August 12, 2007

Double duty for Bears

The most grueling day of Fall Camp concluded with an emphatic end Saturday afternoon as the Cal football team completed 46 periods of practice with a short but aggressive scrimmage to cap off the evening. Every player on the roster received their fair share of reps with more than a handful catching the eyes of the coaching staff. Among these athletes who put together a pair of good showings Saturday were youngsters like safety Sean Cattouse and running back Shane Vereen.

First Two-a-Day Finishes Smoothly

Saturday the Bears completed their first double practice session of Fall Camp. Cal began the day under the cloudy morning skies hovering over Memorial Stadium and ended the day under the dark evening haze.

For fans that are not quite familiar with how Cal coach Jeff Tedford structures his practices, the system is pretty simple. There is an automated clock placed on the Cal side of the 50-yard line right in front of the student section. Long before practice even begins, Coach Tedford and his staff decide how many "periods" the practice will run. Each period consists of five minute increments. At the end of the five minutes - with the automated clock ticking away - a horn sounds when the clock hits zero which usually is a cue for the team to move onto the next individual or team drill.

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