Oregon State coach Mike Riley may have created the impression that he would rotate two quarterbacks, but he's now making it clear that Sean Mannion is the Beavers' QB for Saturday's season opener vs. Eastern Washington.
Riley would like to get Cody Vaz into the game at some point, but "I'm not going to have set rotation for the two guys," he said. "Sean's the starter, and we'll go into the game like that."
The Beavers will host Hawaii next week before visiting Utah on Sept. 14. Presumably, the level of opponents will enable Mannion to play well enough to keep the starting job for OSU's Pac-12 opener. Vaz replaced an injured Mannion for the Beavers' wins against BYU and Utah last October, although he was not nearly as sharp against the Utes.
USC coach Lane Kiffin, meanwhile, definitely intends to play quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Max Wittek about evenly Thursday at Hawaii.
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