Agnew Has Another Good Practice; Philipp Has Knee Surgery

Oregon St. RB Malcolm Agnew had another good practice on Wednesday, and should play Saturday against Arizona St.

"He's practiced two days in a row without incident, so that’s good," head coach Mike Riley said after practice. "He’ll be sore again tomorrow, but if he can have another good practice, he’ll make it to the game."

Josh LaGrone, who returned to practice for the first time on Tuesday since the middle of fall camp, worked well again today as well, and probably will be active for the game against the Sun Devils in what Riley termed "backup roles everywhere.’’

OG Josh Andrews ran again, and may be back in 2 games.

Offensive lineman Michael Philipp was on crutches, after having had knee surgery. Riley said all went well with the cleanup procedure, and Philipp should be back practicing with the team later this fall, though he will red-shirt season.

"It was good he did it," Riley said. "It cleaned some stuff up, and hopefully, it will ease his pain, and he will be ready to practice later this year, and for spring ball."

Center Grant Johnson returned to practice, after straining his back lifting weights on Monday, but had to pull out part way through. Riley still expects/hopes Johnson will be ready to play Saturday night as well.

CB Sean Martin is doubtful for the Sun Devil game though, after injuring his foot against UCLA.

Michael Doctor will start this week at weak side linebacker, after Reuben Robinson got the start against UCLA. The switch to Robinson, and now back to Doctor, was a tactical move, based on matchups.

TE Tyler Perry will take the weekend off, serving his suspension from the MIP house party at the end of the first week of fall camp.

And in tv news, Fox College Sports has now picked up the Arizona game at 12:30 PM on Oct. 8, averting another no tv game for another week. Most will need a premium programming package to see the game, however.

Wednesday night, the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame held its 2011 Induction Dinner in Portland, and former Oregon St. wrestler Les Gutches, an NCAA Champion and Olympic wrestler, as well as former Oregon St. football player Rich Brooks, who played for Tommy Prothro, and with Terry Baker, but is better known to most Oregonians for his time as head coach of the University of Oregon, were among the inductees.

Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo.com

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