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Riley settles another OSU QB race

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07:26 AM ET 08.27 | The question had been hanging over Oregon State's football program for more than seven months. After quarterbacks Sean Mannion and Cody Vaz shuffled in and out of the first unit throughout the Beavers' bounce-back season in 2012, pundits and fans were eager to learn who would start under center in the Aug. 31 season opener against Eastern Washington. Coach Mike Riley finally ended the suspense when he named his guy after practice Monday. Mannion, the junior from Pleasanton, Calif., earned the nod after displaying improved accuracy and decision making throughout spring and fall practices. "We went through a lot of different things about it for a long period of time," Riley said. "We made a decision going forward, and we're excited about it."

The Oregonian

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August 27, 2013  07:58 AM ET

It's settled then.

August 27, 2013  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's settled then.

Until Friday.

August 27, 2013  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Until Friday...

...And three additional OOC games afterward to tweak the roster.

August 27, 2013  10:34 AM ET

I'm glad that the decision is made... Both Vaz and Mannion have a lot to do to inspire the confidence required to make me believe we'll get nine or more wins again this year...

August 27, 2013  10:46 AM ET

It was always going to be Mannion.

August 27, 2013  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It was always going to be Mannion.

True... Just hoping that Mannion demonstrates the "better accuracy" and "better decision making" skills that have been attributed to him.

 
August 27, 2013  02:30 PM ET

Agree like pre-injury Mannion last year. I can't take watching Vaz throw ducks all day.

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