Pacific-10 Conference media day was mellow as usual, at least from the streaming video. I’ve been to them in the past and best part was getting all the media guides. But since they are going more online, it wasn’t worth attending. Here’s the full report that ran in Friday’s GT.
As for the Oregon State football team, there wasn’t much news. Coach Mike Riley said that senior OLB Keith Pankey has the full green light to start training camp.
We knew that was going to be the case a while back. Check out this past blog that has my recent interview with Pankey about his return.
The media questions came up about Riley doing more with less, since the Beavers always come in ninth in the conference in the recruiting ratings. Riley had a good response.
“We don’t do more with less, we just do a good job evaluating players,” Riley said. “We don’t care about how many stars they have coming in, we care about how many stars they have coming out.”
RB Jacquizz Rodgers had just as good a response:
“We develop players as they get older in the program,” Rodgers said. “Every player that comes through the program gets better. The coaches focus on technique to make you a better football player and not just the winning.”