FALL CAMP DAY 11: Offensive moves

CORVALLIS -- With junior wideout James Rodgers missing his second straight day of practice, the Oregon State offense sputtered a bit at times on Friday. The secondary and linebacker corps kept the WR's and RB's in check for a majority of the morning. Still, Sean Canfield, Damola Adeniji, Jovan Stevenson and Jacquizz Rodgers made some music of their own.

Junior wideout Casey Kjos returned to the practice field after missing yesterday's practice.

Freshman Markus Wheaton was held out with an apparent tweak of the groin, allowing freshman Geno Munoz and junior Aaron Nichols time to practice with the first team offense.

Team Session No. 1:
The first team session of the morning saw redshirt freshman Colin Kelly practicing with the second string offensive line, after he had been practicing with the first team for the majority of the week.

Freshman safety Dax Dilbeck combined with sophomore cornerback Brandon Hardin to hold the receivers in check on one play. The duo forced redshirt freshman QB Ryan Katz to dump the ball underneath to RB Jovan Stevenson, who had a linebacker up in his grill.

Great coverage by senior Tim Clark forced an incomplete pass by senior quarterback Sean Canfield, who had delivered a spot on pass to senior wideout Damola Adeniji, but the cornerback was there to slap the pass away.

Skelly Session No. 1:
Tight coverage was displayed by the secondary throughout the entire skelly session, from Clark and sophomores Lance Mitchell and Brandon Hardin. Clark held tight to senior Taylor Kavanaugh before the wideout slipped and fell to the grass, forcing Canfield's pass to sail high and out of the receiver's grasp. After the play head coach Mike Riley shouted at Kavanaugh: "No slipping in football, Taylor. That's against the rules!"

Kavanaugh showed great route running ability a few plays later, but the pass was severely overthrown by Canfield.

Hardin again with good coverage on Munoz; batted away a pass by junior quarterback Peter Lalich that nearly found the wideout in the hands. Later on in the session the sophomore corner teamed up with junior linebacker Keo Camat to swat away a Lalich pass intended for sophomore tight end Joe Halahuni.

With Mitchell and senior linebacker Keaton Kristick double covering Adeniji, Canfield zipped a pass between the defenders and right into the big wideout's hands.

Short Yardage Session:
Redshirt freshman Jovan Stevenson gave Jacquizz a rest and put on some nifty moves coming out of the backfield.

The offensive line then gave Canfield plenty of protection, resulting in a good gainer to Kavanaugh.

Redshirt freshman Taylor Henry was quick into the backfield, but Jacquizz put on a wicked move after taking the handoff, leaving the big defensive end helpless to make a play.

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