Thursday, August 21, 2008

We've Got A QB

Bears,
This will be the shortest CAl Fan's notes of the Year. I just recieved this. I'ts 9:45pm on Thursday. Probably all of you know this already. But in case you missed it here's the Haps on Riley and Longshore. As I am unqualified to judge, I have no comment, but I know it will give us much to talk about at the new tailgate site: (If you have been in Afhanistan for the past year, trust me--no more Tail Gates at Kleeburger).

All I know is that the butterflies are coming. We're inside of 10 days. On the 8th, I'm on the train to cross America to watch the Maryland game.
Next Saturday, we will watch the harvest progress as we drive down to see the Bears against Duffy Dougherety's Michigan State Spartans. Is he still coach? Did Magaffy catch Randy Humprhire's pass against Michegan or Michegant St. I thin Michegan. Any.......

I've got the jitters. Are we just stupid--typical Cal fans who have high hopes with nothing to hope for?

Maybe.

On the other hand (and I get all my knowledge through rumor) it may be that we have a LOT of offensive linemen. If that is accurate--good things may happen--no matter what else happens on the field.

We are fortunate to be under the radar.

Be patient. Don't look for BIG PLAYS (though with Best we may be pleasantly surprised). If we've got a line--and the cancers have gone--it may be a fun year. On the other hand, maybe we'll be like the Sainted John Erby the year after we beat San Jose State, and he took the balcony (remember that in the north endzone) and yelled, "I smell Roses". Probably I'm wrong, but that may have been the only game Hall of Famer Marv Levy Won that year.

Go Bears, and stop by for a beer,

Jeffrey Earl Warren '70

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This is from Steve:

Just so you can see the announcements for yourself...

Oakland Trib

Big news

By Jonathan Okanes
Thursday, August 21st, 2008 at 7:26 pm in Training
camp
8 Comments »

Jeff Tedford has just named Kevin Riley the starting
quarterback. He said Nate Longshore will also play
against Michigan State. Much more to come….


SF Comical

Riley wins starting QB job at Cal

Thursday, August 21, 2008

(08-21) 20:26 PDT Berkeley, Calif. (AP) --

Kevin Riley will start the season opener at
quarterback for California against Michigan State with
former starter Nate Longshore expected to play as a
reserve.

Kevin Riley will start for Cal in the season opener
vs. M...Kevin Riley has won the nod as the starting QB
at Cal.

Coach Jeff Tedford made the announcement about his
quarterbacks after practice on Thursday. The Golden
Bears open the season Aug. 30 at home against the
Spartans.

"We feel like both of them have had great camps, but
Kevin's going to take the first snaps and we'll see
how it goes from there," Tedford said. "Nate will play
in the game. I don't know exactly when, but Kevin will
start."

Riley saw action in four games last year as a redshirt
freshman, throwing for 563 yards and five touchdowns.

In Riley's first career start last season, he tried to
run with the ball in the final seconds instead of
throwing it away, costing the Bears the chance at a
game-tying field goal in a 31-28 loss to Oregon State.
Cal would have been in position to move up to No. 1 in
the poll with a win, but instead lost six of its final
regular season games.

Riley did excel in the Armed Forces Bowl for Cal,
entering with a 21-0 deficit in the second quarter and
leading the Bears to a 42-36 victory over Air Force.
Riley was 16-for-19 for 269 yards and three touchdowns
to earn MVP honors in the game.

"I'm just getting ready for Michigan State," Riley
said. "It's an honor to be named the starter,
especially after what Nate's done at Cal. We're in
good hands having two good quarterbacks here. I just
have to prepare, watch film and get ready for this
game."

Longshore ranks fourth all-time at Cal in passing
efficiency (133.1), sixth in passing touchdowns (62)
and seventh in passing yardage (5,732). He is also
second all-time at Cal with 18 victories as a starting
quarterback.