Mannion or Vaz: 'It gives me a headache'

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Mike Riley says he likes what he's seen from both Sean Mannion and Cody Vaz so far during bowl preparations.

Both quarterbacks continue to split time with the first team, but Riley says it's too early to pick a starter, in fact, he says just thinking about it gives him a headache.

"I really like what we're doing with them right now," says Riley. "They're both playing. They're both good players. They both have won games. Both are good leaders."

Mannion started the final three games for the Beavers, and went 6-2 as a starter this year.

"I'm just focused on becoming a better player everyday," says Mannion. "Just trying to work hard in practice. Work hard in meetings and film."

Vaz also proved he can play, going 3-1 during the four games he started. He agrees with Mannion, that competition is a good thing.

"Whenever you have someone pushing you, it will make you try to make better reads, be more accurate and just become a better football player," says Vaz.

Both quarterbacks combined for 27 touchdowns this season, and both completed 60-percent or more of their passes.

"We love those guys," says Storm Woods. "We know those guys can lead us to a win. It doesn't matter which one is playing to me."

"I'm used to having Cody, and I'm used to having Sean," says Markus Wheaton. "I just have to see who I got in the huddle.

"I know they will both get the job done."

The Beavers aren't the only ones with a quarterback competition. Texas head coach Mack Brown will have to make a decision of his own, between Case McCoy and David Ash.