09.May.2014 Oregon State @ UCLA

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Friday 7:30pm: Wetzler 8-1, 0.78 vs. Kaprielian 6-4, 2.43
Saturday 7:00pm: Moore 4-3, 2.81 vs. Watson 4-7, 3.81
Sunday 3:00pm: Fry 9-1, 1.59 vs. Poteet 3-3, 3.90
Tuesday 5:35pm: TBA vs. TBA

Go Beavs!

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  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Go Beavs!

  • whiskeysoakednapkins whiskeysoakednapkins says:
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    Based on the pitching matchups, I like our chances for a sweep. UCLA has lost 5 of their last 6 conference games and are not playing well. They have also been decimated by injuries this year.
    I’ll be at the Tuesday game against the Pilots in Keizer. Go Beavs!!!

  • HelloBeavers says:
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    I was just looking over the ESPN PAC 12 blog and they broke down the % production of each class for Offense and Defense. Oregon State stood out in that the majority of our production last year in almost every category was from the Juniors. That seems like it should bode well for us this year. Of course losing Cooks and Crichton early makes a lot of these moot points.

    Offense:
    Passing Yards
    Freshmen: 0
    Sophomores: 0
    Juniors: 4,668 (96.4 percent)
    Seniors: 176 (3.6 percent)

    Receiving yards: 4,844
    Freshmen: 144 (2.9 percent)
    Sophomores: 1,730 (35.7 percent)
    Juniors: 2,538 (52.4 percent)
    Seniors: 432 (8.9 percent)

    Rushing yards: 1,227
    Freshmen: 239 (19.5 percent)
    Sophomores: 477 (38.9 percent)
    Juniors: 531 (43.3 percent)
    Seniors: minus-2

    Touchdowns: 59
    Freshmen: 3 (5.1 percent)
    Sophomores: 16 (27.1 percent)
    Juniors: 34 (57.6 percent)
    Seniors: 6 (10.2 percent)

    Defense
    Tackles: 961
    Freshmen: 122 (12.7 percent)
    Sophomores: 58 (6.0 percent)
    Juniors: 552 (57.5 percent)
    Seniors: 229 (23.8 percent)

    TFL: 75
    Freshmen: 6.5 (8.7 percent)
    Sophomores: 5 (6.6 percent)
    Juniors: 44 (58.7 percent)
    Seniors: 19.5 (26.0 percent)

    Sacks: 24
    Freshmen: 0
    Sophomores: 2 (8.3 percent)
    Juniors: 14 (58.3 percent)
    Seniors: 8 (33.3 percent)

    INT: 19
    Freshmen: 0
    Sophomores: 1 (5.3 percent)
    Juniors: 10 (52.6 percent)
    Seniors: 8 (42.1 percent)

    • alex says:
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      Yeah- players going early to the NFL makes that analysis pretty useless. Would be way more interesting if they’d combined underclassmen NFL draftees with seniors.

  • Bone says:
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    Go BEAVS!

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    fUCLA

  • PdX says:
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    Anybody going to a game this series? Im heading to the game tonight. Hopefully not a rainout…

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    TV for these games?

    • whiskeysoakednapkins whiskeysoakednapkins says:
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      all 3 games are on the pac-12 network. Or you can stream them from osubeavers.com

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        excellent, thanks

        • oneoldbeav says:
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          Don’t know if it is true, or if it matters to you, but I heard on the JoeBeav radio program today that the game is on the National PAC12 but not on the Oregon PAC12 due to a track meet. FWIW.

          EDIT: Confirmed by Baseball twitter, live game is on PAC12 National and will be tape delayed at 9:30 on PAC12 Oregon.

  • homefry homefry says:
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    yes

  • ObjCritic says:
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    OT: Riley on Cooks in NOLA:

    http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2014/05/oregon_state_coach_mike_riley.html

  • whiskeysoakednapkins whiskeysoakednapkins says:
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    Kendall Rogers gave the beavs some pub in his weekly chat

    http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=9823

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    The games are in Corvallis btw Angry.

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    Scott C to the Viqueens. What a nightmare!

    • Bone says:
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      Yeah I hate that too. 🙁

    • Bone says:
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      I mean great for him. But any other team…

      • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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        I know…

      • alex says:
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        Not that great for him…mid 3rd round? You don’t leave school early for that.

        He did himself a disservice not coming back for senior year. Playing with some legit D tackles he could have easily surpassed his 2012 campaign and put the 2013 slump in the rear view mirror. And the team would have benefited immensely.

        Cooks did the right thing leaving early, and more power to him. Crighton- not so much. And the team loses big time. Lose-lose.

        • Jack says:
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          Skoki didn’t lose anything. He’s going to get paid, and he’s going to be able to take care of his family. He would have come back if circumstances were different. But they aren’t, and he didn’t.

          On a side note… I just tuned into the game.

          Dylan Davis is a lot prettier on the Pac Network than he is in person.

          • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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            He is developing breasts. Must have a hormonal problem.

          • Jack says:
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            If I had that hormonal problem I’d… well… never mind.

        • Bone says:
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          I’d say third round is worth leaving early for.

          • WFO WFO says:
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            Darron Thomas thinks so.

          • Alex says:
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            3rd round isn’t bad per se, but it’s bad compared to 1st round in 2015. I can’t fault him for doing the best thing for him, but I don’t think this was it. I think he – and the football program – both lose. The major knock on him was a 2013 production slump, and he could easily have turned that around.

            Darren Thomas had no choice….Mariota was coming on like a freight train and he knew it.

          • Jack says:
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            Mariota blah blah blah.

            Thomas was a better system QB in a system which requires a system QB. His numbers and his will to win say so. Mariota has better measurables which might get him a look in the NFL. But he’s about as much an NFL QB as Thomas is now.

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    Clark starting at first, does anyone know if Casper has been cleared to play?

    • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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      Casper showing up here in the 9th for defense.

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    Friend’s kid just picked by the Lions. Travis Swanson.

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    How ’bout that PAC12 network!

    • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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      They look like girls.

      • oneoldbeav says:
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        At least the tie has been broken in the t9, maybe we will not have to watch extra innings!

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    Morrison with the error, might have been able to turn two, but bobbled it. Wetz again in trouble 2 on with just 1 out. Down 0-2 in T4

    • Jack says:
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      That’s just Morrison’s sixth E of the season? Didn’t he have like three or four in his first couple games?

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    Huge play by Petey to get them out of the inning no more runs.

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    How ’bout Peterson! The stop was nice, but getting in position to make the throw so quickly was most impressive.

    • helmsley says:
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      Andy Peterson is the glue, the unsung (for the most part) hero of the team. It seems as though he always gets the clutch hit or makes a great play in the field.

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    1 out single for Davis

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    Ben at 82 pitches going to b5 down 2-0. You know Ben will want to keep going even if it takes over 130, 140 or so, hope he can be kept below 125.

    • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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      He is starting to get his pitches down, finally, he was up in the zone early.

  • Jack says:
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    That 3-1 pitch was nasty.

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    Morrison smokes a triple to right off the glove of the LF, 2-1.

    • Jack says:
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      Morrison has been showing some bat as of late. He’s looking like the real deal.

      • oneoldbeav says:
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        Casey has repeatedly said that Morrison just has to believe in himself, Parker reports a scout told Pat Bailey that Morrison is the best defensive ss in the league.

        • Jack says:
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          He was hyped for his D. That he’s still in single digits for E’s as of this late date is just amazing for any college SS, let alone a frosh.

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    Crap

  • Jack says:
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    !!YAY!!

  • Jack says:
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    Clark drives Conforto in with a two out double to tie it up. 2-2 going to the 7th and rain has been threatening to halt play for a while.

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    Clark coming up big there. tied up.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    B2b 1-2-3 innings for Ben. Middle of the order for the Beavs in b8

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Tough inning for Kap. Beavs get 2 two out singles and then the UCLA pitcher walks two to give the Beavs the go ahead run.

    • Jack says:
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      He dizzied Conforto with that curve, then Davis just slapped him. The turning point was when Howard (who isn’t good enough to play for ASU btw) dug out a real good change-up for a solid hit. He lost it after that.

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    walk in another 4-2, still bases loaded. On the verge of blowing this open.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Righty comes in to face Hamilton and walks in another run on 4 pitches. Lefty in to face Morrison.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Morrison bounces out to 2b. Scott on the mound for the save.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Schultz with the game winning K. A good grind it out win for the Beavs.

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    ICYMI, Parker mentioned that Kavin took infield at 3b before the Friday night game. Said he looked good; of course still not cleared to play.

  • Jack says:
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    Also ICYMI…

    We traded associate AD’s with Stony Brook a couple days ago. They got Heilbron as their new AD, and we got Todd Phelps as our new Shawn Heilbron.

    • helmsley says:
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      As I recall, you are a Shawn Heilbron fan? Any more background to this than a step up for him?

      • Jack says:
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        Not really. Shawn wanted to be an AD. He will be one at a large program soon. He’s just working his way up through the ranks.

        I guess you could say he’s poised now to apply for a major program… say… two or three years down the road.

    • mckalk says:
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      Too bad BDC couldn’t have been part of this “trade”.

  • Jack says:
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    Did Rashaad Reynolds get arrested for kicking puppies or something?

    • ObjCritic says:
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      I’m betting he sticks once he gets in the league, and probably gets a decent second contract like that former beaver CB at New Orleans (Lewis?).

      • Jack says:
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        He has about the same rating Lewis did, but he’s 3″ shorter. Lewis was also rated as a 3-4 round guy and went in the 3rd. I think Reynolds is stickier and more physical on coverage than Lewis was. Someone is going to get a nice UFA in him.

  • ObjCritic says:
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    Couple of OT topics:

    #1 Love the intro of Canzano’s article on UO’s cover up of the basketball players’s action. A UO press conference without the “O” logo in sight?

    http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/john_canzano/index.ssf/2014/05/canzano_its_a_cover-up_at_the.html

    #2 – Chricton and UCLA LB Barr drafted by the Vikings. They could give opposing backfields a real challenge in a few years.

    • mckalk says:
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      I’m shaking my head at the part about Austin….paraphrasing, but Altman did not think he did anything serious to get himself suspended for a year? WTF? As a head coach of a major (and on the rise) college hoops program, I probably want to have a very good idea what a transfer did to get suspended before I accept him, right? Good luck with the powers that be at Nikegon putting perfume on this pig.

      • Jack says:
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        Well… you know… it’s not like he kicked his baby mama in front of his kid… hard enough to break her back.

  • Jack says:
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    And of course Dohrmann has to chime in:
    http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2014/05/george_dohrmann_qa_sports_illu.html

    “Yeah. I mean, he did some things at UCLA where I think anyone who reads them would find somewhat despicable. You know, getting a student manager to rat out players and then firing that manager. Things like that.”

    Seriously? Despicable? It’s only despicable since Howland had the restraint not to kick the student manager down a flight of stairs. In what world does Dohrmann live that he gives the kid a free pass for not only condoning, but contributing to the delinquency he himself (with a ton of embellishments and incorrect assumptions to fill in some vast blanks) said was such a terrible thing? If the kid walks into the coach’s office after his first indiscretion, hat in hand, open and honest about all… then he shows he’s responsible and just made a mistake. That’s something he can learn from, and the coach knows he can trust the kid. But helping to tear the team apart then refusing to be adult about it afterward deserves leniency?

    That sentiment can go take a flying leap off a tall building.

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      I don’t think he has much influence (at least I hope not), but am I the only one thinking that our young resident journalist Connor LeTourneau does not want Ben Howland to get the job? Puff piece about Grace, musings about Stoudamire and now this. Is Howland a grump with the press? Connor concerned about access?

      • Jack says:
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        The hype is bad. But it’s based on a half-assed hatchet job. So Connor playing off this makes him lesser than TMZ at this point.

        Oooh! Prima Donnas were partying in LA! Oooh! The coach couldn’t handle them! BFD! Alford won’t be able to either. Or he’ll get his players in and play his “four minutes at a time” style and just lose in the Sweet 16 every year.

        I’m sorry, but Howland is old school. It’s not like Ralph was warm and fuzzy. OSU knows old school and hasn’t gone there since Ralph. I’m not saying Howland is the best choice if Hollins is truly interested. But he is otherwise. And don’t think Hollins wouldn’t run the program the same way. He knows this is a business, and his workforce doesn’t need to come over for movie night every Saturday for this thing to work. A true player’s coach identifies leaders and tells the leaders to lead. And he supplies followers with the same mindset. That’s a really hard thing to do in a place like UCLA.

        The quip about recruiting in SoCal is bullshit too. Wooden would have won no championships without the stars he got from places like Philly, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Florida… and, oh yeah… NYC. Yes, you built your reserves from your own region back then. But the blue-bloods don’t do that now. When you’re a blue-blood, you recruit the best players… period.

  • Jack says:
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    Josh Andrews UFA to Philly

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    Rashaad Reynolds rumored to Jax

  • Jack says:
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    No Reynolds… no Avery Patterson… no Shayne Skov… no Dion Bailey

    ?

  • Jack says:
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    Michael Philipp to Cleveland… where I guess he won’t need to learn to block for a couple years.

    • Jack says:
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      fwiw… I think Philipp will be a pro for a long time. He’s a G, and nobody on that level will be afraid to tell him so. He will be a good to great road-grader once he’s put in the right position… on any level.

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        I agree. We played him at tackle because that was the recruiting pitch.HE was recruited to play guard by everyone else.

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    Lineup for game 2 now posted; Esposito at C and batting 6th.

  • Jack says:
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    Watching Stiverne v Arreola right now.

    Yeah… it’s pronounced how you think it’s pronounced.

    • Jack says:
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      Stiverne wins by TKO in the 6th. Arreola blocked a punch up into his temple and couldn’t recover. He was controlling the fight up to that point.

      New WBC HWT champ.

  • Jack says:
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    One last UFA… Hatfield to SD

    • NCAA_viOlation NCAA_viOlation says:
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      Hatfield? That’s surprising

      • Jack says:
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        Meh… Nike/Riley/Spanos… makes a little bit of sense.

      • Alex says:
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        Not all that surprising…remember, teams basically double their rosters this time of year. Up to about 100. If he’s still on the team after final roster cuts, color me impressed.

        Basically, with 32 teams bringing on about 50 people apiece, most athletes with D1 connections can make that cut- provided they are willing to pour everything they have into an extreme longshot. Probably have to spend a lot of $$ on focused trainers as well.

        That said, I think Reynolds makes it. Possibly Philip too- depends on how smoothly that transition to guard goes. I’d be surprised about anyone else.

        • Jack says:
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          Andrews should make it as an interior lineman. He was still rehabbing his leg last year. He has the tools to be a four or five year contributor to the league. Philipp can be all world if he plays the right position. We’ll see on him.

          Reynolds is a lock for a long career. He is everything NFL coaches look for in a DB except height and pushing a pile.

  • Jack says:
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    For those interested…

    Moore is looking controlled tonight. Maybe Espo calls a better game for him?

    Clark drove in two on a two-out single in b1… then got picked at 1st.

    2-0 good guys t2

  • Jack says:
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    How was Conforto not 1st team AA last year?

    Dude is a dude.

  • Jack says:
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    This ump is making some weird calls.

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    Ty Moore takes a two-out first ball fastball and parks a solo shot in t3.

    2-1 going to b3

  • Jack says:
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    Davis with a two-out double drives in Hendrix. Watson starting to get pegged.

    3-1 after 3

  • Jack says:
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    Sorry… been away…

    We’re b5 and 3-2 with the top of the order up.

  • Jack says:
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    Work in both pens, but Moore and Watson both seem to be getting a second wind.

    Although… Watson is looking like the crowd is getting to him.

    UCLA got their run in t4 because of a heater off Clark (a legit hit) that bounced into the stands while someone was on second.

  • Jack says:
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    As good as Morrison is at SS, Hamilton deserves quite a bit of praise for his D at 3b. He made a play on a perfect bunt in t4 that made that inning bleed less.

  • Jack says:
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    JT Snow is really annoyed with Watson’s habits. And so are the fans at Goss.

    I’m surprised we don’t see him chewing his nails between pitches.

  • Jack says:
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    Clark drives Petey in on yet another single. Clark is heating up at the right time. The replay was funny. Petey was at home plate before Clark left the frame and headed to first.

    Yeesh!

  • Jack says:
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    Williams hits a 2b to start the inning, then Morrison and Moore run a perfect wheel play to snag him. But his right arm locked on the base and looked like it pushed the shoulder out.

    That sucks.

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      And they’re holding his left arm while walking off the field?

  • Jack says:
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    And then Clark dives on a heater.

    Damn!

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    4-2 going b6

  • Jack says:
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    4-2 going t7

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    Morrison communicates with Moore so well. It seems everyone is keying off him for any plays with the P in the stretch.

    I am more than impressed with what I’m seeing from this kid. We have him for two more years to boot.

  • Jack says:
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    Bags loaded with 2 down, and a visit to the mound.

    Let Moore work it out.

    • Jack says:
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      Or not…

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        I’ve read that we have issues with our BP, but the numbers don’t say so. Reser in with the bases jammed. Am I supposed to be worried?

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    Well crap!

    HBP!

    • Jack says:
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      Okay… numbers lie sometimes.

      I need a good site for inherited RISP. This is baseball. I know such a site exists.

      Jackson comes in after the HBP and gets a no-call on a pitch over the plate the batter had no business letting go. Then he swings out on some filth down and way outside.

      4-3 b7

  • Jack says:
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    Two on (1st and 2nd) with Davis up… one out. UCLA on for a P change.

  • Jack says:
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    Davis comes through again… right up the middle again.

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    DD comes thru, 5-3.

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    Clark with a S for another run.

    6-3 good guys… 2 out, man on 1st

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    Davis takes 2nd

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    The UCLA reliever has no confidence or control. This could get ugly quick.

  • Jack says:
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    Savage pulls the reliever for another… since the bags are loaded.

    Rulli hits deep to SS, and UCLA has no play. But Ice overruns 3rd, and the throw to 3rd is just not in time.

    7-3 still with 2 out.

  • Jack says:
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    Morrison knocks two more in.

    This is a wrap.

    9-3 for the beautiful people

  • Jack says:
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    9-3 going t8

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    The look on Casey’s face after Jackson 4 ptich walks the lead-off… hoo boy!

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    Yeah the eggs are in the fridge and the butter is cold.

  • Jack says:
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    Holy crap!

    The ump has apparently shrunk his zone into a three inch box?

    • Jack says:
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      And then he gets a sarcastic jeer from the fans when he calls s3 on a high inside pitch.

      Whatever

  • Jack says:
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    Engelbrekt in with one down… now quickly two down with a quick bunt attempt… now three down.

    9-3 going b8

  • Jack says:
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    He was friggin safe! It was obvious live, and it’s more obvious in slo-mo.

  • Jack says:
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    9 11 0
    3 10 2

    t9 on the way

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    One more to go…

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    Fin

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    Clark 2 for 4 w/4RBi
    Hendrix 3 for 5
    A nice job by Max E.

    ucks lose

  • Jack says:
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    They say this is the play of the game:
    http://www.snappytv.com/snaps/gabe-clark-makes-a-great-diving-play-at-first-about-ucla-at-oregon-state-on-pac-12-network_g8?cid=social23687714

    But Hamilton’s cover on the bunt in t4 saved what could have been a game-winning hit. That was a magnificent play.

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      That was a great play, but the Three Stooges error on their starter when he dropped the ball getting it out of his glove was the ultimate difference in the score. He looked like Chevy Chase doing his Gerald Ford bit.

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    OT: Mack Brown being an ex coach.
    No Texas players drafted, the first time since 1937.
    2010 class had 2 5 star and 19 4 star recruits. Hook em!

    • Jack says:
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      Them’s some impressive numbers… I guess.

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    What is the scuttlebutt about the MBB position?

    • Jack says:
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      It’s gonna be Howland.

      if not… it’s gonna be funny.

  • VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
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    Congratulations are in order to …drum roll….JACK!!

    An epic, record setting twelve hour at least 40+, posts effort. A new AB record! One that will stand for ages! Congratulations Jack, you personify the phrase “get a life.” JB

    • Jack says:
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      Thanks Linus.

      • Jack says:
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        And I did more before I sat down yesterday than you did counting all my posts… and will do for the rest of the weekend.

        Good on you!

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    Like a starving trout in early spring Jack snaps up the baait in 36 minutes. Thanks for su,ch utter predictability.

    • Jack says:
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      I’m pretty sure you counted wrong. First… it’s you… counting. Second… it was nine innings of baseball. That alone had to consume at least 40 posts.

      Thanks for playing Linus.

    • Jack says:
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      Btw… are you dry or wet?

    • Jack says:
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      Hey… what bait?

      You specifically called me out. Trolling is best done when vague references point at certain people. That’s real bait. You just plain decided to waste your time being you. What’s bait about that?

  • Jack says:
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    Heh heh…

    Wouldn’t it just be classic if you all found out that LinusKristickBoner, friend of Will’s dad, was just me being bored?

    But that wouldn’t make any sense.

    Would it?

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    Wetzler arrested for criminal mischief? WTF?

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    Fry gives up as many hits in the first as he has in the last 17 innings and a two out triple scores 2.

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    Hendrix’s leadoff single erased on Peterson GIDP and Conforto fans to continue his 0 for the weekend. 2-0 UCLA at the end of one.

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    Beavs go 1-2-3 in b2. DD with one to the track in LC but tracked down by the CF. On to the 3rd. 2-0 bruins.

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    Poteet at only 16 pitches through 2 innings.

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    Hendrix goes yard with Hamilton aboard to tie it up. Nice swing into the upper rows in RF. JT Snow just gushing about Hendrix.

    • Bill says:
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      Hendrix stepping up this year is very nice. Helps to know that there will be some hitting next year after Conforto and Davis leave.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    61 pitches for Fry thru 4. BP better be ready today.

  • FlatTailBeaver says:
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    I can confirm that Wetzler was arrested last night for Crim Mischief and Crim Trespass. He is under the name “Benjamin Holmes” on the jail roster. He has been released from jail.

    • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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      What the bell? Tell me he just got drunk and tried steal a sheep or something? Stupid, something doesn’t smell right doesn’t sound like him.

      • oneoldbeav says:
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        Damn. Doesn’t sound like him, but it sure looks like him.

      • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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        No means no, even from a sheep. “Bahhhhhh……”

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      any relation to John?

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    Conforto still 0 for the series as his BA dips to the .380’s. Clark with a two out infield hit but that’s it for the Beaver 4th. 2-2

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    Conforto’s nightmare weekend continues. Sacks juiced with 2 out and 2-2 count and he goes 0-9

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Beavs strand two more in the 6th. On to Mother’s Day dinner for me. Here’s hoping Conforto can get going next at bat.

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    He did big time.

    • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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      Conforto’s ball landed on tracks it looked like. 6-2.

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    Court date is 5 days before CWS would begin.

    • Jack says:
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      Is this another instance of some maniac bouncer detaining someone until the cops can get there? Or did he pull a Kiko Alonso?

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    Conforto sent another ball down to Eugene to find his first one. Two HR day with 5RBI #slumpbuster

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    Well the price for stupidity should be a suspension for the rest of the regular season. Even if found not guilty, he needs to sit out.

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      I think they need to do their due diligence on this see if the charges stick or not. Then decide if he should be suspended. But he does get suspended then so be it, it’s the price you pay.

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      Suspend him if he didn’t do whatever the hell he is being charged with? That sounds fair.

      • Sandiegobeav says:
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        …for Bill.

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        Suspend him now or risk losing him in the postseason. Play it safe here.

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          I tend to agree here. It depends on what extent the process goes to prosecute him as well. If he apologizes to the homeowner and pays for damages, and the homeowner accepts this and the DA’s recommendation that the charges be lessened, then he should still be suspended for just being stupid.

          Does that mean one or two series? I think the first series should give enough time to figure that out. So I wouldn’t expect him to participate for the next week. After that depends on the condition of his situation.

  • Bill says:
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    Suspend him. Avoid the media distraction and move on. They’ll be ok for 2 series without him.

  • Riko says:
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    I can’t be a hypocrite about this, gotta at least suspend him for Washington series.

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    Barometer’s is reporting he got drunk, he tried to brake into his own place, except it was not his place. He broke a window to get in. Drinking impairs your judgement he should get suspend.

    • Jack says:
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      So he pulled a Kiko Alonso.

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      Man, that is too bad. You get drunk, you gotta keep it together. I hope he can come back for the CWS. Damn….the team was flying high. Who will replace him in the rotation?

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    I bet this happens 1000’s of times every year across the US. But also earns him a suspension. Hope they can move quickly and get this behind him for CWS.

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    Dumb Luck O the Beavs. Everything rolling…….now this. Think Casey is a little pissed?

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    Best college pitcher in the nation and he can’t wait a couple more months before cutting loose. Too bad that many kids at that age can’t just pause and make better decsions with so much on the line.

    Not trying to be an apologist, but at least he was not driving drunk. If the story is true, there are worse things you can do drunk then the crap he pulled. Unfortunately for him, it’s going to be a suspension.

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    I’ll bet being drunk in public is against team rules and a suspension is in order. Would making Ben stay in Corvallis on Tuesday be enough or a joke? It’s too bad that it might cost the team the conference title and a national seed.

    Conforto ought to offer me an autographed ball to not watch next weekend’s games. The ABs I watched this weekend he was 0-9. When I turned off the game he went 2-2 with 2 dingers and 5 RBI.

    • Jack says:
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      I was in and out all day and only had time to stop for a couple at bats here and there. I turned on the TV in time to watch Hendrix hit it out. Then I come back in a while later in time to see Petey lay down a nice bunt single… and then see Conforto bomb the road. Then I come back and see Conforto and Davis hit back to back dingers.

      That’s the extent of my seeing anything of yesterday’s game.

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    Suspend him for the rest of the regular season. Hopefully some guys can step up and Wetzler can come back throwing hard for the CWS.

  • Mb says:
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    It is now quite apparent that George Dohrmann sources are black market AAU types. Georgie can only see the world thru biased sources with axes to grind and illusions to be fabricated. Too bad O LIve journalists always trust other journalists to spread the gospel and not be on the take. I have no idea who would be the best hire. But he opinion of SI should carry no weight.

    • Jack says:
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      Dohrmann was absolutely flayed for the oSu “acandal.” And it wasn’t really hard to do. All his detractors had to do was to simply ask the other side what their story was. And almost all of them, to a person, said that this was the first time anyone was contacting them about anything. And they were quite happy to be open and honest and provide documents and the like.

      All of it made his sources look like whiny losers who thought they had darts to throw at the meanies who were responsible for them being losers.

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    After that marathon game last night pitchers coach err..pitching coach Yeske took the staff out for a few. Mike Parker was supposed to be the DD but he can’t stay out that late. If they suspend Ben Holmes then Ben Wetzler can still pitch against the Huskies…right? JB

    PS: Despite his best efforts Jack is and always will be a huge tool.

    • Jack says:
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      That’s enough Linus. You’re just starting to sound like a petty little jerk now.

      And you will never see my best efforts on here. It’s a friggin’ sports blog.

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    16 minutes to strike the bait…. you just can’t resist. Compulsive much???

    • Jack says:
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      Linus, Linus, Linus… again… it’s not bait if you address me directly. It’s just you being a turd, and this is just me calling you out.

      If you think the 30 seconds I’m wasting by responding is even a minor inconvenience, it’s not. This is a friggin’ sports blog. When I have time to be here, I have time to burn.

      • Jack says:
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        See BG… getting negative votes is easy. Just say something to the biggest Duck honk on this board, and all his sycophants thumb you down… and him up. It’s pretty easy.

        Maybe when I’m in my 60’s I can hang out on Duck sites with my two jokes and get you all to thumb me up there… like it means anything.

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    PBH:

    Nothing to see here…noted that you checked jack’ response times several times. Apparently that promotion to junior assistant Neighborhood Watch commander has heightened your game.

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    OT – S-I on undrafted free-agent Reynolds, one of the best undrafted defensive players in their view:

    “Rashaad Reynolds, CB, Oregon State: Reynolds’ 5-9 frame will be a liability when covering bigger receivers, and he has been downgraded for a lack of downfield speed, but there are few defensive backs in this class who are able and willing to to as many different things as he has been. He can cover in the slot and outside, provides a pop in run support and is familiar with different coverage schemes. He could find some starting or nickel time in Jacksonville’s secondary, and that’s where he’ll start his NFL career.”

    I recall mid-season last year he was identified on S-I as one of the most draftable Beaver upper classmen due to his coverage skills and “blazing speed”…..

    • Jack says:
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      There were quite a few head-scratchers in this year’s draft when looking at the leftovers.

      Of course the Seahawks get Dion Bailey and Jackson Jeffcoat as UFA’s. That’s just nuts.

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    Glad to have AB alive and well! Counting on this site for the latest breaking news on Wetzler’s situation; I’ve got a feeling we are gonna see a lot of Schultz, Max E., and Reser in the next several days. Connor doesn’t expect word from Casey till Tuesday.

    In better news, Aaron Fitt tweets that he has a story on Conforto and Davis coming up later in the week.
    GO BEAVS!

  • Jack says:
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    So this kid takes it upon himself to send his tape to EVERYONE. Guess which school gave him a call this morning.
    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1406573/highlights/118081376

    • GreatWhiteHunter says:
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      Well if we need someone who’s really good at defending badly underthrown passes, he just might be our guy.

      • Jack says:
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        You do realize that badly underthrown passes against the Beavs meant pass interference almost all the time up until a couple years ago. You should be amazed that this kid doesn’t watch the WR slow down then just run him over before the ball gets there… which is how it’s supposed to be done… in someone’s brilliant football mind… whom I should never question from here in grandma’s basement… me… having never played football beyond the third grade.

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    OT – Peter King, on what he wants to watch on NFL’s opening day:

    “3. I think, speaking of season-openers, I’ll be glued to the super-fast Brandin Cooks, the Saints’ first-rounder, on the rug inside the Georgia Dome. To me, that’s the game of the day on Sunday afternoon in Week 1: Have the Falcons done enough on defense to stop the Saints from scoring a ton with that scary offense? The biggest new Saint on opening day in Atlanta in 17 weeks, however, might be New Orleans’ second-rounder, 6-3 corner Stanley Jean-Baptiste, because if the Saints can’t match up with Julio Jones they might have to score 48 instead of 28 to win.”

    Beaver fans can watch Cooks at WR and Lewis at CB for Saints, and Rodgers and Jackson on ATL….

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      Also Victor Butler is coming off ACL surgery and will likely get a lot of playing time on the Saints.

  • alex says:
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    For those of you ABs who play fantasy football:

    Anyone think Cooks will be a fantasy starter by 2014 season’s end?

    If not, will he be objectively rosterable? Where does he end up on your team? WR3, WR4?

    • helmsley says:
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      Any chance Casey will rest the regulars Tuesday night or take them out early in the game?

    • alex says:
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      -1…..?? What does that even mean?

      Come on, give me reasons why or why not.

      • BizBeav says:
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        I was just thinking about this as well.

        We’ll see how he does preseason, but he could be a solid #4 receiver with a ridiculous amount of upside.

        I’ll definitely try to get him around 8/9th rounds. It might take the first 1/3 of the season to get him going (think what’s his name in the slot who played in for the patriots this year…that guy was averaging 8-9 catches a game by the close of the season.)

        Really excited to see what Cooks can do with Brees and that offense.

        • alex says:
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          WR4 is about what I was thinking. High risk, high reward (some huge games, some blanks). The number of mouths to feed in that offense will be the biggest issue. Leaning towards trying to make sure I get him in all leagues but wanted to know what others are thinking.

          I’m assuming all the -1s are from people who are mad that I’m “down” on Cooks…?

          It’s just really tough for *any* rookie receiver to be fantasy relevant (read consistent). I think Cooks has the talent and definitely the drive, but not necessarily the opportunity. The Saints really spread the ball around, and you know Jimmy Graham will always get the lions share of receptions, receiving yds, and TDs. For the record, the conventional wisdom would hold that Cooks is not worth a roster spot at all.

          I have no doubt that he’ll make an impact for the actual team in 2014…I’m just trying to determine value for a fantasy team.

        • alex says:
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          Here’s another interesting Beaver fantasy question:

          Who do you draft first and/or trust more (for 2014):

          Cooks…or Wheaton?

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            Truthfully, I wasn’t watching Wheaton’s numbers all that closely last year, so I wouldn’t have the full picture to compare the two.

            There is no doubt that Graham will take a large amount of the targets in that offense, which will disrupt any kind of consistency, as you mentioned before.

            The Value on cooks (from a strictly FFB perspective) is tough to say, I think with a pass happy offense he will definitely get some looks. I am guessing a decent flex option and match up week to week against Defenses who cover the slot poorly. Either way, he will be fun pick up for any Beaver fan in any league.

  • Riko says:
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    Apparently Howland withdrew his name from consideration.

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      Awww shit

    • whiskeysoakednapkins whiskeysoakednapkins says:
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      he did per Andy Katz on espn.com. Should have known BDC would do this. His fat bad ass could fuck up a wet dream.

    • Jack says:
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      Does he think he’s Mike Bellotti? He can’t do that!

  • FireBDCNow says:
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    Frickin’ DeCareLess screws the pooch again. He needs to be sent packing in the next 2 weeks after those boosters meet with him about their concerns. Howland would habe had Beavs on tourney in 4 years max. Now who knows if it might be another decade or longer.

    FIRE BDC Ed Ray! FIRE HIM NOW!!!

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    If it’s Stoudamire (apparently he is the only other one to talk to BDC) you gotta give as long as you gave Obaminson which was 6 seasons. He has no HC exp.

  • Bone says:
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    I’m actually not upset about this. I want stoudimire as our next coach. Just have a feeling he will be a big time coach in a couple years. That’s just my gut feeling.

    • whiskeysoakednapkins whiskeysoakednapkins says:
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      you’re an idiot. We are not going to get the athletes to run like UA. Stoudamire would be a terrible hire. Jay John the sequel.

      • Bone says:
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        I don’t think so.

      • Jack says:
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        Oh dear… I never thought there would ever be a sequel to JJ. He was the kind of movie where the screenwriters and producers all get shot in order to prevent such a thing.

        Stoudamire can recruit if nothing else. He would be able to get players to go to Alaska-Fairbanks. It’s what he would do with them once he’s in charge that’s in question. Miller, Pastner, Hollins and Braun all say he’s destined to be a really good head coach.

        Maybe he brings Braun with him as an assistant?

  • FireBDCNow says:
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    Stoudemire is OK as a fallback but BDC messed up by not securing Howland. We could have had Stoudemire in 5 years after Howland built it up and Damon was more ready to keep it going.

  • whiskeysoakednapkins whiskeysoakednapkins says:
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    If it’s Stoudamire I will not set foot in Gill again. Terrible hire.

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    Former NBA coaches could join OSU search mix
    Created on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 01:00 | Written by Kerry Eggers
    http://portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/220293-81096-former-nba-coaches-could-join-osu-search-mix

    • Jack says:
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      I’m going to go grab a pillow and take a nap.

      This could take a while.

    • FireBDCNow says:
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      Contact Hollins you lame duck BDC! He said he would listen and take a call and you haven’t even contacted the man to hear what a good recent NBA coach has to say about what his thoughts are on what it woild take to rebuild OSU.

      Get the hell out, BDC. As an ex-underperforming softball coach and after countless bumbles and fumbles you have no business running major athletics at a Pac-12 institution.

      • whiskeysoakednapkins whiskeysoakednapkins says:
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        more than likely Hollins will get an NBA gig, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to pick up the phone

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    Former Trail Blazer Damon Stoudamire discusses head coaching job with Oregon State Beavers
    http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2014/05/former_trail_blazer_damon_stou.html#incart_river

    “….Stoudamire would accept the Beavers job for an annual salary of less than $800,000, a source said….”

    That’s a salary that’s more appropriate for OSU’s pocketbook.

    If this is true he’s cheap and hopefully can coach too.

    • whiskeysoakednapkins whiskeysoakednapkins says:
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      you get what you pay for

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      “hopefully he can coach too.” This should not be a question. All candidates should have the demonstrated ability to coach.

      If Stoudamire can’t coach, he needs to manage a staff that has complimentary/better coaching skills than he possesses, and he likely lacks the management experience as well.

      Not to say its impossible for him to be successful, but after 24 years of mostly irrelevant basketball, it’d be nice to feel better about a coaching investment that’s likely to last 4-6 years.

  • whiskeysoakednapkins whiskeysoakednapkins says:
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    of the remaining candidates Eric Musselman is probably the best of them. No to Stoudamire, Terry Porter or David Grace

    • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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      Since you’re the George Costanza of angry beavs, we’ll go with the opposite of what you think.

  • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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    So…..BDC put all his eggs in the Howland basket and has now fucked the dog. Porter, Musselman and Hollins had as of friday not been even contacted. We have the wrong guy in charge, but maybe he can switch gears and still get the job done. Damn! Get off that fat ass, BDC!

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    The only major college basketball program so unattractive that a slightly damaged goods coach (albeit tactical genius) who was just recently passed over by three fairly big programs, is pushing 60 years old and has indicated he desperately wants to get back into coaching turns down the opening.

    Ben Howland translation….”I would rather risk NEVER coaching again in a power conference then work at this hell hole”.

    Go Beavs!

    • Jack says:
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      More like he wanted twice the money our bean counter was willing to cough up.

      • mckalk says:
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        At this point, they should just spend a couple of grand on a “House of Wax” Ralph Miller figure and stand him on the sidelines during games. Save a few hundred thousand and the results won’t be dramatically different anyway.

        • Issaquahbeav says:
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          And put an ever-burning cigarette in the figure’s mouth.

          • Jack says:
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            We have the tech now. We can make a More 100 E-cig for the likeness.

          • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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            I like it……but maybe better, we get up a really good Ralph Miller costume and mask, and whoever is hired has to wear it….

    • helmsley says:
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      BDC is what makes it a “hell hole”. It’s rumored that once Ed Ray makes a hire, he does absolutely no followup. Seems to be a case of, “well, that’s done – I can forget about it.” Thus, OSU has an athletic director who is generally disliked and consistently screws up.

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    If he was not willing to take a risk, then he definitely was not the right guy. The recent experiences at OS and Marquette seem to indicate that he thinks of himself more as a prince than a man. He got his name in the news. That is all he really wanted. This is actually good news for The Beavers.

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    I got to think it was a money issue. He gives up 1.2 mil to UCLA if he takes a job so he really needed close to 2 mil a year to make it worthwhile.

  • presleydog says:
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    We might as well hire Jay John again – right now we are looking at tying that 0-18 mark next year.

  • ean says:
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    I like Musselman. He is known as a player development guy and believes in tailoring his offense to match the personnel he has. Basically everything CR was not.

  • mb says:
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    Let’s say that you are 55+ years old and have a few million in the bank. Does money really matter? Sure it does. But at 55+, if money matters more than the opportunity to pursue a “passion” in a closing window of time, then you are merely a mercenary. Nothing wrong with that. It just does not match the job description for a leader of young men. Sort of off topic, but everyone laughed when Manuel Pelligrini (El Ingeniero) got fired from the whale (Real Madrid) and then took the job at the Minnow (Malaga) where he took a huge salary cut. Malaga went broke but he stayed till the bitter end, loyal as heck. He is now the head coach at Man City, one of the most respected coaches in any sport, and makes a boatload as well. He continued to pursue his passion whether he got paid or not, and now has his reward. I am certain that there is a great coach here that is available, that is not so short sighted and mercenary as to be worried about the number of zeros at the end of the paycheck. Find him.

    • NCAA_viOlation NCAA_viOlation says:
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      Decarolis just copied and pasted your post into a craigslist ad with the message “does this description fit you? If so, call Bob at 1-800-Go-Beavs. I may have a job for you.(call before Wednesday as this job will go fast)

      Fingers crossed!

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    Davis with a one hitter through 5. Beavs 2-0 midway through the 5th

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    Conforto IBB to load the bases with one out and Davis lines one to 3b and it’s an unassisted DP. Shelton takes over on the bump.

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    After lucking out in the 5th, the Portland ace puts the Beavs down in order in the 6th with 2 Ks. Shelton gives up a leadoff double that popped out of Conforto’s glove o. A long run and against the wall. A one out bloop single and Reser on for Sheton. Ball hit over Hendrix head as he was playing shallow as the hitter was hitting 0.97 and didn’t have an extra-basehit as a Pilot. Sac fly and Reser doesn’t hold either runner. Reser bailed out by a diving catch by Conforto. Stretch and it’s 2-2.

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    Davis with the grand slam. 3 Beavers HBP and Davis drives one down the left field line. Sure beats a line drive DP. I guess things are even Steven

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Schultz gives up 2 unearned to make the final 8-4 Beavs

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      Reser gets the win. A little surprised to see Schultz on the mound tonight, guess he’d have thrown in practice if not in the game.
      Casey speaking to the press now, we’ll see if Parker is able to get any info before signing off.

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    Davis was robbed of win. He pitched 5 innings of one hit ball and Reser gives up the two runs to tie it up (charged to Shelton) and the Beavs sore 4 in the bottom half to give him the win.

    • oneoldbeav says:
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      Yup.
      Davis had probably his best outing this year, would have been nice to see him credited with the win. 66 pitches. 5 K’s and 2 BB; better control than recent outings.

      However, he could be needed this weekend or, almost certainly, in the post season; a good time to get his first win. Question is, will this outing turn out to be his new benchmark or merely an aberration?

  • homefry homefry says:
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    awesome night–had meetings in Salem all day–thought it was an afternoon game. Got back to my hotel room at 7. –15 minutes later strolling into the stadium…

    Grabbed a beer and snagged a 2nd row behind beavs dugout to see 8 runs scored in the last 2+ innings. Very cool since I haven’t seen a Beavs BB game since 1982!

  • Jack says:
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    2015 QB
    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/612992/highlights/81223375

  • uncanny says:
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    http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2014/05/beavers_great_lester_conner_lo.html#incart_most-comments

    Read this about Lester Conner if you haven’t already, then go bang your head against a wall. Billionaire advocate, NBA and AAU connections, OSU alum, actually wants to coach here, yadda yadda yadda. Bob D wont even talk to him because he doesn’t have a degree. Bravo Boob De Carolis, you’ve outdone yourself again.

    • Jack says:
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      It’s not like he hasn’t known this forever. I’d love to have him here too. I’d just like him to get off his ass and finally finish something he started… if he thinks it’s really that important.

      Note: The pathetic nature of the Olive article could very well have been because the author intended it to be really pathetic. I doubt Lester is the pouty “why me” self-inhibiting “victim” the author attempts to portray here. I think he just answered a couple questions. It is good to see he is finally going back to school. I wish him luck in that endeavor.

      • NCAA_viOlation NCAA_viOlation says:
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        Totally agree. He’s had plenty of time to finish that degree since he was passed on 6+ years ago. The job requirements were the same back then so this isnt a surprise.

        • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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          I can hear it how, “just has to pass one more class and he can start coaching.” Peko part dos.

    • whiskeysoakednapkins whiskeysoakednapkins says:
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      This one is not on BDC. It is a requirement for the position. There is no leeway. the molester has had how many years to obtain his degree????? That’s on him

  • Jack says:
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    Catching up on some of the twitter accounts I follow, and I say this from last night:
    https://twitter.com/PremierBall/status/466374807777726464

    He would be another really good candidate from the assistant coaching ranks. Forget anyone else on the recruiting trail. Hutson puts them all to shame. And his coaching strength is D. Since nobody else is mentioning him, I’m wondering if there’s a current candidate (who might take less money for himself but will be able to afford A LOT for his assistants) is putting out feelers for potential assistants. I could really get behind someone smart enough to bring Hutson to Corvallis as a part of his staff.

    All supposition right now….

    • Jack says:
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      I should say Hutson would also be an assistant I can see as being successful as a head man as well.

  • Jack says:
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    Am told there are others in play besides those the media are hyping. Bobby D is apparently taking the one week posting seriously. Everyone out there knows about the Wednesday deadline, and some valid applicants have come across, including one name we might be surprised to hear.

    Can’t get anything else. Does anyone have flight info jets from Corvallis? Any headed to Wisconsin?

    Seriously though… I couldn’t squeak much else out, but it sounds like a current head coach in good standing is mulling the OSU job along with all the others. Reggie Theus? Does Mark Fox want to come back to the West Coast? How about Few coming home to the valley?

    Heh heh… we need to start a pool for this.

  • ObjCritic says:
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    I have been surprised by the interest expressed in the men’s BB HC position. Is this a positive of Robinson’s high profile – bringing attention to the vacancy?

    He could recruit, help get a practice facility built, and bring interest from more competent candidates when fired(?).

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    Forget the college degree excuse. The most important criteria for a new mens bball coach at OSU is the acceptability of any brother-in-laws and sisters.

    What have they been doing the the last ten or twenty years? Where do they stand politically? Until Lester comes clean with family history, background, political involvement and pertinent FICO for his scores for his relatives he can’t be considered. JB

    PS: Subject matter expert Jack still being toolie than ever. Bait clock ticking 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1….go.

    • Jack says:
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      Poor Linus. Still doesn’t know what bait is.

      Here… I’ll give you a lesson since you’re so lost here.

      Let’s run a basic troll. If I said Duck fans were some pejorative, that would be a general bait. It’s pretty vast and weak as bait goes. But someone somewhere might respond to it. It’s just out there.

      Let’s say we get more specific then. A better bait would be to say any Duck fan who… I don’t know… let’s say… names their children after flowers or plants is just some other pejorative. I know. It’s a silly subset. Of course, neither of us know anyone who fits this criteria. Right Linusboner?

      Because we’ve specified a smaller subset, we’re now trolling with some specific bait. We know our target, and we’re luring him out without the whole forum or message board knowing this.

      What you don’t seem to get is that trolling is a art. It’s not just calling out someone. Calling out someone is just calling out someone. You become the spectacle instead of the other way around.

      Now, I know you like to live vicariously through us for whatever reason. I guess Duck forums really are just circle jerks of boredom if old men like you must spread your singular wit over all your posts on this site.

      Okay… now you can gloat over what you think you so cleverly did. I shall allow you to do this.

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