• After acing two physical examinations — the 1-mile run yesterday and agility drills today — running back Daniel Libre was cleared to practice. Libre, who did not play last week because of a high-ankle sprain, will play against Oregon State.
• Running back Leon Wright-Jackson worked out on the sideline today. He has a strained arch. He is expected to play against Oregon State.
• Aaron Kia, who did not play against Weber State because of tendinitis in his knees, practiced as the No. 1 left tackle today. Keith AhSoon, who started at left tackle last week, was back at left guard. The Warriors are prepared to be without Laupepa Letuli, who has a small tear in his left shoulder. Letuli did not compete in team drills today.
• Jovonte Taylor has been slowed by tenderness in his knees. Although he is expected to play this weekend, it could open the way for Malcolm Lane to return kickoffs. Lane had two kick returns for touchdowns last year. Ryan Mouton is the other kick returner.
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Ran into Blaze Soares today. His left foot was in a medical boot. I think he’s figuring on returning, at the latest, for the Fresno State game. There’s a chance he might make it for San Jose State. (That’ll keep Dick Tomey up at night.)
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The biggest hit of today’s practice came when an offensive lineman blocked safety Desmond Thomas, who inadvertently floored head coach Greg McMackin. Princess Leila described it as that familiar movie scene, when a guy is standing in front of a train and, in the next scene, the guy is gone. McMackin, being the tough guy, got up immediately. I think we’re missing Princess Leila’s videos.
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Happy birthday to bighilofan. Whoop. Aaron’s birthday is on the 21st. But it’s never too early to wish Ronnie’s son a happy birthday.
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By the way, the answer to yesterday’s mystery meat question is … guinea pig.