Oregon State football coach Mike Riley spoke with reporters Wednesday to give an update on the coming season. Here are the bullet points.
OL recruit Stan Hasiak will not be with the team this season. He did not finish his academic requirements to enroll.
There are 82 players on scholarship now, and two or three walk-ons who will get one before the season. The only greyshirt at the moment is PK Garrett Owens.
CB Jordan Poyer will not be suspended any games. His charges were dropped from his incident of going into a bar where he wasn’t wanted.
Here’s the one-game (first game) suspension list from players who got in trouble for off-the-field issues: CB Sean Martin, LB Josh Williams, DE Akeem Gonzales, DE Noa Aluesi, DE Lavonte Barnett.
The RB competition continues. Riley is waiting for someone to take control or two people share it.
True freshman Isaac Seumalo is the first-string center. “If there’s a guy (true freshman) who can handle it, he’s the guy,” Riley said.
The biggest concern is the OL. They need a big training camp. The rest of the positions are OTs Michael Philipp and Colin Kelly and OGs Josh Andrews and Grant Enger.
OSU looked at the roster at Penn State to go after some players, if they were were Northwest guys. There were no, so OSU didn’t go after any. “And I don’t feel comfortable doing that,” Riley said.
Riley will continue to call the players in practice early in training camp, but wouldn’t say if that will continue in the games.
Practices were moved to 11 a.m. in camp so the team can have meetings first, the practice. Practices stay at 11 a.m. in the season so players can have class at 8 a.m. and in the afternoon.