The Oregon State football team ran indoors after the beginning of Thursday’s practice after the harsh weather started to come.
Then the Beavers turned in the most-hard hitting practice of the spring. WR Brandin Cooks even accidently ran into a older female spectator trapped against the wall on the sidelines. She was OK, but the trainer checked her out.
Highlights of the scrimmage portion of the practice included a strong day by the QBs, particularly backup Cody Vaz. They were very accurate as they picked apart the secondary.
WRs Markus Wheaton, Obum Gwacham and Cooks were on. And, yes, Gwacham was using his height to his advantage.
WR Richard Mullaney, however, was out of practice with a wrist injury.
RBs Malcolm Agnew and Storm Woods made great plays in the running game. Coach Mike Riley talked about it more in the video above.
As for the individual work highlights, this was the day the DL and OL traded places. The OL practiced rushing the QB and the DL blocked.
The DL won the skirmishes the most. OT Michael Philipp looked great rushing and DT Castro Masaniai looked strong blocking. Riley said he had no intention to move any DL to OL at the moment.
Riley hadn’t heard that the BCS is considering a four-team playoff for the national title, but said this: ”I guess it’s worth it. There will be a big fight who the four are like who the two were. You’ll never get a perfect world.” Riley is a big backer of the bowl season.