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Justin Engstrom looks to pass in Friday's scrimmage. Engstrom was working with the third-team. (Photo by Jake/ Bulding the Dam)
Justin Engstrom looks to pass in Friday's scrimmage. Engstrom was working with the third-team. (Photo by Jake/ Bulding the Dam)

Oregon State's Spring Workouts hit double digits yesterday, as the team worked out for the tenth time of the spring.

And it was more of the same on Monday, as the young receivers continued to impress, and the young secondary continued to improve, with Friday's scrimmage in the rear-view mirror. The defense gave up seven hundred and some yards in the scrimmage, and eight touchdowns through the air.

"You can't put everything into (the numbers), it can be a little phony,'' said Riley in defense of the defense.

The big news coming out of Buker's blog is the position switch of Gabe Miller from tight end to defensive end. 

"Right now, early assessment, a great move (the position switch),'' said Riley. "It's like I said before. He could have stayed at tight end and been one of our best. But he wanted to do this, and he moved over, and he's going to be one of our best.''

That switch leaves Howard Croom and Brady Camp at Tight End... Gabe Miller will likely back up either Ben Terry or Kevin Frahm at DE, but we know how Coach Seumalo likes to rotate fresh bodies onto the line. 

Cliff Kirkpatrick focuses on the development of the linebackers, where Keith Pankey and Keaton Kristick return.  

Keaton Kristick is the pencilled-in starter on the strong side, sophomore David Pa'aluhii III is expected to start in the middle, and Keith Pankey and Dwight Roberson are fighting for the weak-side spot. 

"I'm not going to say I like it or don't like it," Roberson said. "I just play my role. Me and Keith are cool. We have no problem with it. I don't see anything wrong with it for the time being."

Translation: Both guys want to be starters... bad. 

Check out Cliff's article from the Gazette-Times, and decide for yourself. 

Quote of the Day, coming from Buker:

We spoke briefly with O-line coach Mike Cavanaugh today and Cav had a band-aid on his lip.

"Cut myself shaving,'' he explained sheepishly.

Next Practice: Wednesday.

--Jake (jake.buildingthedam@gmail.com)