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As expected, Mannion named starter for Oregon State

Sean Mannion AP

It didn’t take long for Oregon State coach Mike Riley to name a starting quarterback for the rest of the season.

Earlier today, we noted that Riley would choose between freshman Sean Mannion, who took a majority of the snaps for OSU in Week 2 against Wisconsin, and incumbent starter Ryan Katz sometime this week or next.

We’ll have discussions during the week about it,” Riley said. “I liked the idea (of a dual quarterback), but I didn’t like how it went.”

Turns out, Riley didn’t need as much time as he had stated previously, as Mannion was announced as the starter earlier today.

This guy just kept rising and, in our mind, earned the right to be a starter,” said Riley.

Katz has been taking snaps with the Beavers’ second-team offense and could still see the field in some capacity. However, barring an injury, it looks like Mannion will be the future at quarterback for Oregon State.

(Big thanks: the Oregonian)

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2 Responses to “As expected, Mannion named starter for Oregon State”
  1. mdnittlion says: Sep 13, 2011 9:06 PM

    I hear Mike Riley is a really nice guy, but for some reason he’s not putting it together right now. And you got to put some of that heat on the AD, cause playing Wisconsin in non-conference was a bad idea.

  2. paulbrownsrevenge says: Sep 14, 2011 9:56 AM

    Sounds like they decided to put the Kat back in the bag.

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