Training camp Day 15, no Cav

2012-08-22T13:42:00Z 2012-08-31T17:13:36Z Training camp Day 15, no CavBy CLIFF KIRKPATRICK, Corvallis Gazette-Times Corvallis Gazette Times

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.

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  1. CliffKirkpatrick Staff
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    CliffKirkpatrick - August 23, 2012 8:57 am
    Here's a story I wrote about him a week ago: http://www.gazettetimes.com/sports/beavers-sports/football/osu-football-new-trimmed-down-masaniai-ready-for-full-season/article_59163a4e-e56c-11e1-b274-0019bb2963f4.html

    He is heavier, but leaner. He lost the fat and put on muscle. He's moving well. At this time of camp, everyone is moving slower because of the soreness.

    Anyway, he's doing a good job getting ready for the season.
  2. OSUSupporter
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    OSUSupporter - August 23, 2012 8:23 am
    Cliff, everything I read says Castro Masaniai is in great shape and ready to go. A friend who has attended Beaver practices says Masaniai may be A shape (round) but appears sluggish, slow and still far from being "fit". What is your take?

    I commented about him previously but posters said he just needed to "eat up space" to be effective. I say he's a liability and teams will run right by him because he isn't mobile and not particularly strong (like Paea) and he will be winded after a few plays. Teams won't fear running at him because he won't react quickly enough to make a tackle (see previous season tackle totals) and I say unless he loses 50 lbs he won't be effective...
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