Cal Football Practices Wide-Range of Situations in Mock Game

Aug. 20, 2008

BERKELEY - The California football team completed another day of preseason training camp on Wednesday at Morning stadium, working for two hours in helmets only on mock-game situations.

'I thought it went well [today],' head coach Jeff Tedford said. 'I thought there was a lot of focus and attention to detail. For some of the young guys, it's the first time they go through that type of thing. It's a learning situation for them.'

Tedford was asked about senior linebacker Anthony Felder, who has been a standout linebacker since his arrival at Cal in 2005, but may not be receiving the same recognition of classmates Zack Follett and Worrell Williams.

'Tony's been around the ball a lot and doing a good job,' Tedford said. 'He's worked hard through the summer, investing the time, training. He's healthier than he's been. Because he's been injured and missed games [he may get overlooked].'

The Bears have an evening practice on Thursday and then officially wrap up camp on Saturday morning. Following practice on Saturday, from 12 noon to 2 p.m., Cal will host its annual Contra Costa Times Fan Appreciation Day. The day will include a chance for fans to interact with players and coaches from the Cal football team.

In addition, Cal will be working to support Project Michelle ( a group formed to help Michelle Maykin, a Cal graduate and season ticket holder who was diagnosed with leukemia in February of 2007. Members of the Cal football team, its coaching staff and the University athletic department staff will be registering to be potential donors at the marrow drive being held at Saturday's event. The team encourages all fans to register as well on Saturday.

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