CORVALLIS -- The double day practices for fall camp concluded Wednesday, and Oregon State took it rather easy in the evening session, going helmets only and mostly drilling on the schemes of Portland State while walking through their offense and defense with just over a week to go before the season begins.
August 27, 2009
CORVALLIS--It is likely, says Mike Riley, either Ashton Jefferson or Jovan Stevenson will redshirt, the other then in the hunt for the backup RB spot behind Jacquizz Rodgers. And there's an X factor that will play a pivotal role in the decision. Assignment control and execution on offense, and there's cleaning up to do, slotback rotation, injury notes, Riley touches on all and more in this file.
August 25, 2009
CORVALLIS -- The Beaver D looked further along than at this point last year, but that may have been skewed -- it wasn't a great day for the QB's, o-line or offense in general. There are still 12 scheduled practices and at least one more scrimmage before Sept. 5 but an opportunity to establish some offensive consistency went begging. Jacquizz Rodgers sat out but the RB's in his stead did well.
August 24, 2009
CORVALLIS – Every time it seemed like the offense was about to find a rhythm in the latter stages of the first scrimmage, the Beaver D rose up and snatched it way. Rashaad Reynolds makes a pick as does Sean Martin. But when Martin sets off on a return, QB Cody Vaz tears out after him like a missile on a mission.
August 23, 2009
CORVALLIS -- Red zone skelly? On Wednesday night it should have been called Controversy Skelly and had it's own theme music. Indeed, a strong Play of the Day candidate, courtesy of Taylor Kavanaugh, occurred in the red zone drill. But the Beaver defenders on the sideline, acting as oh-so-objective referees, ruled it an incomplete pass. But was it...?
August 20, 2009