THE BAD NEWS is Oregon State is 0-2 and must pick up a win against Hawaii to keep hopes of a winning…
RILEY: Personnel tweaks, but not wholesale
But whether Roberson spells Keith Pankey and/or Keaton Kristick, and how the Beavs might use Roberson, any and all of that has yet to be finalized by the staff, said Riley.
"I don't know exactly how we're going to do it but we all concurred after watching the tape..that he should get more repetitions in the game," said Riley. "And now as we go through the week, we'll figure out how that rotation is involved. It's interesting because (the media) and all of us, it was pretty easy to note that Dwight Roberson showed up to play, and made some plays.
"And (he) played an 'audible' game -- you could hear him out there and that's pretty neat."
WHILE THE PUNTING game has endured its share of problems in the first two games, don't look for changes there -- Johnny Hekker will continue as the Beavers' punter.
"He's struggling," said Riley. "But I really have a lot of faith in Johnny as an athlete, a competitor..very talented as a punter, just hasn't done it in a game yet -- not unusual for a young guy.
"Johnny Hekker is going to be our punter. I have a lot of faith in his ability. What we're looking for is the confidence to show it in games...We're going to stay with him."
Riley said Hekker will be working this week on a few different things to iron out the kinks.
"I think he's capable of speeding up his delivery with the ball. And I think the length of his stride probably is a factor...his get off times as we went through camp were good. I think he's probably over-strided a little bit and been a little too deliberate," said Riley.
THE SLOW TO HEAL injuries for Jeremy Perry, said Riley, continue to linger. Perry was questionable last week right up until the Beavs left for Penn State, and Riley was cautious on Tuesday on being overly optimistic for his participation against Hawaii.
"Well, I'm very hopeful of getting him back but I think at best you could say week-to-week. And I would not anticipate him being back this week," said Riley.
Riley said OL Marcus Henderson and DL Mitchel Hunt are both progressing well after illness but they're not yet at full strength after missing so much of fall camp.
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