OSU football notebook: Beavers starting to prepare for Portland State

2014-08-21T15:45:00Z 2014-08-21T16:40:06Z OSU football notebook: Beavers starting to prepare for Portland StateBy KEVIN HAMPTON, Corvallis Gazette-Times Corvallis Gazette Times

Game day is starting to creep a little closer for the Oregon State football team and the Beavers have started some preparations for Portland State.

Coach Mike Riley has the players doing some scout team work.

The Beavers are transitioning from fall camp practicing to game preparation.

“We’re still doing a little bit of interaction with the Beavers, ones against ones, which keeps the speed going. Two periods of it,” Riley said.

“Then a lot of dedicated stuff we want to get ready for the start of the game.”

Redshirt alert!

Riley said there are three true freshmen that the Beavers are considering not redshirting this season.

Cornerback Dwayne Williams, receiver Xavier Hawkins and utility player Ryan Nall could all play.

“Those aren’t for sure. Like Ryan Nall, I’m not sure yet, so we’ve got him on what we call an alert,” Riley said. “Same with Dwayne Williams, really. He’s on an alert.”

Riley said the Beavers might also go with Washington State transfer receiver Rahmel Dockery.

Romaine’s situation

Riley said there is nothing new on kicker Trevor Romaine’s status.

Romaine has been out of practice due to an off-the-field matter.

“I don’t know what to expect,” Riley said. “I’m going forward like he’s not going to be here.”

If Romaine doesn’t play, the Beavers could go with Garrett Owens or Ian Crist.

“We brought in another kicker, Ian Crist, who was with us last night and did a real good job and he was with us in the spring,” Riley said.

Offensive line look

With Isaac Seumalo most likely out for the Portland State game, the starting offensive line seems to be taking shape.

On Thursday, the Beavers were going with Gavin Andrews and Sean Harlow at left and right tackle, respectively, with Garrett Weinreich at left guard and Grant Bays on the right side.

Josh Mitchell was playing center.

New look for Wynn

Defensive end Dylan Wynn showed off a bright orange mohawk during practice on Thursday.

Kevin Hampton is sports reporter for the Gazette-Times. He can be reached at 541-758-9519 or kevin.hampton@lee.net.

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