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PRACTICE: Beavs shake routine up a little

RASHAAD REYNOLDS

CORVALLIS - The two obvious storylines going into Week 5 surround middle linebacker Rommel Mageo's first start as a Beaver and the dwindling in number, but ever persistent, offensive line. But first, we here at BF.C keep coming back to the same question – how effective will OSU's play action be if the Beavs cannot establish a consistent running threat? We asked Mike Riley exactly that.

"We do a lot of (play-action motions) regardless of the run fake," Mike Riley said. "As you do pass routes you change up protections – different run actions give you different kinds of protections, and that's as valuable as the run action itself. We would like our run action to look like a run and make (opponents) honor the run – so (by extension) we would like to run the ball better." Meanwhile...

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