Cal Football Practice Report – Halfway Mark

BERKELEY – Cal passed the halfway mark of spring football with its eighth practice Saturday at Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium. Head coach Sonny Dykes liked what he witnessed during a fast-paced and high-energy session that followed 70 live plays during Friday’s workout.

“I was really encouraged with the way we rebounded and came back and practiced today,” Dykes said. “I thought we practiced very well. I loved the intensity, and I thought we had pop. Being able to come back and have that kind of focus and intensity was really a step forward for our program.”

“Our mentality today was much better,” Dykes added. “What we did today was come out and have a physical practice right after a long scrimmage. There’s no way we would have been able to do that last year.”

Highlights and notes from the workout in shoulder pads only that was open to the public included …

  • A 44-yard touchdown run by Kyle Boehm near the end of the final 11-on-11 team session
  • A 34-yard completion from Jared Goff to Trevor Davis on the second play of the 11-on-11 team period
  • A pair of 40-yard passes from Goff to two different Harpers (Chris and Austin) during 7-on-7 action early in practice, while Goff would later complete a 12-yard touchdown pass to Darius Powe
  • A hit by Jalen Jefferson that drew “oohs and aahs” from an enthusiastic crowd
  • Pass breakups from Griffin Piatt during 11-on-11 work and in 7-on-7 action from Darius Allensworth, Trey Cheek and Maximo Espitia
  • Appearances by former Cal player and coach Joe Kapp, as well as recent former Bears Ernest Owusu and Kendrick Payne
  • A juggling reception by Maurice Harris while the team was working on first-down plays
  • Defensive highlights during first-down work included a second pass breakup by Allensworth and a tackle for loss (-3 yards) by Puka Lopa
  • A notable player not at practice was Khalfani Muhammad, who instead was leading the Cal men’s track and field team to a victory over Stanford in the Big Meet by running the first leg on the winning 4x100 meter medley relay team (40.52) and placing second in both the 100 (10.60) and 200 meters (21.27), with his time in the 200 the best of his collegiate career

The Cal Spring Football Experience presented by Shaw Management Group is now just two weeks away on Saturday, April 26 (11 a.m. PT). The free event to be televised live by Pac-12 Networks at Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium will conclude four weeks of spring workouts. Gates open one hour in advance at 10 a.m. PT, with a host of activities including …

  • Run On The Field With The Bears – First 100 fans in attendance receive a ticket good for the opportunity to lead the Bears onto the field through the North Tunnel
  • Giveaways – First 2,500 fans receive Cal-themed food, schedule posters and t-shirts 
  • Youth Clinic – Free 30-minute clinic on the field for youth eighth grade and below (registration begins at 10 a.m. on Lisa and Douglas Goldman Plaza)
  • In-Game Events and Activities – Lucky fans will be able to win great prizes for competing in on-field promotional events
  • Appearances by Oski, Cal Spirit and the Cal Band
  • Pregame Fun Zone and Kids Activities
  • Cal Bears Shop Merchandise Sale
  • More details at
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