Cal Football Notebook (August 18)
BERKELEY – Cal’s next football practice on Sunday will start at 4 p.m. PT, 30 minutes earlier than previously listed in some place. The Golden Bears will be coming off the second scrimmage of Saturday when approximately 1,100 people witnessed an impressive Bear Raid offense rack up 485 yards of total offense and a defense that rallied to stop the offense in four of its last five possessions after giving up touchdowns on three straight drives at one point.
“It was good to see our offense start a little faster this time than we did last week [at the team’s previous scrimmage,” head coach Sonny Dykes said. “It’s like anything. When your offense looks good you’re worried a little bit about your defense. Last week the defense looked really good so you’re worried a little bit about your offense.”
*Dykes had more to say about the team’s offense during his post-practice comments to media Saturday saying “it was a positive, there’s a lot to take out of this. We ran a lot of plays. The offense tempo was much better. The execution was a lot cleaner, but we still have a long way to go,” and with a chuckle referring to the speed of the team’s offense “I think we ran about 80 plays in 60 minutes. It was kind of slow actually. Typically we run about 80 plays in 30 minutes but we had some special teams plays in there.”
*Unofficially Cal ran 65 plays from the line of scrimmage and 10 special teams plays that created excitement and several enthusiastic cheers from those in the stadium.
*There has been a significant uptick in media on hand to cover practice over the last two days with the announcement of Jared Goff as the team’s starting quarterback on Friday and the scrimmage Saturday.
*Dykes, several players (Brendan Bigelow, Trey Cheek, Matt Cochran, Ray Davison, Jacobi Hunter Johnny Ragin III Cameron Walker, Chad Whitener) and a few football staff members participated in Take The Field at AT&T Park prior to Saturday’s practice. The charity event was presented by Coaching Corps in an effort to bring volunteer coaches and team sports to kids in struggling communities.
*Fans can check out post-practice interviews with Dykes and selected coaches and 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 Dykes, Bigelow, Goff, Kenny Lawler and Bryce Treggs following Saturday’s workout.
*The countdown to Cal’s season opener at home against Northwestern on Saturday, Aug. 31 is now at 13 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 and student-athletes from other Cal Athletics teams 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 pac-12.com/switch for information on how to get 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.
Find out more by visiting …
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- Twitter (@CalAthletics, @CalFootball)
- YouTube (CalAthletics)
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
Sunday, Aug. 18 (4 p.m.)
Monday, Aug. 19 (4:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, Aug. 20 (4:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, Aug. 21 (4:30 p.m.)
Thursday, Aug. 22 (4:30 p.m.)
Friday, Aug. 23 (4:30 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.