OSU Spring Ball Day 10

CORVALLIS -- As the spring football practices begin the wind down, the Oregon State Football team begins to gear up.

“It’s gone fast,” Gary Andersen said regarding the spring practicing season.

The Beavs since returning from the two-week break have been working on higher tempos and speed during practices, and Andersen is satisfied with how the players have adjusted to the increased pace of practice.

During Tuesday’s practice, defensive members worked on making interceptions and fighting off blocks.

Safety Brandon Arnold and cornerback Dashon Hunt did exceedingly well in the drill.

Four-on-four drills were carried out on another section of the field with offensive members and quarterbacks.

Quarterback Nick Mitchell made a successful pass-and-run connection with running back Storm Woods.

Luke Del Rio also was a standout during the drill, often passing to running back Chris Brown.

Defensive players then moved onto working on their pass-grabbing skills from coaches.

Safety Cyril Noland, cornerback Dashon Hunt and cornerback Devin Chappell did well whereas cornerback Dwayne Williams failed to catch a pass.

The offense focused in on certain types of short passes. Running backs Woods and Jaylynn Bailey were standouts.

Defensive members also began work on a new drill but it was tough to see from this vantage point. But the players seemed to execute it well.

Andersen also commented on the skill and promise of the current receivers, “(Some) very, very talented players in that group. They have great potential.”

As for the practice overall, Andersen was content with the consistency of the defense.

Andersen is keen on assigning a winner, either offense or defense each day, and the Beaver D got the “win” at practice on Tuesday.

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