It was a very quick practice in the Dempsey Indoor facility last just over an hour.
Linebacker John Timu (neck) and corner back Greg Ducre (concussion) were wearing red jerseys.
Middle linebacker Cort Dennison (knee) didn't participate in much of the team drills. He's been pretty beat up lately, and we'll see him getting more and more team periods off on Monday's more often. Keith Price took a few snaps, but also got some time off.
Safety Nate Fellner was more involved and looks to be at full speed. Fellow safety Taz Stevenson (knee) did not participate in practice
Head coach Steve Sarkisian mentioned that he wasn't pleased with how the right side of the offensive line - Colin Porter at right guard and Erik Kohler at right tackle - played against Cal in his press conference before practice, saying ...
"Well, I didn’t think we were nearly physical enough up front, especially on the right side of our line. We were passive, we were tentative. I thought some guys that we were counting on to be dominant on the outside weren’t dominant and had some effects for us. And I thought we were hesitant at the tight end spot. I thought Cal presented us with enough multiple looks up front that I’ve seen (Michael Hartvigson) and Austin (Seferian-Jenkins) come off the ball better, block better than they did Saturday. So those are definitely areas for us to improve upon."
When asked about the possibility of some changes made on the offensive line, Sarkisian wouldn't commit to any, but he did say no one's spot is guaranteed.
"We'll look at some things yeah," Sarkisian said. "We have to reward guys for competing and have to reward guys for doing things right and playing hard and you've got to earn your opportunities and I don't ever want guys to feel so comfortable that they don't have to perform at the standard that's been set. We'll continue to look at things at all positions, not just the line."
Staying true to that, we saw Skylar Fancher and Micah Hatchie getting more reps with the No. 1 offensive line at right guard and right tackle, respectively.