CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Coach Gary Andersen opened spring practice at Oregon State with questions swirling around his new team, including how the Beavers hope to replace prolific quarterback Sean Mannion.
Andersen got his first live look at his players on the field on Tuesday. Practice this year is unusual because it will be interrupted for two weeks for finals and spring break. The spring game is set for April 18.
"They're excited to take the next step into spring ball," Andersen told reporters on a conference call previewing practice. "There's still a lot of newness to everything. What I tell them all the time - it's very easy to start something new. In life, we all start many, many things. But how many people have the ability to be able to sustain?"