Oregon State football coach Mike Riley spoke with the beat writers Tuesday afternoon to catch us up with what’s going on with the program going into spring practice, which starts April 3.
Here are the bullet points. My full story will be in Wednesday’s GT here.
Players out with injury: OG Grant Enger (shoulder), S Anthony Watkins (shoulder), CB Brian Watkins (shoulder). Enger and A. Watkins are starters.
Doubtful: DT Castro Masaniai (leg), another starter. He’s still hurt from previous injuries.
Limited work: DE Blake Harrah (knee), CB Larry Scott (knee)
Start slow but should be there at the end: OT Colin Kelly (ankle), WR Jordan Bishop (ankle), RB Jovan Stevenson (foot). Kelly and Bishop were starters, and Stevenson a significant contributor.
CBs Mishawn Cummings (undisclosed), Malcolm Marable (speeding) and Sean Martin (DUII) are still suspended but are working to have their suspensions lifted by spring practice.
OT Darryl Jackson (hip) and LB Tony Wilson (multiple stingers) are applying for medical hardships. That means they are not medically cleared to play but will be able to finish school on scholarship.
Position changes: Noa Aluesi moved from TE to DT; Obum Gwacham from SE to slot; Zeke Sanders from S to OLB. Aluesi is not going on his Mormon mission now.
There are only eight healthy OL, so their work will be limited. They are: LT Justin Addie, LG Josh Andrews, C Roman Sapolu, C Jake Welch, RG Michael Beaton, RG David Vieru, RT Michael Philipp, RT Derek Nielsen.