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PRACTICE: Banker weighs in on Beaver D

MARK BANKER

CORVALLIS – At practice on Tuesday, BF.C talked with Mark Banker about all things defense and what Oregon State is doing to put on a much different show defensively this Saturday. Mike Riley also talked Hawaii, and on both sides of the pigskin. Meanwhile, out on the field, the beleaguered secondary turned things up a notch, and Sean Mannion put on a passing clinic.

So Eastern Washington happened, and while a loss of that caliber may be hard to simply forget, Mike Riley and his staff have their heads on straight and are looking forward to Hawaii. From a philosophical standpoint, are they doing anything different? "(Practice) turns into the specifics of what Hawaii does," Riley said Tuesday. "You prepare for what they do and who they are doing it with. That...

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