Sunday, August 08, 2010

San Jose Mercury: One day in, Tedford sees reason for optimism

Jonathan Okanes

Cal coach Jeff Tedford got an in-person look at the future of his receiving corps for the first time Saturday and was cautiously optimistic after one day of training camp.  "It was really nice to see those guys run around a little bit," Tedford said after the first practice of the 2010 season. "For a young group, you can tell they have some ability. But it's going to be a process, of course."

There are five receivers in Cal's 2010 recruiting class, and the coaches got to see them for the first time other than on film Saturday. The wide receivers have been in Berkeley working out all summer, but the coaching staff isn't permitted by the NCAA to watch.  Keenan Allen from Greensboro, N.C., one of the nation's top recruits, headlines the group. Long Beach Poly product Kaelin Clay, Pierce College transfer Coleman Edmond and Tevin Carter of Los Angeles all had good first days. Terrance Montgomery, also of Los Angeles, rounds out the group. "It was everything we saw on film," Tedford said. "There's a lot of potential there, but it's a long process. There's going to come a point where there is a little overload mentally. That's mainly what you fight. It's the learning curve to get the new guys in the loop."

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