The secondary stood out again for the Oregon State football team Monday for the eighth day of spring practice.
S Ryan Murphy, S Tyrequek Zimmerman and S Peter Ashton were praised for their work by coach Mike Riley. Murphy just has a knack for the ball.
“They have a lot of football savvy and athleticism,” Riley said. “There was some good play-making going on. This was a good football day with a lot of give and take on both sides of the ball.”
The QBs threw a few picks in the scrimmage portion of practice. Some where tipped balls and others were good plays. However, WRs Kevin Cummings and Obum Gwacham looked good receiving.
“Sometimes today in the first day of third down we didn’t make a lot of good decisions, but they are completing a lot of balls,” Riley said of the QBs.
Since the Beavers worked on third down today, nickel packages were installed. CBs such as Sean Martin were looked at as the nickel back.
TE Colby Prince (hamstring) remains out, while RB Storm Woods (concussion) and WR Micah Hatfield (concussion) returned to practice.
On a side note, OL coach Mike Cavanaugh walked by me when the OL and DL went to lift and asked if I had any eligibility left since he’s down bodies.
If I did have any left, I would have to eat a lot to get up to the right size. However, I’m not sure I made enough progress for enough degrees since I’m so far removed from college.
And here’s a link to my story in Monday’s GT on newcomer OLB Cade Cowdin and how he found his way to Corvallis.