FALL FIVE: Offense

THE BEAVERS COME into fall camp with most of the starting positions on the offensive side of the ball settled -- but there are several players coming back from injuries sustained in the spring, and there are also always those guys who suddenly make a big leap in fall camp. Here are five Beavers on offense to keep your eyes on this fall camp.

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After missing spring practice due to shoulder surgery, Johnson needs to hit the ground running to solidify the starting five on the offensive line.



The main thing Katz had to work on coming out of spring camp was his passing touch.

With clear instruction from the coaching staff to that effect, and with a summer of throwing to his receivers now in the bag, improvement in that regard since April would be a welcome sight.


There is a major battle brewing for the backup running back position and McCants is firmly in the thick of things. Will he keep the positive momentum going he started in the spring, or be passed up by Jovan Stevenson?



A player "trusting" a previously injured knee is big. Despite the coaches saying time and time again that Philipp's arthroscopic knee surgery was minor, and they were taking a precaution of holding the big fella out the entire remainder of the spring session, it will be interesting to see if he favors that "good" (right) knee or not.

If he is fully healed, is he also fully healed psychologically?



Now with the No. 2 spot firmly his, and the fire of competition for that spot dying, can the redshirt freshman keep pushing himself?

The Beavs needs him to get up to speed as soon as possible in case Katz, who is a scrambler, should get dinged at some point.

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