* Sophomore quarterback Kevin Prince was given Monday night off to rest his sore knee and had an MRI done, with the results to be discovered shortly. Richard Brehaut got most of the reps with the first team, with Darius Bell in spotty relief.
* Brehaut was fantastic at times and poor at times, but he seemed much more comfortable today than he did last week. He had a great deep fade to Randall Carroll in stride that Prince yelling and clapping from the sidelines, ‘There we go!” At the very least, the two quarterbacks seem to be handling the “controversy” or whatever you’d call it pretty well.
* Liked what I saw out of Isaiah Bowens today at scout team linebacker. During 1s vs. scout drills, he had three very nice plays, with two run stuffs and a sack.
* Looks like Malcolm Jones is running really well. He had a nice burst on a couple of runs, and is not running with the tentativeness that he had after his fumbling issues crept up a few weeks ago.
* Working with the 2s, Damien Holmes had a really nice stuff at defensive end, and while Keenan Graham and Owa Odighizuwa have moved ahead of him in the depth chart, I expect him to still get plenty of reps going forward.
* And the bads: Still seeing too much push on the exterior offensive line in pass protection. Expect Oregon to be extremely aggressive after watching that Cal film. Norm Chow will need to have a couple screen passes in the works, though screens have not been this team’s strong suit he last couple years.
* Brehaut was not effective in 7-on-7 drills, including red-zone work toward the end of the session. Brehaut completed 2-of-6 passes, including a dump-off to Johnathan Franklin and a touchdown up the middle to Cory Harkey. Courtney Viney had a great pass breakup, Rahim Moore had an interception, Brehaut overthrew Ricky Marvray and was sacked once.
* Receiver Nelson Rosario is still out with a sprained ankle, and his return for Oregon is at best doubtful. Glenn Love, Dalton Hilliard and Anthony Barr are back practicing, as was Keenan Graham (hip flexor) and Jordon James (hip).
* While Rick Neuheisel said in the press conference that Sheldon Price could return, I’d put him at doubtful.
”Cal did a really good job in bringing a defense that we hadn’t seen. But that was two weeks ago. We’ve got to move on and we’ve got to work on our weaknesses. We’ve got to be prepared as we can be going into Autzen Stadium and playing the No. 1 team in the nation.”