The Bend contingent of Beaver Nation was out in force Saturday at Summit High School for the second practice of the young 2016 season. A guestimate of 2,500 Orange and Black clad fans got their initial look at the Beavers and had a first-hand chance to see head coach Gary Andersen
's tackling ability or lack thereof. Apparently NCAA rules of no hitting do not apply to the head coach, but truth be known he took the brunt of the blow from receiver Paul Lucas
in a drill (look for the play on social media tonight, courtesy of KVAL-TV).
Benny Beaver made the trip to Bend for practice (as well as the Deschutes County Fair in Redmond) and joined folks from Oregon State's ticket office as well as Our Beaver Nation were on hand to meet with fans.
In addition, approximately 35 of 50 former Oregon State football players that live in the area met for breakfast this morning before taking in today's practice at Summit.
Below the osubeavers.com team caught up with senior linebacker Kyle Haley
. Kyle was born in Stanton, Calif., attended Western High School in Anaheim, before attending for one year Golden West Community College where he was an all-state performer. He came to OSU prior to the 2014 season and has made 21 career tackles with one start.
Haley is a public health major with an option in health promotion and health behavior.
Meet Kyle Haley
Favorite College Professor?
Shelley Su (Senior Instructor in public health and human sciences @ OSU)
Favorite College Class?
That's an easy one; introduction to environmental policy and law. Professor Su has a way of making things interesting and how they relate to the world; she made it very easy to be engaged.
Biggest thing football has taught you?
How to be dedicated to something. Football takes a lot of work and commitment to see an end result.
Biggest influence Coach Clune has had on you?
To be accountable. To be in the right positions to be successful on the field.
Why did you pick public health as a major?
It's my passion. I want to work in public health from more of a global standpoint.
Do you have role model?
My mother (Ingrid). She works really hard and taught me how to be dedicated to what you want to do in life.
Who in your family is going to be the most proud of you earning your degree in June? My mom for sure. She has always been there for me no matter what and I know she is going to be very proud of me when I receive my degree.
Family Fun Day returns to the preseason schedule Friday, August 12, beginning at 5 p.m. with the first scrimmage of August's camp. The scrimmage will end at approximately 7 p.m., followed by an autograph session and the movie "Remember The Titans," sponsored by Paventy and Brown Orthodontics. Family Fun Day is free of charge and located at Reser Stadium.
In addition, Pac-12 Network will be in Reser Stadium on the 12th for its annual Training Camp visit to OSU. The show will air that night with a special viewing party at Sky High Brewing in downtown Corvallis, from 8-10 p.m., with Network personalities Mike Yam and Yogi Roth. There will be giveaway items and the opportunity to win Beaver football tickets.
The Beavers will hold their final public access scrimmage Thursday, August 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Reser Stadium.
Oregon State opens the season Thursday, September 1 at Minnesota at 6 p.m. PDT in a game that will be televised by the Big Ten Network. The Beavers seven-game home schedule starts Saturday, September 17 vs. Idaho State at 2 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network.
For information on season tickets for the upcoming schedule, including access to The Terrace, please contact the OSU ticket office at 1-800-Go-Beavs during weekday business hours or beavertickets.com
Schedule of Events
Aug. 12 Scrimmage/Family Fun Day (Reser Stadium), 5 p.m.
Aug. 18 Scrimmage, 10:30 a.m.
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