Cal shuffles their depth chart before Washington State
Plus other injury notes.
There are some major updates on the depth chart for the first time since the end of fall camp for the Bears, as Cal shuffles around both sides of the football.
An impressive performance by true freshman Sioape Vatikani pushes him into the starting left guard position. T.J. Session appears to have taken over right tackle duties as well, moving Brayden Rhome to primary backup. True freshman tackle Jackson Brown also made the two deep!
These changes push left guard Brian Driscoll to center, and center Matthew Cindric to right guard. Here's to an improved offensive line performance!
Moving to the defensive side, how about Ryan Puskas? After a solid Saturday performance, he's now moved up as a co-starter with Nate Rutchena at inside linebacker.
Femi Oladejo was experimented on the outside linebacking spot, and will retain that position.
Moving to the defensive line, true freshman Nate Burrell showed his quality and might be making a play for the staring slot. He's listed as co-starter with Jaedon Roberts.
The wide receiver trio of J.Michael Sturdivant, Jeremiah Hunter and Mavin Anderson are all locked into their starting spots.
Odua Isibor remains out. So expect Oladejo and Xavier Carlton to rotate snaps in his stead.
Vatikani briefly left Friday's win vs. Arizona but returned to action later on.
Lu-Magia Hearns left the game as well but is good to go. Darius Long and Carlton will be available against Washington State.
Still not available are running back Chris Street and offensive guard Spencer Lovell. Wide receiver Mason Starling remains questionable and Akili Calhoun requires observation.
Good to see Oladejo at OLB again, wouldn't surprise me to see a big jump in production from him. We need our best players on the field. I expect Paster to get a lot of snaps against this pass heavy offense of Wazzu.
Hopefully Lu-Magia will in fact be available and not a game day scratch (Cal staff may be playing around w/ Wazzu). We need Lu-Magia for this game!! Good to have Long available for a few snaps.