15.Sep.2015 San Jose State @ Oregon State (Pre-Game)
Unlike a lot of Beav fans, I’m not flinching after last week — still love GA and think he’ll do great things over time. This season will be up and down, and I expect to see things click on offense as we move along.
Andersen said San Jose State runs a pro offense, wants to pound the ball, had has a lot of trick plays. I’ll take his word, because I could only make it through 5 minutes of their game last week. What I saw: QB threw a lot of balls in the flat, hit one nice TE seam route, their offensive line looks undersized. I didn’t watch any defense. I know some guys here watched that game, so chime in with a scouting report.
This has the potential to be a huge turning point for the Beavs QB situation. Weber State meant very little except getting nerves out, MI was a test and wake-up call, and what they need right now is a soft D1 team — a team better than Weber State but (much) worse than Michigan, and that’s what they get. The schedule actually worked out well here.
Beavs just need to take care of their own issues. Clean up special teams (a lot of that was nerves) and get into a grove on offense. I feel like they’ve been experimenting with personnel and play calling just to see who can do what in games. Beavs have depth problems and will be taking off some redshirts this week, too. Aydon is going to play, and my guess is that’s because San Jose runs a pro offense and GA wants to run some 4-3 (people in another thread suggested he only runs 3-4, but he said early on they’d do both). Versus Michigan they didn’t have the bodies to run much 4-3 but Aydon should help (he looks raw on film, but hopefully he’s been coached up. Fun with cliches!). So, I expect to see some defensive experimentation now that GA knows pro offenses with physical players will run all over the Beavs. He’s going to try to plug those holes with what he has (desperately need to get more big bodies in this program). He’s taking off redshirts is for San Jose State but probably with Stanford in mind the following week. It’s smart to get Aydon and any other big body some work this week.
Everyone is chalking this one up as a win, which is never a good thing, but after that loss to Michigan I think these will be some peeved Beavs.
38-13, good guys