Corvallis, OR – This new era of Oregon State Beavers Football finished off Spring Ball with a intense scrimmage to allow one last look at the team at Reser Stadium.
New head coach Jonathan Smith a former Beaver star quarterback looking to bring back winning attitude.
“It’s great to be back home,” said Smith, when he was introduced to the public.
The quarterback battle will remain unresolved after an exciting spring. The three headed monster consisting of senior Jake Luton who is 6’7 towering over the line, then the transfer Jack Colletto and red shirt sophomore Conor Blount.
Each of them has different strengths that makes comparisons a little tuff. Blount has seemed to pick up the new pro style scheme that has been installed.
Looking at small sample you like the young gun who threw a touchdown early in 11/11 and connected a deep pass to a favorite target Timmy Hernandez.
True freshman from Dorsey High school (Los Angeles) Isaiah Smalls will have opportunity to make an impact at tight end in this system.
On the other side of the ball led by defensive coordinator Tim Tibesar showed flashes throughout the scrimmage portion.
Two most notable strengths was the pressure applied by front seven making the pocket breakdown. Then the secondary behind Justin Gardner who knocked down a few passes.
This Beavers team will start out their 2018 campaign on the road at the horseshoe verses their name sake OSU “Ohio State” on Saturday September 1, 2018.