The quarterback controversy at Oregon State took another turn today, as starting quarterback Seth Collins suffered an undetermined non-contact injury in stretching and warmups at today's final practice before the Beavers leave in the morning for Salt Lake City, and their Halloween evening meeting with Utah.
Collins left and did not return to the practice field, and head coach Gary Anderson said "I have no idea." when asked what happened. "He left the field even before stretch was over with, and I haven't seen him since. We'll have to get updates from Doctor (Doug Aukerman) as we move forward."
It's possible we will be watching warmups to find out whether Collins, who has survived running around Pac-12 sized defensive linemen and linebackers with minimal damage, only to get hurt with no one near him, will be able to go against the Utes.
If he either can't play, or isn't effective, it will be a big night and opportunity for Nick Mitchell, who would get the start instead of Collins.
On the flip side of things, WR HUnter Jarmon, one of the legion of lost last week against Colorado, practiced in full gear for the first time since today, and is good to go.
Guard Fred Lauina still had a red jersey in practice, and not to simulate a Utah player; his status for Saturday is questionable.
Friday Morning Update
Seth Collins will not even make the trip this weekend. He aggregated a sore knee in warmups, and will stay home to rest it. Nick Mitchell will get the start.