A day after having surgery to repair a cracked bone in his left wrist, redshirt freshman cornerback Syd'Quan Thompson was back on the Cal practice field, breaking up passes with his cast and making hits like he didn't feel the pain. "Backing down from a challenge is not in his nature," defensive backs coach R. Todd Littlejohn said. "He's a tough guy who wants to be great." That's why there wasn't a lot of panic among the Bears' coaching staff when Thompson was burned on three long pass plays in the season-opening loss to
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