Emotions ran high as the Beavers donned on their pads to allow for more physical play. The offense sported the infamous orange pants with white tops, while the defense wore all black attire.
The first heavy contact of spring drills began an hour into practice as the defensive and offensive lines gathered on the west end of the facility.
Surrounded by the rest of the team and hundreds of fans, including several Oregon high school football coaches, the Beavers lines began to bang bodies. The raspy, loud vocie of Greg Newhouse could be heard throughout the facility during the drill.
On the other end of the field, the cornerbacks and receivers worked on their coverage and routes.
Rothenfluh had trouble early, throwing high over his receiver a number of times, but settled down and hit Farley across the middle on a crossing pattern.
But the defense would tighten and shut down the OSU offense in the second half of the drill.
Several players got into each others face during the highly competitive drills, but none of the encounters produced a fight.
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