Smooth play calling for Riley

2012-09-10T13:00:00Z Smooth play calling for RileyBy CLIFF KIRKPATRICK, Corvallis Gazette-Times Corvallis Gazette Times

Oregon State football coach Mike Riley returned to the in-game offensive play calling for the first time since 2008 in Saturday's win over Wisconsin.

The offense produced only 10 points, but ball carriers gained 112 yards and QB Sean Mannion completed 29 of 47 for 276 yards and a TD pass to Brandin Cooks.

There were a couple of delay of game penalties, but nothing to put up a red flag over, yet.

"It was fine," Riley said. "A lot of those decisions are made prior to the game. It was relative smooth. I enjoyed it."

The Beavers create a list of plays in every scenario before each game. That way Riley just has to pick one of the 5-10 options. So it wasn't like he was coming up with it on the fly and had to shake off some rust.

It's a good thing Riley planned to call the plays anyway. The phones were down for a at quarter or so, Riley said. Offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf, who sits in the booth, wouldn't have been able to call the plays during the time.

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  1. CliffKirkpatrick Staff
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    CliffKirkpatrick - September 10, 2012 8:16 pm
    There were no specific times to run out the clock. Things were changed at the line by the QB to make it close.

    And he can't comment on Pac-12 refs. Those were Big 10. Who is going to fine him?
  2. BeaverDon
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    BeaverDon - September 10, 2012 5:53 pm
    There may have only been a couple of delay of game penalties, but on many plays they came awful close. Was the intended to run out as much of the clock as possible?

    I saw that Riley commented on the officials, isn't that suppose to be a no- no for Coaches?

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