Oregon State WR James Rodgers had his knee surgery Thursday. Coach Mike Riley said all went well.
“They did everything they intended to do, and it was good,” Riley said.
C Alex Linnenkohl (ankle) didn’t participate much in Thursday’s practice, but Riley expects him to play in Saturday’s game.
If he can’t go redshirt freshman Josh Andrews will take his place. Andrews is the center of the future for the Beavers.
“He has had a lot of practice, and I think he’ll be a real good player,” Riley said. “If he has to go Saturday, then so be it.”
OSU’s NCAA graduation rate came out this week. It’s at 56 percent for those who entered school in the 2004 season. That’s not bad for back then. That number should rise in two or three years, showing the stability of coaching staffs and improved academic support that happened after the 2005 season.
The Beavers ranked No. 7 in the Pac-10 behind Stanford, Washington, Cal, Arizona State, USC and Washington State. They were ahead of Oregon, UCLA and Arizona.
The Sun Bowl reps were at OSU practice Thursday. They were scouting the Beavers at potential candidates for their bowl game. I love the Sun Bowl experience. The only problem is the gang infested area of Mexico next to El Paso, Texas.
The GT’s Beavers Sports app expanded to the iPhone as well as the Droid. Search for it or text Beavers to 46275. It’s $1.99 for the season.
I believe it will keep going into the offseason this year since it started up late. My blog, twitter and GT stories, photos and more will be right on your phone.
There will be a pink ribbon decal on the football helmets Saturday as the Beavers help raise awareness for early detection of breast cancer.
Check out the decal below, and 1990s Aerosmith song about pink above.