FALL CAMP: DAY 18 REPORT

CORVALLIS – It was an off day for the Beaver QBs, with the defense making a bid to rename the town to Pick City. If running back Malcolm Agnew saw the most carries with the 1's, and he once again did, Jordan Jenkins, who missed much of the early part of camp and whom the OSU coaches want to get up to speed, definitely got the second-most. Ben Motter gets in with the 1s, Hardin's surgery and more..

Practice Snapshot:
3:00 – Stretches and warm-ups, punt returns (returner only), OL and WR individual work.
3:10 – Special teams drills, OL and DL do separate drills, QBs take shotgun snaps.
3:20 – Full-team punt coverage.
3:35 – Full-team field goals, QB-RB handoffs.
3:45 – Offense and defense separate. Offense runs plays, defense works on interception returns.
3:50 – Offense and defense break off into units, QB-WR passing, RB working with OL on pass blocking, DL pass rushing drill, LBs use heavy pads for run coverage, DBs man-to-man press coverage work.
3:55 – Full-team 11-on-11s (First downs)
4:00 – One-on-ones.
4:10 – Popsicle break (Seriously.)
4:15 – Third-down skeleton.
4:20 – Second 11-on-11 session (First downs again).
4:30 – Red zone skeleton.
4:40 – Final 11-on-11s (Third downs).
4:50 – Practice over.

Running with the 1s on Day 18, complete with practice notes:
OFFENSE
QB: Ryan Katz
RB: Malcolm Agnew
Split End: Markus Wheaton
Slotback: Jordan Bishop
Flanker: Brandin Cooks
Tight End: Colby Prince
Left Tackle: Mike Remmers
Left Guard: Michael Lamb
Center: Grant Johnson
Right Guard: Burke Ellis
Right Tackle: Colin Kelly

DEFENSE
Left End: Taylor Henry
Left Tackle: Andrew Seumalo
Right Tackle: Ben Motter
Right End: Scott Crichton
SLB: Cameron Collins
MLB: Feti Unga
WLB: Michael Doctor
LCB: Jordan Poyer
S: Anthony Watkins
S: Ryan Murphy
RCB: Rashaad Reynolds


Quarterback Notebook:
The quarterbacks were especially sloppy today. Katz, Vaz and Mannion all had multiple occasions of overthrowing and under-throwing their targets. Vaz had two interceptions while Mannion had one.

Running Back Notebook:
Agnew: Agnew saw the majority of reps with the first-team among tailbacks, which is consistent with the day and night practices yesterday. He had one standout play from 11-on-11s, making two cuts on an off-tackle run that were seamless and he didn't lose a step at all. His cutbacks look really quick.

Mike Riley: "(Agnew's) played well. There's no doubt about it, he has stood out and made plays and been an exciting runner throughout camp."

Jenkins: If Agnew got the most carries with the 1's, Jordan Jenkins definitely got the second-most. When the offense ran plays against no defense, it was Agnew and Jenkins going with the 1's on every other play, while Ward, Stevenson, McCants, and Woods worked with the 2's or 3's.

Wide Receiver Notebook:
Rodgers: Don't look now but James Rodgers may finally be getting back in the groove of things. In one-on-ones, his cuts were looking extremely sharp on a comeback route, creating a lot of separation between him and the cornerback.

Cooks: Another practice, another spectacular Brandin Cooks play. On a deep post corner route, Cooks beat the corner on the double move and jumped up for the grab along the sideline.

Evans: Former WR Danny Evans is the fourth Beaver to make the switch from offense to defense. It's unclear whether his position is safety or corner, but he was wearing a black shirt. He's more of a special teamer, but the secondary is his most likely landing spot.

Riley: "It's another guy that wants to get on the field somewhere. He's doing a really good job on finding something special teams-wise that he can do, and then it's another matter of if he can latch on and play a position well enough to be on some special teams, then you can get on the plane."

Tight End Notebook:
Hamlett: With only two active tight ends: Connor Hamlett and Tyler Perry, expect Hamlett to have a bigger role in the first two games. Hamlett made an amazing one-handed grab at last night's practice, and is certainly going to be involved in this offense at least until Joe Halahuni's expected return after Wisconsin and the ensuing bye week.

Riley: "I think Connor Hamlett is a heck of a receiver. We're not going to change or not do something because Joe isn't there. Now Joe is really good at it, but I think Connor is too."

Enger: Yesterday Riley said Grant Enger would get some time at tight end, but he was with the offensive line today.

Defensive Notebook:
Hardin: Cornerback Brandon Hardin had his shoulder surgery today, and Riley wants to be prepared for the worst.

Riley: "Everything seemed to go well. We don't have any determination as to long it'll be … I think we have to be prepared that he will miss the season."

Mitchell: Safety Lance Mitchell missed today with an ongoing abdominal injury issue. Ryan Murphy filled in at safety with the first team after a nice showing at last night's practice, while Zeke Sanders took Murphy's spot with the backups.

Riley: "Lance has got that abdominal thing that flares up and basically we just keep him out from time to time to let it rest. We're going to have to watch that early in the week in practice all season long."

Masaniai: Starting DT Castro Masaniai was out today with a bothered shoulder, but Riley said he should be back tomorrow.

Motter: It was Ben Motter, not Dominic Glover who filled in for Masaniai's spot with the first-team. It was a little bit of a surprise, since Glover has experience with the 1's in fall camp. There is still no word on Glover's academic situation.

Frahm: Riley says that starting DT Kevin Frahm will be back sooner than people are expecting from Monday's surgery of a torn medial meniscus in his right knee.

Interceptions: The defense took advantage of the sloppy QB play in 11-on-11s today. Vaz threw an easy one right into the arms of Shaydon Akuna. This pick was followed by another right after, Mannion threw a deep ball and CB Sean Martin came down with an amazing interception, playing tug-of-war with the receiver for the ball and coming up with it. Finally, the last play of practice was a tipped Vaz pass by Akuna, right into the arms of emerging ball hawking safety Tyrequek Zimmerman.

NOTABLE NOTE:
Tomorrow's practice has also been moved back to 3 pm.

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