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Mike Riley ‘not saying right now’ who will start at QB for Beavers

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In part because of injury, Sean Mannion lost his job as Oregon State’s starting quarterback earlier this year.

An injury to the player who replaced Mannion, however, could have the former starter back under center this weekend.

Cody Vaz sprained his left ankle in the loss to Stanford over the weekend and was on crutches following the game. ┬áHead coach Mike Riley said he’s hopeful Vaz will be available to practice Wednesday, although he refused to address the state of the position for this weekend’s game against Cal.

“I’m not saying that right now,” Riley according to the Oregonian. “I don’t need to say that right now. …

“The situation is pretty obvious, Cody’s hurt. And Sean is champing at the bit, ready to go.”

Vaz has started four of the last five games for the Beavers, with Saturday’s loss to the Cardinal serving as the first with Vaz under center. ┬áMannion returned from a torn meniscus in late October, but was pulled from the loss to Washington in favor of Vaz after throwing four interceptions.

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1 Response to “Mike Riley ‘not saying right now’ who will start at QB for Beavers”
  1. gfj7000 says: Nov 14, 2012 9:04 PM

    I believe that it would be best for Riley to insert Mannion back in the line-up, as if Vaz is still injured then – reinstate Mannion. I don’t believe he’ll be throwing 4 interceptions against a team like Cal. I believe he’ll prove himself. Give the guy a chance again. Let Vaz heal – no doubt, Riley will use him (if healed) for the big Civil War game the following week. If Riley goes to a third string QB – he’ll probably lose to Cal. If I were in shoes striving for a BCS bowl – go with Mannion.

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