Aug. 15, 2012
August 14, 2012
BERKELEY - The 2012 Cal football training camp moved into its 12th day on Wednesday as the Golden Bears conducted a single practice that included extensive team work. Head coach Jeff Tedford and junior wide receiver Keenan Allen met with the media after the workout and here's some of what each of them had to say.
HEAD COACH JEFF TEDFORD
On the excitement about the team's first scheduled practice in a renovated Memorial Stadium on Thursday
"I really haven't talked to the team about it yet. Tonight at the team meeting I'll tell them and I'm sure they're anxious to get in there. I'm very anxious to get in there."
On the team's offensive line play
"Decent, they blew a protection, went the wrong way on a protection but other than that I thought they came off well. They had some positive plays in the run game. [Daniel] Lasco had a big run, probably about a 60-yard run. The offensive line played decent, but you've always got to watch the tape unless something really stands out glaring."
On the team's wide receivers
"We were able to get the outside guys a lot of work today, which was great. I was really pleased with the young receivers for the most part about lining up and assignments, and all that type of thing, which you really look for the first time on the field live and in color. That was good. There were a lot of big plays, a lot of nice catches, a lot of great throws. So, it was good."
On the team's freshman wide receivers
"They looked great, they looked comfortable. I was pleased. [Bryce] Treggs started out a little bit slow [in camp] not by his doing but because really he didn't have a lot of action coming his way. But he kept working. I think he has a really good feel for what he's doing. It's very natural. I think it took him about three days and then he said he had made the adjustment to the speed of the game and was feeling better. He's [Treggs] fast, he's a good route runner. He has some nice quickness; he catches the ball really and has good body control. He and [Chris] Harper both, Harper is very skilled. Those two are the right there together. There's really no separation between those guys. Both of those guys are dependable guys who can run, they're very quick, they both have great hands."
On the team's linebackers situation
"Any time we can have this opportunity to give them some live reps, it really helps. We'll evaluate this one and we'll go again here shortly."
On defensive standouts Thursday
"Again I've got to watch the tape. I think [Brennan] Scarlett played well. I think Todd Barr played well. Those guys flashed and after that I'll have to watch the tape."
JUNIOR WIDE RECEIVER KEENAN ALLEN
On the team's freshman receivers
"They're great guys; they came in with a lot of talent. All they need to know is the playbook. Once they have that down I feel like they'll have a good impact on the offense. They all came in made a big step, they all knew they could come in and have a chance to play this year. They're all come in with the motivation that they want to play. That's what they've been doing, making plays."
On freshman wide receiver Bryce Treggs
"He's everything. He's fast; he's quick with his feet off the ball. He can catch the ball. He's a pretty good player."
On the offense's performance against the defense on Wednesday
"From past years, the defense usually wins against us, but this year I think the offense kind of got them."
Cal will open the 2012 season against Nevada at a renovated Memorial Stadium on Sat., Sept. 1 (Noon PT). The contest will be televised live by Pac-12 Networks, and the radio broadcast will be available on the Cal IMG Sports Radio Network with KGO 810 in San Francisco serving as the flagship station.
Tickets for Cal's return to a renovated Memorial Stadium in 2012 are currently on sale by calling (800) GO BEARS (800-462-3277), online at CalBears.com, or in person at the Sales and Service Center located in the Haas Pavilion Club Room Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. PT. More season-ticket information is available at CalBears.com. For updates on the progress of the renovation and retrofit of Memorial Stadium, visit californiamemorialstadium.com.
In addition to the Sept. 1 season-opener vs. Nevada, Cal's 2012 seven-game home schedule includes contests against Pac-12 foes Arizona State, Oregon, Stanford, Washington and UCLA, as well as a non-conference game against Southern Utah.
Home Games in Bold at Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA
|2012 CAL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Sat. ||Sept. 1 || Nevada ||Noon PT||Pac-12 Networks|
|Sat. ||Sept. 8 || Southern Utah ||Noon PT||Pac-12 Networks|
|Sat. ||Sept. 15 ||at Ohio State ||Noon ET/9 a.m. PT||ABC|
|*Sat. ||Sept. 22||at USC||TBA||Pac-12 Networks|
|*Sat. ||Sept. 29 || Arizona State ||TBA|| TBA|
|*#Sat. ||Oct. 6 || UCLA||TBA||TBA|
|*Sat. ||Oct. 13 ||at Washington State||TBA||TBA|
|*Sat. || Oct. 20 || Stanford|| TBA|| TBA|
|*Sat. ||Oct. 27 || at Utah||TBA||TBA|
|*Fri. || Nov. 2 || Washington ||6 p.m. PT||ESPN2|
|*Sat. ||Nov. 10 || Oregon||TBA||TBA|
|*Sat. || Nov. 17||at Oregon State||TBA||TBA|
|!Fri. || Nov. 30||Pac 12 Championship Game||TBA||TBA|
; *Pac-12 Game; !Pac-12 Championship Game at Home Site of Pac-12 Regular-Season Champion; #Homecoming/Memorial Stadium Rededication/Joe Roth Game; All Times Pacific
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