Oregon State redshirt freshman QB Sean Mannion was named the starter by coach Mike Riley after Tuesday’s practice.
Last year’s starter, junior Ryan Katz, will be the backup with no plans of rotating in anymore.
“We wanted to make that announcement so we can head into practice with that in mind,” Riley said. “It’s a matter of we think he earned that right. That’s about it.”
Read the full story about the situation now in the story up on the GT site.
WR coach Brent Brennan was on crutches at practice after meniscus surgery on his knee Monday. “I hired damaged goods,” Riley said. “He had a bad knee coming in, and tweaked it in camp.”
RB Jovan Stevenon (ankle) sat out practice, as did WR Markus Wheaton (ribs) as expected.
WR Jordan Bishop (ankle) practice, while LB DJ Welch (elbow) and WR Micah Hatfield (hand) returned.
OG Josh Andrews (knee) will be out longer than the four weeks Riley originally said, but will be back by the end of the season.
No word on DT Dominic Glover (academics), who hasn’t practiced with the team for more than a week.
Riley just laughs it off when his name is brought up in interviews. “I haven’t even heard his named mentioned today,” Riley said of administrative people giving him updates on Glover.
Practice was quick. It was a refresher course on everything that’s needed, and the team worked on plays that will be needed in the future.
“It was a little light, and we wanted to get going again to revisit things we needed,” Riley said.