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Stanford could get Wilder
the staff of BF.C
Posted Nov 23, 2010
WILDER McANDREWS DID some nice work in the second half of Oregon State's win over USC after LT Michael Philipp injured his ankle. He might be called upon to do more of the same this Saturday against Stanford (4:30 p.m./ VERSUS). Mike Riley talks injuries, Stanford and more.
said on the injury front, MLB
(head) and FB
(head) will be ready to go Saturday.
(ankle) is doubtful. LT
(ankle sprain) is day to day. --
replaced Philipp in the third quarter of the USC game and is the go-to guy if Philipp can’t go.
-- A combination of
is expected to replace Pankey if the senior ‘backer can’t go. -- On WR
, and how he’s replacing the hole left by the injury to
, Riley said he’s growing weekly. “And we need it. We need him to run the football and catch the football…It’s been very, very important, I can’t emphasize it enough,” said Riley.
-- “It will be a major, major challenge for us…hopefully we can play our best game because that’s what it’s going to take,” said Riley, who talked long about Stanford’s balance and efficiency.
-- On WR
, Riley said the Beavs are “only scratching the surface” on what the Beavs are doing overall in the passing game.
-- On DT
, he was all over the place and a major factor, major factor in how our defense played.
-- The big thing, said Riley, is that the Beavs need to continue to show up and perform these last two weeks following the impressive win over USC. But given how this season has gone, with some surprising let down type of games, Riley said he doesn’t know for sure which team will show up on Saturday. “I’d be making it up if I did,” he said.
-- “Now we have to have that same belief..the same attitude against Stanford,” said Riley.
-- On facing Stanford QB
, Riley said it’s paramount for the defense to play disciplined.
-- Riley said the practice schedule won’t change much with Thanksgiving on Thursday, other than they’ll have a nice dinner. “We’ll celebrate it and be thankful, but it will be after practice,” said Riley, who added that among the things he’s thankful for is “to be right here” coaching the Beavers in Corvallis.
-- Riley said one of the big things about the Stanford defense is how sharp their positioning is regardless of what they’re running (three-man front, four man, nickel packages, etc.)
-- Oregon State student assistant
, sone of Stanford coach
, signals in the plays to quarterback
after they're relayed down from the press box by offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf.
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