PRACTICE NOTES: Beaver offense gears up

CORVALLIS – OSU's final full day of practice before the Civil War is in the books. BF.C zeroed in on the offense after they took to Reser Stadium to go through their paces prior to making the short trip to Eugene for Friday's Civil War.

Practice Notes
  • Junior quarterback Sean Mannion saw a lot of reps Wednesday as he tried to find a groove with the likes of junior receiver Brandin Cooks, sophomore tight end Caleb Smith and junior H-back Connor Hamlett in the pattern. Mannion also worked a few passes into sophomore split-end Richard Mullaney and freshman flanker Victor Bolden.

  • One big thing I observed Mannion doing Wednesday was not locking onto his intended targets too early or for too long.

  • Bolden was making some nice catches on Wednesday, and shared a few first team reps alongside Mullaney. Mannion found him when was open, and others when they were in the clear.

  • Hamlett's performance was fair but his counterparts, sophomores Smith and Kellen Clute, struggled to make plays Wednesday. Had some go that should have been receptions, and Clute struggled to get open on a few plays. It is also worth noting that Mannion was not 100 percent accurate.

  • At running back, sophomore Storm Woods and junior Terron Ward were both active Wednesday, and got in some good work.

  • The offense spent part of the last few minutes of practice operating deep into their own territory, and it was here that the offensive line seemed to shine the most. For this day, anyway, give this front five a little adversity where they have to plow the road, and they will plug away like there is no tomorrow.

  • BF.C got a limited view of the Beaver defense Wednesday, mostly due to Mark Banker's squad being located on the Tommy Prothro practice fields, as opposed to in Reser Stadium with the rest of the team. This is common practice the day before a walk-through -- but less common were the locks on the Prothro entrance gates. It seemed like Oregon State wanted some privacy on defense the last full session before the Civil War.

    Running with the 1's
    QB – Sean Mannion
    TB – Storm Woods
    FB – Tyler Anderson
    H-Back – Connor Hamlett
    TE – Caleb Smith
    LT- Michael Philipp
    LG- Josh Andrews
    C- Isaac Seumalo
    RG- Grant Enger
    RT- Gavin Andrews/Sean Harlow
    FL –Brandin Cooks
    SE – Richard Mullaney
    SB – Malik Gilmore

    Defense DE – Dylan Wynn
    DT – Edwin Delva/Siale Hautau
    DT – Mana Rosa
    DE –Scott Crichton
    WIL –D.J. Alexander
    MIK – Rommel Mageo
    SAM –Jabral Johnson
    CB- Rashaad Reynolds
    CB- Steven Nelson
    CB-Sean Martin (Nickel)
    FS – Tyrequek Zimmerman
    SS – Ryan Murphy

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