It was a bit of a somber post-practice session with head coach Mike Riley on Wednesday in the first of two practices on the third double-day of the 2013 season. Approximately midway through practice starting linebacker D.J. Alexander hurt his right knee. The 11-game starter was helped off the field with the severity of his injury unknown – more news later today or Thursday on the junior who made 58 tackles last season.
“I’m a little worried about D.J.; we will see what the doctor says later today or tomorrow,” Riley said following practice.
That was certainly the bad news on what is a pretty good news day. Linebacker Manase Hungalu from Hawai’i hopped on a plane last night and is on campus and will be on the practice field shortly. He was the Big Island Defensive Player of the Year last season at Kealakehe High School.
And, staying on form with the linebacker topic, the OSU video team put a microphone on senior captain Michael Doctor and followed him around Tommy Prothro Football Complex.
Practice number two will be tonight at 6:30 p.m. with a tentatively scheduled scrum scheduled for Thursday at approximately 12:15 p.m (practice starts at 11 a.m.).
Getting to Know the Young Guys
This week, Trevor Cramer from OSU’s Athletic Communications office caught up with defensive end Titus Failauga to get a little more insight into the freshman:
If Chef Raul was cooking and you made the menu, what would be on it? Steak and lobster.
Which NFL player do you model your game after? DeMarcus Ware. He uses speed and technique and is really a dominating player.
Why did you choose number 75? Honestly, I didn’t choose this number. But I feel like it’s not really the number but the player who makes the number.
What Oregon State sport are you most looking forward to watching? Basketball. I’m pretty interested in basketball. It’s my second sport that I would actually pursue.
What convinced you to come to Oregon State? The coaches. I really love the coaches, how they treat the players. They treat (the players) with respect and teach them, not just how to play the game but also how to live life.
If you didn’t play football what would you do with your time? Probably working … trying to get a college degree.
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.