The Oregon State football team hit it hard on the second day of spring practice Thursday in the indoor center.
It was sloppy at times, but that’s because much more was thrown at the players.
“It was pretty fast out here today,” coach Mike Riley said. “It will be good to put pads on (Saturday). The first couple days guys are anxious to play you worry about (them hitting each other). There was good intensity with good pursuit defensively. The coverage down the field was good.”
Check out more of Riley’s post-practice comments about a variety of topics and players in the above video.
S Ryan Murphy stood out in coverage with two INTs in the 11-on-11 portion of practice. QB Sean Mannion was the victim both times.
Both Mannion and backup Cody Vaz threw some knuckle balls, but made many good throws.
P Tim McMullen is holding for PK Trevor Romaine. The funny part was him yelling “fire, fire, fire” on the bad snap practice with his Aussie accent. It sounded cool.
The first two days of practice, both the DL and OL left practice about 20 minutes early. They are going into the weight room for an extra lift.
The GAs have been shifted a bit. Trent Bray and Mitch Meeuwsen are in the two spots right now. Bray is coaching the LBs and Meeuwsen is helping DB coach Rod Perry with the safeties.
The NCAA is allowing four GAs to coach starting Aug. 1. Alan Darlin will be back in that role and former OL Kyle DeVan, who played in a Super Bowl with Indy, will be the fourth.
Check out the GT story on former football coach Joe Avezzano, who died in Italy at age 68.
“What shocking news about coach Avezzano,” Riley said. “I have a lot of respect for him. It’s very sad news for everybody and Beaver Nation. There’s a lot of respect for coach Avezzano in college football and NFL for him.”