Cal held its last two-a-day of camp on Saturday, practicing in shells in the morning and full pads in the afternoon, while hundreds of students moved into campus housing a few blocks from Memorial Stadium. The implication was clear: August has gone by fast. "The zone of proximity's closing in on us," Bears coach Jeff Tedford said as the fog rolled in Saturday evening. "Soon we're going to be doing a lot of game situations and then it's game planning pretty quick." Only two practices, one of them Monday's scrimmage, remain before the Bears start to settle into their in-season schedule on Wednesday, which is also the target date that Tedford has set for having a solid depth chart heading into the Maryland week. The players have Tuesday off from practice, so the coaches will spend the day making the depth chart.
The scrimmage itself will have little impact on depth, Tedford said, as the coaches already have a "pretty good idea" about who is fitting in where. Monday, then, will consist of mostly game situations featuring the first- and second-teams.