Oregon State's Canfield will sit out practice

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The Northwest Tour has stopped in Corvallis. The weather is beautiful. Practice starts at 2 p.m., but I'm going to try to bang out a story on quarterback Sean Canfield before I go outside.

Canfield won't throw Tuesday. He's resting. Not injured, as Oregonian scribe Paul Buker explains here. (Buker is across the room from me, not languishing in the "bullet-riddled southeast.")

Buker also notes in the above link that the Beavers have been bitten by the dreaded injury bug. The most recent player to go down -- and most serious -- is receiver Darrell Catchings, who's out for the year with a hand injury.

A lot of guys are hurting, but that's probably the case in most camps.

As for Canfield, see this quote Buker got this morning from coach Mike Riley: "I think Sean's almost thrown 70 percent (completion percentage) in camp, which has never happened before, for anybody.''

In other words, with Lyle Moevao still struggling to get his arm strength back, it's nearly certain that Canfield will be the Beavers' starting quarterback to begin the season.