09.Apr.2012 Baseball: Oregon State @ Nevada

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Game already started (2pm).

Beavs are down 2-0 in the first. Tayler Starr gets the start.

Need to take both these games to right the ship, and so far off to a bad start. This season could spiral out of control…

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    Top of the 3rd, still 2-0 Wolfpack.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    3-2 Beavers now. Tyler Smith three run bomb. Really crushed.

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    Woooooooo! 3-2 Beavs on a SMith HR

  • sparkyd73 says:
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    anyone have a link?

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Jake guns down another runner

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    Kind of annoying how the camera doesn’t follow the baseball on flyballs.

  • homefry homefry says:
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    Cunningham is gone? Can he withdraw if he doesn’t hire an agent?

    • GoBeavs90 says:
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      Tomorrow is the deadline. So, he’s gone.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Beavers letting Nevada hang around. Offense not getting it done in the middle innings yet again. They need to add on to this lead very soon or they could easily lose.

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    Interesting, Casey sits Keyes for this non-con game; I had speculated that he’d sit for the last two in AZ and maybe come back against Ark this weekend. Whatever it takes, this team would really benefit if he could come back ala last year.

    • GoBeavs90 says:
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      I honestly doubt Keyes will come back to what he was last year.

  • JD says:
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    Score update?

    • GoBeavs90 says:
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      3-2 Beavers in the bottom of the 6th

      • JD says:
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        Thanks the game tracker froze for me and streaming is not an option at work.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Beavers have a chance to build a decent lead here in the 7th. Need to take advantage.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Bases loaded for Kavin Keyes. Need to take advantage and get a big hit here. Keyes needs a hard hit here in the worst way.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Sac Fly by Keyes an Gorton scores, then Rodriguez scores on an error. 5-2 Beavers.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    First and third and 2 outs for Conforto. Time for his 7th home run of the season.

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    Conforto delivers an RBI single and it’s 6-2 Beavers

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    Another runner gunned down by Jake; having a decent day at the plate as well. I missed much of the start of the game, has he let any balls get past him today?

    • GoBeavs90 says:
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      Been watching since the third and haven’t seen any passed balls.

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    Cliff tweets no pads for FB practice today. hmmmm?

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Beavers bullpen letting them down once again.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Nevada keeps getting 2 strike hits against Boyd and have scored 3 times against him in the 8th. 6-5 Beavers now. Boyd has been their most reliable reliever and he’s been getting torched.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Unbelievable. Nevada has runners on second and third and 2 outs in the 8th now. Bryant has to find a way to hold onto this lead.

    • oneoldbeav says:
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      Unbelievable is right. Even if Bryant stops the bleeding here a 1 run lead going to the ninth is pretty shakey.

      • GoBeavs90 says:
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        I can’t remember a Pat Casey team with a bullpen this bad

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Bryant BARELY holds onto a 6-5 lead. Beavers need to get an insurance run or two or 5.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    1 down in the B9

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    2 down

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    Two down, only one of homefry’s neighbors left to end this thing.

    • homefry homefry says:
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      you saw my neighbors there? They can’t hit either…

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    Finally out number threee. Looked pretty easy in the ninth.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Beavers hang on and win 6-5. This was a must win and they won. Got to come out tomorrow and get another win.

  • Beaver Byte says:
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    OT:
    C-USA & MWC meet w/UTSA:
    http://www.utsatailgaters.com/other/articles/breaking-news-c-usa-mwc-meet-wutsa

    I kinda like the UTSA Roadrunners. Let the MWC build them up for 5 or more years and they could be a potential future Pac-16 pick depending on Texas. They have a master plan to seriously improve facilities:
    http://www.utsa.edu/masterplan/pdfs/MP_Athletics.pdf

    • numbers says:
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      Boo to that idea. I don’t even like Utah being in the Pac. UTSA is nuts even with their recent improvements. Just my opinion.

      • FedUpBeav says:
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        Can perhaps be used as leverage to help push a Texas decision down the road. The SEC could easily be at 16 teams in a few years. Once they are at 16 the PAC probably needs to move to keep up and stay amongst the best.

  • HopefulBeav says:
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    OT – Just saw the new American Reunion movie. Oregon State gets a pretty cool shout out from Chad Ochocinco in the very beginning.

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      How was the rest of the movie?

      • HopefulBeav says:
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        I thought it was entertaining. It’s not going to win an Oscar by any means but if you liked the original American Pies I’m sure you’ll be amused by this one too.

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    Cunningham leaving is really good news. Our chances of getting back into the CBI just increased. JB

    • matt b says:
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      It is much more interesting to see how people react to a bit of adversity rather than always having an edge or advantage in a competition. Again we will be able to observe the resourcefulness, character and competitiveness of Craig Robinson and the team as a whole. I am also interested in seeing if Scott Rueck can reinvigorate a team that ran out of gas.

      • oneoldbeav says:
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        My money is on Scott based on history. Not so sure about Craig.

      • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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        Scott should feed them beans. Always works for me when I run out of gas.

  • Kenny Beaver says:
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    Bonehead may have it right, laughter is the best medicine for JC leaving. Just hope the other teams are not laughing at us next year. This is a HUGE loss and the NIT is best case for next year.
    He always drew the best defender and now teams can play us straight up. Scoring goes way down next year, even with Starks casting off more frequently.

    • GoBeavs90 says:
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      Scoring goes way down? Right, cause Brandt and Moreland won’t get better? and Collier is a beast, think about what he’ll be like when hes getting 13-14 shots a night? Starks’ shooting has improved and will continue to do so. Barton will get better and Roberto will have a chance to shine. Cunningham leaving actually gives the big guys more of an opportunity to show how good they are. Offense should go inside-out. A more balanced attack is much more dangerous than one team having to key in one guy.

      • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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        Or how average they are. Collier is very good and will be the man next year. I assume Jared would have polished his jumper this summer which would opened up the inside games for the big guys. No happy face on this. By far our best player and the only difference maker on the team.

        • GoBeavs90 says:
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          A post guy who is extremely difficult to stop isn’t a difference maker? Are you serious? Losing Jared hurts but doesn’t kill the team. I still really like next year’s team. Langston Morris-Walker will make an immediate impact. Players will be better, that’s a part of development. Craig will have to tweak the offensive gameplan but I still think the team is an NCAA Tournament team.

  • Beaver Byte says:
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    The pressure to win is great and Riley has taken over Spring play calling from OC Danny Langsdorf. Will Riley trust himself or delegate his future to Langsdorf this fall? Last year Langs got pass happy far too quickly…

    Should Riley call plays in the Fall?
    http://beaverbyte.com

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Esposito getting his first career start at catcher today. Starr is listed as DH but either Rodriguez or Gorton will be DHing today. Keyes starting 1B. Interesting.

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    Child gets into trouble in the first but gets out of it. Scoreless after 1

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    Davis’ struggles continue. Strikes out again.

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    RBI single by Ryan Gorton. 1-0 Beavers

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    RBI double by Kavin Keyes, 2-0 Beavers.

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    RBI single by Davis, 3-0 Beavers

  • CraigBeav says:
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    Wish the camera wasn’t behind a net.

    • GoBeavs90 says:
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      I agree. Better than nothing though. OSU has by far one of the best online video feeds.

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    Esposito with his first career hit. Nice looking swing. Really been impressed with his defense today.

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    Tyler Smith RBI single, 4-0 Beavers

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Michael Conforto three run home run and it’s 7-0 Beavers in the top of the 4th

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    First time since the Cal series that the entire lineup is producing and executing the fundamentals properly.

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    Dan Child beginning to struggle. 2 walks and an RBI single in the 5th and no outs

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    7-2 Beavers now

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    Boyd struggling again. Not throwing strikes.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Boyd having a tough time in the 7th. Leadoff triple and a walk. 3-0 to the next batter and loses him on a 3-2 pitch. Yeske out. Sacks juiced with nobody out.

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    Schultz on to see if he can bail out the pen

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    Schutz serves up a two run double.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    7-4 Beavers now. Runners on second and third and no outs for Nevada. Bullpen looking awful again.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    That’s it for Scott. Two on and nobody out for Reser.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    7-5 now.

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    Runners on first and third and no outs and it’s 7-5. The bullpen is such a mess.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Well at least Yeske has a short leash.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    I guess we’ll see if it’s a good thing Gorton didn’t catch today.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Ryan Gorton got a big DP. Run scores to make it 7-6 but no runners on base and 2 outs.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Big DP thrown by Gorton but Nevada within one, 7-6

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    Gorton comes in and gets a big 3 outs and keeps the Beavers in front. 7-6 Beavers after 7 innings

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Sacks juiced with 2 down for Dunn who’s facing Nevada’s closer, the 9th pitcher on the day for the wolfpack. Warning track fly out.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Beavers once again blow another chance to add on runs. They’ve done nothing since the 5th. It has been a problem all season long. The team just doesn’t get add on runs. Offense disappears in the 5-8 innings consistently.

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    Ryan Gorton comes in and 5 up and 5 down for him so far. Beavers really needed a guy to come out of the bullpen and pitch like this.

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    Every single time I think Kavin Keyes may be on the verge of turning a corner he then puts together 3 straight weak at-bats. He’s just pounding the ball into the dirt.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    And the Beavers are about to blow a 7 run lead. Runner on third and 1 out with the Wolfpack down 1.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Tie game and another triple

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Beavers are choking. Shocker.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    This will be a very bad loss.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    No idea what Yeskie and Casey are thinking here. You have to load the bases to create a force out at home. This makes no sense

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      It works out though. Runners on first and second and 2 outs

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    No late inning offense and a bad bullpen leads to a lot of loses.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    I wonder how deep the outfield is playing.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    I’m surprised Casey and Yeskie didn’t go to Bryant after the first triple. He is the closer.

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    Sounds like Jake handled things well there to get the second out.

    • GoBeavs90 says:
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      More of just wasn’t a real great bunt by Nevada. Gorton got to it quickly and the runner was out by 10 ft and got into a rundown before Jake tagged him.

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        If it wasn’t for passed balls (a hell of a big if) I could develop some confidence in Jake. Really admire his arm and baseball IQ.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Tommasini with a 1 out walk. Time for the top of the order to get it done

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    Barnes takes a first pitch hack against a guy who just walked a guy on 5 pitches and was in danger of hitting into a DP.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Would we win a game without Conforto?

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    Michael Conforto with another three run home run. 10-7 Beavers. Conforto now with 8 home runs and 43 RBI’s on the season

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Final 10-7 Beavs. Bryant with the save, 2 Ks in the b10 but did give up a 2 out double.

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    No way playing the wolfpack should be such a nail-biting affair. The lack of a consistent pen and timely hitting on a dependable basis is gonna play havoc with the old Beav’s BP.

  • HopefulBeav says:
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    Bobby Petrino is now available as a head football coach. Just sayin…

    • slamadam says:
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      good coach, generally seems to be a piece of shit as a human being though

      • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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        Well said. Good friends son has been the starting center for their football team the last couple years.

        • slamadam says:
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          that’s awesome. he’s gotta be a monster

          • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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            6’5″ 320. The first series of the first game two years ago the starter, who was a senior, had some serious injury. Travis went in as a redshirt freshman and has started every game ever since. So he got to play on two great teams. Dad is quite proud, needless to say. I gave him some crap about Petrino when he signed, but pretty hard to resist a high level SEC offer.

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    • Grape says:
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      Fundamentals, that’s what I like to hear.

      • helmsley says:
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        Loved everything he said and, OT, that he goes to OSU softball games with his daughter; which team, by the way, yesterday defeated Arizona State, defending conference champs.The 2nd game called because of darkness with the Beavs leading 1-0. More action today.

        • Jack says:
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          Yeah… that was an impressive win… a walk-off homer in the ninth to win.

        • Jack says:
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          Also important… that was the Beavs first win to open a series. Oregon was a L before they won the last two games to take the series. UCLA was two L’s before they salvaged the third game. They go 3-3 against two low to mid-teen ranked teams after losing the first game of each series, but they casually go all David Ortiz in the first game against the #3 team in the country?

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Other baseball news, Florida was knocked out of the number 1 spot in all the polls last week and came back to beat Florida State (the new #1 in most polls). FSU was up 3-0 and lost 6-3. Kentucky, newly ranked #1 in some polls got hammered by Louisville, 12-0 and aTm lost to UT-Arlington. Arkansa lost to OK. The rest of the top 25 all won. ucla over fullerton.

  • Beaver Byte says:
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    Not a huge surprise that Malcolm Agnew’s hamstring flared up on him again in practice. We have talent at the position but it will be interesting to see who takes leadership roles. Will it be more of a 2 back approach this year?

    OSU Running Game:
    http://beaverbyte.com

  • helmsley says:
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    from sb nation -something to be said for having a gosh darnit coach,

    With Petrino both unemployed and promising to become a better human, college football will need a new universal villain of a head coach. It’s not as easy as it sounds. Nick Saban’s a little too obvious there, and Todd Graham just keeps being replaced by upgrades, like he’s just a prophet who clears the way, a coach crying out in the wilderness. Who can get mad at that guy?

    Not to worry, as someone will surely present himself as the top candidate any minute now. What is Mike Riley hiding? We’re onto you, Mike Riley. No, you’re cool.

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    In the Big 10, it’s BB at Wisconsin. Pac-12, Kiffen with Sark making a stretch run?

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    OT but for iPhone users here’s a way to get to the top of the page without Angry having to figure out a new button: Zip to the top of the page: In Mail, Safari, Contacts and other apps, simply tap the status bar at the top of the screen — the area that displays time, battery and cell bars — to jump back to the top quickly.

    Since there’s no Angrybeavs app… Create an “app” out of a website you visit often: To add a website to your Home screen, just visit the webpage in Safari and at the top of the screen, tap the Go To icon and select “Add to Home Screen.”

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    Hearsay from PO: JC being told he needs to be a PG in order to make it in the NBA. Can’t get that experience at OSU so he’s jumping ship to play overseas.

    http://www.pure-orange.net/cgi-bin/anyboard.cgi/bschoops?cmd=get&cG=2343238333&zu=3234323638&v=2&gV=0&p=

    Seems like the perfect solution is to play Starks as a back-up and have JC as the starting PG. Perhaps the back court would be JC and the new kid Walker.

    CR likes Starks so apparently it ain’t gonna happen otherwise JC wouldn’t be bailing.

    Oh well.

    • Jack says:
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      Interesting fallacy to end that weird rant.

      Oh well.

      • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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        Rant? Wasn’t intended to be a rant. Just mumbles (random thoughts) about what might (could) have been. I’m doing taxes (dealing with K1’s sucks) and don’t have time to proof read or edit.

        If the hearsay is true then it makes sense to make the move and best of luck to him. But I still wish he could have gotten that needed(?) experience at OSU instead of …….

        • Jack says:
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          I think people give Jared too little credit for his actual abilities. Looking at him in a hot-dog game like the NBA, his talents translate fairly well. The problems with someone who relies on their athleticism is that athleticism falls off as a player ages. That’s where the perimeter shot comes into play.

          It takes hard work to become the defender and athlete he’s become. It would take equally hard work to become a shooter. Only a few gifted athletes are both in every draft. So some time on the pro level will naturally progress his game.

          Or have we forgotten that players progress on that level as well?

          What makes Tony Wroten a better prospect than Jared? Is he a better athlete? Does he have an outside shot? Does he ever pass? Does he play half the defense Jared does? Is he a hard working, calm presence on his team? Will he provide a team with one highlight dunk per game for the enjoyment of the fans?

          Wroten is projected somewhere around 20th overall. Yet he shoots 16 points lower than Jared from the line and 18 points lower from beyond the arc.

          What are they saying about his poor defense, horrid perimeter shooting and almost four TO’s per game? They’re justifying it all by saying those things will come with time and patience. Supposedly he will have the maturity to sit on a bench and learn the game while he’s in the NBA.

          Jared knows these things. He’s probably also looking at Damian Lillard and wondering how the hell someone who is not as good as him is rated as a lottery pick. Do we think Jared goes for 24 a game if he plays in the Big Sky? Yes, Lillard has an outside shot. But he also has a major hitch in that shot. And he’s not as athletic as Jared by any stretch of the imagination.

          Brad Beal, Jeremy Lamb, Austin Rivers and Dion Waiters are all SG’s who are rated for the first round and are the same size as Jared. Yet Jared is undersized for a 2, and they aren’t? Lamb and Waiters are the only two comparable to Jared on the defensive end on that list. And Lamb and Rivers are the only two who are decidedly better than Jared from outside. Again, Lamb is the only one who shows the same athleticism as Jared.

          Of all the guards I’ve listed, I think only Lamb and Rivers are actually better than Jared. I don’t see why people are down on him for thinking the same thing. He’s just going to have to prove it in private workouts.

          • NCAA_viOlation NCAA_viOlation says:
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            There are plenty of current NBA guys around his size who play the 2, and they would love to have his athleticism. One thing you’ll find though is they all can shoot the 3 with more accuracy. If he can learn to play the point, I could see a guy like Jared, at his size, playing like Russell Westbrook, but I just don’t think he has the mental toughness for that position.

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            Portland’s front office is known for drafting guys in the 2nd round and letting them play in Europe to develop. Wonder if they got in Jared’s ear and guaranteed him a 2nd round pick if he falls to them? They are desperate to find a PG of the future, and have gone after guys with a similar skill set in hopes they can fill that role (Jarryd Bayless comes to mind)

          • Jack says:
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            You’re overstating the competence of shooting guards in the NBA. There are some greats, and there are others.

            An NBA scout gave me two words when I asked him about Jared’s expected value in this draft:

            Monta Ellis

            He says Jared has first round talent, but many teams see early second round steal if their needs come before talent in the late first. He also carries a ton of value because he was one of the most efficient transition players in the nation this past year. I would look for him to end up somewhere the PG is solid, the SG is aging and there are no viable back-ups to either due to age/injury/cap. Minnesota and Boston come to mind.

            And Portland isn’t a bad guess if they’re going to turn over the roster. Two picks in each round gives them a lot of looks.

          • Jack says:
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            Oh… and if there’s room in the league for Malcolm Lee, then I need to hear again how Jared’s perimeter shooting is going to be a problem. I don’t don’t know how Lee got drafted. I don’t know how he got a guaranteed contract after being drafted in the second round. I just don’t get the whole “Malcolm Lee” thing.

            Jared was better as a soph than Lee was as a junior… in every fac

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            ..facet of the game. He’s a better player now… while he’s probably sleeping.

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    Will Riley reach the important 6 win level in 2012? A breakdown of the complete season with games OSU should be favored in and also those we will likely not be. Currently, I see 5 wins as most likely but a 6th not easy to come by. Pick your season win total and the games you think OSU will win.

    2012 OSU Season Breakdown:
    http://beaverbyte.com

    • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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      Lets see……last year we almost beat Sac State……so…… any teams on the schedule weaker than Sac State….. well, shit…cant find any……

      So I guess 0-12 is a safe pickem….

      Face it…we did this last year and got hugely embarassed. I will believe they can win, when they beat ANYONE….

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        I’m with you on this one. Last year I predicted 6 wins with a realistic shot at 8 wins. Whoops. For the sake of not sounding like a UW fan I think I’m going to refrain from predicting our final record until I actually see them play a couple of games. If they blow out Nicholls State and play Wisconsin tough I’m sure I’ll get sucked into getting my hopes up again though.

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          I think the OOC games will tell us pretty quick what the season will bring. It was a good indicator last year. I have to suspect that anyone with us on their schedule is looking at that game as a very good shot at a win……anyone….

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    Arkansas 2013 decommit — maybe OS can get him? http://247sports.com/Player/Jamel-James-12418 I guess I should put lol in there someplace.

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