http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1584980-honey-mustard-the-... A transfer from Washington State Cougars by way of Long Beach City College, Davis gained fame last year for his colorful nome de guerre, and has applied to the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility. He sat out spring practice, but is practicing during fall camp.
"He's applying for a sixth year, for a medical, that he had at Washington State, so we've applied for it, and furnished the paperwork to the NCAA, and we're waiting to get a decision," head coach Sonny Dykes said. "He can practice until then. We're hoping that he gets a sixth year."
The Bears expected to hear about Davis's status last week.
"That's like expecting to hear back from the IRS," Dykes said.
Freshman running back Derrick Clark showed no ill effects of an offseason knee surgery that kept him out of spring ball, after enrolling early.
Several players -- including linebacker Hamilton Anoa'i, who played in seven games last year, but went down with injury during the Oregon game, after blocking a punt -- are on the mend from injury.
"Hamilton, I thought, moved well," Dykes said. "It's going to be a process with him. You want to bring those guys back slowly. You don't want to overload them in one or two practices and have a setback. We'll integrate some guys back in. Jaylinn Hawkins is another one. A couple of receivers, as well -- Kanawai [Noa] -- that's coming off a little bit of an injury, too. You bring them along slowly, and you try to make sure that they can get all the work done and you don't set them back."
Noa worked in individual drills, but not in full one-on-ones or team periods, conditioning on the side instead. He is recovering from offseason knee surgery.
Wide receiver Greyson Bankhead -- who grayshirted last season and participated in spring ball -- had an unspecified surgery, according to his twitter, due to an injury suffered during a vacation, Dykes said. He has not yet joined the team.
"We haven't seen him medically, so I can't really comment on him," Dykes said. "e's not practicing. We expect him to be here later this week."
The team expected Bankhead to be late, as he has communicated with the team on that account.
http://www.scout.com/college/california/story/1690876-cal-football-2016-... Also gone is former three-star recruit Michael Trani. The third-year center out of La Mirada (Calif.) is taking a medical hardship, due to a back issue.
"He's not going to play football again," Dykes said.
Cornerback Antoine Albert had two breakups on the day.
After coming up lame in the 200m race at the USATF Junior Championships this summer, freshman receiver Demetris Robertson looked to be a full-go on Monday, showing off his physicality, particularly against press coverage, and his burst. Robertson said the injury was a strained hamstring, with a "little tear in it," but said that he feels fine now.
"I'm feeling good, just taking it slow," said Robertson. "I'm going to the trainers a lot."
Robertson felt good running, but said he needs to improve on coming out of his breaks. Dykes agreed, calling Robertson "raw, but athletic," and that there's "a lot of work to do."
"He had a great day today," said receiver Chad Hansen, who anointed Robertson the fastest player on the team. Hansen claims a 4.41-second 40 time, while Robertson claims a 4.25. His PR in the 100m is a 10.46.
No one else on the team, Hansen said, can match the 63-inch box jump that made Robertson Internet-famous this summer. Robertson, for his part, didn't anticipate the notoriety.
"Coach Damon [Harrington] said it would blow up, but I didn't think nothing of it, because I do it all the time," Robertson said.
Bashfully, Robertson said he'd been leaping to those heights since his junior year (he's done it "four or five times") when he was the Georgia high school track athlete of the year. While Robertson was an ace in the 200m (PR of 21.34 seconds), and did compete in the long jump, he never tried his hand at the high jump.
"I should have," Robertson said. "My brother kept telling me to do it but I never did."
It might have been a good idea. During seven-on-seven work, Robertson nearly cleared cornerback Marloshawn Franklin going up for a catch on the sideline. Robertson, naturally, came down with the ball.