Monday brought some pleasant spring weather for Cal's morning workout, and two days after Saturday's scrimmage, head coach Justin Wilcox was still noting that the team needs to cut down on the errors. He hopes to see fewer mistakes in Saturday's spring game.
He did single out running back Christopher Brown Jr. as someone who impressed him on Saturday. Listen to what Wilcox says about Brown about halfway through this video.
Brown has been working with the first-team offense during drills, and it is looking more and more likely that he will be the starting tailback for the 2019 opener. Marcel Dancy and City College of San Francisco transfer DeShawn Collins are also getting work at the running back position, but they would have to show something special to beat out Brown for the starting job.
Brown was Cal's leading rusher in the Cheez-It Bowl loss to TCU, although he had just 57 yards on 14 carries, a 4.1 average per rush. For the season he ran for 148 yards and an average of 4.0 yards per carry. He is a big back who relies on power, but if the Bears want to get on the perimeter Dancy and Collins may be called upon. Brown had five receptions for 31 yards in 2018, and Collins may be helpful as a receiver out of the backfield.