Friday, August 17, 2007

Two weeks away...

Till the start of college football. Man, this is an exciting time to be a Cal fan. There has been a lot happening around Cal football since my last post so I will try to give you an update.

1) Cal Media/Blog Updates
- DeSean Jackson on the cover of ESPN the Mag along with a great article inside. (Sadly, my issue had Brian Brohm on the cover. It sucks living on the East Coast.)
- Congrats to Ken and Jason on their new blog, Excuse Me For My Voice. I have been reading both their personal Cal blogs for a while, so I can't wait to see what their combined efforts will produce.
- Jonathon Okanes over at Bear Talk the CC Times Cal Blog, has really stepped it up. I was a little hard on him earlier but once he got his rhythm his postings have been great. Check out his latest post on Cal's first scrimmage.

2) Cal Rankings
I have seen as high as #9 and as low as #22. Can't remember the exact publications. Most importantly, Cal is #12 in the AP poll. A solid start. A big win over Tennessee probably gets us into the top 10 which lead to an undefeated season and a RBBID.

3) Freshman
- Jahvid Best is getting lost of love in the media. Bruce Feldman, ESPN CF writer, was at a couple Cal practices for his article on DJax. He says Best is his Freshman sleeper. Best ran back a kickoff today and showed off his speed again.
- Chris Conte, CB/FS, made a name for himself by leading the team in tackles at the first scrimmage. The kid has size and speed and is pushing for time on the field. But honestly, I am still wary about true freshman DB's.
- Shane Vereen, Cal's other stud freshman RB, is quietly having a great practice and it might be hard to keep him off the field also.
- This might turn out to be Tedford's best recruiting class.

4) Linebackers
- I don't know why this unit is so underrated in the media. I truly feel that Follet, Felder and William match up with any linebacking unit in the country, including USC vaunted trio. Bishop was a beast in the middle, but this unit will be more athletic, fast and harder hitting than any Cal has had before.
- Also there is great depth with Van Hoesen, Moye and McIntyre.

That is all for now, hope to be posting more frequently.

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