Spring Central: Recaps, Notes, Links, Videos

Cal hosts the majority of its 2013 signees -- and a few recruits -- during the final regular practice of spring ball, as the Bears prepare for a 4 p.m. spring game on Saturday at California Memorial Stadium.

GAME TIME: 4 p.m.
TELEVISION:: Pac-12 Networks
FORMAT: Offense-Defense Exhibition

Practice Notes From Friday
More than half of the 2013 California signing class was on the field for Friday's short walk-through, including the five spring enrollees Jared Goff, Matt Anderson, Drake Whitehurst, Sione Sina and Kyle Kragen, as well as Ray Hudson, Erik Bunte, Aaron Cochran, Trevellous Cheek, Jacobi Hunter, Darius Allensworth, Ray Davison, Caleb Coleman and Cameron Walker.

Four-star cornerback Troy Vincent, Jr. -- son of 15-year NFL veteran Troy Vincent, Sr. -- was also in attendance, as was two-star Sandy (Utah) Jordan wide receiver Cliff Betson.

2014 defensive back commit Koa Farmer was also in the house, and both he and Vincent will be at Memorial Stadium for Saturday's spring game and junior day.

The order of the day was mainly shoring up offensive execution, as well as installing a few trick plays, including halfback passes, flea flickers and the like. Maurice Harris, Kenny Lawler, Bryce Treggs and Drake Whitehurst each turned in notable plays on reverses down inside the red zone.

Quarterbacks Austin Hinder and Goff made nice TD grabs on halfback passes.

The defense came up with two coverage sacks of Zach Kline with airtight coverage during seven-on-seven work, and Hardy Nickerson tallied an end-zone pass break-up with his NFL-great father looking on.

Jackson Bouza made a nice grab in seven-on-seven work on a pass from Hinder, finding the seam in coverage between Nickerson and Michael Lowe.

Athletic Director Sandy Barbour -- who's been logging just as many freeway miles as Cal Sports Digest thanks to the Cal basketball team's NCAA Tournament run in nearby San Jose -- was also on hand for the entire practice, and eagerly asked for updates from the Cal baseball team's thrilling 5-1 win over No. 11 UCLA as practice wound down.


March 22:
RECRUIT REPORT: Vincent Reconnects
PRACTICE REPORT AND VIDEO: Signees on Hand as Cal Readies for Spring Game (FREE)

March 20:
PRACTICE NOTEBOOK: Depth to be Tested in Spring Game

March 18:
CSDTV: Wide Receivers In Focus
PRACTICE REPORT: Kline Pulls Ahead
Kline Settles In

March 16:
CSDTV: Nick Forbes Talks Defense (FREE)
ANALYSIS: Don't Count Them Out
CSDTV: Treggs Talks Scrimmage, Plus Highlights
CSDTV: Dykes Breaks Down Scrimmage, Unofficial Stats
MESSAGE BOARD: Comments and Notes from Scrimmage

CSDTV: Zach Kline, Scrimmage Highlights

March 15:
Dykes on Post-Practice Dress Down
CSDTV: Iso Video of Cal QBs
PRACTICE REPORT: Bears Get Physical

March 13:
PRACTICE REPORT: Boehm Gets a Taste of New Position
CSDTV: Dykes on Day Nine, Plus Highlights
CSDTV Up-Close: Randy Stewart and the Defensive Backs

March 11:
PRACTICE REPORT: Jalil Impresses, QB Race Tightens
BREAKING: Bridgford To Transfer (FREE)
CSDTV: Dykes Talks Hump Day, Plus Highlights
CSDTV: The Ocho -- Highlights and Interview with Zach Kline

March 9:
Scrimmage Leaves Positive First Impressions
Recruit Report: Jalen Harvey
Play-by-Play and Exclusive Stats
Commentary: After the Scrimmage, Time to Take Stock

March 8:
Practice Notebook: Day 6 (FREE)
Recruit Report: Adarius Pickett

CSDTV: Dykes and Highlights
Recruit Report: D.J. Calhoun

March 6:
Bridgford to Think Things Over
New QB Order on Day 5
CSDTV: One-on-One with Matt Cochran

March 4:
Buh Breaks Down Backers
CSDTV: Dykes on Day Four
CSDTV: A Closer Look at the Linebackers
McClure Working His Way Back
NOTEBOOK: Learning to Practice

March 1:
CSDTV: Under Construction  (FREE)
CSDTV: Dykes on Day 3
RECRUIT REPORT: Lawson Takes in Practice
A Closer Look: Defensive Line
CSDTV: Offensive Line Put Through Its Paces
Notebook: Kragen Stands Out (FREE)

Feb. 27:
CSDTV: Hagan Back on Track
Sonny D Post-Practice Comments
IN FOCUS: WR Video, Lawler Ready to Break Out
RECRUIT REPORT: Porchivinia Talks Bear Raid
Notebook: Forbes Looks Natural in the Middle
CSDTV: Cal QBs on Day 2
CSDTV: Running Backs
CSDTV: Offensive Line

Feb. 25:
Notebook: Tempo Emphasized From Start (FREE)
Signees Check Out Practice
CSDTV: McClure Outtakes (FREE)
CSDTV: McClure Ready for Spring

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