10.Dec.2014 Rest In Peace, the False Narrative

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Blitz had this article up on Thursday after Riley bailed.

We’ve all seen what The Oregonian (Lindsay Schnell and Ken Goe) has written about OSU.

With the poaching of Gary Andersen from Wisconsin, I ask sincerely: can we put the false narrative that OSU is a cow-town that nobody would ever (a) want to coach in or (b) want to play in….to rest?

Everything I predicted years ago has come true. Riley was the problem. The fanbase is stoked. We could upgrade the coach, etc. Welcome to the era of what we’ve all wanted. It feels surreal, but this is the NEW narrative.

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    Bo Pellini just caused a twenty car pile up as he slammed on the breaks just outside Youngstown, Ohio. Cited for road rage, but his wife said “that’s just the way he is.” JB

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    Bo Pellini just caused a twenty car pile up as he slammed on the breaks just outside Youngstown, Ohio. Cited for road rage, but his wife said “that’s just the way he is.” JB

    • ObjCritic says:
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      I kept waiting for you to post your resume here this past week. I suppose your body of work just speaks for itself?

  • ObjCritic says:
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    Look at this crap from Jaynes about replacing Riley being a crapshoot. Lazy “journalism” built on a false narrative.

    http://www.csnnw.com/beavers/it-will-be-crapshoot-replacing-riley-oregon-state

    • Jim says:
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      I’m sure, but I’m tired of clicking and reading hacks’ musings.

    • Jack says:
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      Don’t do that again. That guy is not even worthy of being called a hack.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    “Be Careful What You Wish For….”

    The excitement might kill you

  • Tlingit Cannon says:
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    Great hire, well said Angry, fuck the haters I’m out!

  • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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    As much as I hope this to be true, I think it’s only mortally wounded right now. Not dead yet.

    It’ll be dead if Andersen gets this program contending for a PAC-12 championship within the next 2-3 years though.

  • Timber! says:
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    Hear, hear! (clink, clink, clink!!)

  • Bill says:
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    I’m glad OSU went for the splash hire. A 4 star recruit. I wonder how much misdirection BDC gave the media when all the names were put out there.

    Media reports a 3 million dollar buyout.

    • whatever says:
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      Good think Bob had been active in courting donors for Mike Riley’s buyout. We already had that money in place.

  • Calibeav says:
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    Now we know why BDC was acting like such a cocky asshole during that press conference!!

    You sly summa bitch you…

  • Timber! says:
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    C-nza-o just told Euhus via Twitter that Andersen is “debatable” as to being the better hire than P. Hill. True story.

    • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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      At least he was man enough to admit Anderson is better than Riley. That alone must’ve taken all the courage he has. 😐

    • scotty says:
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      Bald Faced LIE

    • Calibeav says:
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      One has to wonder exactly how much money Pat Hill’s people gave Canzano for his work the last few days

    • mckalk says:
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      What is up with Canzano? Does he have the hots for men with outdated Fu Manchu mustaches. Give it a rest bald-head numbnut. Pat Hill’s window has passed unless he wants a FCS job.

    • Jack says:
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      You must be kidding. I thought I was the hater of college football. What is that dude smoking?

    • tim318 says:
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      If ever there was a writer who should be doing tabloids it’s Canzano. Yellow journalism mixed with lack-of-knowledge.

  • Bill says:
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    Let’s see if the blitz poster from a few days ago who said not to mention a name was referring to Andersen.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Just saw this comment which made me chuckle….

    Robert Husseman @RHusseman · 1h 1 hour ago

    The new Valley Football Center must be beyond our wildest dreams.

  • Calibeav says:
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    Angry Anderson fits exactly what you were calling for… A Defensive minded coach who loves to run the rock! Couple that with the QB and WR talent we are known for pulling in and I think this could be a beautiful marriage

    • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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      “Angry Anderson fits exactly what you were calling for”

      Which leads me to believe Angry had inside info and was just stringing us along to build up subscriptions for his site….oh….nevermind….

  • Canard says:
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    Is Anderson possibly running from Alvarez’s meddlesome presence a false alternative narrative?

    I’m curious about your collective take on that angle of these developments. I mean that this is possibly a great hire, but it has a dark lining if he was primarily running from the weird pressures of his old job.

    • Jim says:
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      Don’t think too much about it 🙂

    • Jack says:
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      Why would that be dark? You’re all over the upside down definition of good and bad here.

      • Canard says:
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        What I am getting at is that a person having dual motivations for making a major life decision sometimes allows the immediate motivation, rather than a more carefully analyzed one, to win out on the decision making process.

        Only in retrospect does it become clearer that maybe the immediate stimulus was not a rational one and buyer’s remorse could result.

        All manner of motives for Anderson jumping the Wisky ship have arisen.

        1) family hates state of WI.
        2) Anderson didn’t like Wisky admins, including Alvarez.
        3) too much heat for last Saturday’s beat down.
        4) pressure to get to CFP is out of line with Wisky’s historical status in the BIG. (Delusional fans)

        If Anderson is running away from Wisky as much or more as running to you, you have to wonder about his longer term career plan is all.

        I was just wondering what your guys’ take on Wisky being the motive for his abrupt career move.

        • angry angry says:
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          Andersen likes the west coast, and a west coast job opened up. He contacted OSU. I don’t think he was running from Wisconsin. Watch Alvarez in the presser–he says Andersen mostly made a family decision.

  • ObjCritic says:
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    Even Tinkle tweeted (ha ha) “great day to be a beaver! Welcome to OSU gary Anderson!”

  • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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    I went on Schnell’s twitter out of curiosity, and found she retweeted this:

    https://twitter.com/JakeZivin/status/542817673907023873

    She seems determined to make sure OSU never escapes Riley’s shadow.

    • GoBeavs90 says:
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      Starting to think she’s Mike Riley’s illegitimate daughter at this point

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      That Riley could do that is obviously a testament to Prothro

    • Jack says:
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      The next time I see Matt or Renee I will tell them I think Jake is an idiot.

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    I had some inside info last week and didn’t now it. A gal that works for the little lady is a Wisky grad, as well her hubby. They had a meeting the day after Mikey left and she told her that her husband is positive the Gary Anderson is going take the Oregon State job. My reply was something along the lines that her hubby is serious dumb shit and there is now way in hell he is going to OSU.
    Who would have thunk it?

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      that Gary

      • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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        I think I’m going to call him “The Gary”
        I like the sound of it.

        • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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          Has a nice ring to it.

        • Jack says:
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          The other Gary

        • OrangeFlush OrangeFlush says:
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          “I’m the Gary. So that’s what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Garyness, or uh, Gare, or El Garyrino if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”

    • helmsley says:
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      You should have started the rumor anyway – no one would have noticed given all the other junk being spewed about. Then, given 2days’s news, we would all be marveling at your wisdom and insight.

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    BTW: F you Bucky!

  • TurnTwo says:
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    Looks like Ted Miller is saying that it is very likely that Anderson’s DC, Dave Aranda will be coming along with him. Reading his credentials, I’m liking this hire even better if he joins the staff…

    Go Beavs!

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      He is awesome. They played great, sound D this year with very little talent. Lost their front 7 from the previous year. Very good players, many who were multi year starters and the got better at least statistically. Runs a blitz happy 3-4.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    ESPN’s college football page is totally on top of things.

    Headline story “How Did Nebraska Pull It Off?” —story about how nebraska managed to hire away mike riley from osu, without anybody knowing.

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      They’ll have to publish one for OSU now too. I’m curious how they did it and how it was kept quiet.

      They must have read this site and laughed at the ridiculousness of the posts.

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      Suckers.

    • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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      Should have been titled …WHY did Nebraska do it…

      I cant get over how Nebraska hired a lesser coach than they already had, and we hired a better one. The whole affair is SO bizarre. I see the hand of the Great Beaver in the sky in this….

      • beaver patch says:
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        When Riley left, I was thanking the Great Beaver in the sky for it’s love and thoughtfulness. Now I am in AWE of it’s great love with the hiring of “the Gary”.

      • Jack says:
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        Luck o’ the beavers?

      • beaver patch says:
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        Merry Christmas! Everybody! Go Beavs!

    • Jack says:
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      They drew the stupid card and had to play it?

  • Bill says:
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    And let’s all start getting the spelling right.

    Andersen with an E. Even I was spelling it with an O.

    • OrangeFlush OrangeFlush says:
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      agreed, lets show the man some respect and least get his name right.

  • Eric_Beaver says:
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    Just saw Gary’s bio that he was an assistant at Rick’s College (1989-92). Being a mormon (or having a mormon background) will continue the ‘family atmosphere’ and have a leg up with the Polynesian recruits.

  • HireMattWells says:
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    Nice hire OSU! Matt Wells got his football DNA from Gary Andersen.
    Me thinks BDC was in a HireMattWells state of mind! I wonder what his thoughts on real Spring Games are? Orange vs Black would be fun for our first taste.

  • 2 says:
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    Angry, your going to have to change this website to happy Beavs dot com. How can the fan base not be stoked with Casey, Tinkle, and now Gary Andersen. Today is a great day to be a Beaver

  • BeaverQB BeaverQB says:
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    Recent video of Andersen previewing the B1G title game

    http://www.btn2go.com/video/gary-andersen-interview—eve-of-b1g-championship-game

    • Timber! says:
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      I’m a little frightened. He’s speaking coherently and using technicalities. And at the same time.

      • MonkeyLuven MonkeyLuven says:
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        I’m still a little frightened that he speaks to that level and the game still somehow got away from him 59-0.

  • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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    http://usatftw.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/angelsfan.gif?w=660&h=371

    If you imagine the KC kid is OSU fans, and the Angels kid is Nebraska fans, then I think this sums up the state of both fanbases right now.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon’s reaction to news that Andersen is coming to OSU

    Had this to say:
    “Asked if he thought Andersen made the jump in part to install a spread offense — the pro-style attack is a long-standing tradition at Wisconsin — Gordon said he and a few teammates believed it was a factor.

    “At the end of the day we don’t know that but it’s a good reason,” Gordon said. “

  • whatever says:
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    Cool interview from when he joined Wisconsin.

  • Timber! says:
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    Could this be why Angry tinted the Angry Orange color on this site to the RED side of the hue scale long ago? A sign of things to come? This week has been bookended by two very RED schools.

    Makes you go hmmmmm…

  • Calibeav says:
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    Hope He brings Aranda with him.. The only negative of this hire is what the hell happened in the Ohio State game!!

    Additionally, Wisconsin has been slow to evolve when it comes to paying assistants what has become customary market value elsewhere.

    He’s afraid of losing Dave; a coach told me, referring to Badgers defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, who should have been a Broyles Award finalist after the outstanding job he’s done in 2014.

    Whichever SEC teams miss out on Will Muschamp — whether it’s Auburn, Texas A&M or South Carolina — could wind up pushing for Aranda. Each would likely offer in the $1 million per year range.

  • whatever says:
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    It’s sounding like part of the reason he’s leaving is he wants to run the spread offense and there’s some pushback from ‘old school Wisconsin’ people. Kind of like the shit Rich Rodriguez was dealing with. ‘A Michigan man doesn’t let the QB run the ball.’

    Wisconsin has this kid committed, I bet we make a run at him. Sorry James Pensyl, I bet you don’t fit the offense. Maybe Mike will take you.

    https://rivals.yahoo.com/wisconsin/football/recruiting/player-Austin-Kafentzis-134082;_ylt=Aryo6e2lyPoRiwNGnHORnLg_u5B4

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      His name is too hard to pronounce.

      • Jack says:
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        If Yaz can pronounce Pagliarulo, then Parker can pronounce Kafentzis.. unless Parker is going to Lincoln too.

    • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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      Actually kind of sucks because Pensyl seems like he’s been trying to keep the other recruits committed. He said he committed to OSU, not the coaches… Wonder what will happen with him if they do want to run a spread.

      • whatever says:
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        I know, I feel bad for the guy. Hell, I don’t know…maybe he can run? Not like we would know if these guys are athletic or not, with our style of play.

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    Of course there’s a fake Gary Anderson twitter handle.

    Gary Andersen (@BeingAndersen) tweeted at 3:30pm – 10 Dec 14:

    Oh mother fucker the wrong spelling of my name is trending (https://twitter.com/BeingAndersen/status/542823608670621696?s=17)

    Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download?s=18

  • beavers4life says:
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    What are the odds on:

    1) Oregon State players/recruits being able to learn the new playbook quickly by next fall?

    2) Oregon State having a winning record?

    3) Oregon State having no injuries at the start of Fall camp?

    and 4) We get most of Gary Andersen’s Assistants?!

    • helmsley says:
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      1) Is the playbook complicated – will it take 2-3 years?

      • whatever says:
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        nah, somehow other teams develop players quicker than 3-4 years in the program. These kids are smart, they’ll get it.

    • WFO WFO says:
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      5) athletic freshmen see the field and contribute on offense? Including QBs?

  • whatever says:
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    I’m in such a good mood with this hire, how about random speculation.

    Andersen wants to run the spread…Braxton Miller to transfer to old OSU?

  • angry angry says:
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    Bob D just wrote me back to say thanks for my donation and for encouraging others to do the same. Get out and donate what you can, fellas.

    • whatever says:
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      I just dropped a deposit on tickets, haven’t been a season ticket holder in ages. I’ll be bringing friends who are new to the Beavers, or giving them to folks who may not otherwise go.

      I haven’t been this excited for football in quite some time.

      • angry angry says:
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        I’m going to be making a lot more donations.

        I don’t hate OSU. I just hated the mentality. Today feels like a sea change. Even if this coach doesn’t work out (though I think he will), it’s a learning experience where people finally realize there is life beyond Riley. The entire blog was based around helping/making/forcing people to realize this.

        I have one major concern, but I’ll talk about that over the upcoming days.

        • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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          The concern is will it take the angry out of angrybeavs.

  • whatever says:
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    You know who I will give a huge assist to in this hire? Wayne Tinkle.

    Bob was on the fence about making the move to get a new basketball coach. He finally pulls the trigger and we get Wayne Tinkle in here…and season tickets and donations explode. The windfall of that excitement had to make Bob think what could be done if he could get Mike out of town for a reasonable sum of money.

    Thanks coach Tinkle!

  • TJOSU says:
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    Well I don’t fucking believe it.

    is this really happening? Am I in a dream?

    • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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      Yep … this is SO weird! Nobody in the freakin world could have predicted this. Nebraska hires Riley, a clearly worse coach than they had, and OSU miraculously gets out from under a huge ablatross, his contract. Then we hire a better coach… Holy crap, this is MIRACULOUS!

  • TJOSU says:
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    With this hire, I believe big ballz BDC has just rewritten the definition of poetic justice.

  • BeaverBill BeaverBill says:
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    Take that Goe in hand! Anderson first ass kicking should be Goe in the middle of Reser.

  • Quatre Quatre says:
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    I just bought 2 season tickets for Women’s Basketball in preparation of giving up my Football season tickets, but now I may have to reconsider.

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    Recruiting names to keep an eye on

    BadgerBlitz.com (@McNamaraRivals) tweeted at 6:25 PM on Wed, Dec 10, 2014:
    Would be shocked if Andersen didn’t take Kauha’aha’a and Woods with him to Oregon State. He’ll also do everything he can to get Aranda, too.
    (https://twitter.com/McNamaraRivals/status/542867627652444160?s=03)

    Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download?s=13

    • whatever says:
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      I just hope Brennan gets rewarded for being a good soldier this week, pretty much the only one who acted like he still gave a shit. I’d love Seumalo to stick around too, but…we’ll see I guess.

  • whatever says:
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    Andersen’s contract, 5 or 6 years starting at $2.5million.

    To me, that’s a fucking bargain, especially in light of Mediocre Mike’s $2.7 million per year.

  • HireMattWells says:
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    “The Beavers’ hiring of Gary Andersen from Wisconsin sent the college football sphere into a frenzy on Wednesday afternoon, with several prominent analysts and Oregon State fans showing their support for the hire.

    In fact, within minutes of OSU’s announcement, Gary Andersen was the #6 trending topic in the world on Twitter.”

    – Eat Me Goe

    • whatever says:
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      Hey, who knows how high #JuneJones or #TheWeasel would have gotten?

  • cj cj says:
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    It’s
    AndersEn, boys. Pay attention now!

  • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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    HUGE THANKS TO BDC!! You da MAN, Bobby!

  • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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    https://twitter.com/schadjoe/status/542832709555748865

    I’m fully in support of this hire still, but what an interesting tidbit this is.

  • thebeaverman says:
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    HIP HIP!!!!!

  • Quatre Quatre says:
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    I wrote to BDC and Ed Ray asking them not to allow Andersen to bring Andy Ludwig. I recommend you all do the same.

  • presleydog says:
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    Here’s to never having to here that stupid shit again

  • CraigBeav says:
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    I’m so happy! It’s an absolutely fantastic day to be a beaver. Just made my first ever donation to OSU even.

  • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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    http://espn.go.com/blog/pac12/post/_/id/81913/andersen-a-good-surprise-answer-for-oregon-state

    “Not to sound like a Pollyanna”

    I think Miller might read this blog.

  • thebeaverman says:
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    i watched some utah state 2012 highlights and hopefully he brings that offense here
    Absolutely great hire IMO

    • mexibeav says:
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      Oh he’ll be bringing it. He already has some mobile QB like McMaryion waiting in the wings… It’s gonna be great. I think it’s going to take a lot of the pressure off our OL and pass blocking. Our RBs are going to flourish.

  • BeavGirl BeavGirl says:
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    I’m sorry but what in the actual fuck is that article

    “As simple as it sounds, and as difficult as it may be for some to believe, Riley’s teams were overachievers.”

    Right ok, the student who gets a C could be considered an overachiever when compared to the F student.

    “Fans are never satisfied, though; it’s human nature to always want more, to be greedy.”

    Oh right, because wanting an A is totally greedy. This article, unless I’m reading it wrong, is actually chiding/patronizing the fans for expecting performance. How is this even a thing?!! WTF

    And next, up absurd scare mongering: “With Riley now gone, and reality setting in, this is dangerous territory for Oregon State.”

    Ah yes, we are all totally clutching our pearls over here.

    “Riley’s decision set up the perfect scenario to determine his value as OSU’s head coach: How does OSU do without him, and how does he do away from OSU??”

    Actually we’re good, thanks. Sorry not sorry fans couldn’t accept mediocrity. LOLZ

  • Beavers4life says:
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    We have three 2* OL recruits and two 3* OL Recruits…wonder if Gary will evaluate the recruiting class and deem it acceptable or that it can be better…I feel bad if some of the recruits don’t get to keep their offers.

    What do you all think?

    • Jeff says:
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      I’d bet most keep their offers unless they are clearly not fits for his system. Its late in the game and I doubt Anderson can fill more than about 10 spots with ‘his’ guys.

      As long as he believes he can use/develop them he will likely keep them.

  • Beav in HI says:
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    I was so stoked by this hire that I popped my football donation cherry and pitched in what I could. I can see it now, me not screaming at the tv, “use that thing…. The fuckin, fuckin timeout”.

    We’ve been subjected to such shitty coaching that I sometimes forget what they’re called

  • OneEyedKing says:
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbx522V77NY

    Highlights from the 2012 Utah vs. Utah St. game.

    Offensively it looks like a bit of everything in there: spread read, triple option, power I, single back. Always 1-2 TEs. I like the balance and mix.

    Defensively, attacking 3-4 that gets a lot of sacks. Blitzing from the 3-4 also means the safeties have to play more man-to-man defense than they did under Banker, so we’ll see if Strong can develop that side of his game(Or maybe move him to outside linebacker?).

    The game tape looks good; kinda curious to know what went wrong this season for Wisconsin(those fans were IRATE losing to Northwestern).

  • GreatWhiteHunter says:
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    Ecstatic with this hire. BDC exceeded my expectations.

  • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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    The pure fact that a WINNING Big 10 coach, seeing the OSU vacancy, calls the OSU AD and WANTS to come, means the old saw about OSU a dead end and a dissapated Riley is the best we can do, is and clearly was, HORSESHIT. Anyone who says that from now on, you just say… ANDERSEN!

    • thembeavers says:
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      I just hope the Beavers are not just a stop for him

      • thembeavers says:
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        once bitten twice shay I guess

      • Beavers4life says:
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        As long as we are good to him: $ wise, sell outs, giving him 3 years to get his guys and let his coaches coach. I think he’ll be here throughout his contract and possibly get a year or 2 extension depending upon his desires of college vs. NFL coaching.

      • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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        As long as he leaves it better than he started I fine.
        Riley didn’t do that from his second stint.

  • wannabeav says:
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    while we’re handing out thanks and kudos, I want to give a big THANK YOU to our leader here; Angry Beav himself. We was COMPLETELY right about Riley (as we saw in that post from the archive earlier today) and has consistently provided insight and verbal ammunition to fend off Schnell, Goe, Miller, Jaynes–that whole sorry crew. Nice job man. YOU DID IT!

    • PDXBeav says:
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      Yes, thank you Angry!!!!!!!

    • TJOSU says:
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      I can raise a glass to that.

    • Dwill03 Dwill03 says:
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      Our fearless leader

    • Timber! says:
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      And this is what I mean by tangible evidence. Maybe we’ll call it intangible tangible evidence. I truly believe, as stated earlier that without this site, Robinson and Riley would still be here.

      I’ve seen a dramatic change in Pure Orange over year. I used to visit their site only and gave up, hadn’t looked until this year.

      Imagine the free reign of uninformed Pollyism regarding Riley from the media nationwide without this site. We’ve already listed them…Goe all the way down.

      This site made it OK for EVERYONE to voice displeasure about mediocrity in Beaver Country. From those who had been uncomfortable for a long time…to those who were just catching on.

      Bob and Ray, and whomever else noticed. Former players, noticed. It’s so unfortunate that the voice of reason had to be a “thorn” from within but it had to be that way.

      I say again. (seems trite)

      Well done, Angry!

  • OneEyedKing says:
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    Andersen won’t have to worry about a micromanaging AD here; he barely manages at all!

    /joke

    Seriously, whoever made the men’s/women’s BBall and Football hires did an outstanding job.

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    Hope that Aranda comes with Andersen. He has done an outstanding job and is a hot name right now.

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