24.Mar.2015 San Jose State @ Oregon State

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5:35pm.

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  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    No way, (San) Jose’

  • BeaverNation GI says:
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    Some people’s kids! We’re all going to hell in a hand basket if this is allowed to happen!

    I thought this was America???

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      “Some people’s kids! We’re all going to hell in a hand basket if this is allowed to happen!”

      If a baseball game is allowed to happen?

      “I thought this was America???”

      It is. And baseball is as American as apple pie comrade

  • wannabeav says:
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    Hey, Angry: I think Pat DOES read this blog. In his blunt pre-game interview (which seemed to shock Parker at times) Pat averred that he’s tired of guys inflating their statistics in low-competition out of conference games and disappearing when conference play starts. Parker wanted to tout last weekend’s sweep, including the perfect game, which Pat conceded, but he then allowed he had never seen as bad an offense in all his time in Corvallis. Which, as the anti-Riley, he took responsibility for. This, by the way, Angry, is why so many here love Pat, sometimes to your mystification. I think the reason for that is that we had gotten so tired of the diffuse, if not obtuse, Riley that we find straight talk its own reward, even if we can’t fathom some line up decisions, like Clark and Hamilton, for example.

    • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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      Well said, wanna, I think your explanation of why so many here love Pat has a lot of merit.
      I caught most of the pre-game interview, including his remark that you “have to try” to strike out 15 times in a game and his assertion that he never (except for possibly a 3-0 count) called for a “take”.
      I don’t believe there is a podcast of that interview, would be worth checking out if one could be found.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    2-0 Beavs in the top 3rd

  • LetsGoBeavs90 says:
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    The Beavers are hitting a ton of balls hard, just hitting them at guys for the most part

  • angry angry says:
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    I was watching Jeopardy tonight and saw a girl from Corvallis won. #YearOfTheBeaver.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    Lund beats out a sac bunt to load the bases with nobody out in the b4. The level of competition sure is different tonight.

  • mckalk says:
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    Are the Beavs in the Top 25 anywhere yet? I think I saw the NCAA site had them at 30?

    • angry angry says:
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      They were 24 on one site. I forget which. I think Perfect Game.

      Edit: perfect game does rank them, but they’re actually 16th.
      http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=11020

      I think another site had them at 24, though.

      • mckalk says:
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        It’s good to see them getting some notice. There were so close against ASU. Those two losses to New Mexico seem to have taken awhile to recover from (poll wise), the Lobos are not looking like a very good team. I hope the Ducks are falling.

        Edit: Angry, it looks like they are 11th on this site, 16th last week.

        Beavs now #24 on D1-Baseball….Ducks #25

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    Hamilton a 2 RBI single, what was Church doing as he crossed the plate? Funny attempt (sort of) at a slide. For now, it’s all good. 4-1.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Clark can’t even hit shitty pitching now. Just awful

    • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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      And yet, Parker seems enamored.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        I need to criticize him more often if he goes yard the next game

  • wannabeav says:
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    curious–Pat’s commitment to Clark. I guess he’s hoping that he’ll catch fire against low grade Cali opposition and hope to extend it when conference plays resumes. In contrast to Pat’s maneuvers with Hamilton and LF/RF. He must like Hamilton’s defensive play but figures as a second baseman it’s a better investment of time/role; though Hamilton did get the most productive hit of the night.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    Jansen to second on a failed pickoff, I’m not crazy about the way he looked back as he approached the bag, seems like the 3b coach was the one he should have looked for.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    Pomeroy to pitch the 9th. good to see some work for “The Intimidator”.
    Ice to catch, sorta thought Pat would give KJ some more time there.

    • helmsley says:
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      Dane Lund seems to be doing all right.

      • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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        He sure is, has shown a decent arm behind the plate and nice baserunning as well. I meant that, since he’d been pulled after the 8th that I kinda expected KJ to be given some experience at C. Not down on Lund at all.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        quite honestly, I would start Lund over Ice. Nothing against Ice as he is a terrific catcher and he’s tough to steal against but the stats are comparable in fielding. Lund’s upside is he’s a better hitter. three fewer hits than Ice in 24 fewer at bats. I’d take a guy hitting .360 over the .245 guy any day of the week. Thoughts?

        http://www.osubeavers.com/ViewContent.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=30800&CONTENT_ID=1133270

        • angry angry says:
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          Too small a sample. Ice had a .400 OBP last season over a large sample.

          • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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            Having two decent catchers is a great situation.

  • cj cj says:
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    Another nice win. 19-5.

  • Numbers says:
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    Thank goodness we are ranked again. I couldnt stand all the scrolling required at D1baseball just to see the day’s score.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    ucks just pulled a 1-2-3 DP to escape the b12, tied at 7 at UC Riverside.

    • scotty says:
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      Go Scotty Highlander! (really, it’s a Scottish bear mascot)

    • scotty says:
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      Ducks win 10-7 grrrrrrrrrr

      • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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        Grrrrrrrrrrrrr is right; the Highlander gifted ’em that one with too many errors for me to remember.
        Last season the ucks benefited soooo much from HBP and opposition errors.

        But, gotta admit, that 1-2-3 DP came right out of the Andrew Moore/Logan Ice playbook. Looked nice, even when performed by ucks.

        • scotty says:
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          “Looked nice, even when performed by ucks.”

          *slap slap slap slap slapslapslap*

  • tim318 says:
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    I was at the game last night (SJSU 1 of 2). I didn’t benefit from replays, but agree that there were several hard hits to the OF that if were just a few feet in a different direction, would be hits. It was cool and wet and little wind so fly balls weren’t getting much extra pop.

    OSU seemed pretty smart in the baserunning dept. Not sure if the double-steal/run-down was planned or luck, but it was heads-up to send the runner at 3B. Also scoring two runs on the fielder’s choice that should have been a 4-6-3 DP if the SS isn’t asleep was aggressive. Getting two near-perfect bunts down.

    The bottom of the order did the most damage. Morrison, Harrison, King/Clark were quiet at the plate.

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    What is the deal with M Fox? He had a lot of hype coming in.

  • dcbeav says:
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    Here’s a quote from Grimble on the new coaching staff:

    “That’s the biggest thing they’ve changed in the program: energy,” Grimble said. “There is no relaxing, taking days off, taking plays off. They don’t let one thing go by, whether it’s a meeting, lifting, a practice.”

    • whatever says:
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      Great to hear, but pretty disappointing to think what’s been wasted in the past.

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    Kevin Flemer gets the starting nod.

    Tonight's lineup. First pitch in one hour #gobeavs pic.twitter.com/Ec0JOtBb4q— Oregon St. Baseball (@Beaver_Baseball) March 25, 2015

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    Howard makes a diving catch to end the t2. I like the way he acted as if it was nothing special. 0-0

  • LetsGoBeavs90 says:
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    The weakest hit ball of the inning is a base hit and the hardest hit ball is a sliding catch. Baseball can be pretty cruel

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    With 2 outs a very wide throw to second by Harrison on a successful steal sets up the first run of the game. 1-0 San Jose. 2 out in the t4.
    Guess Harrison does need time behind the plate.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    Not Harrison’s day so far. Poor baserunning on a hit and run creates an out at third. On to the 5th inning, Down 0-1.
    IMHO not much excuse for not making the first to third trip on a H&R, given where the H went.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    Gloves are off going to the 6th down 0-1; Harrison goes to first and Ice comes in a C. Casey wants this one.

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    Husker Humor:
    Mike Riley isn’t ruling out dual-threat quarterbacks* as he recruits his future field generals, Steve Sipple writes.
    He just won’t let them run……Huskers.

    • scotty says:
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      A Riley “dual-threat” quarterback is more like an “idle-threat” quarterback

    • mckalk says:
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      Riley never “rules out” anything, it’s just putting it into actual practice is where he falters…..”you know, it’s kind of neat stuff, we’re always looking for ways to get better”. Riley translation….pro style offense until I get sent to the old coaches home….next question.

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    Nice pitching change. One batter, one HR.

    • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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      And then my man Pomeroy comes on, not as sharp as last night but still gets the GO to close out the inning. 2-2 b7

  • angry angry says:
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    There’s Gabe Clark ganging up on the bad pitching. lol

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    BOOM! BOOM-BOOM!!

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    SJST having the inning from hell.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    Nice play by Donahue moving left and still getting the runner at second for the first out, then the DP 6-4-3 to end the inning. b8, Beavs up 7-2

  • LetsGoBeavs90 says:
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    Beavers won 8-2 to improve to 21-5

  • AndersenEra says:
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    https://youtu.be/JMREAFSiyys

    • cj cj says:
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      Thumbs down!

    • scotty says:
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      THE PULSING SEWER RAT IS COMING FOR MEEEEEEEE

    • Homefry Homefry says:
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      That’s going give more than a few senior beaver fans a seizure

      • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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        I’m OK.
        (my story and I’m stickin’ to it!)

    • tim318 says:
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      This was played for about a minute before the Tues. baseball game. The sound system wasn’t great. I could see this being fun before Football games at Reser.

    • Jack says:
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      Well… I ve been saying for years that we should have a Hans Zimmer tune as a lead in for football. So I can’t complain about the music. I still absolutely hate that orange outline and how it completely destroys the negative space on an otherwise nice stencil art.

      And then there’s something to be said for pulsating beavers.

      • Jack says:
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        I shouldn’t say… but I will.

        Right artist… even the right soundtrack…

        … but it should be Woad to Ruin from 5:00 to 8:45 instead.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      that was fucking retarded and 5 minutes of my life I won’t get back

      • mckalk says:
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        I’m down 10 minutes now from watching a throbbing Beaver and reading Cliff Kirkpatrick’s tearful goodbye when he just ended up back in Oregon 9 months later.

        • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          he wasn’t good looking enough for Saban’s wife anyways

          • mckalk says:
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            He probably started off way too casual with Saban given his only frame of reference was “Aww Shucks” Riley and quickly got his ass sent to the bottom of the media pecking order.

  • scotty says:
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    Great interview with Coach Tinkle on Joe Beaver Show today 😀

  • Jack says:
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    Here you go angry:
    http://www.uclabruins.com/quest/Questionaire.dbml?&QID=299221&DB_OEM_ID=30500

  • Jack says:
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    OT… So OSU is at the forefront of helping to cure an epidemic. But I think the headline leaves us no hope. What will it do for uneductaed and underdeveloped areas of the world… like Texas?
    http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2014/11/osu_professor_develops_drug_to.html

    • Jack says:
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      Anyone know who we can go after to make the year of the beaver an official Chinese zodiac thingy? I mean… they have a dog, rat and rabbit. What’s that all about?

    • whatever says:
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      This reminds me of a great Wayne Tinkle quote when Kool Aid Perry said “Oregon State got a steal,” Tinkle shot back with “In 4 years, Oregon State will be a steal for Derrick Bruce.”

      Loads better than “Maybe you can meet the president.”

      • Jack says:
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        What was maybe about it? I have to think CR went out of his way to avoid that convo. Otherwise, I think his recruiting would have been better than it was.

        He didn’t have to say anything about it because it was known OSU would go see the Prez every year. Maybe he should have pushed his connections just a little bit instead of being cautious. Stupids thought he was pushing it anyway. Why not do it and win?

        I do appreciate that CR didn’t use relatives as a direct recruiting tool. In fact, he was almost embarrassed about it, as you and I would be. He wanted to be known as self-sufficient. I would not have made that mistake. I would have brought kids in with all those promises in place. That’s a part of my lot in life and a tool which I can use in recruiting. I will use it despite what dummy on blog.com says. I’m not going to handicap my own job.

        • Jack says:
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          If I’m CR, I’m all, “Fuck yes I’ll have the (former) Prez here to watch games many times each season. You can have people coming for the games or the Prez. And the beauty is, you won’t have to pay for security for a whole season. Give me that money in salary. Plus, I’ll raise funds for your school like you’ve never seen them raised. When can I start?”

          Are you listening DePaul?

          I could be biased in an OSU-doesn’t-need-to-pay-your-buyout kinda way. But I think it’s a good idea regardless.

          • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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            DePaul isn’t listening to guy on blog.com either

          • Jack says:
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            I don’t know about that. I would have more faith in humanity if I knew it was true.

            But I think the money opportunity speaks for itself. And if all parties don’t see that, then all parties can have lame parties.

        • WFO WFO says:
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          You just pulled every single bit of that our of your ass.

          • Jack says:
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            Does that not mesh with what is the essence of recruiting?

            I think you were praising the effort with the content you provided, but I don’t get that sense.

  • mckalk says:
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    If I’m an 18 year old kid do I really give two shits whether the president is at some obscure non-conference game back East once a year and I could get a tour of the White House? I think years down the road it’s a nice story to tell, but in the moment there are a lot more important things about a division one basketball program I should be looking at with my family. I think it was very close to being a non-factor.

    • Jack says:
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      Completely rational. Thanks for playing.

      What if CR planted himself in Chicago and let loose with the, “Prez has season tickets,” line of thought?

      I think that works in a town like Chicago, where many very good hoopsters play. If a coach can pull in two of the top five players from that town each and every year, all he has to do as a coach is throw a ball on the court and blow a whistle.

      • mckalk says:
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        Oh, trust me CR will figure out a way to fuck up the talent, him coaching Kentucky this year would probably be a 7 loss team. Again, I don’t think 18 year olds think that way, who cares if an ex-president is in the stands?

        • Jack says:
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          That’s not the argument. You know that’s not the argument. At least, I assume you know that.

          If you actually play up the Prez angle instead of shun it, like CR did, then it can play big time in a town like Chicago. This is assuming Obama retires to Chicago. If he does the smart thing and retires to Hawai’i, then all bets are off. And it’s not like I expect a past Prez to be a real human with respect to what sport they might like.

          Seeing idiot boy steal land from a profitable business just to build a baseball stadium is proof enough… when you add it to how much he likes the games of the people since he stopped being Prez. If Obama does the same, then I will call him out the same.

          CR refused to play it up for his own benefit. I get it. You don’t make promises you can’t keep. But that changes in terms of accessibility once a Prez retires. The stupids were and did (and still do) go all conspiracy nuts over you. So why not just do it anyway? Why not just be the lead on Faux News every night… if they actually had a news show.

          Dude! You could get recruits without recruiting just because Faux News tells them you are bad. And they would waste at least 10% of their time talking about you. It’s a boon.

          I’m talking fantasy here. CR failed to play on that. He did everything else right except for being irrational. That would have brought players to OSU. We’re thankful to him for that, but we hate him because he didn’t do that. That’s what happens when rational meets reality.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            “I’m talking fantasy here”

            Only part of your incoherent rant that made any sense

          • Jack says:
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            Does that mean you read all of it up to that point?

            I win.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            much like that post, I am sure it makes sense in your and ONLY your mind

          • Jack says:
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            Those are two minds.

            Which is it?

          • mckalk says:
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            I’m just saying there is no president angle, never was…..it’s not important to a D-1 level basketball player, location doesn’t matter either.

          • Jack says:
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            You’re wrong. Connections are everything. If you think Calipari doesn’t walk around with World Wide Wes and show it it all off, then you are beyond naive.

            Being the anti-douche doesn’t make you anything but a neat story. Doing so in the face of an advantage you have over all other playas?

            Sorry… that’s just dumb.

          • Jack says:
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            *By “you,” I mean to refer to the coach… not you proper.

          • WFO WFO says:
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            Jack, tell us which recruits home visits you sat in on. Because that’s the only way you could possibly know what angle CR used or did not use while recruiting.

          • Jack says:
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            Really?

            I’ve sat in on no Riley visits also. But golly gosh gee, I just think I almost kinda think I know how neat a deal something somewhere might kinda be… maybe.

            And if that doesn’t convince you, then remember that I have an actual bona fide (pronounced feed-ay) 100% true special teams coach working for me.

            Yup.

            It’s neat… and a deal….

  • cj cj says:
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    What does it mean the Bruce enrolled early? Other than being on campus and getting to know the players & coaches, more familiarity with the program, etc.

    Is there more to it academically or in other ways?

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      I guess he could graduate early and then go play his senior year at Gonzaga or Kentucky! Start the negative votes!

      I’ll just give myself a negative vote. Luck O’ the Beavs!

    • angry angry says:
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      Obviously he can take fewer classes during the season, which is a big help. Also gets to work with teammates sooner. It’s always huge when a guy enrolls early.

    • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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      Gotta think Tinkle and Thompson Jr will be moving in the Summer too. Those guys will have a ton of opportunity to play together well before basketball season starts, plus Eubanks lives only 90 minutes away from campus.

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        And the 5th new piece of the puzzle, I can’t even spell this kid’s name let alone try to pronounce it! But, I’m sure it will be something just rolling off the tongue in a season or two…

        For now I think of him as “Double G”.

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          and 6. Gligorije and Noah Togiai

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            Pronounce them…I dare ya

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            “Double G” & “Noah T”. That’s as close as I’m ever going to get…

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            So “Double G”s last name is pretty easy, Rakocevic – pretty much like it looks except both the “c”s have the “ch” sound, I believe. Not that it matters…

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          Double G and “Toe-gi-EYE”.

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      If by academically you mean he gets a jump on classes, yeah. He can take 13 or 14 credits of lower division stuff now (your math, health, comm, writing or whatever freshman stuff and an easy bacc core), in addition to the summer classes he can take to get even more free time during basketball season. It does WONDERS when he can take 12 credits during winter term for the APR. Easier to stay eligible and keep making progress towards his degree.

      This is where the quarter system works its wonders. Spring term is literally the perfect term to come into school if you’ve already graduated. The weather is fantastic, girls are crawling out from the rocks they’ve been under for a whole term, and he can start with the classes.

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    …Those poor bastards…

    Langsdorf on adding the element of a running QB to Riley’s offense. Seriously, he sounds just like Riley. All sorts of “stuff” and “kindof” and “things” in his quotes. Everything is so vague, and hopeful that things will just kindof sortof work themselves out.

    “We talk to people we know and people we don’t know and people that are running stuff and look at tape,” Langsdorf said. “A lot of it’s all kind of film study. And then our friends – everybody’s got buddies in different places so you can a lot of times call a guy at a different program and say ‘hey, how are you guys doing this?’

    “Sometimes we’ve taken something we’ve done and we research other teams to see how we can improve it. Sometimes we’ve done that and we haven’t found anything better, so we’ve kind of stuck with it,” Langsdorf said.

    When Riley wanted to add the sweep game to his offense, the coaching staff leaned heavily on current Montreal Alouettes coach Mark Speck, the longtime head coach at Willamette University. “He was kind of the guru of the fly sweep and that’s how that kind of started,” Langsdorf said.

    On whether Nebraska will go no-huddle:

    “I’ve got a pretty good feel about that,” he said. “As we get comfortable with what we’re doing, we’ll get playing faster, so we’re not going to throw that at them quite yet, but we will hurry up a bit.”

    http://hailvarsity.com/news/nu-looks-familiar-foe-study-for-quarterback-run-game/2015/03/

    • Bill says:
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      You should really let Riley go. I mean it’s starting to look like stalking an ex gf who broke up with you.

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        What are you talking about? He’s more entertaining for me now that he’s on another team. All of those years I devoted to Beaver football are starting to pay off.

        Plus, this is the first time I’ve posted anything about Riley, so instead of stalking, it’s more like i’m just checking in to see how the new guy measures up.

        • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          did someone take over the fake Mike Riley twitter or is it still out there?

      • angry angry says:
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        I disagree. It’s fascinating to follow Riley. Even more so now because his entire reputation is about to blow.

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          I’m with you. Given our long tenured frame of reference, this stuff with Riley is priceless. I mean, Langsdorf sounds like Riley, they’ve mind-melded or something. I assume Dee has the retirement home in Hill Country ready to go?

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      WTF?
      “He was kind of the guru of the fly sweep and that’s how that kind of started,” Langsdorf said.

      And by WTF, I mean WHAT THE HOLY FUCK SHIT HELL IS THAT?

      Apparently Speck is kind of the guy who is kind of the guru for kind of something they’re kind of trying to do.

      Does Danny kind of believe in Jesus?

      Holy hell!

      –kind of–

    • osubaby osubaby says:
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      Mark Speckman

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    Neat deal

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    Angry, how did like this comment? Riley is a late bloomer apparently.
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    Originally Posted by huskernut
    I think we now have a staff who embraces openness and publicity and even the media as an opportunity to improve the program and build on-field success. By itself, it doesn’t win games, but it can help you win in ways that helps you win games.
    It is becoming more and more obvious as each day passes that Mike Riley was in the wrong place to be a Head Coach in Corvallis. He may have been comfortable there, but his talent was being wasted because he had no resources to speak of and an administration that was not interested in upgrades. I think we may well be watching the late blooming of Mike Riley. His staff seems excellent.

    • Whiskey Soaked Napkins Whiskey Soaked Napkins says:
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      Already brainwashed lol

      Those poor bastards

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        Yes, it is typical “we need a conclusion [that riley is good] in order to have hope, so let’s create an argument that supports it.” Corvallis becomes the scapegoat. Typical fandome. It’s very irrational.

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          You know how it’s going to be spun years from now to give Andersen’s success to Riley? Gary Andersen inherited a program that Riley built.

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            Yeah, same as with Erickson. The < 100 IQ crowd falls for that. Emotion is powerful, and they like Riley.

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      I think that is possible but not probable.

      First is the premise correct? Did he have no resources in Corvallis and an administration not interested in upgrades? Hiring Andersen and committing 50mil to upgrades says otherwise. I think this guy is reaching because he has to.

      Those Nebraska linemen are softening by the second. The only way Riley does well is if the team comes together on their own and forms a pact that they will train and mentally prepare outside of Riley’s requirements. That is possible since they have a long history of mental toughness. They’re probably puzzled by Riley and might reject him/form their own routine. I expect the teams to become softer the longer Riley is there.

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        I guess if you follow this guys defense of MR, then the assumption is that Pelini underachieved? I always felt that Bo was about par for the course and that the Husker fan base was out of control with their expectations. Pelini pretty much beat who he was supposed to beat and lost to some of the better teams.

        The Husker program hasn’t been elite since the mid-nineties. If Husket fan is saying that we know we are about 10-4, but we want to do it with a nice guy instead of an asshole, then that’s fair, but if they think that Mike Riley is going to do anything to improve their overall standing in the college football pecking order they are seriously delusional and setting themselves up for serious disappointment.

        • Whiskey Soaked Napkins Whiskey Soaked Napkins says:
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          Exactly. There’s a handful of programs that contend for national championships on an annual basis. Nebraska isn’t one of them. And even if it were, would Riley keep them at that level? He never won a conference championship in Corvallis. It’s going to be fun to see Harbaugh and Urban Meyer run circles around their asses

        • angry angry says:
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          The Husker program hasn’t been elite since the mid-nineties. If Husket fan is saying that we know we are about 10-4, but we want to do it with a nice guy instead of an asshole, then that’s fair, but if they think that Mike Riley is going to do anything to improve their overall standing in the college football pecking order they are seriously delusional and setting themselves up for serious disappointment.

          That’s the crux of it. They have been good but mostly irrelevant since the 90s. They’re waiting for a reincarnation of Osborne. Sad fan base that is living in the past; now they’re relegated to typical Riley hope for the future. That’s why we write “those poor bastards”…

          I spent some time on a Nebraska site. They seem to love talking about their facilities and tradition. I was like cool, but you guys haven’t really been relevant since the 90s, and OSU has been to a BCS game more recently than Nebraska. They just then take photos of their facilities. Fans don’t seem to understand the ebb and flow. The cycle. I’d say OSU is up and coming under Andersen, and Nebraska is a program in decline. History means very little. it’s interesting and can be used for persuasion, but it doesn’t mean much. Thought should be a Bell Curve, with the top of the curve representing living in the moment. Future and past should be the outliers on each side. Nebraska fan seems to be living way on the left. Almost an inverted Bell Curve…

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            I always thought Nebraska would have been better off just staying with Frank Solich, but 58-19 wasn’t good enough!

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            “That’s the crux of it. They have been good but mostly irrelevant since the 90s. They’re waiting for a reincarnation of Osborne. Sad fan base that is living in the past; now they’re relegated to typical Riley hope for the future. That’s why we write “those poor bastards”…”

            Change Tom Osborne to Don James, Riley for any previous or current head coach (Peterson) and you have the delusional husky fan base as well.

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            speaking of huskies, anyone else besides me think ex husky coach Jim Lambright looks like Max Patkin (the clown prince of baseball)? Every time I see Lambright’s pic it reminds me of Bull Durham

            http://static.seattletimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/2004133048-300×192.jpg

            http://www.hotflick.net/pictures/988/big/fhd988BDH_Max_Patkin_001.html

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            don’t care… likely won’t care until Kiffin takes over as head man… then will continue to not care while secretly laughing my ass off…

            … oops… not a secret anymore.

          • Jack says:
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            You had me until you (once again) assumed there was only one curve in the waves that make the cycle of life.

            Must everything you do not understand end up on the left side of a single bell? Is that really the scope of your thought?

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        “I expect the teams to become softer the longer Riley is there.”…EXACTLY!

        Those poor bastards. It will be so predictable to see them first explain losses and then begin to abandon ship.
        How long will the anti-Bo persona keep Riley employed? I’m still in the less than 4 years camp.

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          I think after year 2 there will be a lot of angry huskers..if the right coach becomes available i think they’d be aggressive and go for him at that point. i am saying under 3 years.

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            It might take longer than 2 years for the influx of false starts, holding, and general epic fail. Hell, I think it was 5 years before we saw our first backwards punt (2007? at Louisville). Once Pelini’s players have passed thru the system it will start to unravel. However they can expect clock management and special teams problems from game 1. Those things will never change. I’ll be shocked if Riley is still there after 5 years. The downward trend will start soon. They may be good for the next 2 years but eventually it will all come full circle. Lincoln won’t put up with the shit Corvallis did for that long (12 years). They expect to at least win conference championships. RiLLLLey will never do that.

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            people can play this nice guy image all they want. But OSU fans know first hand that this guy is truly the Barney Fife of college football coaching.

          • Jack says:
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            Nipped it… in the bud!

            I’m tellin’ ya’.

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            From a practical standpoint, I don’t think Riley’s timing is that great either. I believe starting in 2016, they start playing a nine game conference schedule, now the league might be weaker (not a given), but Nebraska will be scheduling one less patsy in the non-conference, they had their share of lower division teams in the past when they played four non-con games.

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    got a tip to check out jack Jones twittet account. he’s posted a Beav pic and later says 5*recruit coming. might be the first big get of 2016 for the new regime? rivals has him as a 4*. listed as a WR bt also plays DB.

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      Nice work.

      On the Nebraska site I said GA would sign a top 35 class this year. I’d be shocked if that weren’t the case given what he did in 3 weeks last year.

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      Jack Jones of Love Boat fame? Never knew he was a college football insider….wait he may be dead.

  • Mb says:
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    Lot’s of inflated expectations here with nothing yet accomplished. Easy to put down others and feel superior. All hat and no cattle.

    • angry angry says:
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      What?

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        he’s still got a man crush on Riley. Carry on

    • cj cj says:
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      Stetson or Hereford?

    • WFO WFO says:
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      Yeah if only the holes and won that national championship eh?

      • Jack says:
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        You are correct. We don’t seem to have suffered because Nikegon lost the national championship. And that did seem to be the major premise of Mb’s existence for a while… without any explanation other than… ahem… inflated expectations.

    • mckalk says:
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      I’m not following….is he putting down Gary Andersen? I don’t think any of us expect 10 wins next season, it’s a process. I don’t have any “inflated expectations”, but I expect a better Beaver football program 3 or 4 years down the road.

      • wannabeav says:
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        the Andersen hire is already a success as measured in: (1) increased ticket sales; (2) a spring game; (3) lucid analysis and explanation; (4) recruiting vigor; (5) facilities improvement.

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    Another Husker funny. Under the title ” Cavanough gets it.”

    Multiple posts about how they will be so glad to not “have stupid mental mistakes, like false starts” and finally have a “disciplined O-line that does not play back other heels, but is in the attack mode.”

    Haha! You should have kicked the tires before buying, but thanks for solving our problem Huskers.

    • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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      Um, hello, those mental mistakes we’ve all witnessed for years, were because of poor facilities and no airport. Duh.

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