23.Jan.2014 Craig Robinson to Princeton?

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He doesn’t seem happy at OSU, and OSU fans aren’t happy with him, so this seems likely. It will be interesting to see how fans, and more importantly, Bob D, react to this given CR is on a mini run. Watch him sign CR to a lifetime contract off this winning streak.

In a side note, the carrot (Kolton Miller) BeaverBlitz was dangling for memberships committed to UCLA.

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  • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    we didn’t want kolten miller anyways. he would have only been given preferred walk on status

    • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      someone thumbs down sarcasm. buncha bitches

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Did I read somewhere Robinsons daughter is going to play ball at Princeton? maybe its in the article you linked but i dont have time to check. I remember seeing that somewhere and thinking/hoping Princeton would offer CR a job. Sounds like a great opportunity!

    • oneoldbeav says:
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      Speaking of coaches kids, seems like many coaches take advantage of having their kids attend college where they are employed. Cav, Perry, Seumalo all, I believe, fit this scenario. In many institutions this means free or greatly reduced cost of education.
      Anyone know how this works at OSU? Anyone think it may be a factor in how long Perry, in particular, stays around….I think he has two kids in school.

      Is CR so well off that his daughter going to Princeton wouldn’t be a factor? Is she on scholarship?

      • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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        Yeah, given the AD state at OSU (the basketball program undergoing “rehab”) one can see various possibilities. BDC wanting to hold on to improvement (?) and at least some success (assuming a break even or better conference record this year) could easily be seen giving CR a reward.

        But CR seeing the Princeton AD job as a good move and taking it, also seems likely.

        The daughter is on the basketball team so I expect she has a scholy. But CR might still want to be there. I think he is well off.

        Hey, at least there is chance of a coaching change. Problem is, what would BDC do with that? Does he have the capability of finding a new one who is on the rise, who has ability?

        • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          I’m tellin ya, this guy………………

          He’s from the northwest, was a long time Gonzaga assistant

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Rice_(basketball)

        • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          oh boy. I just read his alma mater is Wazzu. Bet this is the guy they go after when Bone gets canned.

        • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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          “Princeton does not offer academic or athletic scholarships.”

          http://www.princeton.edu/ua/sections/5/

        • helmsley says:
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          I don’t believe Ivy League schools give athletic scholarships per se, nor do schools like Willamette, Whitman – private colleges. There is financial aid to good students who are also athletes or should I say athletes who are also good students. CR can afford to send Leslie to Princeton and if she qualifies and can star in basketball, more power to her. Wishing her the very best and it must be a little tough if she hears all the things being said about her dad.

      • Jack says:
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        No ships in the Ivy League.

      • Bob says:
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        Six year contract, 5.2 million. In my world that’s very well off.

      • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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        I think kids of staff at OSU get half off tuition.

    • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      yes, his daughter has stated she will be attending Princeton next fall.

  • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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    OT — Angry….or someone…. can ya give an overview of the football recruits? What is missing….and who might be a game changer. Seems like Del Rio might be good to go after Mannion is gone….Or maybe this McMaryion?

  • G Joubert says:
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    The good news: CR to Princeton.
    The bad news: BCD gets to make another hire.

  • whatever says:
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    Currently, Robinson’s win percentage is better than any Oregon State coach since Ralph Miller, he’s been good for fundraising, he’s been able to connect with Gary Payton and AC Green in ways that the previous coaches weren’t and he’s gotten us national attention. Is he a great X’s and O’s coach? Fuck no, he’s clueless. But he’s gotten us back to a level of respectability that we haven’t had in 20 years.

    He was a good hire. Considering how many coaches turned us down before we got him, he’s been a great 4th or 5th choice.

    If he leaves, he’s made the program better than it was and made it a more attractive program for an incoming coach. That makes it easier to pick a really good coach.

    Your criticism is stupid.

    • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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      you’re stupid….

    • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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      ..gotten us back to a level of respectability…?

      Being in the bottom tier of the conference is respectable?

      He wasnt a good hire unless we suddenly blossom and get to the NCAA tourney. Yes, he didnt bomb, but he has made only minimal progress. Right now we are 3-3, but the season is far from over.

      I agree that CR may have made the program more attractive, but BDC doesnt seem to take good team performance very seriously so a good question is, would he bother to criticically evaluate candidates and get us a good one.

      • mckalk says:
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        I would say he’s made the program a little more “interesting” just by association, but not necessarily more attractive because when he goes that non-sport interest goes too.

    • trhht says:
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      Robinson has also had the longest tenure at the school since Miller (John and Anderson both also made it 6 years but Anderson took semi retirment and john fired).

      In that time John and Anderson made postseason tournaments.

      Robinson? None.

      How about his conference winning percentage? Probably somewhere in the 30s.

      Not to mention the conference has seen its weakest 5 years in history the past 5 years. Eddie Payne wishes he coulda coached against Colorado (mediocre big 12 team that wins pac) and cal (mediocre players monty wills to conf title)

      • whiskeysoakednapkins says:
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        but but but, Robinson has taken the beavs to the CBI 3 out of 5 years!!!!!!

  • helmsley says:
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    Angry, re CR: “He doesn’t seem happy at OSU,” I’ve heard him comment several times how much he and his wife like being in Corvallis. I think he’s worked incredibly hard so it’s too bad, if he does go, it will be without the thanks he probably deserves.

    • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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      I think he worked well at getting good recruits, but was lax at evaluating his own capabilities and hiring assistants who were good X and O guys and giving them some control in games. Working incredibly hard, if he did, doesnt cut it if you cant get the job done. If you hired a guy to dig a ditch and he worked incredibly hard but didnt know how to dig and never got it done, wouldnt you fire him and try to get someone who knew how?

      • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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        This.

        So confounding.

        Does he think his x-o/coaching is producing great results? Or is it just easier to pass the blame to the school, location, players, phases of the moon?

    • angry angry says:
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      I know what he’s said, but his expressions and fading enthusiasm say otherwise.

      He’s probably better suited to be an AD and surrounded by the liberalism at Princeton. His administrative skills are good, but his coaching is atrocious.

      • trhht says:
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        fading enthusiasm like being the main fundraiser for the practice facility that benefits the school more than it does him.

        • angry angry says:
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          First off, he began doing that years ago, but secondly I was talking about enthusiasm for coaching and social environment. AND I even said he’d make a good AD, which is what the fundraising would fall under. Jesus.

          • Jesus says:
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            Did someone say my name?

          • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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            Well…. I maintain Jesus is a fictional character and an appearance on AB pretty well proves that….

          • Jack says:
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            So you do hablo!

            I knew it!

          • osbeavs says:
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            Can we promote him to AD?

          • whiskeysoakednapkins says:
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            I would actually be ok with CR getting kicked upstairs to AD if it meant giving decareless the boot. Anyone else think this would be a good idea?

          • Numbers says:
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            Im on board. BDC has gotta go.

  • mb says:
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    You guys too girly sensitive to tolerate a difference in opinion? Do you not have the intellectual capacity to respond with rational logic rather than ranting grunts?

  • Jack says:
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    I think the idea isn’t Coach Rob’s at all. I think people read about us talking about it here and take it to their various message boards where the idea becomes one of interest that a reporter finally asks about it.

    That he is open about his thought process is interesting. He’s not a hard line “no comment” guy or someone who gives the stink eye while saying, “I have one job, and that’s as coach of _____.” He just runs through the general scenarios left out by an insufficient question borne of idle interest.

    But now that he’s said the words, he’s turning heads of people like his agent and BDC and regents/alumni at Princeton… and schmoes like us.

    He’s hedged his bets… er… investments before. He knows how this game works.

  • scotty says:
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    Angrybeavs sounds angrier today than usual

    • whiskeysoakednapkins says:
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      I’ll rip out your eyes and piss on your brain.

      Name the movie quote. I dare ya! I double dog dare ya motherfucker!

  • Jack says:
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    Way OT…

    A friend died this morning. He was in a car accident with his father and sister and three others last Saturday. He was the Oregon and Regional Silver Gloves champion. He had a ton of talent due to a great work ethic and great support. This time last week his family and gym were raising money so he could go to nationals next week. On Saturday that turned into fundraising for medical bills. Today that turns into fundraising for funeral costs. And his father is still in ICU at OHSU.

    I’ve lost a lot of friends to age, illness or a combination of the two. But this one is just heartbreaking. This one made me cry for a while, and I don’t know if I’m done.

    RIP Carlos Perez.

  • ObjCritic says:
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    OT – but what is Nall’s best position at this level? LB? FB? HB?

    http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2014/01/signing_day_countdown_oregon_s_13.html

  • Jack says:
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    Has anyone heard anything about Larry Allen III from De La Salle? There was some buzz about him early in the football season, but his recruitment is just one big stone wall.

  • angry angry says:
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    Have you guys seen this regarding net neutrality?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60rLq-tSm_o

    Fascism! I wonder how AB will be affected.

    • Jack says:
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      Woo hoo!

      I see an ISP/telecommunications bubble on the horizon. Corporatocracy/fascism will render a burst bubble and lemon socialism. That’s right. Supply-side econ is just you squeezing someone’s lemon. What do you think of your trickle down now?

      • angry angry says:
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        What do you think of your trickle down now?

        Same thing I’ve always thought about it, which is not much.

  • gobeavos says:
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    Hallice Cooke #1 in the country for 3-point percentage among qualified players

    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/statistics/player/_/stat/scoring-per-game/sort/threePointFieldGoalPct

    • Jack says:
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      More importantly, Berto is somewhere around 54% in conference play. That has to do with Cooke and LMW (69?% in conference play) getting starting minutes. Those two defer to Berto and the bigs so well. And they’re rewarded with shots so open that noon ball warriors could make them easily. It’s a strange transformation that has slowly taken place since Coach Rob has decided to put shooters on the floor.

      Go figure.

  • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    scroll down and read the comments and answers about the coverage of OSU (sports in general)

    http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/01/sports_editor_open_thread_ques.html

    • Jack says:
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      That answer about Schnell breaking the Wagner story is bunk. That article came out on the eve of Wagner’s firing and more than a month after other news outlets reported on the story. It was after a two month investigation by Bobby D.

      • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        call him on it. I honestly don’t know or I would

  • mb says:
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    Boise signs jc qb, a winner in the mold of earlier Bronco qbs. Pipeline is tight between Harsin and Butte coach. Beavers do not need another qb. But Butte is always in top ten nationally and produces future pro players at various positions on a regular basis. How about getting to know Jeff Jordan?

  • Hattie says:
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    I read this post fully about the resemblance of
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