August 10, 2009

Making a statement on day one

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The first day of fall camp is like Christmas for college football fans and Monday
in Corvallis was a glorious site. Sunshine and 80 degree temperatures greeted
players, coaches, and a good crowd of on-lookers who took in the Beavers first
practice of the 2009 season.

For nearly three hours the players worked on drills in jerseys and shorts while
coaches spent time reminding the players of fundamentals. The players looked
to be in great condition and honestly didn't look to have missed a beat from
spring camp.

There were very few surprises when the Beavers started the day, but as the
practice progressed a few things jumped out.


  • Offensive lineman John Braun from Albany (Ore) West Albany was suited up
    for the practice. It was believed that Braun would be greyshirting, so seeing
    him on the field eary was a pleasant surprise.


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