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RECAP: Riley sets stage for 2012 fall camp
- Isaac Seumalo is expected to start at center as a freshman.
The starting front five headed into fall camp: Tackles LT Michael Philipp, LG Josh Andrews, C Seumalo, RG Grant Enger, RT Colin Kelly.
-- Riley was stoked about his defensive line's prospects - talking up starters Castro Masaniai, Andrew Seumalo, Dylan Wynn and Scott Crichton – as well as Rusty Fernando and Joe Lopez. he commended the d-line's physical growth as a unit.
-- Malcolm Marable is no longer suspended from play according to Riley - he completed everything he needs to in order to be ready to go for fall camp.
-- Ongoing suspensions - Josh William, Sean Martin, Akeem Gonzales, Noa Aluesi, Lavonte Barnett will be suspended for at least the first game against Nicholls State.
-- Jordan Poyer won't be suspended for the first game.
-- Riley considers Chris Brown to be a great addition and has high hopes for the run game, even if it is done by committee, (Riley reiterated he is hoping for 1700-1800 yards).
-- Riley said the Beavs will have 105 guys opening fall camp, two of which are rehabbing injuries -- S Kendall Hill and OL Chase Eldredge.
Riley on the WR's – Praised Markus Wheaton, saying that he has come very far as an athlete and team leader. He also gave us a bit of insight on Obum Gwacham - "Gwacham is physically impressive and a great worker/learner type of player. He is a sponge.
"Overall, the wide receivers should be the least of our worries this season."
-- What will be the most of his worries? Riley says it's the offensive line.
"We do not have enough veteran depth on the o-line," he said.
Fall camp starts Aug. 6 and the always upbeat Riley again stressed that the 2012 vintage is going to be a much stronger unit than the 2011 Beavs.
"It's been a good summer of organization – I'm really excited. I've got a good vibe about the team. There as been a lot of physical improvement in individuals," said Riley.
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