Fall Camp Day 11: Nickerson Steps Up

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BERKELEY -- Daniel Lasco rips off two big runs on Thursday, as the Cal linebacking corps recovers from the loss of Nathan Broussard. Hardy Nickerson goes one-on-one with BearTerritory to talk about having to step up in Broussard's absence, and his injury-plagued 2013.

BERKELEY -- At virtually no point during last season was California tailback Daniel Lasco completely healthy, whether it was hamstring issues, a shoulder, or, what he brushes off as “nicks and bruises,” he wasn’t at 100%. Now, though, he said he feels “great […] you never know when your last play is, so you’ve got to take what’s given to you on any given day,” after the Bears’ 13th practice of fall camp on Thursday, in which he started team 11-on-11 third-down work with a 40+ yard touchdown run up the east sideline. “Honestly in my opinion, I haven’t even done anything yet,” Lasco said. “The offensive line has opened up such big holes, and all I’m doing is running down the sideline. Like I was telling Kyle [McRae, Cal sports information director] earlier, he could have run through those holes and gotten there just as fast as I could.” Lasco – who got regular, extended 11-on-11 reps for the first time in camp -- earlier had ripped off a long touchdown run in the first set of 11-on-1...

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