Even during Oregon State's 6-1 start last season, the Beavers often played with a patchwork offensive line because of injuries.
OSU coach Mike Riley experienced similar issues during spring drills, leading him to describe the line's personnel situation as "a mess, really." Two key players missed the spring after having offseason surgery and three others were injured in practice.
Yet Riley is encouraged about that group overall, with the potential for more depth than the Beavers have had in recent years. The challenge in August will be sorting out the linemen, to get the best five players on the field.<