"We were thinking he would not be eligible for the year and were preparing for him for the following season," Beavers coach Mike Riley said. "This is good news. It gives us one more guy in the mix immediately."
"It initially gave us our only way to find big plays," Riley said. "We used to be a big down-the-field passing team in the old days. We found it a little hard to do that, so we've found some other stuff with using players that gave us big plays. We've actually come back and thrown the ball better down the field. Maybe we're finding what we really want to be pretty late."