20.May.2015 General Thread

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General thread for a couple days.

Hearing some big (no pun intended) recruiting news…4-star could sign by July.

Have at it, boys. Busy day tomorrow, but I’ll return Friday.

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  • thebeaverman says:
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    Whats the recruiting news?

    • angry angry says:
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      I don’t want to say anything too specific because I don’t know all the recruiting rules, but coach Woods and Coach Kauha’aha’a will be at Kaiser High tomorrow.

      • Jack says:
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        Don’t tease about Eletise. Put him with Auwae, and I’m good with recruiting for the year.

        Well, give me a NT and a solid 3-teq.

        • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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          The offered freshman, Rocky Savea, from last night is Auwae’s cousin.

          • Jack says:
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            I think Auwae visited TTech last week. His offers are lacking compared to his talent. He’ll get offers from any coach who has a brain by the time signing day rolls around. He can easily play any of the interior positions at this level and beyond.

  • Oregon_State Oregon_State says:
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    I attended the Beaver Road Show put on by http://www.ourbeavernation.com and I came away very impressed! What a great event! The coaches were all willing to talk to all the alums and fans. I highly recommend going if you’re able to make one at a city near you! First let me start by saying Gary Andersen is the real deal. He has such a strong commanding presence whenever he enters a room and speaks to a crowd. A Great visionary and leader. He is also very genuine and sincere, he was interested getting to know you as well and he introduced me to his wife Stacey. They’re both excited to move into their new home that they had built. I wish I could put the pads on again and play for a coach like him. He’s just a great person. He has the “it” factor. Now, I know he has yet to coach a game, but trust me he’s the real deal! Scott Rueck is an amazing man. I had a great conversation with him, and came away equally impressed with him as I did with Coach Anderson. He’s a diehard Beaver fan! He’s been a Beaver since he was born basically. He’s very supportive and passionate of all athletics, especially football! Coach Rueck is also genuine and sincere, and just a really cool guy! He has a heart for the game, and his players and he’s very competitive person! He mentioned that Tennessee is coming to Gill this year, and the his team is playing at Notre Dame! They love Oregon State University and are excited to sell it to the Nation! He said it’s easy to sell the program, because there’s no other place like it, it’s a true community, not just a place that pumps out a bunch of jocks. Both of these coaches embrace the culture, community of both Corvallis and OSU. They are all striving to put OSU on the map. Jim Patterson one of the associate athletic director’s mentioned wanting to add a men’s track team by 2018. He also asked many of the fans for their feedback of not only football, but the current direction of the athletic department. He was also very fired up for the new staff! He told me they went after and hired “winners” and they’re tired of getting pushed around. A new day is definitely dawning for not only OSU football, but the entire athletic department, and the energy and excitement among the fans, coaches, is powerful. I’m excited!

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      If GA and staff can take this team to the Big House in September and win, I’ll be pretty impressed. Utah did it last year quite convincingly. Why not OSU?

      • Alex says:
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        Because they upgraded from Hoke to Harbaugh. Not exactly apples to apples….

        • Alex says:
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          More like apples to twinkies?

        • Jack says:
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          Hey!

          As long as they don’t have a slow, lumbering RB who can outrun our LBs… we might win.

          • Jack says:
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            That Pankey angle will be burned into my memory forever.

          • WFO WFO says:
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            Pankey. The consummate flailbacker.

          • Jack says:
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            Except for one play against Zony on the goal line.

        • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          and Harbaugh will have had the same amount of time with his team that GA has.

      • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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        We might luck out with Utah hopefully beating them up a little at Rice Eckles the week prior, while we coast past Weber State (also hopefully)

        still, given our lack of throwing talent, I just don’t see us pulling off that road win. Michigan has the bodies to stuff the line and make it hard to move on the ground.

        • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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          SI has a good article about Harbough. Seems to be obsessed with excellence and people who achieve that in any field of endeavor. It will not take long for him to turn that ship around. Talent is not a problem, it was toughness and discipline that was lacking under Hoke. I don’t see us beating them without a productive passing game, so that will be the wildcard. Can the staff get Collins ready?

    • Craig R. says:
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      Don’t choke on the kool-aid young man. The previous coaches had the same work ethic and passion for the place signing their checks.

      As a random example, Coach Robinson was not just a great player then coach, he was also a former wall street trader (and the 1st lady’s bro, hello!) so that should tell you plenty about his ability as a basketball coach and leader.

      • Jack says:
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        The previous coaches had the same work ethic and passion for the place signing their checks.

        Not even close. You’re saying that someone who ditched OSU… twice… had as much passion? If Andersen ditches us, he’ll only do it once. That’s still not as bad as what Riley did.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        and CR choked on X’s and O’s. But he was fucking awesome in being a teacher of young men on the matador defense. Dude’s a fucking pro

    • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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      Needs more exclamation marks!!!!

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    Should be an interesting few days recruiting wise with coach Chad K and TJ Woods in Hawaii. We just offered a 2018 kid last night. Visiting others today. Hawaii is supposed to be one of the stronger areas for this staff recruiting wise so it’s time to see what they can do.

    • angry angry says:
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      And Mamma Machado “breaks” similar news, behind the paywall, 10 hours later.

  • Beavocalypse says:
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    Thanks to Oregon_State for sharing the road show stuff. It’s cool to hear from fellow fans that are having real interactions with our current staff.

    For this year I’m going to cut Andersen slack. If he accomplishes 1 of 2 things this season I’ll find his season to be a success

    1) gets a top 25 recruiting class ( or a quality class with 3-5 4* players as that would suggest he’s pursuing the same kind of talent a lot of schools and is actually winning)

    2) 6-8 wins because that tells me he can actually develop players and a defense with a backbone.

    Of course if he wins the Civil War I will forgive both if they fall short. I just want to rub a win in my smug duck friend’s face again

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    New JUCO commit, OG/DT Sosaia Tauaho

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4010339/sosaia-tauaho

    Still not sure which class but my guess would be 2015.

    • whatever says:
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      Damn, a 6’5″, 320 lb guard? That’s a big fella. Laney College produced Yoda, so that’s something.

    • whatever says:
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      And I think you’re right, class of 2015. He received his AA degree in January. He’s married, has a kid and has already been on his mormon mission, I think he was class of 2010 originally, so this dude is a grown ass adult. Hopefully he can help.

      • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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        Has two years and can play right away.

        • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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          I think this puts the 2015 class at 22 signers, but 2 of those are mission guys in Folau and the younger Katoa

    • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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      Re Tauaho: I read somewhere that other than the Beavers the only offer he had was from Arkansas State Monticello and they’d pulled their offer before he could sign.

      If he’s a good player wouldn’t someone else have been offering him a ride?

      Also, is this a comment re the coaching staff’s opinion of the current OL and the backups?

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    Fwiw, sounds like we picked up a long snapper today. I think he woukd he another 2015 guy but no idea what the scholarship situation is like. I’ll spare you the thrilling highlight film. *snap* *snap* *snap*

    • Jack says:
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      Morovick was Read’s only saving grace. And that was because the rules changed in order to disallow canning a long snapper, not because Read did anything extraordinary with the kid… or did anything period.

      And… I’m just now realizing that we’re Beavers and talking about long snappers. This has just been a double entendre type of day. I think I need to go home and hide myself before this Friday just gets silly.

      • homefry homefry says:
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        Spoke with GA last night, and he specifically mentioned that they expected to sign a snapper today. He intimated that this was a need that he was concerned about.

        • Jack says:
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          I agree. The position was relegated to walk-on/development status under the previous regime. It worked well for them because… what kind of kid passes on a walk-on status followed by a ship once earned?

          But it is an important position, one which deserves a ship from the get-go. Now that the NFL has moved the PAT back to the 15, I think we will see ST units developed for specific purposes. I envision the regular Oline and QB coming out of the game and sending in a unit of fresh ST players to run 2PAT tries and the extended PAT. I think this will slightly alter NFL roster plans to accomodate this rule and how coaches will make these plays going forward. There will be variant plans involving every-down players or none. But it’s something that will need to be addressed going forward. And that will affect college rosters. College coaches need to make the decision now or later to make that change and implement the same system. Those who do so now are in tune with the game.

  • Oregon_State Oregon_State says:
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    Does anyone else notice how biased the Pac12 network is towards oregon, especially on Twitter? Every chance they get, they’re so enamored and over the top with anything regarding the d-cks. I’m just curious if anybody else notices? To give them credit, they are featuring Oregon State for next seasons show “The Drive” which will be great exposure for the Beavs!

    • scotty says:
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      No question. They had about 10 replays of the quack spring game in the same time they had 2 OSU ones.

    • Mb says:
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      Bias? Crappy product will not get you equal time on the Home Shopping Network. Earned success will warrant more exposure.

      • scotty says:
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        Then why do they show Wazzu at all?

        • Jack says:
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          Because it’s fun to say “Wazzu.”

          Didn’t they try to ditch the Wazzu tag a couple years back? That was just dumb. They are and always will be Wazzu. I love Pullman and the surrounding area. I think they do nothing to help their effort by playing with semantics.

          Maybe they need an airport?

          Oddly enough, Eugene is rated as one of the least diverse towns in this state. It is less diverse than Corvallis by two points. And that doesn’t include Springfield or other surrounding towns.

          Take that Schnelly!

    • Jack says:
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      Um… one of those teams won their conference and went on to play in the NC game. The other played a really neat losing season which included them coming in last in their division.

      Tartan!!!!

    • Oregon_State Oregon_State says:
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      I was referring more to the Pac -12 twitter account, their tweets. I understand the success they’ve had in football, but I’m talking about currently on twitter. They probably have a d-ck alum running the Pac-12 networks twitter account, it would surprise me.

      • Jack says:
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        Then maybe we should do something really neat deal like to shut them up.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Houston gets a commitment from a 5* DT??? Houston??

    http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/05/houston-lands-blue-chip-dl-ed-oliver-over-lsu/

    • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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      See if he ends up there on signing day. Every year there are a few head scratching early commits that end up going elsewhere. The new coach was one of Urban Meyer’s ace recruiters, so the kid may be buying what he is selling. It may come down to how the team performs this season.

      • Jack says:
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        Houston should be lined up to play in the Big 12 in the very near future, especially now that eaTme is in the SEC. The Big 12 needs that Houston market. I would expect Rice to be on that short list as well, except Rice makes Colorado’s application process look corrupt. They will never field a P5 winning team because of that. But if Houston had Rice’s stadium, they would already be a P5 team. They would also have an alumni base which wasn’t so dissociated from the school. There is a huge pool of money in Cougar High alums which has yet to be tapped. That will happen soon.

        • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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          Something’s fishy. Houston picked up another 4* D-lineman in Jordan Elliott today, as well as a 3* OG who has been picking up more attention lately, Dixie Wooten

          http://247sports.com/Player/Jordan-Elliott-65210

          http://247sports.com/Player/Dixie-Wooten-III-49496

          • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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            and the dominos keep falling for Houston. Another 3* DE commits today. 4 big commits in less than 24 hours.

            http://247sports.com/Player/Micheal-Johnson-49429

          • Jack says:
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            Likely the 5* is just the first domino. That happens in recruiting.

            But I’m telling you now. Cougar High will be a Big 12 team soon. The old SWC went the way of Texas politics. But all those teams have history and tradition in football. When I say Doak Walker, what school comes to mind? When I ask about that guy who ran off the sideline to tackle someone, who comes to mind? There’s a reason Rice has the largest football stadium in Houston.

            But there’s also a reason the Big 12 has shied away from the ex-SWC schools. It was viewed as too Texas-centric and corrupt then. And, as completely stupid as Texas politics are right now, they may be shying away from giving the conference over to a new Texas-centric party. While they need to be in the Houston and Dallas markets to solidify their brand and gain recruiting power, they also need for them to not lose all that by collecting schools who will suck all those advantages away.

            I see the current recruiting news as a harbinger of at least UH joining the Big 12. It’s the simplest answer for me.

    • scotty says:
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      Houston?! Damn, we have a problem

  • Oregon_State Oregon_State says:
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    I ran across two “neat deal” articles from (dare I say the OREGONian… Schnell’s gone at least.)
    This article is about season ticket satisfaction:
    http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2015/05/oregon_state_beavers_mens_bask_10.html

    This article talks about Oregon State recruiting the State and networking with High School football coaches:

    I found this quote quite interesting! (*cough *cough.. I meant “neat deal” like)

    Coach D: “Well, the first week that Gary Andersen was on the job he called me just to introduce himself. In (the decade-plus I’ve been at my high school) I never got a call from Mike Riley, so I thought that was kind of cool. They had a coach come by (recently), just kind of making the rounds, which I think is a good move. You need to get in the schools and at least act like you’re interested. On a sidenote, I’ve been at (my school) for (more than a decade) and they haven’t offered one of my kids a scholarship and we’ve had some pretty good players come through our place. We haven’t had one scholarship player at Oregon State (in over a decade).”
    Link: http://www.oregonlive.com/recruiting/index.ssf/2015/05/oregon_state_beavers_football_2.html#incart_related_stories

    Times, they are a changin, for the better. There’s a lot to be excited about at Beaver Nation!

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    and if Jim Rome has the clones I declare angrybeavs folks as the degenerates

    • Jack says:
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      I resemble something in that sentence.

    • scotty says:
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      Hey, I am very well, uh, generated

      • Jack says:
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        +1 for Beavers making penis jokes!

        • scotty says:
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          That wasn’t a penis joke, my phallic-minded comrade 😉

          • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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            Wait, did you just call Jack a dickhead? Well played sir….

          • Jack says:
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            I’m sure he did it unintentionally.

            Okay… I’m not sure.

            It has been that kind of day.

          • Jack says:
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            But it was well stated.

            8===D – head

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Talk about a neat deal. The Beavs offered a Hawaiian 8th grader last night.
    In addition, the guy who broke the news on twitter tagged @beavrecruiting in his tweet. It’s already getting several people to follow the account, and it’s still early.

    Oregon St. offers Laie Park 8th grader Tausili Fiatoa, island FB history maker? http://t.co/qqj4nfGkJ4 @BeavRecruiting @HawaiiPrepWorld— Paul Honda (@PupulePaul) May 22, 2015

    • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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      In case that link didn’t format well, this is it in plain text

      Paul Honda @PupulePaul

      Oregon St. offers Laie Park 8th grader
      Tausili Fiatoa, island FB history maker?
      http://www.hawaiiprepworld.com/football/oregon-st-offers-laie-park-8th-grader/
      @BeavRecruiting @HawaiiPrepWorld

    • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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      If you’re on twitter, feel free to retweet. Would be nice to have this news spread around before the O gets ahold of it.

    • Jim says:
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      Well, that means 1 of 2 things:
      1. The offer is meaningless because Andersen is a good coach. And as we all know, there is no way a good coach will stick around Corvallis for more than 2 years.

      2. The offer will be honored, which means Andersen is a bad coach, given the hard fact stated in 1. See, if Riley left, there is zero chance OSU could hire a better coach.

      • Jim says:
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        Well, that looks stupid, like I can’t count past two, so instead just start repeating.

  • Craig R. says:
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    Remember that time when just after some Collier free throws, the old viscious 1-3-1 that Robinson coached so well got our team yet another steal (led conference in steals that year) this time it was NBA superstar Eric Moreland who came up with it. Then after some excellent ball movement, Burton found Brandt for a contested 3 that was well anticipated by the opposing defense. The shot went down, giving the Beavers a 7 point halftime lead in a hostile environment against Cal.

    The Beavers players regressed back to their previous coaching in the second half and ended up losing the game by double digits. (A Robinson coached team would never give up a lead like that) But it was bursts like that of outstanding basketball, (the 1-3-1, super exciting Princeton offense) that showed why the former coach is considered to be so innovative in the industry. The legacy of the talent he single-handedly brought to a tiny village like Corvallis will live on, inspiring the youth of generations to come, and continue to be considered one of the best rebuilding jobs in NCAA history.

    Go Braves! #ODAAT

    • scotty says:
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      You have too much time on your hands dude

    • mckalk says:
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      I’m starting to think “Craig R.” is the infamous “Victor Robbins” back with a new moniker.

  • Jack says:
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    Am I allowed to talk baseball on a general thread? Is that allowed?

    I don’t think we deserve a regional hosting at this point. Sweep Cal, then maybe I jump on that bandwagon. But losing to the Ducks just churned up about six or seven similar losses (two of which were the Ducks) that we just had no business losing. I get it. we’re extremely young. Even Moore suffers that because he didn’t get run support early.

    I see Cal as a good hitting team. Moore will do what Moore does. Rasmussen needs to keep his FB down and let his D take care of him. Heimlich, Church, Fox, Tweedt, et al need to also trust their D. They are not elite painters. Put the ball down and out. Make the Cal hitters dig at strikes. Trust your D to make plays.

    You can play small ball D while also going for broke on O. That, more than anything, has disturbed me about this team for a couple years. You can’t rely on staring pitchers and good bats in the meat of the order. Timely hitting is not a luck play. Work makes the process easy.

    I’m sounding like a fortune cookie.

    • steveEbeaver says:
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      Yes. The loss Tuesday killed our chances. Too bad for Caleb. Had the error that turned the game around and in the b9 he had a chance to win it with Ice at 3b and struck out. Before that error though he was playing better than Morrison. I just wish we didn’t have to give up the 80 points in BA having Gretler in the line up.

      • Jack says:
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        Now we know how Zony felt when they lost to us in hoops. Tuesday was just embarrassing.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Interesting. This was the first guy Andersen had visit Corvallis after he was hired as head coach. Never should have signed with Wisconsin. Now he’ll have to sit a year, which I guess could be considered a redshirt year.

    Evan Flood
    ?@Evan_Flood

    BREAKING: Freshman quarterback Austin Kafentzis has left the program and will transfer http://bit.ly/1Akt3DW #Badgers

    http://wisconsin.247sports.com/Bolt/Kafentzis-Leaves-the-Program-37406774

    • angry angry says:
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      Knew this was going to happen…

      • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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        probably a good thing that he arrived on campus in the Spring, giving him time to figure this out before wasting another full year in their system. If he transfers now, he’ll still be eligible to play the 2016 football season and have 4 years.

        • Jack says:
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          That’s still a shit thing to do to a kid.

    • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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      I posted about six weeks ago that the other freshman QB that also came in early had been killing it in the Fadgers spring camp and had already achieved major separation with A. Kafentzis. I guess the predicted buyers remorse came early. Sometimes the pick the school not the coach advice does not work.

      • angry angry says:
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        There should be some kind of exemption for fist year coaches, regime changes, etc. Seems wrong he should sit out a year after being there only a few months and never playing a down.

        Edit: it would probably be musical chairs with that system, but this just seems wrong. maybe instead of sitting out a year they should change it to losing a year on the back end.

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          He knew who the coach was when he signed, its on him for not being very smart about taking care of himself.

          I called this when he signed.

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          It sucks. I agree that enrollment shouldn’t be the trigger point. The football season/camp should be that point. While people whine about kids getting their degrees and transferring elsewhere being some kind of loyalty issue, this type of garbage happens tenfold comparatively.

          Note: I think I would have started my NCAA eligibility in my junior year simply by taking college classes at two of the local universities. I think that’s completely absurd. Perhaps the rules deal with post-grad kids instead of the situation I speak of? I need to look at that.

          • youngorst says:
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            Yeah, those don’t count.

          • Jack says:
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            You mean because all I did was club sports?

          • youngorst says:
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            No, college credits while still enrolled in high school don’t start your clock.

    • Beavocalypse says:
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      The 80’s stopped by and wanted me to say to that kid “smooth move, ex lax”

    • goBeavers goBeavers says:
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      I wonder if he possibly comes here.

      If the rumors are true he may have burned that bridge. I don’t really believe the rumors since he was willing to battle it out in Wisconsin, he just wants to be a QB so he’s leaving.

      Sucks because he would have had a good shot of starting here this year.

      • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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        Yup. Bad move by the kid. Perfect fit for GA’s system. Well at least he got to eat at State Street Brats and have some ice cream on the Terrace. “On From Wisconsin.”

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          Really? It’s all good if you can stick a sausage and some cream in your mouth?

          I do not miss living out there.

      • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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        What were the rumors?

        I don’t hold it against the kid for staying at Wisconsin. He was ready to commit the week that Andersen bolted for Oregon State. Wouldn’t expect a guy to switch his decision to follow a coach to a school he had hardly any time to look at. He was on a short timeline to get in before Wisconsin spring term.

        • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          the rumor was he was willing to come to OSU but only if he was guaranteed to be the starting QB

          • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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            That was the rumor.

          • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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            Perhaps he is lactose intolerant?

          • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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            that would be shitty

          • Jack says:
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            That joke is a gas.

          • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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            It’s a cruel world, kid….

            On another note, judging from his twitter page, he seems to be a gun enthusiast. Might fit in well with the locals around Willamette Valley if he ends up coming here.

          • Whiskey Soaked Napkins Whiskey Soaked Napkins says:
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            Please. There’s more anti gun folks here than the opposite

          • goBeavers goBeavers says:
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            Oregon’s gun laws are not that restrictive.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            no but you have way more pussies like this in the mid valley who call the cops on someone who isn’t breaking any laws

            http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/cloverland-park-incident-raises-open-carry-gun-issue-in-corvallis/article_79573868-e776-11e3-af4f-0019bb2963f4.html

          • Jack says:
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            Sorry, but I think you’re on the wrong side of this context. If I see a man carrying a gun at a playground, I’m thinking bad things about that man. That ranks up there with a guidance counselor going “camping” with a student or a priest spending time with a “troubled” young man.

          • Whiskey Soaked Napkins Whiskey Soaked Napkins says:
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            Jack if you see a man carrying a gun on his waist in a holster and you call the cops, you’re a pussy and stupid. Go talk to any LEO. They’ll all tell you the same thing. They aren’t worried about the guy openly carrying. It’s the ones with 6 felony convictions and he’s hiding a gun under his shirt they’re worried about.

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            I tend to worry about open carry guys who do shit like this. The holstered pistol carrier doesnt bother me, but rifle over the shoulder guy walking through a neighborhood or target store is just a nut job.

            http://www.kptv.com/story/20548025/men-armed-with-rifles-walk-through-portland-to-educate

            http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/moms-versus-assault-weapons-in-target

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            that we agree on beaverblazer. there is no sane reason to openly carry an AR-15 or any rifle. My carry tool is a .357 mag revolver. I only get 5 shots but I only need one to hit and your day just got much worse. I hope it never comes to that though. Boy scout motto is be prepared. I also like this one

            “it’s better to have and not need than need and not have”

            How some people fail to understand that criminals do not follow laws is beyond me

          • Jack says:
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            Yup… and not a one of them cares if you have a gun unless you bring it up.

            Don’t start the stupid politico non-arguments.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            don’t ask don’t tell really is the best policy

    • Jack says:
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      Um…

      “Badger247 learned that Kafentzis was not viewed as a quarterback by Chryst.”

      Ouch.

      • youngorst says:
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        Predictable, very predictable. Too bad Chryst probably lied to the kid back in January but I could see this coming….

        • Jack says:
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          Duh?

          I mean… blah blah blah and something related to something… am I media?

      • angry angry says:
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        Yeah, but is Chryst viewed as a competent coach?

        • Numbers says:
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          Hes from the Riley family tree right?

        • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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          He is a very competent O coordinator. The question was always did he have the skills to be the lead dog. He makes MR seem like a dynamic personality.

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          That’s an odd question.

          I’ll leave that alone for now. Continuing to recruit and promise whatever to a kid despite it being famously… or easily… obvious that not a one of those promises can be met?

          Priceless… fuck that… lying recruiters who eat shit and should now die in their own vomit.

          Note to Steve Sarkisian… google may lead many people to this post. That’s not my problem.

      • goBeavers goBeavers says:
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        He should come to OSU where anyone with a throwing arm who can run is viewed as a QB. 😛

        • Jack says:
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          You really want to say how viable a spread option QB might be in the NFL?

          This will be as legendary as LMJ is a household name.

          Or something…. fucking stupid Ducks… more fucking stupid than I am coherent while drunk… I need to go apologize to my wife for you fucking stupid fucks being so fucking stupid.

          I don’t think she will accept that verbiage.

          I’ll figure it out.

          Music to come? I gots some good stuff.

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    Article written about his decision to stay with Wisconsin shortly after he committed.

    http://www.foxsports.com/wisconsin/story/shaken-but-not-stirred-qb-recruit-austin-kafentzis-felt-comfort-with-wisconsin-badgers-020515

    Kafentzis on Chryst:

    “So he told me that you’ll be able to compete in spring and you’ll be able to compete for a QB position, not change me to a different position. They said they were honoring all our scholarships. I wanted to play quarterback. That’s kind of what the conversation went with him, and that’s what he told me.”

    • angry angry says:
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      That’s not going to help their recruiting.

    • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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      The article above did mention florida gave him an 11th offer, and theyre taking any and every qb transfer they can right now, so maybe he ends up there

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    The guy who first tweeted about Kafentzis transferring just tweeted this out:

    Evan Flood ?@Evan_Flood 2m2 minutes ago

    @RhinoUte @Cardinal_Sports @__Trav_ won’t be Oregon State

    • goBeavers goBeavers says:
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      Yeah, just saw that as well…

      Evan Flood is the Wisconsin guy for 247 Sports.

      @RhinoUte @Cardinal_Sports @__Trav_ won't be Oregon State— Evan Flood (@Evan_Flood) May 23, 2015

      • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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        He could be pissed at GA for putting him in that position.

      • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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        Just checked back in too see if that guy Flood had more to say regarding Kafentzis and he now says

        @Tjonessltrib @rydiculousness not sure yet. Lots of coaches calling. But that bridge was burned when he stayed with UW IMO

        So sounds like his “not oregon state” talk wasnt based on anything other than his opinion.

        • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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          Looks like he and Nevada staff have recently started following each other on twtter, possibly before the news broke today. Are teams allowed to contact players who are still committed to a school?

        • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          this dude sounds like a walking attitude. I don’t get what I want so I’m taking my ball and going somewhere else. If the rumor was true about him wanting to be promised something before ever setting foot on a college campus, I’d stay far away from him. He’s obviously not very bright if he still chose Wisconsin after they hired Chryst because it wasn’t going to be an offense that catered to his talents anyways. Sounds like a headcase with entitlement issues

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    Couldn’t Wisconsin block Oregon State now if they wanted too? If they can I wouldn’t be surprised if they would.

  • JD says:
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    Stuck watching the ducks and UCLA, the “great” fans of the ducks must have forgot that their team was playing. Plenty of good seats still available as they say.

    • Jack says:
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      You’re high. Or you have a disposition which leads me to say as much. Neither are a bad thing.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    Andrew M. with 4 straight K’s, 0-0 on to the b2.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    Cleavinger walks in a run in the t9 at eugene, 4-3 bruins with 2 out.

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    Baseball thread is up

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    Ucks fall in 9, Moore with 6 K’s in 3 full, a good night so far.

  • angry angry says:
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    Someone shoot me an email and remind me if I forget.

  • Numbers says:
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    Just saw the graphic showing Beavs with a post season appearance 9 of last 10 years? I dont remember things all that well, but I do recall that after our back to back national championships, we became the first ever reigning champion not invited to post season. That despite a more deserving record over who was chosen. Complete disprespect. Thats back when i really started hating on BDC.

    • Jack says:
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      Apparently you were not a fan at the time. I want to say that we were upset by not getting a nod in 2008. I think I had discussions with someone about Fresno getting in and us not doing so… and how Fresno so did not deserve that nod.

      Whatever.

      • Numbers says:
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        Fresno won the whole thing. I was there. It was Oklahoma that was undeserving.

  • Jack says:
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    You people think I’m accessible because I make myself so.\

    I am. And I am’t.

    Fuck y’all is not my message to the fucking stupid state of FUCKING TEXAS.

    Let’s just see where that goes… not that it will be interestingoko

    • Jack says:
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      My best date ever:

      I picked up the woman n Mendocino. We took the ferry to Frisco. There was a lot of time to actually talk and talk… and I guess talk. She turned off halfway across the bay. I still had fun… to the umpteenth degree. If she didn’t have fun, that’s not my problem. Say la vee?

      • Jack says:
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        Now that I put it in writing, I think I suck… in some way.

        • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          you won’t be shunned here for your homosexual tendencies. Hey you said you suck………..in some way

          • Jack says:
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            Why does that mean man on man? There are a lot of places I can imagine putting my mouth, and not one of them has anything resembling man parts attached.

            Sounds like a you issue.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            just toss the salad then

          • Jack says:
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            I still don’t get that phrase. I know what it’s supposed to mean. But how in the world does salad have anything to do with it? It sounds more like a pot dealer talking code with some customer.

            The butt. It’s where your poop comes out.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      no, we just think you’re emotionally unavailable

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    I noticed one of our local commits, Trevon Bradford from Oregon City, has gone from unranked to a 3* prospect since we offered him. He went from being our lowest rated commit to our highest rated this past week. He must have suddenly become really good at football in spring practice.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Trevon-Bradford-165865

    • Oregon_State Oregon_State says:
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      This just goes to show how silly and somewhat worthless recruiting rankings are. It’s based on mainly population of where the kid is from, physical traits such as size, speed and weight, and finally which school offers. On the contrary if you recruit well enough , it usually equals more wins.

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    Over/Under betting lines for most college football teams. Oregon State is listed at just 4 wins. I don’t think I could take the over either.

    http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2015/5/26/8661781/college-football-season-win-total-bet-odds-ohio-state

  • NorCalBeaver NorCalBeaver says:
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    Congrats to Yvenson Bernard for the birth of his first child!

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    Another dual-threat QB transferring. This time Justice Hansen, a 4* class of 2014 Redshirt frosh who was at Oklahoma.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/oklahoma-qb-justice-hansen-decides-to-transfer-225423297.html

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