On stage ... Oregon State

July, 29, 2010
PASADENA, Calif. -- Some quick hits from media day.
  • Coach Mike Riley with running back Jacquizz Rodgers. The Beavers were picked third in the media poll after finishing tied for second in 2009.
  • Riley said that linebacker Keith Pankey (Achilles) has been given "the green light" to be full go at the start of camp but the coaches will "keep a close eye on him."
  • Riley said he expects to get better pressure on opposing quarterbacks this season after struggling to do so last year.
  • Rodgers on Oregon State: "Everybody gets better as they go through the program." Said Riley: "We don't feel we do more with less. We feel like we evaluate players."
  • Riley on quarterback Ryan Katz: "I don't think he'll be intimidated by anything. ... This kid is going to be a good quarterback."
  • Riley on Stephen Paea: "He is a tremendously hard worker with about as much explosiveness for a big man as I've seen... he's one of the best players at that position that we've had."



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