08.Dec.2014 Conspiracy Theory (And NO to Brady Hoke).

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If anyone actually has credible sources and wants to share info, shoot me an email.

An admin just showed up on blitz posting a quote about Hoke, then said not to be a hater if he’s the coach.

So over there they have a regular member dropping rumors that some all-world coach is interested in OSU (even implying it could be Harbaugh), yet this guy can’t name names. Meanwhile, the admin and Mamma Machado are implying it’s Hoke.

It seems like a ploy by blitz to get people all riled up so they sign up for a membership. Why do I feel like BDC decided on Hoke days ago and this is all a smoke screen to make it look like they aimed big? Crazy conspiracy theory or something OSU and the “aim low” crowd would try? (I.e. we aimed big, didn’t work, got the guy who Michigan is paying for).

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  • homefry homefry says:
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    and then there is this re: Hoke

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/12001299/former-michigan-wolverines-coach-brady-hoke-receives-standing-ovation-end-season-football-banquet

    I don’t think it’s Hoke…Scott Frost. My wish list would be
    1) Smart
    2) & Final

    • mckalk says:
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      Isn’t it kind of weird that he attends the banquet and people who just fired him sing his praises?

      • scotty says:
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        They want him to get another job so they’re not on the hook for the full buyout

      • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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        I think it is a class move. He is putting his players in front of his ego.

  • Nak says:
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    Angry, I really hope your theory doesn’t come to fruition… Livin in a van down by the river would be a dud hire.

    • angry angry says:
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      I hope it’s not true, too, but it’s very odd the admins would keep implying it’s Hoke.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        I highly doubt they know shit let alone who any of the candidates are

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      There isn’t enough food in Corvallis to keep Hoke fed. Imagine how fucked we’d be if Lindsay was still the beat writer. We’d all go hungry

      • mckalk says:
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        The Corvallis Izzy’s Buffett better look at their 2015 budget again. Margin is going to take a hit!

      • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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        So if we do run out of food, amd Hoke and Lindsey are the last 2 left, who will eat who?

        I’ve got my money on Lindsey

        • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          I asked this on the previous thread. No takers.

          In an all you can eat buffet contest between Brady Hoke, Mark Mangino, Charlie Weiss, Rex Ryan and Lindsay, who wins?

        • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          and for the record I don’t know anyone that would want to be eaten by Lindsay. Yikes. Might mistake something for a hot dog.

        • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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          Here’s how I think it plays out. Lindsey starts talking his ear off about shoes and Gucci sunglasses, to the point that Hoke realizes he’s better off killing himself. Then Lindsey covers him with BBQ sauce and devours him. Could easily see this happening.

      • Nak says:
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        Hilarious but true Whiskey. Made me laugh.

      • angry angry says:
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        Admiral Peary rationed off his sled dogs one by one on the way to the North Pole. Hoke would have to do something similar with the linemen as the season wore on.

    • Jack says:
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      Why a dud? You can get house plates for the van and go get a hibachi at goodwill.

      Mmmmm… bar-b-que.

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    Well, their ploy worked on me. I signed up for a monthly subscription tonight. Really dont enjoy the site layout though. This site is so much more simple and interesting. Blitz sucks.

  • Bill says:
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    It’s crap. you know it, i know it.

    machado is probably posting under different names to stir shit up. i bet she was the high school drama queen.

  • BeaverQB BeaverQB says:
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    Just the thought of Brady Hoke getting the job makes me super sad. It would be such a let down after imagining Frost, Wells, Harbaugh, or even Baldwin taking the helm.

  • Bill says:
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    Or maybe after all the crap that angrys posted about machado, she’s screwing with his head now.

    • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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      I think there is some sexual tension between those two LOL.

  • Jeff says:
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    I don’t think its Hoke. Eggers is implying similar things, people with links to the program (players, former players) are implying similar things.

    I don’t know what will happen but I do think they are swinging for the fences, doubt Hoke is the guy.

    (Maybe I am just in denial but Riley’s gone and I want to be an optimist for awhile).

    • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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      Yeah, we have DA, Eggers, even Ed Ray saying they are pushing for some big things. I think you are right. Obviously they need to get the financial backing to go after the big names and that big name has to agree, so who knows what will happen.

      Hell, most people seemed happier with a Tedford hire than Hoke so we don’t even know if it will be Hoke if not one of the big names.

    • Electric Eye says:
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      I’m with you. I’m thinking big.

      • Nak says:
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        Matt Foley’s a pretty big dude… I hope that’s not what you’re implying. Is Hoke’s long lost twin the governor of the Garden State? Foly’s wife must cut his hair.

  • mckalk says:
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    There’s stuff out there about Hoke as a Colorado St. candidate, but it seems to be ignored on the Oregon sites. He already has the MWC connection.

  • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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    The 49ers season ends December 28th… 3 weeks away.

    Ed Ray said “we might find somebody in the next few days, or it could be three weeks from now.”

    HARBAUGH 2015!

    http://portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/243052-110105-osus-ed-ray-i-want-us-to-get-to-the-next-level

    • angry angry says:
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      Imagine how angry the huskers would be if we landed Harbaugh and they have Riley.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        and Meechicken. That’s their number 1 right there.

      • Electric Eye says:
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        That would be a pretty big “Fuck You” from BDC to Riley as well. Especially if they increase the program budget in a sizable manner.

        • Bill says:
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          Doubt it since Riley and Harbaugh are very good friends. Can’t imagine Harbaugh taking over without talking to Riley first.

          • Electric Eye says:
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            Well if Harbaugh (or whoever) is getting paid substantially more than Riley… I’ll bet Riley doesn’t say to himself, “That’s a neat deal.” lol

          • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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            This is laughable. Harbough to OSU? You guys are smoking too much of the “medical” weed.

          • Jack says:
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            Screw medical… and screw smoking.

            Edible and legal (in seven months) baybee!

    • mckalk says:
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      I guess we should be rooting for the Seahawks next week, I think a 49er loss eliminates them from the playoffs.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        Anyone know what Harbaugh’s being paid from SF? And if he’s fired does he still collect what he’s owed? Could that work to OSU’s advantage? I’m still skeptical it’s Harbaugh but it’s fun to speculate.

        • mckalk says:
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          I think the original contract was 5 years/25 million, but maybe it has changed?

        • Electric Eye says:
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          I didn’t find a concrete number, but saw it’s estimated at 5 million.

        • mckalk says:
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          I bet Harbaugh somehow resigns…..I don’t think he’s ever been fired from a coaching job.

  • WFO WFO says:
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    Harbaugh was the first name that popped in to my head when I read Riley was gone, but the idea was so far fetched I never even said it out loud.

    • Nak says:
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      Me too. Just a fantasy but man if we actually get Harbaugh I’m calling Bekins and immediately moving back to Portlandia. In fact Portlandia should look into a Riley parody with Fred Armisen wearing 10 layers of dri-fit doing a Opie presser following a loss to PSU.

    • Alex says:
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      Me too. The day Riley left, my wife asked me what my absolute best case scenario hire would be. Harbaugh was the name. She laughed at me, and I laughed at myself. Now though…

  • ean says:
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    That would be an epic fail if they came away with Hoke after talking up being willing to spend.

    • Electric Eye says:
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      It would be the most epic of fails. With a guy like Hoke, OSU has to have the leverage. “You want to work here? We’ll pay you xxxx dollars” If he doesn’t like it, go try his luck somewhere else. Hoke’s regression the last 4 years do not fit the description of an exciting hire. No matter the reason(s) for the regression. It’s a complete fucking anit-boner hire!

  • mckalk says:
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    Here’s the betting line on NFL vs.Michigan for Harbaugh’s next gig

    http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2014/12/08/michigan-football-coach-jim-harbaugh/20088347/

  • JD says:
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    There is no way in hell that Jim Harbaugh would become the new head coach at OSU. He could have his choice of multiple NFL head coaching gigs or pretty much any college job that he wants and you guys are honestly thinking that he would choose OSU?

    • mckalk says:
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      Killjoy……you come up with the “knock your socks off” candidates Eggers is referring to or the “absurd” candidate who has expressed interest.

      • angry angry says:
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        The problem is a lot of these clowns have such low expectations that they might think Hoke IS a knock your socks off candidate.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      I think deep down we all think that. It’s what years of mediocrity and being told you can’t recruit to Corvallis and “no one wants to come here”, it’s a cowtown plus all of the shit that sow Lindsay, Puker, PK bitch boy Goe and Ted Miller have written, is it any wonder?

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      bet you said the same thing back in 1998/99 when Dennis Erickson was mentioned. I mentioned that name to my duck father. He’d just been fired from the Seahawks, northwest roots. Could happen. He laughed his ass off at me.

  • mckalk says:
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    Maybe it’s good sign for the OL….Isaac Seumalo’s sister is coming to play volleyball for the beavs in 2015.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    No mention of OSU in this story on Harbaugh.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/where-will-jim-harbaugh-end-up-in-2015/ar-BBgvPz5?ocid=DELLDHP

    • Electric Eye says:
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      I like the linked story below that about Tebow paying off Walmart shoppers layaway tabs. Tis the season!

    • mckalk says:
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      The gulf between expressing an interest and coming to the table to negoitiate can be huge. Who knows the actual motivation and how serious these behind the scenes big names really are? All I know is the wait is going to kill me. I was so excited when DE replaced MR, I hope to have that same thrill again.

    • wannabeav says:
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      two lines stand out: he likes the west coast (ergo doesn’t want Michigan job) and the prospect that something insane might happen. That would be definition to describe his taking the job in Corvallis

  • LocationOregon says:
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    Re my comment above:

    Relying solely on employing the SWAG method (Scientific Wild-Ass Guess) of deductive reasoning, I’m suggesting that it might be John — not Jim — Harbaugh that’s the target. He’s never been a college HC and I recall reading somewhere that he’s expressed an interest in returning to college FB. Just sayin’.

    • Electric Eye says:
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      He did try for the Boston College job in 2007, and UCLA in 2008.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      Might make sense. I can’t see him wanting out of the Ravens job. Won a SB a couple years back and they’re in the playoff mix again this year. Although not the same team that won it all two years ago. But I can’t see any reason why he’d want to leave less than 2 years removed from a SB win.

    • Timber2002 says:
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      Fits the criteria of never been a college head coach. He currently makes $6.5 mil per year so Ed Ray would need to get the donors to write some big checks this week.

  • BeaverBill BeaverBill says:
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    http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2014/12/oregon_state_beavers_looking_a.html

    Story on Baldwin being in the mix for sure.

    • angry angry says:
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      You’re reading the Oregonian still?

      I might ban all links from them if this persists.

  • PDXBeav says:
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    Angry you said this in the last thread: “Guy on Blitz talking about all this said, “Also logic doesn’t make sense on one of the candidates. I have no idea why he would be interested in OSU and not Michigan etc. I asked the same question”….

    It can’t be Harbaugh, right?”

    I think it might be Schiano

    • ObjCritic says:
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      Instead of “bringing their lunch pails, OSU would “chop wood.” Has to be him doesn’t it?!? And he’s allegedly preparing for a return to the college ranks:

      “…it’s hard to imagine that his focus won’t turn to another building project once the head-coaching carousel begins to spin in the coming weeks.

      Schiano has done plenty of work to ready himself for a return to college football. He keeps binders filled with DVDs of all his team meetings from the NFL, watching them to take notes on what he would add to his presentations, which he considers the equivalent of Football 101. He has also conducted a recruiting study to identify what geographic areas NFL draft picks hail from (short answer: Florida, California and Texas) to help refine his recruiting focus upon his return. He hosted former Kansas and Notre Dame recruiting coordinator Rob Ianello to catch up on what he has missed on the recruiting trail. He even joined Twitter under a secret account to keep up on news and better understand how recruits and media consume information. ”

      “http://www.nj.com/rutgersfootball/index.ssf/2014/11/former_rutgers_coach_greg_schiano_speaks_hints_that_a_return_to_the_sideline_could_be_coming_soon.html”

      Oh the sport of speculation…

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        Don’t wanna be a buzz kill. But “keep chopping wood” is mentioned prominently on Jack Del Rio’s wiki page. I’d rather have him than Hoke. I’d rather have Schiano than Del Rio.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    The new head coach is apparently supposed to be named next Monday at the latest

  • Roygbeav says:
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    Glad to see Riley took Banker with him to Lincoln.

    http://nebraska.247sports.com/Bolt/Defensive-coordinator-in-place-33701147

  • scotty says:
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    Hearing the guy talk about wanting Pat Hill on the Joe Beaver Show today made me want to simultaneously weep, facepalm, and strangle someone

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      That was BG… and pat hill is not a proper name when he uses it.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Portland State: Offensive coordinator Bruce Barnum will serve as interim head coach through the 2015 season. The school is in the process of hiring a new athletic director, and a school spokesperson tells The Oregonian they want to let the new AD hire a coach without sacrificing this year’s recruiting class.

    • Timber2002 says:
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      PSU doesn’t seem to have much desire to change anymore. Its sad to see them give up like that. I spent lots of Saturdays in Civic Stadium in the late 80s early 90s. Pokey Allen, Chris Crawford, Darren Del Andrae, John Charles…good times.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Tulsa: Oregon offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach Scott Frost and Utah State head coach Matt Wells are in the mix at Tulsa, according to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Here’s what Wells said about his name in the coaching carousel.

    I take that to mean that OSU is thinking higher than those two. But if they’re thinking Hoke, uhhh I’m out. I’d take Wells over Hoke in a heartbeat

    http://coachingsearch.com/coaching-search-ticker

    • HireMattWells says:
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      Frost and Wells would both be so much better for OSU than Hoke the joke. BDC better not be reverting to his “this could be the First brother-in-law” thinking and jeapordizing a 5-7 year decision over the 2nd game our new coach will be in at UM. That would be the stupidest reasoning ever but sadly it has been mentioned more than once (Granted mostly by those idiots at the Oregonian). Faceplant hire if BDC went Hoke. Michigan isn’t even good as a program anymore.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Also Shiano’s name is being mentioned in the Meechicken dumpster fire. But I doubt that’s a splashy enough hire for those arrogant, entitled assholes.

  • scotty says:
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    From a Husker board, on the news that Banker is their new DC:

    “Ugghhhh…welcome to Eastern Oregon St.”

    LOL

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Just read this. Sounds like defensively Hoke and staff did just fine. It’s offensively where they struggled. I’d be more than willing to bet their defense would struggle even more against the spread offenses of the Pac-12. No to Hoke

    http://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/university-michigan/wolverines/2014/12/03/michigan-brady-hoke-fail/19824299/

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    If anyone gives a rats ass. New AC/DC album in full. Was released a week ago.

    • ObjCritic says:
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      A few good guitar hooks. Still a great overall sound and the singer’s voice sounds better than it did on albums from the 80’s and 90’s, which is amazing. Or it just sounded really bad previously, take your pick.

      Lyrics weak/lazy as expected. Like Jack said, an AC/DC album is just an excuse for the band to play. And for some of the guitar that results, and the sound, that’s all right by me.

  • Corliss says:
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    How about hoke as HC and Baldwin as OC? ew doesn’t pay Baldwin much.

  • Timber2002 says:
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    So Michigan thinks they can get John Harbaugh.

    And Jay Harbaugh (former OSU undergrad assistant and Jim’s son) is on John Harbaugh’s staff at Baltimore.

    Are we raising $ to compete with Michigan to get John Harbaugh??? If so….Holy Shit!

    http://www.sportsworldnews.com/articles/23478/20141208/michigan-wolverines-coach-update-john-harbaugh-in-running-ahead-of-his-brother-jim-video.htm

    • Benny says:
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      Maybe, that would be awesome, but the only way he comes to OSU over Michigan is if he want a ‘lower stress environment’ Michigan will out bid us no matter what we come up with. Could be that we are chasing the other brother though, Jim will likely be unemployed at the end of the year. Harbaugh bowl at the big house anyone?

      • Timber2002 says:
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        Apparently the Harbaugh’s are very close with Brady Hoke. Maybe they wouldn’t want to step on Brady’s grave at Michigan after he’s been fired?

        • Benny says:
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          That could be it, but it would have to be something other than money. In the end if we pull all the stops we might get to, what, 3 mil? Michigan probably starts at 4-5.

      • angry angry says:
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        Per sources OSU is going to hire Jim as HC an John as DC.

  • Timber2002 says:
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    Another interesting story about John Harbaugh and Michigan

    http://www.chatsports.com/michigan-wolverines/a/Insider-John-Harbaugh-would-accept-Michigan-job-if-offered-10-2-4680

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    #Vince Lombardi’s DNA used to clone new coach for Oregon State. Announcement coming soon after legal and ethical issues with family and the Catholic Church are resolved. #fight,fight fight!

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    In an e-mail to The Associated Press on Monday, Tom Osborne, the coach who led Nebraska to three national titles wrote, “I don’t know Mike Riley, I wish him the very best”.

    Thanks for that ringing endorsement coach….!

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    “I have been told that Oregon State has had phone discussions with four candidates for their head coaching vacancy – Brady Hoke, BYU coach Brono Mendenhall, Utah State coachMatt Wells and Eastern Waashington coach Beau Baldwin.”

    http://coachingticker.scout.com/story/1490157-all-about-leverage

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      After the buzz on the “mystery candidates” I can’t help but yawn a little bit. Let’s start the elimination process. Hoke/Baldwin…bye,bye…….Mendenhall/Wells on to the next round.

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        Totally, just added that because its the first we’ve heard that wells has been contacted.

        After reading the article, any chance harbaugh is using OSU to get a fat offer to then leverage against Michigan? Its not like there are any other high profile jobs out there

    • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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      Hah, the fact that you got a downvote shows how angry people are going to be here if we don’t get a more impressive name now…

    • ean says:
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      I like Frost better than those 4 but maybe Frost wants to hang on to his job for another year or two for a bigger offer.

    • Jack says:
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      I’ve got a song, I ain’t got no melody

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      IF that is accurate, and we have no idea if it is, then the “knock your socks off” or “swinging for the fences” candidate isn’t on that list.

      I like both Wells and Mendenhall, and think both would be coaching upgrades over Riley and would field more competent teams.

      But this candidate list suggest expectations of/for OSU are really low and that multiple sources have perceptions from different people. For example, I doubt that Derek Anderson’s vague tweets are in response to this list, and I doubt Eggers remarks are either.

      If that’s the list, I think I like Wells the best. Mendendhall is a great game coach, and I like that fact that he canned underperforming assistants. But I suspect Wells ceiling is hire and that he could recruit more broadly. Though its not fair, I think Mendenhall’s Mormon faith might limit recruits perceptions of him and OSU.

      • angry angry says:
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        IF that is accurate, and we have no idea if it is, then the “knock your socks off” or “swinging for the fences” candidate isn’t on that list. Which is why I’m considering this is an orchestrated farce just to look like they went big. It’s not hard to get Eggers and others on board…just leak a rumor to them. Ed Ray doesn’t like to spend on sports, but probably doesn’t want to look bad going cheap. I wouldn’t be surprised if the big name is never known, or if it is, that name denies ever being contacted. Now the less cynical side of me says I hope I’m wrong, donors have years of pent up money burning holes in their pockets, this is all to be taken face value, etc.

        • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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          This clarification was posted on Blitz. Sounds like some CYA going on here since people are starting to grow skeptical of these big rumors.

          ” I see a lot of mixed messages, and I want to make sure that we keep a few things straight, at last to he best of my knowledge:The desire to meet with boosters was not for Hoke necessarily. Or any of the names we have tossed around. It was to get the funds to go high for a name that deserves high.  Basically they want to make sure that they can cover the market cost for the name they want. It doesn’t mean that if they can’t agree with the big names, that they will offer the same money to someone like Tedford or even Wilcox. They will most likely interview multiple people, and unless the law was rescinded, one of them will need to be a minority.  So there is going to be more than one name and they will most likely have different price tags assigned to them.With in conference poaches, we will have to fight them and their boosters for the coaches.  Getting a guy like Scott Frost will mean we have to beat out Uncle Phil in a contract battle. Even if we do raise a lot of money and hire a guy like Hoke, we are probably going to want a lot of money to get the best assistants money can buy.  So lets not get caught up on the numbers because a lot of that might go to other people as well. Think Tinkle’s staff.I know that this stuff is probably common sense, but I keep seeing people get up in arms with a less than stellar name and wonder why the boosters were brought in for that name.  I would guarantee that Hoke at least gets an interview. I would also say that I strongly think before it is all done Frost and/or Wilcox will get one as well.  The two uber coaching prospects will get a look if they are not out of our range after meeting with the donors. Anyway, I hope this isn’t jerky of me, I don’t have a ton of info on this, but in conversations I have had and in reading between the lines  of some interviews I am confident these are accurate and I just don’t want people getting upset if they don’t have to. There is plenty of things to worry and fuss about… :)”

          • ObjCritic says:
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            “The two uber coaching prospects will get a look if they are not out of our range after meeting with the donors. Anyway, I hope this isn’t jerky of me,”

            It is.

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            If Hoke gets an interview, he probably gets the job based on the relationships to BDC.

            If he’s the “big name,” it’s really only because he coached at Michigan, right? Not because of Ball State.

            Schiano is interesting to me because he’s motivated, learning from mistakes, and preparing.

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            concur on Schiano. Gino Torretta just suggested to Jack Arute that the reason anyone might take a pass on Michigan is the fact that its culture is riven with factions in the post-Schembecler era

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          Or they could end up pulling the same shit Nebraska did with the Riley hire, “we know he’s not great but he’s bringing Frost and Orgeron! It’s an all star team of world beaters!”

          Meanwhile, he drags along his gang of lackeys…

  • Jack says:
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    If Riley leaves Brennan and Perry, he’s dumber than I thought.

    What’s the news on Seumalo and Brasfield? If I had to pick and choose which assistants to keep, Bray is the only one I would miss at this point. And his unit didn’t exactly perform well these last two seasons. But I think everyone gives him a pass because Banker just sucks.

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      Riley took only his guys. I didn’t know Burton got fired at PSU. I would expect him to follow Riley to Nebraska now replacing Perry as DB coach.

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        NU fans just have to be in complete shock. They got three days of the joy of this coaching search stuff, then they get the Riley bomb. And that would have been decent had they insisted he leave his gang of under-performers behind and find some decent coaches. But now they get to watch Banker do the hand jive, Read coach his son instead of put a tenth player on the field and listen to Cav cuss and demand bear crawls.

        • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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          They where talking that this was the chance to put together an all star staff. Haha.

        • ObjCritic says:
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          Any NU fan who watched the Riley press conference probably went and started slamming red beers. And not out of elation.

          • Jack says:
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            I… uh… like to coach football.

          • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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            ” We should have run the ball more.”

          • Jack says:
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            “We’re going to go look at film and evaluate things and see if we can do that and take advantage of some of those things that went right.”

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            Riley is the Nancy Pelosi of coaches; a lot of verbiage but no substantive communication

          • ean says:
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            lol.. now you are just trolling Jack

          • Jack says:
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            How? Pelosi is a politician. His description fits.

          • Jack says:
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            Ahhh… I think I get it. I quoted a Billy Preston song, and only Dems can enjoy “colored people” music. Therefore, I’m lost.

          • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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            “I didn’t get fired and got a huge raise. hip, hip….”

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      Brennan just made a recruiting trip reference in a tweet this morning with a #gobeavs.

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        Honestly if there were holdovers from the the staff in order I would have hoped for:

        1. Brennan
        2. Bray
        3. Gundy
        4. Perry

        Not at all mad about who Riley took with. Pretty bad form though if they poach a bunch of commits. I’d expect the guys with an attachment to Bray to follow, but other in that I hope we’re good with the rest.

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          They can have the commits. Those who want to stay can stay if the new coach wants them. The roster needs work, and the depth chart can now finally be open to talent rather than those who have put in their time and get to play because of entitlement.

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      DB play under Perry has improved. Not spectacularly so, but improved nonetheless.

      • Jack says:
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        I don’t know how much input Perry gets on the depth chart, but he certainly wasn’t helped much by the legacies who did play. We saw a lot more from Strong and Noland-Lewis later in the year.

  • Bill says:
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    I have some big time news about who the new coach will be. It will blow your underwear off!

    Only $9.99 to hear a vague summary.

    • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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      Thank you Daddy Muchado.

    • Jack says:
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      Nope! You’re wrong. I know who it is, but I can’t say.

      Be sure to keep hitting F5 to see more posts like this.

    • ObjCritic says:
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      There are “Hip Hip Hooray!” socks, what would official OSU underwear say (no “Beaver” jokes please):

      “Your lunch pail?”

      “You found my identity?”

      “Ride THIS to work”

  • ObjCritic says:
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    You know, when you think about it, coaching salaries and expectations are pretty ridiculous. I know that NCAA football isn’t just a sport, but a massive entertainment industry with huge ratings and advertising sales, but Jesus Tits, after $2M a year, how much does a guy need?!? Figure in taxes and add some more if you want.

    The notion that the market price for a top coach or serious up-and-comer is $2.5M – 3M+ is crazy.

    But you can guess I don’t reside in a tax bracket that can relate to these problems.

    • ean says:
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      I agree with you that it is dumb. I think there are only 2 options though. Find a good coach and pay them what they are worth and make the financial investments necessary to take the program to the next level or dismantle the football program altogether. Continuing down the path to P12 bottom feeder is only going to lead to more unfunded liabilities.

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    Machado falling a bit behind on some of the news. Reported this morning that Banker officially joined Nebby as DC.

    Some of the other news, though, confirms what Deep Eye (er Electric Eye) was saying days ago, so credibility points to him/her.

  • Beavocalypse says:
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    I just mocked Machado as Fake Riley. She didn’t get it. I think I’ll need to clarify.

    • PdX says:
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      can’t believe she didn’t get it and replied with a “hip hip hooray” when you said her site was a scam.

  • e. says:
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    Seeing how we have no real news and are stuck to speculation I’ll go ahead and toss out a name that hasn’t been mentioned yet; Mike Singletary.

    He is…
    1. Unemployed
    2. NFL experience
    3. Fits the OSU “moral mentality /integrity” aspect.

    Not saying id want him as a coach, but with no real news, I think we have just about reached that point.

    • Calibeav says:
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      I WANT WINNERS!!!! He’s owner of a top 5 sports rants as well..

  • ObjCritic says:
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    The Big Red machine at NU is really going to be hummin,’ Now being reported that Associate Athletic Director for Football Operations Dan Van De Riet is joining Mike Riley’s staff at Nebraska.

    This is going the direction of a nearly complete mediocrity transplant.

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      Direction? It’s already there!

      It’s mindblowing that with all the options, Nebraska decided to hire our staff for twice what they were making here. Neat deal!

      • ObjCritic says:
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        The way it’s going off provides a great opportunity to test whether the problem was Riley or Corvallis. He’s so stubborn he’s going to repeat all of his mistakes, even with the money and opportunity to do otherwise. I am not really surprised.

      • Jack says:
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        It is just surreal… in a good way.

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      “We plan on playing amplified combine noises as well as showing video of a John Deere combine knocking down the corn on the Jumbotron to amp up the stadium experience. The chainsaw noise we used back in Corvallis gave us an unprecedented home field advantage as well as hearing loss.”

  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    Why can’t there be a middle ground? Why not find an up and comer who’s willing to take on the OSU challenges because they WANT THE OPPORTUNITY to prove themselves?

    The situation as I see it (course I’m blind in one eye and can’t see out of the other)….

    – Not so very long ago OSU had the reputation of being a graveyard for football coaching careers.

    – The OSU athletic department is in debt big time.

    – The attendance/seating capacity of the stadium does not provide a lot of excess cash even if every game is a sellout.

    – OSU does not have the fan base or the television audience of the larger schools.

    – Corvallis does not have the weather, night life, etc. that a lot of kids (and coach’s wives) are looking for. At least that’s what the rumor was about MR’s wife.

    – imo a major downturn in the economy is on the horizon and it very well could turn into a major depression. Because of that I believe OSU should be doing what we all should be doing and that’s paying off our debts and preparing ourselves for tough times. OSU should not be taking a bunch of debt obligations that would come with some big name, over paid HC.

    By any chance do any of you who are into history know what the attendance was for sporting events in the early 1930’s? Things have a chance of getting that bad.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Just had an idea to keep things interested. Instead throwing names out there for potential coaching candidates and driving ourselves crazy with rumors and un-sourced info from twitter/blitz/etc…….

    How about we starting making our list of token minority candidates who will get the interview to appease the state of Oregon rules? I really haven’t heard any mention of a single minority candidate from any of the news sites yet. For basketball, is was Damon Stoudamire, and his name came out pretty early on in the process.

    I’m curious to see who everybody realistically thinks OSU will interview.

  • DCBeav says:
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    Man, you gotta get your forums up and running. Prime opportunity right now with the coaching search and the pure-orange site constantly down.

    • angry angry says:
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      ? They are up and running. Anyone can use it.

      • scotty says:
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        There were “error establishing a database connection” errors sometimes earlier.

        Also noticing pure orange down a lot too

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          I meant with the site in general, haven’t been to the forums

  • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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    Gonna need a more substantial info leak soon. Most of the “leaks” seem mostly useless. Let’s get some names.

  • Bill says:
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    I still think Will Muschamp is the best hire they could make of the available coaches. Harbaugh would trump everyone else.

  • angry angry says:
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    Not sure why people like Schiano.

    • ean says:
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      Did a great job of rebuilding Rutgers (even more dismal history than OSU). Appears to be open to changing his philosophies and looking to improve himself (we’ll see though). Was kind of a flop in TB but he was dealing with Freeman. I look at it like hiring a motivated Mike Riley in 2003 all over again. Not in love with it but more interested in Schiano than a lot of other names I see floating around. To me the most important thing is practice reps, and a simplification of play calling. Chip Kelly is running so many plays in practice he is getting his 2nd and 3rd string QBs reps, that is unheard of in the NFL. We need someone that is of that mindset. I am not sure if Schiano picked up on that nuance in his year long tour of successful football programs.

    • PDXBeav says:
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      Angry – I read this article a few weeks ago and for some reason, Schiano was someone who I thought would be a good fit here. Look at where Rutgers was before he came along.

      http://mmqb.si.com/2014/11/04/nfl-greg-schiano-year-off/

  • angry angry says:
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    Oh I know all about him. I was living near Rutgers at that time and had friends from there. Pretty sure he cheated on the recruiting trail to turn things around, only got to .500 even doing so, and then failed in the NFL.

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    New thread up

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