March 16, 2013
BERKELEY - Cal continued to prepare for its 2013 spring game now one week away by conducting its second live scrimmage during its spring practice sessions Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Both the offense and defense had their moments as the Bears ran approximately 55 plays, scoring three touchdowns and a field goal in nine possessions.
All of the action at quarterback other than one series was split between Zach Kline, Jared Goff and Austin Hinder. Kyle Boehm took a single series of snaps under center.
Kline completed 5-of-6 passes for 88 yards, including a 59-yard connection with Drake Whitehurst and a 16-yard touchdown pass to Darius Powe.
Goff was 5-of-11 for 90 yards with a 36-yard scoring strike to Bryce Treggs on his first throw. Goff also connected on a 30-yard play to Jackson Bouza later in the scrimmage.
Hinder completed 4-of-8 passes for 54 yards highlighted by a 23-yard connection with Jonah Hodges.
Boehm threw an incompletion in his only attempt.
"I thought the guys competed, I thought they all made some plays," Dykes said when asked to analyze the performance of the quarterbacks. "Austin [Hinder] and Kyle [Boehm] ran the ball well at times and brought a little something to the table with their ability to run. It was positive to see that. Overall I thought it was a good day."
Jeffrey Coprich had a strong performance on the ground, running six times for 55 yards including a 39-yard scamper down the left sideline that set up the Goff to Treggs touchdown pass. Hinder was the second-leading rusher of the scrimmage, carrying the ball five times for 29 yards with an eight-yard score. Hodges rushed six times for 24 yards.
A total of 11 receivers combined to make 14 catches with Treggs (3-39-TD) and Stephen Anderson (2-21) the only players with more than a single catch.
Five different Cal players - Deandre Coleman, Nathan Broussard, Jalen Jefferson, Hardy Nickerson and Avery Sebastian - were credited with four tackles each. Viliami Moala (-4 yards) and Coleman (-3 yards) had individual sacks, while one team sack for 15 yards was also credited when Kline fumbled a shotgun snap from center but recovered the ball.
The Cal offense did not commit a turnover and has lost the ball only once in two scrimmages this spring.
"We didn't turn the ball over, which I thought was big," Dykes said. "We've basically run about 140 plays in two scrimmages, and we've only had one turnover, so that's a positive. That's what you want, you want to make sure that guys are taking care of the ball and doing the right thing that way."
Cal's next spring football workout is scheduled for Monday, March 18 at Memorial Stadium from 4 - 6:30 p.m. PT. All practices are open to the public and free of charge. Fans should enter the stadium through Gate 1 on the north end, where they will be directed onto the concourse level and into available seating in the lower area of sections EE, F, FF and G. Fans are not allowed onto the field.
Cal's spring practice sessions will conclude with the 2013 Cal Football Spring Game to be televised live by the Pac-12 Networks on Saturday, March 23 (4 p.m. PT). Gates open one hour prior to kickoff.
In addition to attending practices, fans can visit the 2013 Spring Football Central and 2013 Spring Game Central pages on CalBears.com throughout spring ball for a complete practice schedule, fan information and a wide array of additional content including blog entries, videos, features and much more.
Cal will host seven games at Memorial Stadium in 2013 beginning with a three-game homestand to open the season against non-conference opponents Northwestern (Aug. 31), Portland State (Sept. 7) and Ohio State (Sept. 14). Cal will also host Pac-12 games against Washington State on Homecoming Weekend (Oct. 5), Oregon State (Oct. 19), Arizona (Nov. 2) and USC (Nov. 9). Cal will play on the road at Oregon (Sept. 28), UCLA (Oct. 12), Washington (Oct. 26), Colorado (Nov. 16) and Stanford (Nov. 23). Kickoff times and television selections for all 2013 Cal regular-season games will be announced at later dates.
For 2013 ticket information, visit CalBears.com or call (800) GO-BEARS.
UNOFFICIAL SCRIMMAGE STATS
Rushing (Att-Yds-TD): Coprich 6-55, Hinder 5-29-TD, Hodges 6-24, Goff 3-7, Boehm 2-6, Gingold 2-2
Passing (Comp-Att-Yds-INT-TD): Goff 5-11-90-0-1, Kline 5-6-88-0-1, Hinder 4-8-54-0-0, Boehm 0-1-0-0-0
Receiving (Rec-Yds-TD): Treggs 3-39-TD, S. Anderson 2-21, Whitehurst 1-59, Bouza 1-30, Hodges 1-23, Powe 1-16-TD, Coprich 1-14, Coles 1-11, Bouza 1-10, Espitia 1-5, Davis 1-4
Punting (No-Yds-Avg): Leininger 2-68-34.0
Field Goals (Yardage-Made/Missed): Beito 43-Good, D'Amato 42-Missed
PAT (Made-Att): M. Anderson 1-1, Beito 1-1, D'Amato 1-1
Defense (Tackles; Big Plays): Coleman 4 (1.0 TFL, -3; 1.0 SK, -3), Broussard 4, Jefferson 4, Nickerson 4, Sebastian 4, Barton 3, Forbes 3, Dozier 2, Lowe 2, Team 1 (1.0 TFL, -15; 1.0 SK, -15), Moala 1 (1.0 TFL, -4; 1.0 SK, -4), Agu 1, Camporeale 1, Jalil 1, Kaufusi 1, G. King 1, L. King 1, Kragen 1, Fadelli (PBU)
SELECTED COMMENTS FROM POST-GAME MEDIA SESSION
Head coach Sonny Dykes, quarterbacks Austin Hinder and Zach Kline, and wide receiver Bryce Treggs were among the group that talked to the media after Saturday's workout. Here's some of what each had to say.
On whether any of the quarterbacks separated themselves from today
"I don't think so, not based on what I saw. We'll double check our work, but it looked like to me they all did some good things, kind of more of the same. They just keep working harder and getting more comfortable. It seems like every day they're starting to get a little bit of a better sense of timing and more comfortable with their receivers."
On the team's offense
"It's certainly a work in progress, but it's come a long way. When the offense got the tempo going today, they really played at a high level and when the tempo dragged then they dragged a little bit. That's typical, and that's not anything that hasn't been an experience in the past. When they're playing fast and they get the defense on its heels a little bit the offense can be pretty tough."
On Saturday's practice
"Today was good. It was the first time I've been hit in about two and a half years, so I had to get over that initial adrenaline, and once I got over that I was fine. You just have to get over that initial adrenaline rush and then it becomes fun."
On the offense
"Once you just settle into the offense and get your timing down, you're going to have three options on every play - you can give it to the running back, you can take it yourself, or you can throw it. It's going to be very hard to stop for defenses especially when you're moving at a really high tempo."
On the offense
"The offense is quick. You have to be quick. You have to be fast. You can't second guess yourself. What you're going to do, you have to do it early."
On the installation of the offense
"It's going really well. It's not a complicated offense. We do a small amount of things great, instead of doing a lot of things average. It's a very simple offense, but we execute it well."
On the quarterback competition
"I see it's pretty even right now. All of them are doing a great job. One hasn't really emerged yet. All of them are doing great, and right now I'm comfortable with any of them if they were to be named the starter."
2013 CAL FOOTBALL REMAINING SPRING PRACTICE SCHEDULE
DAY, DATE (TIME, TV)
Monday, March 18 (4 - 6:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, March 20 (4 - 6:30 p.m.)
Friday, March 22 (6:30 - 9 p.m.)
Saturday, March 23 (4 - 6:30 p.m., Spring Game, Pac-12 Networks)
All practices scheduled to be open to the public at Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, Calif.; All times Pacific; Schedule subject to change
Memorial Stadium Location - 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.
MLK Student Union Garage - Located on the north side of Bancroft Way between Telegraph Avenue and Dana Street.
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 just south and east along Stadium Rimway, Piedmont Avenue, Prospect Street, Channing Way or 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 Rimway.
More Information - For more information on directions and parking options, visit berkeley.edu/map. A parking specific map can be located online at http://pt.berkeley.edu/sites/pt.berkeley.edu/files/content/NewPadMap2011.pdf.