Sunday, April 18, 2010

SF Chronicle: QB Riley Looks Like Starter; Backups OK


Though Kevin Riley certainly seemed to secure the starting quarterback job for California this fall with his performance in Saturday's 83-play controlled scrimmage, his coach threw a bone to the other two QBs by saying the Bears could win games with either Beau Sweeney or Brock Mansion.  If it was a ploy to keep Riley stepping lively, it worked. "It makes you work harder," Riley said after Cal's last scrimmage of the spring. "It's my last year. I want it to be the best year of my life."

That's what Jeff Tedford wants to hear, and Riley's play was (more or less) what the coach wanted to see. Riley was in for 40 plays and completed 11 of 16 passes for 126 yards, although he did have two fumbles, losing one. "I thought he did a pretty nice job," Tedford said. "He was pretty accurate with all the balls. He scrambled and made plays with his legs." Sophomore Sweeney hit on 5 of his 14 passes for 91 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown to wide receiver Marvin Jones.

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