It’s been some stellar weather out in Berkeley and without my handy-dandy sunscreen, I would be baking in the straight sunlight with zero shade. Enough about my struggles, I’m sure you are here just to read about what I saw and not my tanning issues.
A bit of a ramp-up in practice today with shells on. A little bit more contact was allowed than in the past two days. Lots of installing happening with the passing game and offensive line looking particularly keyed in with plenty of 7-on-7 passing reps and red zone work.
The standout today has to go to Tommy Christakos. I noted in the fall that he had an issue with securing the ball after catching and would lose some battles to DBs because he wasn’t ripping the ball into his torso after his catch. That is all but a distant issue now. He had two stellar grabs. One of which was the final snap of the day. His route took him to the corner of the endzone, where QB Robby Rowell placed it perfectly for him to snag out of the air and high point it over CB Isaiah Young. It got the team hyped, the fans in the stands, and the beat writers all jumped out of their seats when it happened. I mean. It was so good that Cal Football put it up on twitter account.
I mean. Cmon.