The Oregon State Beavers kick off their 2017 season in just 17 days when they face off against the Colorado State Rams on August 26th. Beavers running back Ryan Nall joined Chad on the Rip City Drive Thursday to discuss the season and talk about what he’s seen from new Beavers Thomas Tyner and Jake Luton.
Nall said that Thomas Tyner has improved very nicely through the first two weeks of camp.
“Obviously you can tell it’s been a couple years since he played, but he’s shedding the cobwebs off and he’s really getting back into it. He’s learning the playbook and doing things right.”
Nall also talked about the moment he knew Jake Luton was probably “the guy” for the upcoming season.
“There was one of the plays in camp where he put the ball in a spot where no defender could reach it and only the receiver could have gotten it. That’s probably when I was like, ‘Wow, this guy’s going to be our quarterback? Thank God’.”
He also talked about Luton’s greatest strength as a quarterback.
“I would say his composure actually. Being a new guy, coming in trying to lead this offense is definitely hard to do. I think he keeps himself pretty calm when it comes to those tight situations. When we practice in two minute drills, he’s trying to keep our head level as well as keep his head level. And I think he’s doing a really good job of that. Especially being a new guy.”
Take a listen to the great interview and be sure to stay tuned to Rip City Radio 620 for all your updates on the Oregon State Beavers.