15.Dec.2014 Assistant Coaches

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Let’s use this thread to track developments.

Just saw that OL coach T.J. Woods and defensive line coach Chad Kauha’aha’a are coming to Corvallis. Early on I heard Aranda was coming, then that cooled off, now we’re hearing Wisconsin is trying to retain him.

Heard that due to bowl games, it might be a while before news is official.

This site has some good info.

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  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Aranda has interest from Texas Tech apparently too. I’m sure part of this is him playing these teams off each other in order to maximize his pay day.

    • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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      Now that town does suck. Now way he goes there unless they back up the truck big time.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        spent a year in Lubbock and another in Amarillo growing up. Wasn’t bad but I’d never go back. Losta flat. And cows. When the wind blows on a hot summer day, phew. You’ll never forget the smell of hot cow shit

        • Jack says:
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          Yeah… Hereford ain’t just a cow.

          That’s what killed me about Ft. Collins too. It is a beautiful town and a great place with great people. But you can smell Greeley on most days.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    omfg!!!!!! I about died with laughter. this guy can’t be serious

    http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/opinion/mailbag/how-about-rethinking-how-we-select-a-head-osu-football/article_57cd89e7-a633-52da-960b-7432fdc344f5.html

  • whatever says:
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    Aranda is allegedly in Corvallis tonight.

  • HireMattWells says:
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    Yep. Aranda appears to be a considerable improvement over Banker. I’d be ok with OSU going as high as 700K for him. Andersen needs to get him signed on to the new staff as his first major test. Then all should be in fine shape heading into what looks to be a real Orange vs Black Spring Game that fans want to see to begin our new era under Andersen.

    • Numbers says:
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      I still like the idea of hiring Matt Wells as O coordinator. This spring game will be an important one in vetting the roster for the new coaches.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        Wells isn’t gonna leave a HC job to become an OC.

        • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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          What about Utah State’s current OC/QB coach? I assume it’s gotta be a bigger name than that though since Andersen wanted more money for coordinators.

          Will be interesting to see what happens.

          Really hope it’s not Ludwig. Guy seems to have had poor reviews with every team he’s been OC for.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            I hope it’s not Ludwig either. But that wasn’t originally what I was responding to. Matt Wells is not gonna leave his head coaching job at USU to become an offensive coordinator somewhere. He can use his current success at USU to parlay himself into a power 5 conference head coaching job somewhere else. Now Baldwin on the other hand? I think that’s 50/50 but if I were a betting man (which I’m not) I’d say he stays the course at EWU and tries to turn his success there into a D1 head coaching job somewhere. GA isn’t stupid. I’m sure he’s got a list of several viable OC candidates to run whatever system he plans to implement.

          • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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            Yeah, I’ve never thought Wells would come here to be OC.

          • Numbers says:
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            I dont think Matt Wells comes here either. But this poor guy is stuck with that handle in order to keep all the cred hes earned for calling it like it was and shiuld be.

          • Jack says:
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            He can use any of the other six handles he uses regularly.

          • angry angry says:
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            It won’t be Ludwig. GA is trying to get way from that style.

          • Jack says:
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            You guys have a realy small box and don’t stray too far from it.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            If I had a really small box I wouldn’t stray too far from it

    • Jack says:
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      ” Aranda appears to be a considerable improvement over Banker.”

      Ummm… okay?

      A nuclear warhead appears to have more firepower than a thrown rock.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        Aranda would be a significant improvement over Banker

  • BeaverQB BeaverQB says:
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    Brennan is being retained as WR coach…

    http://www.osubeavers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30800&ATCLID=209809158

    • WFO WFO says:
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      That’s great news. Brennan is a quality coach and never took his pack off when all this shit was going down.

      • Numbers says:
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        Yeah, that continued recruiting without a head coach, and getting the commits was impressive.

  • osu2008 says:
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    I saw on Wisconsin’s employee posting site that they have an opening for DC or defensive coach that just opened. Maybe Aranda is moving here. Glad Brennan is coming back!

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    I thought the dead period started this week?

    Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) tweeted at 9:48 PM on Mon, Dec 15, 2014:
    San Bernardino (Calif.) San Gorgonio ATH Nathan Meadors landed an offer from #OregonState earlier today http://t.co/GShy9UqJGL
    (https://twitter.com/GregBiggins/status/544730789464657920?s=03)

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    • Quatre Quatre says:
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      A dead period just means a coach can’t have in-person contact with a recruit, on or off campus. They can still communicate by phone, text or letter. In fact, colleges can still host recruits during a dead period, they just can’t have contact with the coaching staff.

  • Jack says:
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    My gift to you all… to help you nap the night away… he has to be the best ever:

    • Jack says:
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      What amazes me the most is that the cat never broke a sweat. It was like walking down hte street for him.

      • osubaby osubaby says:
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        Any rap song from the 90’s worth a shit, has sampled this song

  • mckalk says:
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    Hey, Eggers…..I could give two shits regarding your opinion on Riley’s energy level. I’ll take an actual players observation over yours any day.

    Man, this guy won’t give up the ghost will he?

    http://portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/243833-111098-andersen-hiring-energizes-beaver-nation-

    • Jack says:
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      I didn’t see much there.

      I did love the Tinks idea of getting back to Portland. If only that was an idea I would have come up with several years ago… or always….

      Riley was spent. He was lost in his own narrative. OSU’s bad rep was because of his excuses and everyone thinking he was the shizz and the nits. He never was. He was good for a while in a program he inherited from a coach who demanded commitment from the school, then never demanded anything from the school beyond his whining excuses.

      Maybe he succeeds where it’s ready-made. Good for him. Buh-byeee!

      And thank you for taking Banker and Read. I am forever indebted to you for that.

    • Jack says:
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      I do want to read “Cultural Performance and Organizational Transformation: A Case Study of the Utah State University Football Program.”

    • wannabeav says:
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      you had only to look at a tape of any OSU game between 2003-2009, let alone the 98 CW, to see that Riley had lost a lot of energy

  • beavblazer says:
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    Locey is taking the Lewis and Clark head job. Good get for them

    Gina Mizell (@ginamizell) tweeted at 8:15 AM on Tue, Dec 16, 2014:
    Oregon State chief of staff Jay Locey named head coach at Lewis & Clark. http://t.co/3RSdgkK434
    (https://twitter.com/ginamizell/status/544888508280623107?s=03)

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    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      Some part of me thinks that the “good ol boys club” that Riley didn’t take with him to Lincoln is a little butthurt about it. Except for Garret. He probably couldn’t give two shits

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    Pelini to work for Sweater Vest at Youngstown State.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Another defection….Cougs are really hitting the OSU recruits hard.

    Keenan Bowen ?@kbowen247 10m10 minutes ago
    Four star Shalom Luani has flipped from #OregonState to #Wazzu: http://ow.ly/FZp4g #GoCougs

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      Luani’s gonna hurt. Good player.

      Matt Pistone, TE from Yuma, is going to end up in Boise.

      • Jack says:
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        I welcome both defections. There will be a new mentality on the D side, and TE’s are easy to find. None of our recruits are or will ever be Gates or Gronk.

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          Note how the “two stars” are holding on though. I’d rather have them with a chip on their shoulder than some glorified higher star kid with entitlement issues.

          And I worry not one whit that Andersen can or can’t develop any of these kids. The cleaner the Riley recruit slate becomes, the more opportunity there is for Andersen to bring in his kids.

          This is why I don’t understand why anyone thought Rueck had a hard time. He had a completely clean slate. His first year was rough because there was nobody there. But that clean slate is an opportunity for HS kids. CR did not get that, and that’s probably why he got extended. That we even have hoops at OSU is a credit to the work CR did. Yes… JJ left the program in that bad a shape. I am not kidding.

          • Jack says:
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            But he was still Riley when it came to in-game coaching.

          • OneEyedKing says:
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            I thought Shalom’s tape didn’t reflect a 4-star player. So many lunging, diving arm tackles gave me bad flashbacks.

          • Jack says:
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            There is the “did the new coach evaluate the player and call him to say no” aspect to all of this.

          • OSU97 says:
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            Yea, CR did a great job on OSU, just like his bro-n-law is doing a job on USA,

          • Jack says:
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            I would say better.

            Obama didn’t flush the big money interests that are the bread and butter of the GOP. That more than anything was the failure of idiot boy. That was the reason I never voted for CR’s BIL. CR flushed the old mentality of fraud and failure. He just couldn’t translate that energy to smart game play. And there was an old-school segment. There was a group who thought they walked uphill to and from school and told everyone so.

            That group has changed their way of thinking.

            They are now and have always been two completely separate things. Anyone who brings it up is a moron to the highest degree.

    • scotty says:
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      But you can’t recruit to Pullman!

      • Jack says:
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        Shhh!

        • Jack says:
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          We need to keep that narrative.

          You also don’t want your kid to be stuck in LA with all the pitfalls and temptations that are there. Oooh! Temptation! Religiosity says to minimize it.

          Well, religion, big friggin’ DUH! A small college town with no temptation is a better place to learn a trade. The biggest news you could possibly make is that you drove a golf cart one drunk-thirty.

          I would have been so toast in the new Cord Wood world that is Corvallis. I knew Wood through someone who is now in the CPD. He is as big a jerk as his “professional” record indicates.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            I knew him growing up thru his brother who is now one of the biggest losers on the face of the earth. Drugs are bad mmmmkay. CW was a ginormous pussy who got picked on most of the time. Wonder why he became a cop? Wonder no more

    • ObjCritic says:
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      Mistake on his part. Maybe he’ll flip back once OSU’s D-coordinator is confirmed.

    • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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      Perhaps his attempted replacement?

      David Hickox ?@904Preps_David 10m10 minutes ago
      Sandalwood 2015 DB Jay Irvine has been offered by #OregonState. Will officially visit the #Beavers Jan. 16th. @Jay_underrated1

  • ObjCritic says:
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    Looks like Parker did an interview recently with Andersen in “The Lodge.” Something to watch for, could be interesting. I watched the one with Tinkle and it was refreshing to hear a coach that had vision and was direct and positive.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Lots of Scott Frost to HC at Colorado State chatter out there. Doesn’t sound like it’s official but several people seem to think it’s happening.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    For those of you in Corvallis, and those who can stomach Buffalo Wild Wings….

    Mike Parker ?@MEPOSU 2m2 minutes ago
    Come meet Gary Andersen at BWW on NW 9th at 7:05, then more on “Oregon State? Dam Straight!” from Coach Tinkle. We hope to see you there.

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      9th is the right place for a BWW.

      I’m good friends with the BW3 (what it was once called) owner in Houston. The franchise stipulations are that four restaurants need to be open within so many years and within so many miles of a major population. They started at tOSU and branched out from there, if anyone cares. So if you see a tOSU banner in any of them, don’t be surprised.

      I went there when wings were a dime each on Tuesdays… and the bartenders would just give me the “wrong orders” anyway. WHile I was there, wings went up to .15 each. I can only imagine they’re not what they used to be.

      Do they still have NTN trivia? I used to be a regular champ on that.

      • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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        Food is terrible in my opinion, and I like wings usually. They spend their budget on huge tv’s and flood the place with noise. Sortof like being in a Vegas sportsbook, without the gambling. It’s fine if you want to catch a game with a large group and have a few beers.

        • Jack says:
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          Sounds about the same, except for the food. Food is going to be dependent on staff regardless of franchise “recipes” and techniques. I love Popeye’s, but I went to the Popeye’s in Sugarland once… never again. It was the most lifeless piece of chicken… and the beans and rice were beyond sucking.

          And trust me, I can open a can of beans and pour it on rice and it would be better than what they served.

          Go a couple miles up the road to the South Main Popeye’s, and you end up with some really good food.

          Maybe it has to do with what Spongebob always says.

          The secret ingredient is love.

          • Jack says:
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            Maybe Spongebob is also correct about OSU sports?

          • osubaby osubaby says:
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            Fire on the mountain here in PDX is the only place to get great wings!

          • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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            that’s a myth. Plus you have to wait in line with hipsters for an hour just to get a table there. They’re not bad, but I still like good ‘ol wingstop better.

          • Jack says:
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            You can really suck it and go to Chicken Bonz down here. Man! They are not good.

            Then again, what was once the waste part of a bird is now a premium. So why bother? I’m waiting for the day thighs become the premium item.

            No… I’m not.

          • osubaby osubaby says:
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            I keep hearing about Wingstop, FOTM does have all the hipsters, but you have 3 locations to choose from and craft beers, wine and cider…

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            All this talk about wings is making me hungry and want some for dinner. thanks a-holes!

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            lmao! That’s what I tell my sons when I am making dinner. This will be an awesome dinner. And they recite because it’s made with love

          • Jack says:
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            You, sir, are good.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Was Andersen on Rome today? Anybody catch it and care to share cliff notes? For some reason I can’t stream his show from work.

    • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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      Rome kept calling him “Tracy Anderson” so Gary beat the shit out him.

      The Daily Telegraph? – Jun 2009
      The personal trainer Tracy Anderson claims she can give any woman, whatever her size, the same ‘teeny-tiny’ bodies as her famous clients, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna. Yes, says …

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    I’m really taken with the new narrative our new coaches are so willing to accept. Don’t think we haven’t been a part of that. But also don’t think the Pollyannas get a pass for buying into the negatives that were always bullshit anyway.

    I have been saying for years (you can look it up) that anyone who says OSU is tough to recruit to or is just a cow town or whatever is just an idiot who is just shitting on something very good in this world… and on every alum of OSU.

    I know for a fact that excuses like this were made by the previous staff. And they never did anything to make it better. It was as if football was the revenue sport, and the school should just do these things.

    Entitlement.

    What I hear is that many people would make something happen if they were just asked to do so… with a please thrown in.

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      BTW, Rueck and #15 WBB @ #6 UNC, 3 pm, correct? Rueck’s part of the improving narrative, good luck to them this afternoon.

      BTW#2 – Tinkle maybe better assist OSU Marketing…”Oregon Straight? Dam Straight!” Is better than anything Marketing has come up with and could easily show up on fan’s signs at BB and even Football games when OSU is exceeding (other’s) expectations and meeting the coaches (and ours).

      • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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        The “Oregon State? Dam Straight!” message has more meaning when it’s coming from a big 6′ 10″ guy who could kick your ass. I think if some scrawny college freshman had that scribbled on a sign at a game, we’d all be laughing.

      • what channel? says:
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        What channel is the game on?

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    Beav’s recruiting target becomes a land rodent.
    Tyler Moore – Football Recruiting – Player Profiles – ESPN
    espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/player/_/id/…/tyler-moore
    Learn about Tyler Moore and other recruit player profiles on RecruitingNation. com.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Scout article says Joe Seumalo is not returning. May end up at UNLV. Also says Isaac is likely staying for 1 more year and then will go pro. Also has a sister going to OSU currently.

    http://oregonstate.scout.com/story/1492795-source-one-assistant-who-won-t-return-to-osu?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    • ObjCritic says:
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      It would be productive for Isaac – and the team – to come back and have a solid or “dominant” year before going pro. And he’ll benefit from some new coaching perspectives; both head coach and offensive line coach.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Doug Gottlieb asks Andersen to do a little role play and says “I’m a quarterback from California, how are you going to sell me on Oregon State?” —Andersen’s response “First of all, how well do you run? If you are quick on your feet, then we can start talking”

    • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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      “Lots of Beaver. Next question.”

    • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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      Seems like a common theme in these interviews is the interviewer trying to call “bullshit” on Andersen’s reasons for leaving Wisconsin. they spend little time asking him about anything else and repeatedly ask him the same question. Then, Gottlieb sortof gives him a backhanded thank you by saying (paraphrasing) “well coach, best of luck and hopefully you’ve found a landing place you can stick around at and not have to move again across the country in a few years.”

      • Jack says:
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        It sounds more and more like OSU is a place where a coach can become a Joe Pa… and Riley was going to be that.

        But he didn’t… and someone else feels like that might be a good thing.

        I can’t argue with the logic.

        I also can’t argue with the idea that Andersen can draw talent to OSU for the same reasons he thought it was a destination. It really is all that and a bag of chips. But don’t ask for salsa… unless you know where to go.

        I’m a foodie, and I head to Corvallis for about six of my cravings. BBQ is a Cottage Grove thing. But that’s about it. What works in Corvallis is quality. If you don’t got it, you don’t got it.

        My strip mall town and anything beyond an hour (Salem and Roseburg included) do not provide good eats.

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    When does next years football schedule come out from the PAC 12?

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Here’s an audio link to the Gottlieb interview. I didn’t get to listen to the whole thing, but from what I could tell, it was just like the other 20 interviews Andersen has done this past week.

  • angry angry says:
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    Sounds like we’re going to land Kafentzis.
    Could be huge.

    Sounds like Penniston, Estes, and Thomas could be coming over from Wisconsin, too.

    • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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      Wow, that would be the motherload. Where did you hear this?

      Also read that kid we offered earlier, Jay Irvine is as good as committed. Was going to commit today, but his dad talked him into waiting till after his visit (mid january) to be sure.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      watched some of his video the other night. If we’re gonna open it up, this is the kid I want running the offense

    • Bill says:
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      Kafentzis looks to be a better runner than a thrower. He’s got an awfully high number of interceptions. Arm looks ok not great. A redshirt year of increasing his arm strength would help.

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        It’s his feet and mechanics. He’s leaning back on most throws, and his feet are barely under him, He’s also throwing to wide open receivers, which is a system thing. If that’s what we get from our new system… I can’t complain. Who complains about their QB throwing the ball to wide open receivers?

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    Penniston would be a huge get. As soon as GA left Wisconsin, lots of teams started contacting him… one was Ohio State.

    Now add Kafentzis, Estes, and Thomas? That would be nuts.

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      hope we can add Alston and Lucas to that group. sounds like Khaylan Thomas has decided to stay with ASU unfortunately.

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        I think he means the Thomas that is/was committed to that sub-standard hockey school.

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    Pretty good ladies hoops game about to start at 3pm.

    #16 Oregon State @ #6 North Carolina

    http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index

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    We don’t even get that little TV scoreboard on the screen 🙁

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    Holy crap these bball players are bad at shooting

  • homefry homefry says:
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    12-9 Beavlettes 13:30 1H

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    If Wiese wasn’t ice-cold right now, beavs would be up by 7+

    come onnnnnn

  • scotty says:
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    despite all the bricks, up by 7 now woot! 🙂

  • scotty says:
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    I don’t want to be a hater, but this is like watching two Grambling States go at it, but with ponytails

    Somewhat soothing and hypnotic

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    Yay Wiese scores a 3 🙂

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    25-20 lady basketbeavlettes

    come on, don’t let them back in the game!

  • scotty says:
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    HOW CAN YOU BE THISCLOSETOTHEBASKET AND MISS

  • Quatre Quatre says:
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    God damn, Mandy Close.

  • scotty says:
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    …what the heck was that pass? yikes

  • angry angry says:
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    I don’t think I have ever watched women’s basketball. It’s like they’re stuck in putty.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    37-25 Lady Beavs at half. They pull this one off they should vault into the top 10. Scott Rueck has done an amazing job with this program. Can they challenge Stanford for the Pac-12 title this year?

    • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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      No. Because you can’t recruit to Corvallis. Get with the program.

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        Sorry Mike. Forgot. My bad. Now get back to minding your corn!

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    Doug Ingels @dougingels · Dec 12
    GA on recruiting: “We’re going to recruit who we want to recruit.” aka he’s going after Austin Kafentzis.

    Wow, you’d Never hear Riley say this !!! Super excited to watch recruiting once again! Go GA

    • scotty says:
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      Well duh, if you get good recruits, all the excuses for blowouts and 5-7 fly out the window

      • Jack says:
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        Hey! Don’t make a job sound so easy, especially for someone paid millions of dollars per year!

        That poor man had it hard. He had to ride his bike to work because he could only afford one tank of gas per football season.

        Come on, man!

  • scotty says:
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    Mavunga! That’s a fun name 😀

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    off topic, but holy shit balls! Just saw a commercial for golfknickers.com. To quote Happy Gilmore, if I got caught wearing that stuff I’d have to kick my own ass. Hideous

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      and i’m sure Lindsay would agree. If she’d put the feed bag down long enough to look.

    • scotty says:
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      At least if you had to kick your own ass, those things wouldn’t constrict your leg movement

    • Jack says:
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      They might be good for surfing. I must admit I own three pairs of jams. They are awesome dude.

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    If an Oregon State dominates a #6 Tar Heel team on the road, does that vault Oregon State into a top 10 ranking? I’m not watching the game, but judging by the score, they’re just dominating UNC. Great to see how far this program has come in a short time.

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      I would think so. Lots of teams with losses in the top 10.

      We’re just killing these fools on the offensive glass.

  • scotty says:
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    lady basketbeavs are kicking tar heel butt

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    I cannot believe that NC beat Stanford by 15

  • ean says:
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    jeeze there is just 1 senior on the lady’s bball team.

    • Quatre Quatre says:
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      Besides losing just one player, Rueck is replacing her with a 5 star recruit.

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      Yup, Ali Gibson is the only Sr. There are 5 Jrs and 4 Soph (including Sydney).

  • ObjCritic says:
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    Danielle Butts?!?

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    These commentators are slurping all over Carolina like the Lady Beavs aren’t playing stellar defense and running a solid offense. That elevator doors play off horns was beautiful, only if Jamie had hit that three

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    The announcer is trying his best to keep people somewhat interested in the game. “they’re within 15 now!”. Said that a couple times. Women’s bball is definitely a second tier sport at UNC. They don’t even get to play in the same arena as the mens team.

    Just watching a few minutes, I’d say Weisner is the best all around talent on the team.

    • Jack says:
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      “They don’t even get to play in the same arena as the mens team.”

      They probably also have to do their own homework and take their own tests and write their own term papers. Life sucks for them.

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    OT, but noticing on the ESPN gamecast, and over at the Pac-12 page, OSU uses only the new beaver logo graphic, it does not use “OSU” or any version of it.

    Look at bottom of page:

    http://pac-12.com/

    Colorado and WSU integrate both a mascot graphic and acronym.

    I suppose this “distinguishes” OSU because they’re the only ones that don’t include the university acronym, but do you think this is an effective way to market the athletic programs?

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      No. And also, I want our old benny beaver mascot returned, even if we gotta pay the disney/nike cartel for it. Bring me back too.

    • Jack says:
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      That doesn’t bother me as much as looking at the schedule and seeing “ORST” on the Pac 12 website.

      That shit has to change stat!

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    don’t choke now, beavlettes

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    Both benches only contributing 6 points each so far….

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    our hamblin is better than your mavunga

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    Rueck’s teams always do a good job running clock in situations like this, no time to change now.

    • ObjCritic says:
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      God can you imagine Riley running the clock in this situation? Ha!

      “We didn’t get the play in before the shot clock expired. I was wondering when Weisner was going to call a timeout!”

      • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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        What’s a timeout?

        • Jack says:
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          A timeout is an imaginary concept used to control children or to sometimes stop some weird thing called a clock in sporting events… or maybe it’s that thing Harry Potter uses to talk to Gandalf after he died?

          In other words… I don’t know.

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    Beavers dry spell really starting to chafe me.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Not a surprise, but first I’d heard anything about Garrett one way or the other. I deleted the link since it’s from the Oregonian

    Andrew Nemec ?@AndrewNemec 41s41 seconds ago
    Oregon State offensive coordinator John Garrett will not be retained, according to #Beavers commits via @oregonian

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    They need those giant carnival basketball hoops

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    Get ready to listen to a class coach when Rueck is interviewed at the end of the radio broadcast.

    • oneoldbeav says:
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      Feed went dead, but not before Rueck gave props to his backup players who contributed tonight.

      • scotty says:
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        Beaver feed not used to such great coaching. Circuits overloaded.

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    nice acrobat move by that tar heel player

  • ObjCritic says:
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    Top 10 here they come…

  • Quatre Quatre says:
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    Jessica Washington is pleasing on the eyes.

  • scotty says:
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    These tar heel shooters suck tonight! I mean damn

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    Lady Basketbeavs win!!!!

    YAY 😀

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    70-55 final. that same UNC team beat Stanford by 16 earlier this year…………………..

  • thatguy says:
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    These women are for real. I honestly think they can get out of the entire regular season with two losses. What a statement win, double digits over a top ten team in their own arena? And Sydney only shot like 2-11 from three, but the Beavers still won handily. Y’all better take notice…

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      Hamblin much more comfortable with Ron C. on the radio, hopefully a sign of growth/experience and not overconfidence.

    • cj cj says:
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      Who do you think they lose to?

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    Jesus he has those girls rolling

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    Parker tweets, “Come meet Gary Andersen at BWW on NW 9th at 7:05, then more on “Oregon State? Dam Straight!” from Coach Tinkle. We hope to see you there.”

    Good to see him on board with OS?…DS!!

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Coach Tinkle and the beavers attempting to revive the Far West Classic. Love the idea and hope it happens!!!! I’m loving this hire more every day

    http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2014/12/oregon_state_beavers_hope_to_b.html

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Awwww, cause UNC’s never ever celebrated a big road win in someone else’s building. Just like their baseball team. Poor losers

    Hatchell said she would show her team footage of the Beavers celebrating after the victory. She said she was not accusing Oregon State of poor sportsmanship, but she emphasized that she wants her players to take pride in their home court.

    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncw/recap?gameId=400590421

    • mckalk says:
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      I hate to be paranoid about things….but The Lady Beavs have a historic win and ESPN starts the article with the stats of the UNC players? Kind of weird.

    • helmsley says:
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      I took a minute – Christmas is moving in fast – and looked at Hatchell’s post-game interview. The Beavs are nothing special, UNC just had a bad night. She was really bent out of shape about the celebration on “their floor.” I don’t get that. The player said Ruth Hamlin didn’t bother her shots, they just didn’t go in.

      • Jack says:
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        Sorry… It’s not your floor anymore. If you don’t like it, do something about it.

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    The 6-foot-6, 205-pound signal-caller is one of the few Oregon State commits who has not been told his scholarship will be honored.

    Pensyl talked to Andersen Monday evening and was informed he would have to wait until a new offensive coordinator arrives and reviews his film.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/recruiting/index.ssf/2014/12/oregon_state_beavers_offensive.html

    Sounds like Pensyl should head elsewhere

    • beavblazer says:
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      In other words….it’s not you…it’ us..

    • Numbers says:
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      He’d probably break anyways.

    • Alex says:
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      Sounds like a bad fit, but I feel for the kid. Was 100% committed to OSU for the school, and actively called around to try and keep the class together when Riley left.

    • mckalk says:
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      Gotta make room for Chuckie!

    • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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      James said Gary told him “You’re not our #1….you’re not even our #2, Pensyl”

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    Coach not coming back. Looking at coaching. At UNLV

  • AfghanBeav AfghanBeav says:
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    Angry your Twitter got hacked and you’re spamming lots of people.

  • Riko says:
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    Angry, you may want to change your Twitter password.

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    Angry, your twitter account got hacked i think

  • Tim_OS says:
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    Angry, check your twitter account. I believe it got hacked.

    • angry angry says:
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      Sorry. I was out on a walk and came home to that.

      • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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        The Oregonian sent their IT guys after you

        • angry angry says:
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          Lol. Goe hacked me.

          • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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            Not the first time the term “hack” and Goe have appeared in the same sentence.

          • Jack says:
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            That actually got me to laugh out loud.

          • Timber! says:
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            Twitter email message I received…
            angry beaver
            @angrybeavs

            @TimYost88 Hey you might want to take a look here, some rumor going around about you twitter-verify.appspot.com

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            ohh gossip! Now we now for a fact it was el holstein Lindsay that hacked angry

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    twitter? twitter? it’s good to be a luddite…aka OSU season ticket holder in all sports.

    • mckalk says:
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      Riley has had just about enough of Angry’s bullshit! Mike’s IT experts working out of secret basement at the LIncoln Comfort Inn and Suites are going to bring a lot of hurt to AB over the upcoming months.

      • Jack says:
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        Hahahahah!!!!

        St. Mikey has “experts”… hahahaha!!!!

        Good one.

        • mckalk says:
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          Of course, I use the word loosely!

          I sure Mike will get “timed out” confused with “time outs” and think that it’s a good thing.

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    Kevin Graham (@KevinGrahamWEEI) tweeted at 7:03 AM on Wed, Dec 17, 2014:
    Been told Oregon State coach Gary Andersen and Wisconsin def coord Dave Aranda have decided it’s best for him to stay with the Badgers
    (https://twitter.com/KevinGrahamWEEI/status/545232704422166529?s=03)

    Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download?s=13

    • Jack says:
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      Again, Aranda will only be a coordinator for one, maybe two years. I would have loved his presence in the changeover I expect to happen on our D. But I think Kauha’aha’a is the most instrumental part of the equation. And we have the pieces in place in terms of talent. That was what dizzied me most a couple years ago when we were all hoping we would go 3-4 and Banker was talking about hums and umms and not having the bodies for it and all that BS. I was already on the “fire Banker” wagon at that time. But that was two extra nails in the stupid coffin.

      If Kauha’aha’a brings the kid from SoCal and the kid from Samoa (to pair with Tago?) we already win.

      And Max Tuerk, the cheap shot shit, will require one head with one swivel.

      • Jack says:
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        In fact, I’m not a proponent of cheap play, but Tuerk deserves to be canned on every play.

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        Agreed about Max Tuerk taking cheap shots at the knees of opposing players. But OSU is unlikely to get another chance at Tuerk, since Tuerk is a junior, and OSU doesn’t play USC (at least during the regular season) for the next two seasons.

        • Jack says:
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          That doesn’t mean he can’t be canned on each and every play… as he deserves to have done to him.

    • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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      Crap!

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    Gary Andersen is still considering Wisconsin’s Andy Ludwig as Oregon State OC but is also interviewing a couple other candidates

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    Kevin Graham (@KevinGrahamWEEI) tweeted at 7:21 AM on Wed, Dec 17, 2014:
    Sources have told me Oregon State coach Gary Andersen is doing all he can to hire Utah defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake
    (https://twitter.com/KevinGrahamWEEI/status/545237441054257153?s=03)

    Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download?s=13

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      Lots of Corvallis/OSU-bashing responses to the news that Andersen is attempting to hire away Sitake. Will make it all the sweeter if/when he accepts it; and it will help in the continuing process of changing the negative narrative.

      • mckalk says:
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        Corvallis bashing from Utah Utes fans? They were screaming for Whittingham’s head after back to back 5-7 seasons and a loss to Colorado that kept them out of a bowl game. Seems nobody ever considers relationships with these moves.

        If Sitake comes over, he may just want to work with Andersen again. I’m just not concerned about the defensive coaching that the players are going to get with GA at the helm. I’m more concerned about the offense and would like to see someone other than a journeyman like Ludwig.

        • Benny says:
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          There was a lot of bashing, though having been to slc I’d go to corvallis any day. However career wise it is a lateral move into a rebuild.

        • Jack says:
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          Ha!

          SLC peeps bashing Corvallis… funny stuff.

          Been there… lived that… most bigoted peeps that ever lived… won’t make that mistake again. I’d rather live in shit-holes like Colorado Springs or Pueblo. That’s how really really dumb SLC and surrounding areas are. I can not say enough bad things about the people there. Hell, even Idaho is better.

          • Jack says:
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            I won’t say Zony is better though. Arizona has to be the west coast answer to Mississippi.

          • Jack says:
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            Oh… and we have a lake you can swim and fish in.

            Take that Utah!

          • Dwill03 Dwill03 says:
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            And beer stronger then Coors Light! Bazinga

  • cj cj says:
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    Apologies for mis-posting this but…’Basketball’ and ‘Athletics’ haven’t had a post for a couple days (posted there, too).

    This is a look ahead to the Quinnipiac game at 10am on Sunday, I see that there is no TV listed.

    Does anyone know if it will be shown anywhere and, if so, where? Maybe post a link.

    Tks

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    Angry,

    We need to have an Angry Beaver Nation twitter account. Or something that demonstrates the collective thoughts and efforts of our group. As I see it it’s been that collection of your posts, twitter messages from pissed off fans, and the “crack reporting” by a bunch of our “amateur scouts and reporters” (Jack, Silver, et al) that have made the difference in changing the narrative. I’d be happy to work on it for you (basically by finding links and insights people bring here) as I pretty much follow everything myself. If you’re interested I’ll email you.

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    as of the moment…no TV

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    More I read about GA the more I love this hire. He defends Corvallis like he has already been living here. Even ESPN jams Corvallis:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/pac12/post/_/id/82165/a-look-at-gary-andersens-whirlwind-journey-to-oregon-state

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    When all is said and done, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Kevin McGiven and Todd Orlando as our new OC/DC combo.

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    Aranda staying at WI puts a damper on things.

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      Not much… and he won’t be there long.

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      It really puts a damper on for me. Aranda going to OSU would have diminished the Fadgers and helped change the dynamic by having a hot name in the coaching world choose to come there.

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    Coach Andersen on Jack Arute’s “College Sports Nation” Sirius XM show next segment.

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    Anyone else having problems logging in?

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      Oldbeav, check your email.
      After my twitter was hacked I beefed up security and may have accidentally deleted your account.

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    Andersen XM radio synopsis.

    1st question: why Corvallis? Answer: long familiarity with program and like the university’s “vision”; admitted being closer to home was a factor, but a minor

    2nd. question on recruiting challenge at Wisconsin: admitted it was an issue there but Corvallis is “a true college town” [which is getting to be his mantra]

    Arute: Corvallis’s intimacy will grow on you. How to grow the program? “recruit the right kids; you get parents here on a weekend and the place will sell itself” wants to get to know the players; has met 30 or 40 or them, starting the trust-building process.

    hasn’t seen Riley’s bicycle (in response to Arute) [proving the caricature that had become]

    scrambling to fill coaching positions; relying on GA’s to fill the gap temporarily on recruiting.

    patient; not going to panic to fill staff; find the coaches that care for the kids and are great coaches.

    plans to hold team accountable.

    resources? a big part of the interview. improvements to start soon, not 4-5 years away and “hope and pray that it will happen” but OSU “has everything we need now”

    Arute downside: being hounded by Neuheisel (in jest)

    [lucid, adroit, interview; came out that Andersen has Great Danes as pets.]

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      Great messages on Corvallis from Andersen and glad to hear there’s some willingness to be patient on hiring assistants. I think the guy can afford to because of his winning reputation and also because some of his hiring targets might be prepping to coach in bowl games.

      Thanks for the synopsis.

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      I bet Andersen can’t wait until the “why the hell did you leave Wisconsin” questions die down……there are only so many ways you can avoid saying that “Alvarez was an asshole”.

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    more Wisconsin staff likely coming over besides Woods and Kauha’aha’a according to Conner:

    At this point, multiple reports indicate that Andersen plans to bring offensive line coach T.J. Woods, defensive line coach Chad Kauha’aha’a, strength and conditioning coach Evan Simon, director of recruiting Vince Guinta and director of football operations Jason Thomas with him to Corvallis.

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      I’m thinking Perry ends up staying with the Beav’s. The DL coach is supposed to be a very strong recruiter.

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        Only coach being retained is Brennan.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        Seumalo WAS NOT a good recruiter. At all

        • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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          Not so fast, he got Isaac.

        • OSUman says:
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          Except for this: “….(Joe Seumalo) is credited with developing some of the school’s best ever linemen. Rivals.com rated Seumalo as one of the top recruiters in the Pac-12 Conference in February of 2013.” Don’t forget Crichton and Paea. Also victor butler and slade norris.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            Crichton – recruited by Banker
            Paea – recruited by Seumalo
            Norris – Uhhh, OSU 2004-09. Seumalo didn’t arrive until 2006.
            Butler – See above, same answer

            So you’re 1 for 4. Yeah he’s an awesome recruiter. Give me a fucking break.

          • OSUman says:
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            Being voted one of top recruiters in the pac-12 by Rivals is a lot more reliable than the terribly wrong and uninformed blanket statement of: “he WAS NOT a good recruiter. At all.” With norris and butler he helped develop the talent. But i’m glad you took the time to look those up

          • Whiskey Soaked Napkins Whiskey Soaked Napkins says:
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            I don’t give one rats ass what his rivals says. Just like Riley’s peers say he’s an excellent coach. The proof is in the pudding. Name some pac-12 first team talent he recruited. We weren’t talking about developing talent. Recruit better players and they need less developing. Yeah rivals is a legitimate source for his recruiting prowess. lmao

          • OSUman says:
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            I think most people will take Rivals.com, a site built around recruiting, over an opinion by someone with the handle: whiskey soaked napkins. Just calling out BS when I see it, he was a good recruiter and developer of talent. No need to argue further

          • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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            LOL … most people are usually wrong.

            Dont forget that the media (like Rivals) and “most people” kept labelling Riley as an excellent coach, long after he stopped displaying any such talent. Talking heads.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            I think I understand. I’m basing my opinion off who he’s actually recruited and you are basing yours off of someone else’s opinion. Loud and clear. baa baa baa. You probably thought Riley was a great coach too because that’s what you were told.

          • angry angry says:
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            Lol. Seumalo is one of the worst recruiters in the west. That’s why he doesn’t have a job. He’s a good line coach.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            notice he balked when I asked him to name some of the “quality talent” Seumalo recruited? Paea. that’s the only one we are aware of.

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            He recently recruited the top prospect in the state of Hawaii. He also brought in peko who is supposed to be top talent. And delva, who was probably one of the better players on the line this year. Someone named victor bolden? I think he might end up having a decent career? Justin strong? He may just find himself a nfl career. Oh and paea, one of top players this last decade. Sure he’s not the best recruiter ever, but saying he’s not good, at all, is pretty crazy. I know you won’t admit it so there’s not much point going further than this. He’s gone always and he did good while at OSU, recruited well and developed well. Hopefully the new d-line coach is even better

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            Bolden was recruited by him AND Brennan. Ok, I’ll give him half credit. Peko? Seriously? I doubt he stays academically eligible to ever play a down for OSU since he hasn’t in two years. Same goes for strong. He was recruited Banker and Seumalo. Delva? Ok, decent stats. Where exactly was he on the all Pac-12 team? First? Second? honorable mention? Thought so. You can believe rivals all you wish. That’s fine. But I seem to recall D line issues. Most years. Something about not having enough depth. Been hearing that for years. Who’s fault is that? I won’t argue that he’s a good coach. But his recruiting and most of our former staff sucked at it.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            Ya know what, hell I’m game for this. I’ll shut up for now. You keep track of how Seumalo does recruiting at UNLV. Where he’s much closer to the talent pools of Arizona, So Cal and Texas. If he does a good good recruiting some talent there, I’ll admit he’s a good recruiter…………….your move

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            I agree with you that he is not necessarily a strong recruiter. I was just refuting the point that ” he is not a good recruiter at all.” I think my examples refuted that. You made good points that he is not a a “great” recruiter. The d line has generally been one of the more consistent areas in beaver football the last decade, and I think seumalo did a good job both recruiting and developing.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            here you go since you are so high on rivals. You can change coaches, years etc to see who recruited who. And in some cases more than one coach recruited a player. This list is pretty underwhelming. So I stand by my statement. He was not a good recruiter. At all

            https://oregonstate.rivals.com/viewcoach.asp?Year=2014&Sport=1&Coach=1634

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            or just click on the player and tells who recruited him

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            Well… This is absolutely pointless and going no where. Looks like we’ll have to agree to disagree. There are far more important things than football let along the semantics between a defensive line coach being not good at all and decent at recruiting

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            Since Rivals wasn’t enough for you to rank him as one of the top pac-12 recruiters, how bout ESPN? Jeremy Crabtree ranked him as number 4 in the Pac-12. http://www.wearesc.com/forums/forum/trojan-news-across-the-net/132809-espn-pac-12-s-top-recruiters

            I personally think that is too high. As you have pointed out, he isn’t great. But he was still good. To be a “not good. at all” type of recruiter you can’t be on two recruiting analysts top lists for the pac-12.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            Pass. I’ve seen the players he recruited and most don’t pass the eyeball test. More miss than hit.

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    What about the Utah State guy for DC?

    http://www.utahstateaggies.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/todd_orlando_839090.html

    They’re ranked pretty high and Andersen probably knows him.
    http://www.utahstateaggies.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/todd_orlando_839090.html

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      Of course he knows him.

      I said above, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s Todd Orlando and Kevin McGiven. ac DC and OC.

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        Not sure if it originated here, but seeing more rumors of Orlando to Oregon State as DC rumors. Footballscoop guy says he’s heard it but hasnt confirmed yet.

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          Orlando is a Badger? Dawn as OC.

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          Re: Orlando and OSU

          FootballScoop Staff
          @FootballScoop
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          @BeavBlazer @realStylesB I checked w some guys…first response “not happening”

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      I have a similar requirement as I did when they were looking to replace Riley.

      Anybody who’s not the last guy we had.

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    Seeing several reports that the ducks Ekpre-olomu tore his ACL in practice.

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    Who can replace the irreplaceable Bruce Read?

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    Perry’s replacement?

    Get on with Sports ?@getonwithsports 3m3 minutes ago
    Oregon State hires Derrick Odum as an assistant football coach: Odum spent the past seven seasons at SMU. http://bit.ly/1J4jbPF

    • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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      Apologies for the link. It’s a Goe column from the Oregonian. Feel free to delete the link Angry. I’m not logged in and can’t edit it.

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      He’s one of the only decent coaches they had.

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        perhaps he was the mystery “bald guy” seen on campus the other night. I could see how somebody could mistake him for Aranda.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Sounds like this guy is going to be a Juco addition this year.

    Tavita Faaiu 2* DE from San Fran City college

    Nehemiah ?@NeoFreshh 4m4 minutes ago
    I’m so proud of my bro @tfbless39 goin to Oregon state. I already know he gonna tear it up next year in the Pac 12! ????

    http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Tavita-Faaiu-158033

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1277101/tavita-faaiu

    • whatever says:
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      He’s only been playing football since he was a junior in HS.

      16.5 sacks for SFCC

    • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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      Figures….I tipped Angie about this one long before it his any other blogs, and she took it and created her own thread on Blitz without any credit for the tip. SMH…..

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    Anyone else worried that GA hasn’t seemed to be able to convince any top notch coaches to come with him to Corvallis?

    Aranda seems to have blown him off. He seems to be getting nowhere with Sitake from Utah.

    Is it still a “great” hire if he can’t fill his OC and DC positions with talented individuals?

    • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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      Not really, and it sounds like Sitake wants out of Utah and may end up being the guy.

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      I would let it play out before making that call.. As many have said Aranda likely could have said to GA….look dude the first chance I get at being a Head Coach i’m out so you might want to get someone who will stick around with you for a few years…

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      Honestly, Aranda’s defense may be a better fit at Wisconsin. Looking at the 59-0 pasting they took from the only Pac-12-like offense they faced, I’d be okay with somebody else. Sitake would be great, but I think there are other candidates.

      I don’t think he blew him off, I think they discussed it and he’s only going to be a DC for 1, maybe 2 more years before somebody hires him.

      I think Sitake is very interested.

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    Money talks and bullshit walks. GA came because we paid. Let’s hope OSU gives GA money to get a good staff in Corvallis, the land of milk and honey and no Goe.

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    Aranda would only be here for one year and gone no point. I think we get sitake and i don’t think he’s having problems getting coordinators at least not yet. Im more interested in who the oc is going to be. Im sure pensyl is as well but i feel he’s already out the way ga talks about mobility at qb.

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    Why would Sitake come to OSU? Seems like he is in a similar situation to Aranda where he will be able to get a HC gig somewhat soon.

    Coming to OSU, and likely having a worse performing defense than he would at Utah since it’s a new system and players not recruited for it, probably wouldn’t help his odds at getting a HC job.

    I don’t really think he will come to OSU, but we haven’t seen any denials yet. I would love for it to happen. Utah plays their bowl game this Saturday so I suppose we should know by the end of this weekend at the latest.

    • whatever says:
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      Why would Gary Andersen come to Oregon State? People do things for a variety of reasons we may never understand.

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        And sometimes people can’t state the real reason for their decision because one does not want to burn bridges (if they’re smart) in the small, insular work of D-1 college football coaching.

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        Usually coaches go to schools for rational reasons. I don’t think we can count on God, the universe, or whatever telling all our coaches this is where they’re supposed to be like Andersen claims.

        As in my other post, after doing more research it seems Sitake is looking to possibly move on from Utah for more loyalty/stability. Seems like something the AD and Andersen could sell well considering the new commitment by Ed And Bob.

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          God told Andersen to get the hell away from Barry Alvarez.

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            Thank you God.

          • Jack says:
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            Yes… the good lord giveth… then the good lord giveth even more.

            And even better… the good Bobby D taketh when when giveth.

            Luck O’ the Beavs!

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    Sounds like Andersen got his first commit.
    Check out @beaverkman’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/beaverkman/status/545429708759113729
    DE Juco from San Fran CC his Hurl tape is embedded

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    Sitake would be making a good move to be DC at Oregon State. If he does well here is stock will be high. I say pay him 650+K if needed and hope he stays a few years. The PAC-12 is the best coaching league and I don’t think even being a head coach in the MWC is much better. You can get hired from the coordinator position to a future Pac-12 opening. Mac and Dykes and Leach will soon be under more pressure to win. Sitake can be a part of the new face and story that will get lots of press for a couple years. OSU would be a great chance to take his name and reputation to the next level.

    • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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      I think you might be right that we get Sitake, but for the wrong reasons.

      His stock is already high. He is already DC at Utah… How does moving to OSU improve his reputation at all? Why does it make his stock higher than it is from his success at Utah?

      He’s already making $500,000. To me coming to OSU seems to present more risk than reward. Moving from a Pac-12 coordinator to another Pac-12 coordinator position won’t give much of a bump, but not having the same success because he doesn’t have recruits for his system would hurt his stock.

      The main reason I could see Sitake coming here is because he is rumored to be unhappy with the AD at Utah. Based on what I read in the article below, I could totally see what we have going at OSU to be very attractive to Sitake.

      Our penchant for loyalty and stability may payoff here. We also should be able to offer a competitive salary now that we are fully committing to athletics.

      “It is widely believed that Utah’s defensive coordinator was unhappy this season that athletic director Chris Hill broke a pattern of extending core assistants heading into the final year of their contracts and that Sitake is amenable to heading to a program that offers more loyalty and job security. Roussel indicated that Sitake – a Ute assistant since 2005 — might balk at the idea of coaching for a conference rival, but this could still be one to keep an eye on. Sitake currently makes $500,000 a year so the Cougars would have to substantially increase their budget for assistant coaches to make a compelling offer.”

      http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/dec/02/wsu-football-coach-mike-leach-working-from-short/

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    I unbanned BeavItOrNot.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      Why was he banned?

      • angry angry says:
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        He kept trolling me in a bizarre way. By claiming I said things that I never did. Then when I told him to just use the search function to back up his criticisms [of me] he wouldn’t do it. He did that for about a year, and finally I got fed up. Some of his criticisms were odd, too, like not predicting the scores of games…just bizarre.

        • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          It is Christmas. You must be in the giving mood to reinstate him. Speaking of which I’m gonna go give a yuletide log to my crapper and call it a night. Ho Ho Ho and to all a good night!

      • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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        They had lots and lots of arguments. Both seemed very stubborn with their opinions.

        It was the classic tale of the immovable object vs. the unstoppable force. When they meet, the one that owns the website wins.

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    I just want to see my new avatar

  • AfghanBeav AfghanBeav says:
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    I knew everyone by their avatars! I’m lost now!

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    test

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    It’s always tough to gauge a position coach’s impact, but I’ll try:

    SMU Pass Defense Rankings Under Odum:
    2014- 106
    2013- 103
    2012- 116
    2011- 58
    2010- 76
    2009- 93
    2008- 99

    Recruting Commits/Average Stars (he primarily recruited TX, FL, and CA):
    2014- 0/0
    2013- 2/2
    2012- 1/2
    2011- 2/2.5
    2010- 8/2.6
    2009- 7/2.7 (including a 4-star JC DB from TX)

    His success generally follows the trend of the team, which started out well under June Jones, then faded in the last few years. He did recruit and coach 2013 First Team All-AAC CB Kenneth Acker (from Grant HS in Portland), a 6th-round pick of the 49ers this past year.

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    Oregonian Sports (@OregonianSports) tweeted at 6:30 AM on Thu, Dec 18, 2014:
    Jordan Griffin, 3-star Wisconsin Badgers commit, would consider Oregon State #Beavers if offered

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    Anderson on the Tim Brando show this morning, 9 am.

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      “Your calls welcomed at 888-573-5335. Join the fun from 9-noon CT on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 91.”

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      Tim Brando is a jerk. Prepare for heavy “why would you want to go to Oregon State.”

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        Seriously, do we need to start a #LazyInterviewer hashtag? Every interview has been exactly the same. I’m actually surprised at energy level Andersen has had this week with all of the running around and answering the same repetitive questions.

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          I don’t listen to or watch any of these so I’m unfamiliar with them. But your characterization probably isn’t surprising; it’s still the mass media, just a different form.

          Regarding the redundant theme and questions for Andersen though; if he’s willing to suffer mass media that spout the rhetoric and he’s giving them a unique, OSU-positive response, that’s a good thing.

          Call-ins could be helpful in setting him up with productive questions – if the hosts actually uses them….

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    How about Clancy Pendergast for DC?

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      I would be all for Clancy Pendergast at DC…..I don’t believe he coached anywhere this season.

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    Here’s something that’s been bothering me lately.

    So Mike Riley has his staff at Oregon State. They’re his guys and they’re the best guys in the world and the best recruiters and we can do no better. Then he leaves for Nebraska…and only takes 4 of these chumps with him, including in my opinion only 1 that’s really worth a shit.

    So why didn’t you fire and replace these other guys if you thought they sucked so bad that you won’t even take them to Nebraska?

    Personally, I think he didn’t want to have the confrontation. It’s hard to have confrontations. It’s hard to win games too. Mike doesn’t do hard stuff.

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      The 4 guys he took were guys he had been with for a long long time. The other 5 were there because of other staff members leaving. I think he really only fired one guy in his tenure, Newhouse a few years ago. He’s not a person who will confront people face to face.

      I imagine that Seumalo and Brennan were guys who didn’t want to leave for family reasons. Brasfield, Perry and Garrett were not Riley guys for very long. Opportunity for Riley to replace them without having to actually fire them.

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        I think that it is interesting that there hasn’t been any news about Garrett.

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          He’s not being taken to Nebraska or being retained by Andersen.

          I assume that he’ll be trying to get back in the NFL as an assistant again since that’s where he has the bulk of his coaching experience.

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            There were rumors that he was pretty abrasive at prior stops in the NFL.

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            You can see his style of coaching in person on Hard Knocks from a few years ago with the Dallas Cowboys. He was pretty harsh to Martellus Bennett (although Bennett did need a kick in the ass anyways).

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            It was obvious at the time Garrett was a bad hire: http://angrybeavs.com/football/10003

            Many tried to justify it just because he had ties to the NFL.

            That was Riley’s last chance to do something and he went down the old boy’s club path once again.

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            Yeah, it was very underwhelming and didn’t seem to impact much over the course of the season. I don’t think Riley wanted to make a hire that would substantially change his offense.

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            Attention to detail LOL.

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            Angry the Archivist strikes again. You called it buddy. Jack comes out pretty good in retrospect too, Beavitornot, Calibeav not so much.

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            What’s interesting is that people were defending the hire. As if John Garrett would be some kind of game changer. I was reading the Nebraska forums recently. They are saying the SAME things about Riley…lol. I think there are times when you know a guy is a game changer (andersen) and when you hope/rationalize that he is (Riley/Garrett, etc).

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            Angry, I grew up a Nebraska fan due to an older sister and brother getting both bachelors and masters degrees from there. By the time I get through educating my brother about Riley at Xmas, he may need to get put on suicide watch.

            The best thing on the Neb. boards were posters getting excited about have a designated special teams coach! Man are they in for a rude shock. Banker still not anointed as DC, however.

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            Lol. I feel a solidarity with those guys. I went to their board and tried to explain Riley to them. Some appreciated it, but many got defensive. It’s the same thing we see in the Garrett thread. Reality is a bitch.

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            Banker hasn’t been named the DC yet because he is one of the greatest football minds to have ever walked the earth, and his mere presence transcends little things like labels that might pigeon-hole his greatness.

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            I still don’t get the Witten comment. The guy is a future HOFer.

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            hahahhaa… Hey I had it as a B largely because of the following point:

            “He can come in and say why the hell would we ever have to play walk on linemen at Oregon State and everyone including Riley will listen. 20 years of NFL experience gives you that respect.”

            I honestly think this is what happen.. Garret probably challenged the status quo too much but was unable to get anything to change. The offense was exactly the same (only worse) this year.. That wreaks of either Garret offering no insight or Riley being stubborn and staying stuck in his ways..

            I’m willing to be the latter is the case.

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        MR fired Ungerer a few years back too. But very passive aggressive in the delivery, definitely not in a ‘hey sorry it didn’t work out bro’ way.

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    Good writeup on Andersen in USA Today

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/pac12/2014/12/18/gary-andersen-oregon-state-football-coach/20522867/

    Best quote “The Beavers won’t be a fast-paced spread, snapping the ball every 10 seconds, Andersen said, but nor will they “just sit there and ram power (offense) up your ass for an hour.””

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      “I like this fight” is my favorite line. Somehow I can’t envision Riley expressing that

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      I think they overdid the “OSU is a horrible program; why would anyone go there?” angle. Sure, the program stagnated under Riley, but this isn’t 1990.

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    UNLV: Tony Sanchez has completed his staff. On Colin Cowherd’s show, Sanchez confirmed the hiring of Houston inside receivers / tight ends coach Jamie Christian as running backs coach, Georgia State defensive backs coach J.D. Williams as cornerbacks coach, Oregon State defensive line coach Joe Seumalo in the same role and USC assistant strength and conditioning coach Keith Belton as the head strength coach. He will announce his defensive coordinator and safeties coaches on Friday. Keep track of new coaching staffs here.

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    Interesting tweet, good find by @I_am_orange

    The Orange One ?@I_am_orange 20m20 minutes ago

    Only 2 @Coach_Riley assistants still on the phone list: http://www.osubeavers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=208335169&DB_OEM_ID=30800&DB_OEM_ID=30800 … @coachbrennan & @CoachBrasfield #GoBeavs

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    Lars Hanson ?@LarsHanson 3m3 minutes ago
    Three-star Yuma (Ariz.) Yuma Catholic TE Matt Pistone tells me he has officially decommitted from Oregon State. #BoiseState target

    This just means we’re getting Penniston, right?

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      So far recruiting has been a disaster. 2 star Juco, possibly a 2 star from Florida, a bunch of our best guys decommitting…

      I think once the dead period is over we wind up with a good class, but so far this is troubling.

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        it was already a disaster with Riley and Co. I think when it’s all said and done we will be fine. Especially after GA plucks a few Wisky commits

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          Agree he needs to pluck the QB, TE, and a few of those LBs, then it will be good.

          So far it’s been nothing but disappointing, though. I thought there would be a more immediate bump and guys from WI come sooner.

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        Think of it this way: it’s easier to decommit than commit. We’re headed the wrong way now, but better we have the chance to fill those spots with guys that want to play for GA then have them waste a year, then leave.

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          I just thought more west coast recruits would follow Andersen. He’s a big name, made a splash, plays an aggressive style, and is known as a good recruiter. I still think that will happen, but each day that passes makes me a bit concerned. I think the Greek QB follows him, and that kid looks really good. I think a few others from WI follow. Until it all goes down I’m nervous, though, because the current signees kind of stink except for maybe 5.

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            btw, love the new Atari style avatar. Old school!

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    From the O

    Andersen added the current recruiting “dead period,” where in-person contact between prospects and coaches is prohibited until Jan. 14, has allowed him to slow down on hires. And he is especially glad he hasn’t “jumped the gun” on coaching moves after studying Pac-12 film during the past week. Those sessions have only reinforced how up-tempo the league is, and that the defensive staff should be familiar with combating that style of play.

    “My views changed on a few coaches as I went through this week,” Andersen said. ” … There’s some uniqueness to this league with the amount of pace that’s played, and you’ve got to make sure you put that you put that defensive staff in a position to be able to, I guess hire guys that have had some experience in those settings.”

    I love it, tailoring hires to the style of play. It really reinforces the idea that not bringing in Aranda was a calculated move. Instead, we will get somebody who knows how and is committed stop the spread offense.

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      Great article, wow. Eggers does it again. I really like this piece below.

      “I feel like I’m swinging for the fences with the four people who are in it,” he said. “Oregon State deserves the opportunity to swing for the fence.”

      I am liking this guy more and more. He knows exactly what he wants and won’t settle.

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        Clancy P. for DC. Mega experience in the PAC. #GetRDone Andersun, sin, sen, son.

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      He’s not LDS.

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      So, 2 candidates for OC, 2 for DC.

      I think Eggers is probably right that Todd Orlando and Kalani Sitake are the defensive guys he has in mind. I think both would be great. Gary Andersen gave Sitake his first job and Sitake hasn’t exactly felt the love from Utah. This recent contract extension offer hasn’t been signed yet, so that’s my guess as to who it is. I know footballscoop said ‘no chance’ about Orlando, but they’d have said the same about Gary Andersen to Oregon State if they’d been asked about that rumor.

      All the talk about Andy Ludwig…I just doubt he’s a candidate. Kevin McGiven (Utah State OC) still seems possible. I’d say Dave Baldwin (Colorado State OC) would be probably the leading candidate if he’s not going to Florida.

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        I think you’re right.

        And I really don’t see Ludwig at all at this point.

        He mentions Orlando and Sitake since they have been subject of rumors already, but doesn’t mention the names of the OC candidates probably because their names haven’t been subject of open speculation yet in the media.

        Andersen saying in other interviews that ideally the offense would be like Utah State was his last two years does really make me think of the CSU OC (was GA’s OC in 2011) and the current USU OC as pretty solid guesses. I’m assuming that USU has stayed with a similar system since GA left with Mett Wells taking over as HC and McGiven taking over as OC.

        Does anyone know why Dave Baldwin left USU for CSU? Is that a better job/more pay?

        Gotta think that Sitake is the clear #1 candidate though. GA mentioned that after doing the Pac-12 film review he realized that Pac-12 coaching experience will help a lot with defensive hires because of how good the offenses are here. Hope we can lure him away.

        Anyway, I think it’ll be fun to watch the USU and Utah bowl games this weekend and “evaluating” all those potential coaches.

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          Also a lot of talk about ‘we’ll know more on monday’.

          Just so happens all those guys coach on Saturday.

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            That’s too bad. I was hoping he might be looking at Bob Cole, who coaches on Tuesday.

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    Bruce Reed to make 450k lololol

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    Those Huskers aren’t very happy with Banker being the DC. They’re starting to figure Riley out!

    “Can’t speak for others, but my concern is that Banker is not enough of a “splash” hire to overcome the giant “Meh” burger that was the Riley hiring.

    All that anyone says about Riley is that he’s a “nice guy.” That’s great and “nice guy” will do wonders to help repair the fractures in the program, but “nice guy” isn’t necessarily going to win championships or bring 4* and 5* recruits to Lincoln in droves. Now, “nice guy” CEO head coach paired with elite coordinators? Now you’ve got something!

    But when you pair “Meh, nice guy” head coach with “Who?” coordinators, I’m worried. When that “Who?” defensive coordinator wouldn’t have gotten the job but for his having ridden the “Meh, nice guy’s” coattails for the last 20 years, I start to feel like I’ve seen this movie before. “

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    A link my dad sent me from the PO site in regards to an initial idea for the VFC…I think this idea is good, but could get tweaked to make the flow of people better….what do you all think?

    https://secure.ous.edu/bid/system/attachments/4791/original/Programming%20Document%20-%20Valley%20Football%20Center.pdf?1415137146

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    Beavs offer Wazzu commit. Juco ILB. Fuck you Leach

    http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Jonah-Moi-161659

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    after reading this, good fucking riddance Riley you piece of shit. Yeah, it’s so difficult to recruit to Corvallis and Oregon State. Especially when you don’t even fucking try. I get that Nebraska can recruit itself. But jesus, if he’d have put out that effort in the last 5 years? Well, who gives a fuck. I’d rather have GA instead.

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/12009292/behind-scenes-quiet-search-brought-mike-riley-nebraska-cornhuskers

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      What I liked most about the embedded video in that piece, is the snippets of MR on the sideline.

      They showed all 5 of MR’s emotional outbursts in the 14 years he coached in Corvallis. Surprising, not one cut of his ‘gee, golly, we just had another delay flag after a timeout,’ none of the ‘duh, what am I gonna eat after the game/stare into space moments,’ just the real MR, fiery and emotional. Just an awesome, awesome true MR set of highlights.

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        Hey, nice avatar 🙂

        • WFO WFO says:
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          Hey orangejulius did you tweet that OS/DS with the lightning bolt to Tinkle? He seems like he’d get a kick out of it.

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          Ha thanks. I stole someone else’s idea from here and whipped it up in a couple of minutes so not great but…

          Anyway, credit to them, I can’t find that thread now.

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        I’m not gonna view that clip again, but it looked like one outburst repeated three times.
        Jack has the right idea, “He took Banker and Read with him, neat deal”.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        Only In n Out burger locations in Big-12 territory are in Texas. So there is that

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          oh fuck. Then it dawns on me later Nebraska moved to the B1G a few years ago. Sorry, no In n Out burger for you!

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    Meh… he’s NU’s neat deal now.

    Just take a deep breath and chant quietly to yourself, “He took Banker and Read with him. He took Banker and Read with him. It’s a neat deal.”

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    Any chance we can get a new football thread. This one’s getting a little bloated.

    Also, anybody watching the Vegas bowl tonight? Who’s it gonna be? Sitake or Orlando?

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      Who coaches in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

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      That’s the “Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl.” And for those unaware – I just found out – “Royal Purple located in Porter, Texas, produces a wide range of high performance lubricants for nearly every consumer and industrial application.”

      • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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        The KY Jelly halftime show….

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          Coming to you from the End Zone…

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          “At the conclusion of tonight’s contest, we’ll award the Royal Purple KY Jelly ‘Tight End of the Game,’ so stick around folks!”

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    6′ 1″ CB Jay Irvine from Jacksonville has named OSU his new leader. Was recruited at Wisc, following Andersen, and aware of OSU “putting players into NFL,” Likes PAC-12 and regular program “exposure” as well.

    Visits January 16 and if it goes well says its likely he’ll commit.

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    GA says he wants a DC with experience coaching Against The Style Of offenses they run in the pac12. How many DC r there out there that can stop a well run spread like Oregon runs?

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    Anybody have any info on Austin Dodge (Southern Oregon)? I don’t know anything about him, but been reading that he’s playing in the NAIA championship game currently and has set all sorts of school and NAIA records playing QB. Also read he was a former Beaver? Anybody know what happened to him and why he didn’t stick around?

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      He started out at Central Washington.

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        NAIA College Football player of the year at Southern Oregon. Won the NAIA natty yesterday!

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    Utah St vs UTEP —– The new OSU DC (???) on display?

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      I’d take him but definitely prefer Sitake. ESPN just said at end of Vegas Bowl there were rumors of him taking another job. That would most likely be Oregon State.

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