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PRACTICE REPORT 2: Consistent on D

JOEL SKOTTE

CORVALLIS – Oregon State's D didn't necessarily put up highlight reel action on Wednesday – but shouldn't consistency be considered a highlight? A solid effort all around led to some nice plays on the line and in the secondary, while an integral LB is starting to come full circle. And Mike Riley had a thing or two to say about the ongoing battle for playing time at starting corner on Wednesday.

Sean Martin and Steven Nelson have been locked tightly in a friendly skirmish for starting looks adjacent to Rashaad Reynolds. "Well they are both pretty darn good players – it's like trying to separate what was going on at quarterback," Riley said. "The one difference is that Sean has been here a little while longer, and Sean is going to have some versatility. They are both going to play in...

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