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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Wednesday practice report: Breakdown

By Pedro Moura

Notes, quotes and video from Wednesday's practice:

Kiffin spoke to the media after Wednesday's practice and talked about the possibility of Chris Galippo filling in for Malcolm Smith at weakside linebacker this week, other injury-based issues and more.

See what he had to say:


While Kiffin would say only two words -- "We'll see" -- when asked if Woods could play on defense as soon as this weekend, Woods said after practice that he is in the team's game plan for Cal, presumably as the nickel corner, where he would play strictly on passing downs with the hope of making a play on the ball.

Yes, he knows that means he might have to make a tackle. He said he did so just fine -- and frequently -- as recently as last fall at Gardena Serra.

"If I'm on the defensive side, I gotta be able to make plays -- if that's either picking off the ball or making the tackle coming up," Woods said.

See what else the freshman receiver said about the defensive experiment, including some great insight on what he's already learned from defensive backs coach Willie Mack Garza about what he's already about playing receiver after two days moonlighting as a corner: