Cal loses TE Smith for season

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

California senior Tad Smith, who was in the mix to start at tight end, tore his ACL during a scrimmage Tuesday night and will miss the entire season.

Coach Jeff Tedford told reporters after Wednesday's practice Smith and Cal might petition the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility.

With Smith out, sophomore Anthony Miller will be the likely starter. Miller is best known for making his first career catch the game-winner over Miami in last season's Emerald Bowl.

Behind Miller are redshirt freshman Spencer Ladner and senior Skylar Curran.