CORVALLIS--Darrell Catchings had himself a day on Wednesday -- and then some. Meanwhile, the Beaver run game heated up, despite the fact one of the stop backs was absent with injury. Lance Mitchell, Al Afalava and Tim Clark produced some head-turners during drills in the secondary, and wide receiver James Rodgers looks to be soaking up the knowledge like a sponge.
April 23, 2008
CORVALLIS--Plenty of mano y mano battles taking place up front on Monday, with several linemen turning in nice outings. At linebacker, Keith Pankey has speed to thrill and one play during Monday's session bore that out. In addition to the emergence of RBs McCants and Francis, don't forget about Patrick Fuller. Meanwhile, Clark, Brown, Reese, Vave, Oshinowo and others also made some noise.
April 21, 2008
WHAT WE'VE LEARNED from the second week of Oregon State's 2008 spring practice includes insight on Sammie Stoughter's ability to shake off the rust to injuries up on the offensive line. From the play of safety Bryan Payton to offensive tackle Mike Remmers to the tight end depth and more.
April 14, 2008
CORVALLIS--The centers got in some extra work, tight ends drilled hard at two of the position's responsibilities, Una Smiley is XXL and Stephen Paea is turning heads. Lyle Moevao? On target again in drills Friday, while true frosh Ryan Katz continued to throw the nicest deep ball. TT was pushing 'em all over the place plus an update on replacing the best kicker to ever take the field at OSU.
April 11, 2008
THE BATTLE TO replace Yvenson Bernard as the Beavers' starting tailback, and his 1,214 yards in '07, gets started later this month when spring ball kicks off. The early returns are that Ryan McCants looks like the real deal, and his performance this spring figures to be one of the most watched. But he will also have competition.
March 18, 2008