Cal-Minnesota pregame

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

MINNEAPOLIS -- The public-address announcer at TCF Bank Stadium warned fans that pyrotechnics will be used during the game today.

We'll see who sets off the fireworks on the field remains to be seen.

Just got back from watching warmups. It was not a surprise that Golden Gophers quarterback Adam Weber and wide receiver Eric Decker were two of the first players out there. I was impressed with Cal quarterback Kevin Riley's passing mechanics and backup quarterback Brock Mansion's size.

Special teams will be critical today. Minnesota thinks it can exploit some weaknesses with Cal, though the Bears are awfully talented on returns.