thought it was going to be difficult coming off what happened yesterday, coming off a scrimmage to get these guys to come out to practice, but they were ready,” Dykes added. “They answered the call today. It was a very productive practice. I was really pleased with the way we came out and worked today.”

Dykes also talked about Avery Sebastian and praised his team for the support they have shown for the player who was injured during the Golden Bears’ practice Monday and transported by ambulance to Highland Hospital in Oakland before being released early Tuesday morning.

“Avery is good,” Dykes said. “Avery is here. He spent the day in our facility.”

“It was impressive how many players we had there [at the hospital],” Dykes added later. “I thought it was a real credit to how close we are as a football team. We had guys that went straight from the practice field to the hospital. I was just impressed. Everybody handled it well.”

Notes …
*Daniel Lasco started the day off with a bang with a 70-yard touchdown run on the first play of the first team session.

*Zach Kline (7-7-81) and Jared Goff (5-5-86) combined to complete all 12 of the passes they threw in the first two team sessions.

*The third team session was highlighted with touchdown runs by Khalfani Muhammad and Lasco, while Kline had a touchdown throw to Maximo Espitia. Trevor Davis capped the final team session with an acrobatic diving catch down the right sideline on the last play.

*Legendary football coach Dick Tomey was on hand to take in the practice. Tomey was a collegiate head coach at Hawai’i Arizona and San Jose State. Others spotted on the sideline included former Cal quarterback Dave Barr and current Golden Bear rugby head coach Jack Clark.

*Pat Manley spoke to the team about the dangers of drug and alcohol addiction during a team meeting following practice. Manley talked about the quest he is on to educate others about the effects of substance abuse and compared the satisfaction he receives from helping others as the next best thing to seeing your own children born.

“I’m a cocaine addict, I’m an alcoholic and I don’t want another kid or family to ever have to suffer,” said Manley, who has been clean and sober since 1990.

*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 normally available on The links below are for the most recent interviews with Dykes, Goff and Kline following Tuesday’s workout.

Dykes | Goff | Kline
More Notes …

*The countdown to Cal’s season opener at home against Northwestern on Saturday, Aug. 31 is now at 18 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.

*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
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