OSU's Rodgers good to go; Moevao will take it slow

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

I had a long talk with an Oregon State insider at media day who thought that Lyle Moevao would be the Beavers' starting quarterback this fall.

But as this report from the inimitable Paul Buker says, it's more than likely Sean Canfield will be the starter, at least for the Sept. 5 opener vs. Portland State, because Moevao, though cleared to practice, is going to take it slow as he comes back from rotator cuff surgery.

There's also a tidbit on another QB making a positive impression. Writes Buker:

It is clear that lefty Sean Canfield is the team's No. 1 quarterback going into Fall camp and Canfield is expected to start in the Sept. 5 season opener against Portland State, but somewhat surprisingly Virginia transfer Peter Lalich has made himself a factor at backup -- should Moevao be limited early in the season -- by virtue of his persistence in the classroom, where [head coach Mike] Riley reported Lalich had "straight A's" spring term.

If he truly is a reformed wild child, Lalich might give redshirt freshman Ryan Katz a run for his money as the "quarterback of the future." Both are talented.

Riley also reiterated what he said at Pac-10 media day: James and Jacquizz Rodgers are both fully recovered from the shoulder problems that sidelined them during the spring.

Oh, and coach Danny Langsdorf: Next time duck!