Thursday, August 13, 2009

Daily Cal: Day Six Training Camp Report

Matt Kawahara

Kevin Riley was efficient, accurate and comfortable quarterbacking the Cal football team's offense on Wednesday. Which, he says, considering his experience, is the way it should be.  "I know that much more about the system, I feel that much more comfortable and every call I go with I'm 100 percent with it," Riley said after practice. "I've been working on my form and in this camp I've been a lot more consistent than I have in the past."

The junior strengthened his case for the starting role on a warm Wednesday evening at Memorial Stadium, putting together his best practice of the Bears' fall camp. He worked primarily with the first-team offense, opening Cal's team session with back-to-back completions to Marvin Jones andNyan Boateng, and overall outplayed Brock Mansion, who threw several nice balls but couldn't match Riley's consistency.

Riley showed quick decision-making on one play where he rolled out of the pocket to find a linebacker in his face and zipped a pass to tight end Anthony Miller in the flat. He showed nice touch several plays later, floating a pass to a streakingJahvid Best up the far sideline that hit Best in stride but bounced off his fingertips. Working with the second team during the third team session of the afternoon, Riley again put just the right amount of air under a screen pass forCovaughn DeBoskie -Johnson, who caught the ball in a full sprint near midfield and probably would have scored had the team been running a live situation.

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