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Fall Camp, Day #6: The Grind Begins

Aug 10, 2013

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“This will be the best that you will feel all season.”

That statement was courtesy of Beaver strength and conditioning coach Bryan Miller last Sunday at the first team meeting of the 2013 season. There are roughly a dozen players, and probably more, who wholeheartedly agree with that through the first full week of drills.

“The effort was good today, but at times sloppy,” head coach Mike Riley said about the first of two practices. “We are without Micah Hatfield and Kevin Cummings (and later Richard Mullaney), so the young receivers go in and it gets kind of sloppy – and where it really is happening is at tight end as we are down to two guys.”

The grind has definitely begun as tonight marks the first double-day practice, luckily cool marine air is filtering into the mid-Willamette Valley to make it a little less taxing. The second practice today begins at 6:30 p.m. with the team in shells, as opposed to earlier full pad stint.

Make sure you tune into the Pac-12 Networks Monday at 7 p.m. for the first of several airings of Pac-12 Training Camp featuring the Beavers. The 30-minute show includes highlights, interviews and an up close experience with Friday’s water balloon battle.

In our continuing series of meeting the new players in the program, we bring you Palm Springs’ own Michael Greer:

Getting to Know the Young Guys            

This week Trevor Cramer from OSU’s Athletic Communications office caught up with linebacker Michael Greer to get a little more insight into the freshman:

What sporting event would you most be willing to pay to see? Football … no, boxing. Boxing.

If Chef Raul was cooking and you made the menu, what would be on it? I like the fish, chicken and chicken Alfredo.

Which NFL player do you model your game after? I would say Nick Barnett because even the coaches compare me to him. I haven’t really seen him play that much but he’s mean and ready to play.

Why did you choose number 5? I wanted a single digit number but Coach (Trent) Bray really wanted me to have this number. He told me right when I committed that he really wanted me to have this number, so I’m just going with it.

What Oregon State sport are you most looking forward to watching? Gymnastics and men’s basketball.

What was it about Oregon State that made you want to come here? The coaching staff. Coach Bray was the best coach I talked to out of all the coaches that recruited me and Coach Riley is a great coach and I know he’s not going to leave and he’ll be by our side the whole time. Basically just the atmosphere, I love how it is here, I love all the people around here.

If you didn’t play football what would you do with your time? I would try to be a professional boxer.

Season tickets remain available and single game tickets went on sale Wednesday as well. For information on the all of OSU’s ticket plans for the 2013 season, please access BeaverTickets.com or call 1-800-GO-BEAVS during business hours. Current season ticket holders can keep an eye on their mailboxes as the freshly printed and newly formatted season ticket books were mailed last weekend for delivery this week.