PASADENA, Calif. -- Some quick hits from media day.
Coach Mike Riley with running back Jacquizz Rodgers. The Beavers were picked third in the media poll after finishing tied for second in 2009.
Riley said that linebacker Keith Pankey (Achilles) has been given "the green light" to be full go at the start of camp but the coaches will "keep a close eye on him."
Riley said he expects to get better pressure on opposing quarterbacks this season after struggling to do so last year.
Rodgers on Oregon State: "Everybody gets better as they go through the program." Said Riley: "We don't feel we do more with less. We feel like we evaluate players."
Riley on quarterback Ryan Katz: "I don't think he'll be intimidated by anything. ... This kid is going to be a good quarterback."
Riley on Stephen Paea: "He is a tremendously hard worker with about as much explosiveness for a big man as I've seen... he's one of the best players at that position that we've had."