* Junior middle linebacker Patrick Larimore is listed as doubtful for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on the team’s injury report, but all indications are that Jordan Zumwalt will start in his place. Clark Lea is preparing as such, as is Zumwalt, and Larimore was out of practice today and not expected back.
* The Bruins’ depth at linebacker is further hurting with Sean Westgate officially out for the game and Isaiah Bowens academically ineligible. Lea said that Todd Golper would slide into the backup role at middle linebacker, and Philip Ruhl will move into to backup Will linebacker.
* With Alberto Cid academically ineligible for the bowl – and Wade Yandall out with a concussion – Brett Downey moved into the starting quick tackle spot with Jeff Baca bumping to guard. Bob Palcic said he was glad Downey – and Connor Bradford, who also got extensive first- and second-team reps – got so much time during the spring and summer.
* Not too much noticeable from the team’s first practice up at City College of San Francisco. Mike Johnson said after practice that the team needed a little extra conditioning before the bowl and would be running more tomorrow. A handful of dropped passes at one point had things looking pretty sloppy, but the offense improved later in practice.