Coach Riley Names Mannion To Start
The Oregonian’s Lindsay Schnell joined John Canzano on The Bald Faced Truth Monday afternoon to break the news that Oregon State Head Coach Mike Riley had selected Sean Mannion as starting quarterback against their season opener against Eastern Washington University August 31st.
“I think there’s some relief from the team more than anything, they’re just happy to know who the guy is. Mannion walked out of practice with a pretty big smile on his face. We walked past each other and I said, ‘I hear that congrats are in order,’ and he just lit up.”
Coach Riley had been under increasing pressure by fans and media to choose a starter from quarterbacks Mannion and Cody Vaz. Schnell said that the decision is made and unlikely to change.
“It sounds like it’s Mannion’s job until they need to make a switch.”