Cal cornerback Marc Anthony returned to practice Tuesday after missing the past two games with a dislocated shoulder and will start Saturday at UCLA.

True freshman Stefan McClure, who played well in place of Anthony, also will see some playing time, coach Jeff Tedford said.

"Typically, our policy is if a guy gets hurt, he doesn't lose his job to injury," Tedford said. "Stef will get some playing time. He was starting to be in the rotation anyhow, and it just worked out that he had to play a lot because of Marc. It was good for him, and now I feel good about getting him into the rotation."

McClure replaced Anthony early in Cal's 43-15 loss at Oregon and was beaten a handful of times. But he bounced back to help shut down star USC receiver Robert Woods the following week and played solidly during Cal's win over Utah on Saturday.

Anthony and Steve Williams will be the starting corners, but McClure will rotate in for entire possessions, not just a play here or there.

"He played well, but there are a lot of things he can improve on," Tedford said of McClure. "But he's earned playing time, no doubt about it. But Marc also was playing well."

Anthony says he doesn't feel completely healed but tested his shoulder during Tuesday's full-pad practice without any complications.


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"I want to go out there to give my best effort to win on Saturday," Anthony said. "It felt pretty good this morning."

  • Safety Sean Cattouse said a petition signed by more than 300 football and men's basketball players that asks the NCAA to give athletes a share of skyrocketing television revenue never circulated to Cal. But the fifth-year senior supports the idea and says it's been a hot topic in the team's locker room.

    "That's a big debate," Cattouse said. "For years, we've spoken about it. We need more money, but that's probably everywhere. You'd think we could get a little bit more. I don't know a number, but we get peanuts compared with what college sports makes."

    The petition coincides with Thursday's NCAA board of directors meeting in Indianapolis, where NCAA president Mark Emmert is expected to ask members to support a proposal that would increase grants to student-athletes by $2,000.

    Cattouse says he gets a little over $900 per month for housing and other expenses. He pays $700 in rent and says there often isn't enough left over for basics such as food and transportation.

    "It's a comfort level, not to splurge or anything," Cattouse said. "Food is something we shouldn't have to worry about every day, but a lot of guys do. Food and transportation are probably the biggest things. That should be the least of our concerns."

  • Cal ranks 11th in the Pac-12 in the latest Graduation Success Rate data released by the NCAA on Tuesday. Fifty-four percent of football players who began their careers at Cal in 2004 went on to earn degrees. Only Arizona, at 48 percent, had a worse mark.

    Stanford, at 87 percent, had the best graduation rate.