The Oregon State football team was without OL coach Mike Cavanaugh on Wednesday because he was having a medical procedure done on his neck, coach Mike Riley said after the midday practice.
“It’s not supposed to be long-term, but we don’t have a guess as to when he’ll be back,” Riley said. “He won’t be back tomorrow.”
Grad assistant Tavita Thompson ran the linemen through their drills. When the position groups came together, Riley and offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf made sure they were headed in the right direction.
There was just a lot less yelling and four-letter words.
“Since we are doing a lot of team stuff, Danny is there and I’m around,” Riley said.
Minor injuries continue to mount. RB Storm Woods sprained an ankle in practice, starting TE Colby Prince hurt a shoulder and starting OT Colin Kelly hurt his arm.
WR Kevin Cummings returned to practice after hurting his elbow in Tuesday’s scrimmage.
“My goal now is to get them back, but we have to practice,” Riley said. “Stuff happens but I try to limit those kinds of things.”
To counter the injury issue, Riley decided that instead of having a full practice tonight, they will have a walk-through.
And no word on who the primary running backs will be yet.