17.Aug.2010 Ex-Beav Nick Westerberg on Ryan Allen
I received this response on the old blog, and thought I would post it here since the old site does not get much action anymore. This is from ex-Beaver Nick Westerberg on Ryan Allen:
my name is Nick Westerberg and i am Ryan Allens uncle.
i was a 3 year starter for the BEAV'S a long time ago when we were terrible. i still love my school but i am not happy with the coaching staff or the program at all.
Ryan is a great kid and a terrific punter but for some unknown reason Mike Riley would not give him a chance. i believe that he liked the idea of having a backup quarterback at the punting position. whatever his reasoning he never gave Ryan an opportunity to show what he could do.
Last year i received a phone call from Ryan to come to Corvallis to help him tell coach Riley that he wanted to transfer because he needed the financial aid that a scholarship would provide. I was so angy at coach Riley and his staff that as an ex-BEAVER captain i could not even stay and watch the game that weekend.
we took Ryan to CHRIS SAILORS punting and kicking combine camp in JANURARY and the #1 available punter coming out of that camp was RYAN ALLEN!!!!
everyone was asking what was wrong with the OSU coaches that they would not use and keep a talented punter like RYAN?
Needless to say he received many offers but was given a full scholarship for 3 years to LA TECH in Ruston LA and is very happy there.
My whole family are a bunch of BEAVERS but we are so disappointed in how RYAN was treated that we are have a bitter taste for the school that we all love. we dealt with the AD , ADMISSIONS and the FOOTBALL STAFF and it was a very frustrating and difficult process just to get RYAN transferred.
I love my OSU school but i am very frustrated with the FB PROGRAM.
"HEART BROKEN BEAVER"
The original can be read here: