Roundup: New practice schedule paying off for Cal football

Al Sermeno


Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle notes that Cal football is benefiting from a new practice schedule – “light” workouts on Thursdays, more intense workouts on Fridays (usually it’s the other way around).


Bad news on The Farm – Stanford defensive lineman Harrison Phillips is out for the season with a knee injury.


Eastern Washington has suspended the player who hit Vernon Adams late and caused him to leave the game. Roverback John Kreifels will miss Saturday’s game at Northern Iowa.

Washington State

Washington State coach Mike Leach clarified his comments about New Jersey high school players he made a year ago, when he said that he had a tough time evaluating the talent out there. People assumed he meant that coaching wasn’t good in the state of New Jersey.

Arizona State

Chantel Jennings writes that Arizona State is trying to learn from the mistakes it made against Texas A&M.


While he’s happy his QB can get yardage with his feet, Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre doesn’t want to see Sefo Liufau run as much. Liufau was the team’s second-leading rusher with 81 yards (on 18 carries) in the loss to Hawai’i.


UCLA head coach Jim Mora said the defense is capable of getting to the quarterback better. The Bruins notched just one sack in the season-opening victory over Virginia.


Percy Allen features Washington linebacker Azeem Victor, who lost one of his best friends to gun violence his senior year in high school. Victor had a team-high 14 tackles in the loss to Boise State.


Scott Wolf whips up this article detailing how USC’s offensive line needs to improve after a subpar performance against Arkansas State. Cody Kessler was sacked five times in the 55-6 win.


Matthew Piper of the Salt Lake Tribune features Utah tight end Harrison Handley, a guy who will see a lot more time now that Evan Moeai is out for the year.

Oregon State

Gina Mizell does her latest Odds and Ends segment with Oregon State wide receiver Victor Bolden. I might have to talk to him about his thinking that Kobe Bryant is the best basketball player ever… #TeamLeBron.


CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein has a Q&A with Arizona basketball head coach Sean Miller.

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