"When things are hard during the week, Saturdays are easy"
- Published: Tuesday, 17 April 2012 09:32
- by Doug Samuels
It's not very often that you hear the perspective of an intern at a major college program.
Oregon State did just that when they talked with Kyle DeVan during practice yesterday. DeVan had some interesting insight from his time as a player under Mike Riley, to now coaching under him, as well as playing at the highest level on Sunday's.
"The structure that he (Riley) has here at Oregon State is the same that the NFL teams have at that level because he was there, he was a head coach at the NFL, and he wants to run things professionally just like an NFL organization does." DeVan, who started 25 games in the NFL (including the 2010 Super Bowl), added that his transition to the NFL was surprisingly easy because of the first class way the Riley runs things at Oregon State.
DeVan also spoke highly of offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh's practice philosophy and how it prepares you for Saturdays in the Pac-12. "He's a tough guy. He's going to be hard on guys during the week, but he's going to love you even harder when it's all said and done.
"When things are hard during the week, Saturdays are easy".