22.Dec.2014 Coordinator Thread

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News should be coming soon so here you go.

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  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    So strange that we’ve heard so many rumors about who the DC will be, but not a single rumor about OC, other than Ludwig, which doesn’t seem likely. Saw that Brennan and Andersen had a call with that 2016 QB, Moore last night, and Moore was excited for what they had to say. Gotta think they have shared their OC information with him. Also, Canzano interviewed Moora who said Andersen told him not to expect an offense like Wisconsin of last year. Gotta think that means no Ludwig?

    Davy Moore @David_Moore5 · Dec 17
    Just got off the phone with Coach Andersen and Coach Brennan down at OSU….excited for what they got planned #GoBeavs

    • whatever says:
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      While I agree that I doubt it’s Ludwig, who knows what his offense really is like. Wisconsin didn’t allow for anything but Wisconsin offense. At Oregon, he was running Bellotti’s offense. I wonder what his style really is?

      If it is Ludwig, I’ll be interested to see what he can do in an offense of his choosing, not attempting to force an existing style into what he wants to do.

    • Jack says:
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      I’m hoping for Bob Cole. He’s done an awesome job in recent years, would fit the vision and system I think Andersen is talking about moving toward, has west coast and specifically Oregon and Northwest ties and has crossed paths with Andersen when he was working at USU in the early 2000’s.

      • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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        Cole would definitely move the needle for me.

        Why am I getting this feeling that June Jones is in consideration??? As much as I don’t want that to happen, I could totally see it happening and I would at least find it entertaining.

  • BeaverBill BeaverBill says:
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    Over the weekend the Beavers offered Washington State commit Jonah Moi, a Rivals three-star linebacker from Riverside City College, who explained via Twitter that interest was mutual.

    Glad to see Anderson pouching from WSU. Riley would have said ah gosh, he is already committed and it wouldn’t be right. Anderson seems more the type that unless there is a ring on the finger it is fair game attitude. I like it.

    • wannabeav says:
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      I don’t like see our recruits, especially those that project to be the best of the class, poached any more than the next guy; but then, on the other hand, it is instructive that our talent is getting poached by WSU and not (take your pick): Oregon, Stanford, Cal, UW, SC etc. etc. etc. In a way, the poach-ees destination of choice, like Riley’s Nebraska assistants of choice (or not), tells a story in itself.

    • osu-sports-fan says:
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      I agree until signing day all is fair game, its not poaching unless its illegal.

  • HireMattWells says:
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    Hell no to June Jones. McGiven or Dave Baldwin might be ok. I was a tad too harsh on Baldwin yesterday. He has coached at some nice places like Baylor and Michigan St before CSU. Think I would prefer Beau Baldwin but that seems less likely than Andersen pairing back up with his first OC at USU or maybe getting Orlando and McGiven out of USU for DC and OC.

    OSU’s main goal should be Sitake and I think Andersen has similar thoughts. If ww get him then Baldwin at OC might be an ok fit. I would be happy with Sitake or Orlando and McGiven too. Hope we get this finished this week.

    Where is Bob Cole currently working?. Hadn’t heard much about him before.

    • whatever says:
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      Northern Illinois – OC and QB coach I believe

      • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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        Only if we get the dog as a package deal.
        Northern Illinois Husky Mascot High Five – YouTube
        ? 0:11? 0:11
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U32PuzDZFdc
        Nov 14, 2013 – Uploaded by ESPN
        Northern Illinois’ husky mascot, Diesel, gives out a high five after a touchdown.

    • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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      Don’t worry, Jones would never work here if Andersen wants to run the ball still.

  • Jack says:
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    OT… women move to #10
    http://www.osubeavers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=750197&SPID=127161&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=30800&ATCLID=209819130

    But… next week is another cross-country trip for a 10am game… against Tennessee.

    Ugh!

    • mckalk says:
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      Tough travel, but incredible opportunity for the program. Win and they are knocking on the door of the top 5. Also, I don’t think they will play another ranked team until they face Cal/Stanford at home in the last regular season series. It’s set up for a special season.

      • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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        And, that Cal game takes place on 2/28 surrounded by a baseball double header with Grambling State. Last season it was a buck to see the ladies after a baseball game, wonder if that type promotion is no longer seen as necessary, two bucks?? Teddy Bear and a can of corn??

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    some of the support staff additions have been made official.

    Thomas, Nyborg and Guinta

    http://www.osubeavers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30800&ATCLID=209815814#.VJhrs4Y4Bmw.twitter

    • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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      If you find this information on beaverblitz, it means Angie has stolen it from angrybeavs……..or something like that….

  • mckalk says:
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    I will not entertain any of this coordinator/recruiting nonsense until I’ve heard it from Beva Blitz and Senorita Machado!

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Adam Gorney ?@adamgorney 3m3 minutes ago
    Three-star Je’Vari Anderson starts to plan visits #OregonState #Utah #Wazzu http://rvls.co/1zOEOhB

    • JD says:
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      You take that down this instant. You are only allowed to retweet this information to your followers.

  • homefry homefry says:
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    After what I’ve read in the last 24 hours…do I understand correctly~~ If I pay AngryBeavs $9.95, the names of all new hires will be listed in this thread?

    Not tracking how this new subscription service works….

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      No, you make the check out directly to “JasontheBeaver”, and it’s not $9.95, it’s $729.40, that’s how this new subscription services works.

      • JD says:
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        Sounds like a great deal. i recommend buying many and giving them as Christmas gifts.

      • homefry homefry says:
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        $729.40 seems a little steep, but what the hell…I’m in! Looking forward to the insights exclusive to JtB, and I’m sure some expert guest opinions and projections.

      • scotty says:
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        Plot twist: JasontheBeaver is Angie Machado

        suckers!!!!!

      • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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        Will we also get free access to the free content currently available at hudl?

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    For those who want to follow the new coaches, here’s Guinta’s account.

    Vincent Guinta ?@VincentGuinta 8m8 minutes ago
    First tweet as an Official Oregon State Beaver. Fired Up to be here! #Beavers #Damloyal
    Embedded image permalink

    https://twitter.com/VincentGuinta/status/547139921648287744

  • Jack says:
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    OT… they sure don’t bury the lead in the first two words of this headline.
    http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/drink-beer-take-showers-better-worry-about-wests-snowpack-n271796

  • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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    I’m better we won’t hear anything today.

  • bleedorange says:
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    Heard Scott frost is likely to be the csu

  • corliss says:
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    Brawl breaks out in Miami Bowl. Viscous punches thrown. Angry Mormons.

  • HireMattWells says:
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    Whether you like or don’t like Dave Baldwin he is available now with Bobo taking over CSU. Wish I didn’t erase my Utah-CSU recording so I could analyze his offense more. Wasn’t a good game for CSU. I watched more of Utah State. Twice in the first half a QB broke off a 50 yard run (It was their 4th and 5th string QBs too). From what I have seen I would lean McGiven if picking from those two. I don’t see how Orlando or McGiven could pass on significant pay raises and they are used to working together at USU. If we don’t get Sitake (man I hope we do) then I think that current USU pair is an attractive option that would work well with Andersen.

  • HireMattWells says:
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    My gut tells me it is going to be Dave Baldwin as new Oregon State OC. Not my first choice but GA knows how it will be to work with him and probably feels bad he is out of a job.

    Under this scenario it may be a little less likely we take Orlando from USU so keep your fingers crossed that GA put the full court press on securing Sitake. I like the Sitake/Baldwin combo. Our defense will be damn good and the offense will have its flourishes and be capable of uptempo. Definitely will be at the Orange vs Black Spring Game and will bring some friends if Sitake is on board.

    • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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      I think Sitake must still be in play.

      He and other assistant coaches were offered extensions but there’ve been no reports yet about them accepting them.

      I also think maybe Dave Baldwin is the guy for OC and Andersen/OSU had to wait for the CSU HC situation to shake out before getting it fully worked out.

      • osu-sports-fan says:
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        Sitake, is my choice he was not given new contract so i am sure he will come if price is right, i heard AD said his 500,000 contract was too steep for utah

        • BennyBeav says:
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          2014 NCAA Defensive Stats

          Rank Team Yds/Game Yds/Play PPG
          4 Wisconsin 283.2 4.76 20.0
          60 Utah 393.5 5.34 24.9
          77 OSU 406.3 5.76 31.6
          82 Oregon 413.8 5.40 22.5

      • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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        I just sautéed Sitake in butter and put em on a burger. I didn’t think we would hire a mushroom as our DC, sorry.

    • BeavinTX says:
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      Baldwin’s offense finished in the top 25 in the country in yards/game the last two years. Pretty good recent track record.

  • whatever says:
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    This is pretty much exactly what I think is happening/has happened too. I think Sitake was feeling a little unloved by Utah’s late offer of an extension. I’m good with Baldwin, Sitake is a great get, even if he’s only here a year or two.

    • whatever says:
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      Oops, meant this to be to @GOBeavers post about Sitake being in play.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Colorado beats DePaul 82-68 in the diamond head classic in Hawaii

  • osu-sports-fan says:
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    Sitake, is my choice he was not given new contract so i am sure he will come if price is right

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    Sooo….maybe our coordinators didn’t play in this past weekend’s bowls??……it’s so quiet….

    • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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      I mean Andersen was saying in the Eggers article that it should be done “a week from now” which was on the 18th. So we should know by the end of this week, I guess.

  • Calibeav says:
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    Yea calm before the storm I hope

  • bigditch says:
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    Waiting……….Patiently

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    Saw over on PO, somebody posted a wish list of potential candidates for OC. Number 2 on the list is the OC from East Carolina. His name? Lincoln Riley.
    Wouldn’t that be the ultimate irony?

    http://m.ecupirates.com/m/sports/m-footbl/mtt/riley_lincoln00.html

  • ObjCritic says:
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    While awaiting news on coordinator hires, you might want to watch the Parker/Andersen interview segments if you have not seen them yet. There are links here:

    https://twitter.com/OSUBeaversFB

  • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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    BYU: Head coach Bronco Mendenhall applied for the Wisconsin job, according to a public records request from Channel 3000 in Wisconsin.

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

    No indication he was actually interested in the OSU job. I think Bronco doesn’t care too much about his alma mater as many here, including me, speculated based on his past quotes.

    • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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      So did a bunch of guys that claimed to very be good at Madden and other video football. Pretty funny article about it.

  • wannabeav says:
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    The feature by Mike Tokito on O-live contains some interesting quotes from Mike Parker about Andersen. (1) news of the hire “brought a surge of new life and excitement” to Corvallis. (2) About Andersen personally Parker is “impressed with his energy level.” Okay, so here’s the thing. This blog is replete with commentary going back at least three years, if not longer, that Riley was tired, worn-out, lethargic, and the play of his team reflected that. Parker, intuitively, knew this to be the case too, as the above quotes demonstrate, yet he denied his instincts and fooled himself into thinking Riley was the answer not realizing he was the problem.

    • Benny says:
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      I think Parker shared a lot of the frustrations that everyone did, but Parkers job is to sell the program, he cannot be too negative. If you’ve listened to him at all the past couple years you can hear it in his voice.

      • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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        That is one reason I appreciate having Jim Wilson on with Parker. Jim doesn’t seem to be as constrained as Mike and, he is more knowledgable especially with regard to baseball.

      • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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        It drove him to drink!

        • Jack says:
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          Worse than that… it drove him to stop drinking.

        • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          if you had to suffer thru multiple civil war losses, lack of clock management, special teams snafus, losses to FCS teams, the Banker hand jive, etc, etc, etc, THEN follow that up calling the shitty men’s hoops teams, your liver would probably hate you

  • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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    Kafentzis wouldn't come on a #Wisconsin radio station to announce he's heading elsewhere, right?— BadgerBlitz.com (@McNamaraRivals) December 23, 2014

    Austin Kafentzis will be announcing his decision with @SparkyRadio at 5:35 tonight. #Wisconsin— BadgerBlitz.com (@McNamaraRivals) December 23, 2014

    • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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      beat me to it. yeah, doesn’t seem like good news on that front

    • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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      If he wants to be a jerk to Wisconsin he would. I’m all for that.

      • Jack says:
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        He’s going to wear a red polo shirt when he announces?

        Honestly, I don’t see the 4.4 speed on his tape. I don’t know where he clocked that one. If it is true, then I’m willing to look at all those Utah HS defenders out there running those 4.3’s on his tape.

        • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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          Yeah, he’s probably not the second coming of Marcus Mariota. It is still exciting. Andersen obviously offered him and made a pretty big effort to get him to follow to OSU so that seems promising.

          • Jack says:
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            Well, he takes good angles and makes timely reads and gets the ball to the right spot for his receivers. His pocket mechanics are a bit off, but he’s good on the run. I would love him if I knew who the OC was going to be.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    OT: Eggers with a little more on Rueck’s ejection the other day. Seems the post game “thin skinned” remark by Chatterton was right on.

    http://portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/244734-112383-improving-beavers-splash-into-top-10

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Probably not a great thing that he’s doing this on a Wisconsin radio station…..unless maybe the station is just carrying it live but the announcement is happening in Utah? Anybody have any more info?

    Brice Marich @BriceMarich · 14m 14 minutes ago
    #Wisconsin commit, UT QB Austin Kafentzis (@mrkafentzis ) will be announcing his commitment status with @SparkyRadio at 5:35

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      thats commitment status, could announce that he has de-committed or re-opened

      • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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        right, but why would he go on their radio station to tell them he could be potentially leaving? would take pretty big balls to do something like that.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      and shockingly no one on blitz or pure hate has reported this. Of course we’re just over here poaching info

  • Calibeav says:
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    Not as high on dude as some here..

    He seemed geeked about going o Wisky in the couple of interviews I saw.. Seemed to be more about the school than the coaches

  • whatever says:
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    Statement from Kafentzis’ father:

    “The reason for Austin going on a Wisconsin radio show to announce his decision is because he is a stand-up guy that has been extremely loyal to Wisconsin and in return the fans have been great towards him. He never liked this part of recruiting and wants to get the decision over with quickly and felt that the Wisconsin fans should be the first to hear his decision. After talking with both coaches over the last week, he has come to the decision that is best for him and his future.”

    Benjamin Worgull
    Publisher
    http://twitter.com/TheBadgerNation

    • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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      Well, I guess there’s a chance then. I will just have to tune in to find out. This should be the stream of that radio station.

      http://v6.player.abacast.net/2140

    • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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      Dad’s doing some damage control? Guess we’ll know in 2 hours

    • corliss says:
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      His Dad makes it sound like he is going elsewhere. I don’t think he would invoke “stand up guy”otherwise. I think he is a BEAV.

      • youngorst says:
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        Yeah, that statement from dad sure sounds like he isn’t announcing that he is enrolling in Madison…Here’s hoping

      • angry angry says:
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        Definitely think he’s a beav. He liked Andersen not wisconsin

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          Should be interesting. Seems like a real “leader” type kid, especially if he goes on a Wisconsin radio show to let the fans know he is not going there anymore.

  • bleedorange says:
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    Ya it sounds like chryst and him aren’t a fit and that’s why coming to Corvallis is better for him. Imo

  • whatever says:
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    FWIW

    Kevin Graham ?@KevinGrahamWEEI 1m1 minute ago

    Just received word talks are going well between Oregon State & Utah DC Kalani Sitake. A deal is “real close” to getting done.

    • whatever says:
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      ADD

      Kevin Graham ?@KevinGrahamWEEI

      Kalani Sitake would be the Defensive Coordinator for Oregon State in addition to assuming some Assistant or Associate Head Coach role.

    • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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      dang, you’re fast!

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    New DC Rumor!

    Kevin Graham ?@KevinGrahamWEEI 1m1 minute ago
    Just received word talks are going well between Oregon State & Utah DC Kalani Sitake. A deal is “real close” to getting done.

    • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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      again, let’s see how long it takes for blitz to steal this info from angrybeavs….dirty thieves….

      • Jack says:
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        Oh just forget Blitz already.

        We need all the positive vibes we can get in order to pull Sitake (and Tuiaki?) over to the good side.

        • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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          vibes may not be needed anymore….

          Austin Horton ?@austinhorton 2m2 minutes ago
          Got a text from Gary Andersen earlier today that indicated there could be news today…looks like the Sitake to Oregon State news is legit.

    • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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      Kevin Graham ?@KevinGrahamWEEI 41s42 seconds ago
      Kalani Sitake would be the Defensive Coordinator for Oregon State in addition to assuming some Assistant or Associate Head Coach role.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Add one more….running backs coach from Utah also.

    Jeff Hansen ?@rakoto10 2m2 minutes ago
    Sitake and Tuiaki to Oregon State? That’s a big deal. Those 2 are complete studs.

    • whatever says:
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      Ilaisa Tuiaki was RB coach at Utah State, that’d be a great get too. DL coach at Utah, but since we already have one.

      • Jack says:
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        Kauha’aha’a can coach OLB’s or ILB’s… or both.

        And what is a really neat deal is that the two best backer prospects out of Utah are still uncommitted but were offered by Wiscy and Utah. I’m not saying either will end up here with such a short window for recruiting, but their primary recruiters at those two schools are/were Kauha’aha’a and Tuiaki.

        • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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          I’m going to need a translator for the names of new coaching staff.

          • Jack says:
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            They’re rather easy. I lived in Hawai’i, so it’s even easier. But a decent rule of thumb is that the vowels are ah, ay, ee, oh and yoo. And each of them is pronounced. Say it slowly a couple time first, then you understand how the name Kai ends up being pronounced Kigh by friends but Kah-ee by family. It’s a subtle difference when spoken at a normal rate.

            It’s also easier to learn this stuff in Hawai’i because they speak at a much more relaxed pace as well. What confuses me is when we get into other Poly cultures and how they end up with consonant sounds that aren’t even in a name or word or variable vowel sounds… like Mageo.

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            *ooh… not yoo

  • whatever says:
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    Now, Kafentzis for the icing on the cake.

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    He is taking his talents to South Beach.

  • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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    Edit: now confirmed with lots of independent Utah news sources… Awesome!!

    Kalani Sitake and E Tuiaki are headed to OSU.— Hans Olsen (@975Hans) December 23, 2014

    Not that this isn't already out there but just recieved personal confirmation on Sitake and tuiaki…..both are gone— Tony Jones (@Tjonessltrib) December 23, 2014

    Kalani Sitake and E Tuiaki are headed to OSU.— Hans Olsen (@975Hans) December 23, 2014

    • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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      more confirmation

      Kevin Graham ?@KevinGrahamWEEI 1m1 minute ago
      Just got official word…Utah DC Kalani Sitake is leaving for Oregon State. Currently contacting his Ute players to let them know.

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    Kevin Graham ?@KevinGrahamWEEI 29s29 seconds ago
    On recruting front, word is Utah HS star QB Austin Kafentzis is thinking of switching his committment from Wisconsin to Oregon State…

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    My Airing of grievances is as follows:

    1. As a Beaver fan, I really don’t have any current grievances other than not knowing who our OC is.

    Thanks for spoiling Festivus, Bobby D!!!!!

  • BeaverBill BeaverBill says:
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    New OSU staff under Gary Andersen
    Wide receivers coach Brent Brennan (officially announced)
    Defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake (reportedly)
    Assistant Ilaisa Tuiaki (reportedly)
    Offensive line coach T.J. Woods (confirmed by Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez)
    Defensive line coach Chad Kauha’aha’a (confirmed by Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez)
    Defensive backs coach Derrick Odum (source tells The Oregonian)
    Associate athletic director/chief of staff Zach Nyborg (officially announced)
    Director of football operations and student services Jason Thomas (officially announced)
    Director of player personnel Vincent Guinta (officially announced)

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      So let’s take a run at this kids:
      Kauha’aha’a per Jacks’ lesson is pronounced ka-oo-ha-aha-a? With the a=ah sound?
      I could try to Youtube it but this is more fun.

      • Jack says:
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        When you get a couple consonants within a word, they’re also variable in sound. An H tends silent, and a W tends toward a V sound.

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        it’s pronounced “cow-ha-a-ha-a”

        • Jack says:
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          That’s where it gets fun. When you’re on Hawai’ian time, you can hear the Ka-oo-ha being pronounced. You can hear the Ka-ee in the name Kai. But the contraction of sound heard when speeches and cultures mix push names to sound like Cow instead of Ka-oo. Like I said, it’s really subtle. If you just get used to reading and sounding out conjoined vowels like au and ai as “ah-oo” and “ah-ee” instead of “ow” and “eye” then you’re pretty much there.

          The way it was taught to me was, “If we wanted those sounds in those words, we would have put those letters in them.”

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    I live in a hawaii and this is hilarious to me. Haoles! Lol

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