Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Mika Kane and Tyson Alualu joined already appointed defensive line starters Rulon Davis and Matt Malele on the first depth chart of the regular season, which Cal released Monday.
Malele, a defensive tackle, is the lone returning starter, and after two showcase scrimmages, Davis emerged as a starter at end. Kane and Alualu have been getting the majority of the reps with the first team, but Cody Jones, Tad Smith and Cameron Jordan also have been pushing for playing time.
Ta'ufo'ou sighting: Eleven days after starting fullback Will Ta'ufo'ou sprained his MCL in a training-camp scrimmage and it was projected that he would miss 4 to 6 weeks, he was on the field in full pads.
Ta'ufo'ou didn't participate in contact drills, but he walked without a hitch and even knelt on the sideline for a period. Tedford said the fullback is progressing quicker than originally thought.
"He's coming along real well and doing a good job," Tedford said before bumping Ta'ufo'ou up to day-to-day status.