FALL CAMP DAY 6: Extras Notebook; AM session

STEPHEN PAEA: 720 pound squat, 525 pound bench

CORVALLIS -- O-line coach Mike Cavanaugh has done some stellar work during his time in Corvallis, from sending Beaver hosses onto the pros to developing underclassmen who then go win their battles against USC All-Americans. Still, not many would expect him to be in contention for a fall camp play of the day -- and yet there he was on Saturday morning..

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The Beaver rookies stayed around again for their customary extended practice.

An inadvertent Sean Martin tackle on an unassuming receiver, and a Dax Dilbeck interception, highlighted the session.

Defensive coordinator Mark Banker was in the ear of Martin shouting, "No! C'mon, Sean!" to which he sheepishly replied, "My bad" while tapping his chest.

BF.C Play of the Day
As this writer waited on the sideline for something spectacular to happen, indeed it did.

Corner Patrick Henderson dropped back in coverage with the speedy Marcus Wheaton barreling towards him. Wheaton broke off his route and spotted up. Quarterback Ryan Katz delivered the ball smartly...only to have Henderson jump up and over Wheaton, extend his arms around the wide-out's head and tip the ball.

Wheaton fell to the ground and Henderson tipped the ball again, twisting and turning as he fell to the ground.

And then he hauled it in for the first of his two interceptions on the day. Spectacular.

THE BF.C Co-POTD, (coaching staff version):
In the youngsters' drills, quarterback Jack Lomax was in the shotgun, an errant snap went over his head and fell gently into Coach Cav's hands.

Cav tucked the ball, took a few steps to the outside, threw in a shimmy-shake to freeze the oncoming defender, and then delivered the ball to one of his lineman.

As graceful as it was glorious.

BOOTS ON THE GROUND INSIGHT
It was a good morning for the interior of the Beaver defensemen.

Stephen Paea and company continued to flex their collective muscles and consistently disrupt what the offense was trying to do out there this morning.

With Keaton Kristick manning the inside 'backer position for David Pa'aluhi, and Keith Pankey and Dwight Roberson manning the outside 'backers, the defense didn't seem to skip a beat.

The secondary had their moments -- but they also had their troubles, too, and fell victim to a deadly accurate Sean Canfield and his crew of playmakers too many times for their d-coordinator.

Coach Mark Banker at one point raised the volume, instructing his charges to "Stay over the top!"

However, it should be mentioned again that a good amount of star power in Lance Mitchell and Cameron Collins was out for the day. Mitchell is listed as the starting free safety, while Collins is at the No. 2 strong spot behind Suaesi Tuimaunei.

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