31.Dec.2015 Andersen Hires DC and Secondary Coach

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From footballscope.

Oregon State: Per sources, Gary Andersen is planning to hire Utah State defensive coordinator Kevin Clune as defensive coordinator and Weber State secondary coach Cory Hall barring any unexpected issues.

Had a feeling it would be Clune. One thing I didn’t like about Clune on the youtube video I watched, is that he made fun of players (said one was so thin he’d neg him and say he looked ill). I don’t find that funny or professional coming from a teacher/authority figure.

The other question is whether he can recruit.

I don’t know anything about Cory Hall, so if you do lay it on me.

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  • Beaver Believer 24 says:
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    Great. The vaunted Utah State defensive coordinator is coming to Corvallis. Man.. I wish we could get some good assistants.

    • angry angry says:
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      How do you know he’s not good?

    • Jack Jack says:
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      Like Don Pellum?

    • 2008Beav says:
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      The before and after statistics of his one year at Hawaii was quite impressive, but there are a lot of factors in how that might have played out.

    • BennyBeav says:
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      October 16th, 2015 Utah State 52, Boise State 26

      Seven 1st-half turnovers doom Boise St. in loss
      Marwin Evans returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown as time expired before halftime, and Utah State turned Boise State’s seven first-half turnovers into 35 points.

      http://espn.go.com/college-football/game?gameId=400790882

      • Jack Jack says:
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        So you’re saying the USU D was so good for just that small amount of time, and all other statistics shouldn’t count?

        Is that what you’re saying?

  • angry angry says:
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    Goff to the NFL, btw.

    • Jack Jack says:
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      No surprise. He would have lost money if he waited until next year.

  • angry angry says:
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    I’m fine with Clune overall, but they can’t overpay for these two. Should be like 450k max for both of them with incentive clauses.

    • Jack Jack says:
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      How much did Banker and Read make together? And what were their recruiting values?

      • DubiousBeav DubiousBeav says:
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        Banker was around $505,000 and Read was $315,000 in 2014 per my Google detective skills.

        • Jack Jack says:
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          So… we should be paying about 10% more for the new guys given expectations.

          I’ll peg my “Whoa! That’s too much,” limit at $820K.

        • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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          Read is the greatest scam artist since Bernie Madoff. He must have some really bad shit on Riley.

          • Beav in TX says:
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            He may have been really bad in a lot of respects, but it’s hard to argue with the results from several of our kickers and punters. We had a long string of all-conference kickers (I believe Kahut ended that), as well as at least two punters who did time in the NFL (maybe more, but all I remember are Paulescu and Hekker).

  • Corliss says:
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    I think coaching success is a combination of: scheme/adjustments, motivation, teaching, quality recruits/conditioning, experience and a little luck. Did I miss anything?

    I think GA can assess these qualities in Clune.

    • ace0099 says:
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      he did hire Aranda when he was in Utah State before he was the hot DC around

  • Angry@angry says:
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    So he says a guy is too skinny and that’s unprofessional. Couple threads back, you told someone they were fucking stupid, or something along those lines. What’s that make you?

    • Jack Jack says:
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      Do we have to start the fallacies before noon?

      Why not respond with something tangible?

      • Angry@angry says:
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        I haven’t seen what Angry’s talking about… But joking with football players about weight is something that happens everyday. James and Jaquizz used to tease Storm about his “small arms” all the time. The mic’d up video from Utah St shows him to be engaged, a teacher, and someone who related to players.

        • Jack Jack says:
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          That is the reply you should have given.

          The other had nothing to do with anything.

          • Angry@angry says:
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            Well it does actually. Angry being all angry about our new Coach. Nit-picking from a video is dumb. Especially when it’s hypocritical

          • Jack Jack says:
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            Aaaand… back to Silly Land it is.

          • Angry@angry says:
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            Jack, as my man Bobby, or my girl Britney would say, it’s my prerogative, if I want to point out how stupid Angry is. Just like its your prerogative to post stupid music videos, even tho you know you’re get a -5 rating

          • Jack Jack says:
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            I never said it wasn’t your prerogative to do this.

            But you have to start doing so sometime, if that is your intent.

          • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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            @ Angry@Angry

            “…it’s my prerogative, if I want to point out how stupid Angry is…”

            Just wondering where you rate yourself on the “I’m perfect, I have no faults” scale?

          • Angry@angry says:
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            I’m far from perfect and I have faults, as everyone does. Strange question

          • Jack Jack says:
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            I’m not sure why you think that’s a strange question. That’s precisely where you directed the conversation.

          • Angry@angry says:
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            Okay Troll. Never said I was without faults or perfect. So I didn’t take any conversation there.

          • Jack Jack says:
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            You are that dense.

            I refused to believe it, thinking it was just a troll.

            But you are just that dense.

        • scotty says:
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          I bet Villamin ribbed SC about his sprained vulva regularly, good bonding, good times 🙂

    • angry angry says:
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      I’m not an authority figure in a professional setting. Amazing you just compared those two things. Amazing.

      • Angry@angry says:
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        What’s amazing is you actually having a problem with Clune doing that.

  • Beaver24 says:
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    With Clune he worked under aranda and Orlando. Both are looking steller. Both use their linebackers extensively with blitz packages. Clune was linebackers coach. Can he recruit I wonder. He obviously has some ties to Hawaii being there for a year and Utah. Interested in Hall what will he coach. NFL pedigree and sounds hungry in an article I found as a grad assistant at WISKY. I am thinking he will hit it hard since he is somewhat fresh. I am happy but I really wanted Orlando or aranda.

  • Jack Jack says:
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    Idk…

    He looks to me like an old football type whose humor is easily understood. He has a lot of good energy here.

  • Cake says:
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    I’m in wait and see mode with Clune, could be a good hire if he can recruit.

    Nick Mitchell to Dixie State. I thought it was still a JUCO, but I guess they’re a D2 school now. Hope that works out for him. I’m still not sure how Mike Riley couldn’t see that he was not D1A talent.

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      NM is a good kid, I’m glad he found a home. Even if you could time his throwing motion with a calender.

      • Jack Jack says:
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        Yeah but… Dixie State?

        Ouch.

        • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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          Well, it’s about the level he could succeed at.

        • cj cj says:
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          Jack says,

          “Aaaand… back to Silly Land it is”.

          • Jack Jack says:
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            Dixie State qualifies.

            edit: This disturbs me. The education system in Utah is criminal and unconstitutional. I believe Dixie State is a really really poor example of that which they can get the for-profit post-secondary lenders to bite on in big chunks.

            edit2: you’re commentary, cj, is exactly what I am responding to. If you feel your argument is not even weak enough to be negligible, please believe in it more than you intended in your first post alluding to such.

          • cj cj says:
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            I’m responding to your response of the prior response. something there should have cancelled out….

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    I refuse to believe this. It is only a ruse! GA will announce he has hired Dave Aranda very soon.

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Even if he does, your Golden Vermin will still have to play his defense next year.

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    What a shock. Hires somebody from USU. More inbreeding on this staff than a family reunion in West Virginia.

    • wannabeav says:
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      yes, the Utah nexus is a real concern. Going forward, every time there’s a development at UU or BYU there will be agita in Corvallis. I’m not as clued in as many on this site, so I had no real knowledge of Sitake when he was hired so I’ll just have to see how this one works out as well.

    • BeaverBill BeaverBill says:
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      I hear you gopher but really it is not uncommon to pull in known commodities in any business. I do it in mine all the time. Yes I would love to see GA get Aranda but who is to say he hasn’t tried? Aranda if asked by GA in all likelihood respectfully declined… Didn’t he stay a year ago? Anderson is going to pull from what and who he knows. Nothing surprising about that but rather it is expected. Let’s just hope this move is a good one that sticks for a while which in the big picture is most important. Aranda coming would be a big news deal and Aranda leaving again in a year or so would just put us where we are today. I’m good with bringing in the up and coming and hungry for it guys.

      • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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        What’s funny is…if GA pulled Aranda or Orlando it’s still “Utah inbreeding” that everyone is whining about. So what’s the difference? A&O are proven? Not here with this crew of players. Let the guy coach, if he fails…fire him. It’s pretty simple. GA has a pretty good track record for getting assistant coaches that produce (Sitake is a ??).

        • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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          It is human nature to surround yourself with the familiar, but some really great coaches go out of their comfort zone to bring in fresh ideas and different ways of doing things.

  • Cake says:
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    I just watched a video of Cory Hall, I bet he can recruit.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m5UTbzAeus

    It’ll be interesting to see how they divide the coaching duties with Odum and Hall. I’d bet at least one of them ends up coaching some aspect of special teams.

    • wannabeav says:
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      yep, I’m sold on this guy. He had me at “a team takes on the personality of its coach” about 10 seconds in; the importance of establishing the run game and being able to out-physical your opponent is all you need to know.

      • JR says:
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        I second this comment

      • Jack Jack says:
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        What he meant to say is, “I hope they can find their identity, and maybe we will run the ball every now and then.”

        That would get the Pollyannas geared up.

  • Dwill03 Dwill03 says:
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    The only question is can they recruit? Honestly, not to get too armchair but really how hard is it to coach football? I haven’t wasted enough time in my life to thoroughly understand all of the intricacies of the 3-4 defense, but i imagine if I were to spend a week doing nothing but studying it I could teach it. It isn’t calculating moments, quadratic equations, or designing a building that will withstand 12.0 magnitude earthquakes. It’s fucking college football.

    IMO: Most important traits of a college football coach:
    Talent Evaluation
    Recruiting
    Teaching
    Motivating
    Babysitting

    Do these things while keeping the kids in class, getting decent grades, and out of trouble embarrassing the university and I’ll be happy.

    If you can identify your best talent and put them on the field, playing their best position you’re 3/4 of the way there. Rocket science this is not. If this is a synergetic hire that makes GA’s job easier making his vision a reality then great. They both seem passionate, engaging, and hungry enough in the few clips. Welcome aboard, now go sell the shit out of the program. Hold onto Shroud and round out the class. Onward and upward.

    • OrangeFlush OrangeFlush says:
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      “IMO: Most important traits of a college football coach:
      Talent Evaluation
      Recruiting
      Teaching
      Motivating
      Babysitting”

      You imply that doing exactly that is easy. Ive had good teachers and Ive had bad teachers, and I promise you I learned more from the good teachers.

  • FatDog says:
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    OT.
    The TCU QB situation was on the previous thread.
    I recently, conveniently and temporarily became a TCU fan and I find the situation very disappointing.

    • WFO WFO says:
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      That kid’s a fucking idiot.

    • FatDog says:
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      Probably dux fans that were taunting him.

      • WFO WFO says:
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        Guarantee it was. But he stayed in the hotel thru the midnight head count then went out to the bar. Stupid position to put yourself in.

        It would be sweet justice if TCU suspended him then brought him in in the second half because they were losing. It’s not like he punched an opposing player on national TV.

        • Boba says:
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          Ducks seems to get all the breaks, now they have become “One Year QB U”. If Prukop wins the job (which I think he just a formality) recruits are going to get smart about that pretty soon, right?

          • WFO WFO says:
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            That concept is a ticking time bomb. VA is a pretty unique talent. Hanging their hat on the gamble that a transfer is going to come in and save the day is ridiculous.

          • angry angry says:
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            That’s what OSU is doing.

        • OrangeFlush OrangeFlush says:
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          I see what you did there

      • cake says:
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        I thumbed you down on accident, fat fingers on cell phone. I’d be willing to bet money it was some dumb yuck taunting the guy. Still a moron though.

  • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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    Kind of on topic, interesting article about strength coaches on espn.

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/14459410/these-highly-paid-strength-conditioning-coaches-carry-plenty-weight-college-football

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Time will tell if Clune and Hall were good hires. As they say, the proof will be in the pudding. The question on my mind is will Clune stick with installing a 3-4 defense or will OSU be going back to the standard 4-3 base?

    Boykin and the other yahoo are fucking morons. You just handed the Alamo Bowl to the ducks on a silver platter.

    Off to give the native american confederated tribes my hard earned money for new years. Booze and debauchery all around. Stay thirsty my friends. Happy new year to my fellow AB degenerates.

    • Boba says:
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      In some ways, I could give two shits about assistants anymore because I know GA is going to hold them accountable if they aren’t up to snuff. I was a little worried about Sitake with how much he was being paid and GA’s friendship with him. The Beav defense was a no win situation this year, but Sitake did not do anything that stuck out in my mind as being spectacular to improve a bad situation just a little bit. The tackling never got better, the secondary consistently got beat.. At least the offense figured out how to use Collins and realized Nall was a stud RB.

  • NiceBeaver NiceBeaver says:
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    Do we know that Corey Hall is the LB coach? His OSU bio says he is in his first season as a Grad Assistant at OSU. If that is true, he won’t be available to coach on a full time basis, so therefore couldn’t be a full time LB coach, right?
    Wonder if one of our current GA’s is getting bumped up to a full time gig and Hall is just taking their old spot?

    • NiceBeaver NiceBeaver says:
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      I bet Dave Aranda will be the new LB coach. Has to be

      • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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        Haha

      • angry angry says:
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        And Orlando will be a consultant…at a rate of 2mil per hr.

        Urban Meyer coming on as special teams coach, too.

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Early 2015 he was a GA, he left for full time Weber State DB coach job. Now he’s coming back.

  • osubaby osubaby says:
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    Mediocre hires, they need names that make a splash if they want big time recruits. Might as well bring Banker back… OSU has the means to pay a big time coach. Aranda or Orlando would have done that. Very diappponted in the hires.

  • scotty says:
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    Yep. Relative unknown from Utah. Where’s my prize?

    sigh

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      So was Aranda, so was Orlando, so was Andersen.

      • scotty says:
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        So was every flameout from Utah.

        • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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          Got any names? because I can’t think of any off the top of my head, not that there aren’t any.

          • scotty says:
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            They’re not famous. They flamed out.

            It’s like the old “Bill Gates dropped out of college, so that’s a good thing!” Sure, but there are way more college dropouts that failed, and you never hear about them.

          • Jack Jack says:
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            scotty… come on man….

  • scotty says:
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    Chokelahoma is Clemsoning

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      Big Game Bob needs a new nickname.

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Anybody notice ESPN is playing the orange bowl on ESPN2 in Spanish. I am watching it just in hopes that someone scores, I want a Spanish goooooooooooooooooooal call.

      • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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        Hahaha that Michigan st vs Alabama ad in Spanish was awesome. Those voice over guys are the best.

      • Jack Jack says:
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        No.

        I’ve watched about four minutes of bowl games… in live time.

        I saw it snowing in El Paso for a couple minutes. I didn’t stop to watch the game. I can’t tell you who won. I don’t care.

        But I thought it was pretty cool that it was snowing. I like snow.

        Then I thought the Sun Bowl was played awfully early.

  • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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    Well, definitely not a flashy name like Orlando or Aranda, but the two of them will probably stick around longer, so I don’t mind. Overall, I’m mostly happy with these, but I’ll reserve final judgement until we see how the defense performs next season.

  • Del Beavz says:
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    With all off the staff attrition, who’s calling the defense in the bowl game?

  • NiceBeaver NiceBeaver says:
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    Aaron Fentress is such a douche….still….

    “…. If Darren Carrington had played in the national title game, and UO not dropped two passes, Ducks would be national champs. #delusional”

    https://twitter.com/AaronJFentress/status/682709014510219264

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      Jesus. Lady giving away the Orange Bowl trophy looks like she gets Botox by the gallon.

    • WFO WFO says:
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      Read the rest of the comments. He’s actually a fairly entertaining asshole to the delusional holes. Didn’t see that coming.

      • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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        If Mullaney hadn’t transferred, the Beav’s would have been the CFB playoff.

        • Jack Jack says:
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          Same could be said for Minnie hockey.

          edit: Except that when Minnie moved to a completely horrible hockey league… who must have asked for everyone to suck before joining… they must not have known that they would suck this much.

    • scotty says:
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      But he didn’t, they did, and they aren’t. Thank goodness.

      (Like that was why they lost by 3 scores anyway)

  • NiceBeaver NiceBeaver says:
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    2 new additions to the team to end the year. Quinn Smith, a transfer TE who has been working to join OSU for several months, and Landry Payne, brother of OSU commit Wesley Payne

  • scotty says:
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    BSPN on Alabama line:

    “They dominate their teammates with leadership!”

    gag choke puke

    SEC’s gonna need a smoke after BSPN is done with them

  • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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    At least Mullaney seems to be doing well at Alabama.

    • Jack Jack says:
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      Yes… at least.

      I like the kid. I can’t even call him a kid any more. He graduated from OSU and went on to get a masters degree in something he knows.

  • Aranda or Orlando says:
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    Can’t convince Aranda to take a 400K+ raise or Orlando near a 300K raise? Ouch. Looks like more of the same from Oregon State. Happy to try to climb back towards middle of the Pac-12 but extremely low odds of cracking the top few teams in the next 4-5 years even. GA better keep their contracts near the lower end of range as these guys should come cheap or you are just overpaying for guys early on in their respective duties.

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      I’m intrested to know how you know he’s not going to do a good job? His defense at USU was better than any defense in the Pac12 numbers wise. 2015 USU is 18 in total defense. 2012 under Aranda they were 25th, 2013 under Orlando they were 12th.

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Under Aranda they were 15th not 25th

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        I don’t mind Clune, just have to wait and see. Some USU fans say he is more bend but don’t break mentality vs Orlando and Aranda who were more agressively with LBs. Can live with him but his pay scale should be a decent amount lower than the top targets. Hope GA doesn’t go beyond 530K tops.

  • AndersenEra says:
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    New Year’s resolution is for Men’s hoop to take 2016 by the balls and come out with a winner’s mentality by beating Oregon in the Civil War with purpose and finish. Up the ante!

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      I would take you seriously if you took you seriously.

      Doesn’t make you wrong or right… just makes you real.

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        Trying to figure out how your comment relates to Sunday’s game…

        • Jack Jack says:
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          heh heh… why?

          I would like to know what his spam-shaped comment has to do with the same.

          If you want analysis, I can give you analysis. If you want rah rah spam for clicks, I can not give you that with a clear conscience. I can let it pass for long periods, thinking you are smart enough not to support spam-like marketing language.

          But that’s just me.

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            My analysis is I would love a return to the 80s mentality of Beaver basketball of expecting to win CWs. Team has improved but Oregon still gives them fits and part seems psychological that OSU is too reluctant to stake its claim to be the best program in the state. Would love to see them seize the opportunity to set tone for conference play. A win vs loss goes a long way in this game in that regard. Take your analysis of details of typical play and tendencies from certain players all you want. When I am achieving at higher levels in any aspect of life it is usually because so am very determined and focused. If team collectively shows that force of will then I see it as a win. If not then I expect a loss. That is my analysis and do believe this game is big for setting tone of this team having any realistic shot at NCAAs. GP2s last year so this is the time to take advantage and come out fast out of the gate for a special season.

          • Jack Jack says:
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            Hello?

            Does anyone here understand rivalry?

            They were always a pain in the ass. And while we went off and hired coaches who couldn’t or refused to recruit locally, they profited off our laziness.

            We’re back. And yes, they are one of our humps. Once we hump them consistently, we will have arrived at normalcy. And yes, Sunday is a big game. But so are all the rest of them.

            edit: I should say that Mark Few profited as well. But from whom did he learn to pick players from our region?

          • cj cj says:
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            Normally, I can pretty much follow your process…it’s just that sometimes it becomes so esoteric that I get lost. well, maybe most of the time….

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            If you’re responding to me, then I fail to see how rivalry is esoteric.

            If you’re talking about spam-boy’s tendency to constantly sound like the 11pm news local sportscaster going to break with a tease, then I get it.

            It’s just so constant. It’s like reading a bunch of cliche headlines all mashed together in one post.

            Now is the time that Oregon State must prove it is worthy of the big stage. You prove yourself worthy by hiring big actors for the big stage. Will Ed Ray agree that this is a serious and important aspect of the legend of the fall in the airport-less heart of the valley? Hire Matt Wells!

          • cj cj says:
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            Yes, it was you I was responding to, Jack.

            What I meant is that to me, it sometimes seems that during one of your conversations (this can be read as: diatribes, , once you get started, that you are the only one who can follow the trail. I try, I really do but sometimes I’m just lost out there with you.

          • cj cj says:
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            Yes, it was you I was responding to, Jack.

            What I meant is that to me, it sometimes seems that during one of your conversations (this can be read as: diatribes, , once you get started, that you are the only one who can follow the trail. I try, I really do but sometimes I’m just lost out there with you.

            But that’s just me.

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    Bama’s front seven is unfair. You have to hand it to Saban. He has turned that program into total monster. Coordinators come and go and the results stay the same. I can’t stand Lane Kiffen, but I have to give him credit. He called a great game last night.

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      His teams are very business-like out there. You don’t see their players dancing around after making a tackle each time. Kind of refreshing, actually.

    • mckalk says:
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      Who the fuck would negative this post? It just states fact about Bama’s defense and references that Kiffin is still a putz even though he called a great game last night! Seems like sound observation to me.

      • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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        I didn’t do it…..but Lane Kiffin should always be down voted.

        • mckalk says:
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          They’re not voting down Kiffin, they are voting down beavergopher! Mind your manners!

          • Jack Jack says:
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            That just sounds wrong.

          • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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            Maybe they don’t like him? I don’t think beavergopher is going to jump off a bridge if someone down votes him. No offense, but I think it’s funny when people get mad when someone down votes them. They’re just trolling for that exact response. Hook. Line. Sinker. And I’m sure it’s just some duck troll down voting the name and not reading the post.

          • Jack Jack says:
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            Sometimes it’s fun to beg for downvotes and get them. I personally don’t get the whole “like” thing. But it’s funny to manipulate that groupthink.

          • mckalk says:
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            Hopefully, you are picking up on my SARCASM, right? Fake outrage, right?

            Although, I’ve been reading this blog for many, many years and Beavergopher is one of the nicest posters on this board!

          • Jack Jack says:
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            That’s what, “that just sounds wrong,” means.

          • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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            No I did not pick up on the sarcasm. I should have know. Now I’m going to jump off a bridge because someone down voted me. And Jack, some people down vote you simply because you post, which I find equally hilarious.

          • Jack Jack says:
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            It is funny. I can’t argue with that.

          • Jack Jack says:
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            The really funny part is that we’re sitting here talking about them, and they deliver.

          • mckalk says:
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            Jack, I believe someone has been down voting 93% of your posts since 2008. That is both sad and funny.

            Your 2014 Merry Christmas post received 11 down votes and I’ve noticed your 2016 New Year post is off to a nice start. Minus 3 and trending down.

          • Jack Jack says:
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            People are who they are. The Holidays are no excuse for deviation.

            edit: Yes Jeff, I wish you all the best as well.

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            I don’t know, it almost seems like this is an automated response (is that possible?). Someone really has the time to look for the name “Jack” on damn near every one of your posts on this blog over the course of several years and click the minus button?

            Yeah, I guess funny, but also (now, I’m being serious)……….that’s kind of fucked up.

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            It’s just spite, they have no other recourse. It’s kind of like taking your ball and going home, expect they don’t leave, they hang around and boo you from the sidelines.

          • Jack Jack says:
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            It’s funny because it’s fucked up. You don’t have words? I laugh at you.

  • mckalk says:
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    Speaking of Defensive Coordinators…….I guess I shouldn’t hate on Ken Goe so much. He has an article defending Don Pellum and of course within this story there is no mention of the Ducks defensive performance against the Beavers (really just the 2nd half debacle). Be nice if they keep Pellum long enough for the Beavs to lay 56 on the Ducks, which might be enough to finally win a CW. Thanks, Goe!

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    Haven’t watched college football in over a month. Feels great. Don’t even know if the Ducks played their bowl game yet or what the outcome was. Lol. Recorded 3 new songs in that time and collaborated with some cool musicians, which is the most productive month for me in years. Sold 1k worth of soap for the holidays, which was a lot of work, but sales were off the charts and we added Intel execs to the customer list. Feel less disgusting overall, as a human being, being far removed from the corruption/frustration of college football. My 2016 goal is to quit playing fantasy football so I can be entirely removed from sports (except mlb-never quit baseball-, nfl playoffs, and beav games), which are a huge time suck that just get in the way of productivity. If anyone wants to buy AB make me an offer.

    By the way, everyone should check out “making a murderer” on netflix. Fascinating documentary.

    The Clune hire is fine, but he better recruit and get a low salary until hear proves he deserves a high salary. Or an incentive based contract. But if he gets 500k to start then fuck that. I’m sick of these coaches sucking the OSU teat.

    Let’s hear your new year resolutions

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      Smart, challenging, healthy.

    • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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      Re Making A Murderer: FWIW the pilot (episode 1) is available on youtube.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34M2zdLc-2U

      Resolutions: buy glass for my weapons; buy property that has a well; finish up on prepping; try to find something to invest in that won’t go to hell when the shtf

      Speaking of documentaries here’s one you might want to watch:

      Zero Point – The Story of Mark McCandlish and the Free Energy Fluxliner Space Craft

    • Jack Jack says:
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      I can’t stand New Years Day sometimes. I’ll watch the Rose Bowl… if it’s a good game after a while.

      But we have to wait until 6pm for hoops.

      I found myself watching surfing this morning because there was nothing on. De Souza makes some big beautiful bottom turns but couldn’t handle the backwash today. Manning won by default in the end.

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        Man that Peyton is something…League MVP, Super Bowl Champ, surfing champ…bet the Bronco’s front office isn’t happy with this though…

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          I’m pretty sure they’d be happy if they saw his one back foot move to clear the wash. If he can do that, he’s healthy.

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    Anybody here have a picture of the old noise meter from inside Gill Colesium? Ir can anybody find one online? I’m not having any luck.

    • Jack Jack says:
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      I remember that thing. It only went up to 122 decibels, and we had it pegged for long stretches once upon a time.

      • NiceBeaver NiceBeaver says:
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        It had to still exist, right?
        I want to drum up fan interest to bring it back. Didnt it have old school benny on it?

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          The man to ask would be Jess. He knows where all the bodies are buried.

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            Speaking of Jess, how’s he doing? Has he recovered from the stroke?

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          No, it was buried on the top of Mary’s Peak circa 2001.

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        When did they get rid of it? I want to say it was still up around 99′ but I’m not 100% sure.

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    Well that didn’t take Tree long.

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    Stanf is gonna torch Iowa with that much time to prepare

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    This is how far college football has degraded. We get a great anthem followed up by a lone bomber on a flyover… for the Rose Bowl.

    The Rose Bowl deserves the Blue Angels. Hell… I’d settle for the Thunderhawks. A flyover by a lone bomber is normal high school stuff in many towns around the country.

    Cool that Ken Burns is the marshall. There’s a lot of truth in that man.

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      The Rose Bowl being on ESPN has never felt right to me.

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      I admire Ken Burns but he really needs to get a man haircut.

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        Well, Burns is a historian, so I guess a Dutch schoolboy cut from the 1700’s is not totally out of line.

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        Can’t argue with that. He looks like a Muppet.

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      That lone bomber costs as much as a squadron of normal planes.

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        Proves my point that much more.

        I assume it’s because the bowl committee is playing on the cheap. They are a polluted business model, and on the cheap is how they have rolled for many years.

        Thus, the notation of degradation.

        I stopped watching after the pick six. But I imagine there will be more time viewing commercials for boner pills, beer, weight loss scams and Northrup Grumman than there will be actual game play.

        But don’t let me make you stop watching the sport that allows this always. I’m only asking that you question what you watch. Are you watching a football game? Or are you you watching someone market you into a corner?

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          I’m watching Iowa getting crushed while drinking some High West Double Rye barrel aged in their Manhattan casks. All good.

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            I tried some HIgh West Campfire…will put hair on your chest.

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          I couldn’t tell you one commercial in that first half.
          Now I’m going to go by a Buick….and some cialis and maybe a phone from AT&T………but I’m not sure why.

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    Stanf now using supercomputers to call plays. Corncobs stand no chance….

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    Stanford’s representing the conference well.

    Also, this game is proving the B1G is just Ohio State, Michigan, and then everyone else.

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      If we’re being honest, the PAC has just been Tree, Quack, and everyone else lately :-/

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    The powers that be were hinting that Iowa was a fraud during the season. I guess they were right. They look totally outmatched.

  • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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    Mccaffrey is something else.

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    McCaffery is a computer generated image

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    I was trying to find a bridge to jump off because being down voted, but they were all too crowded with Hogeye fans.

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Hahaha…..wait…….don’t do it!!!

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      Really, is that the best post you can come up with? I going to “neg” you as much as humanly possible.

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    Stanf now employing mind control

    • Jack Jack says:
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      No they’re not.

      Who is Stanford?

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        A robber barron.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robber_baron_%28industrialist%29
        In the 1970s the student body of Stanford University voted to use “Robber Barons” as the nickname for their sports teams. However, school administrators disallowed it, saying it was disrespectful to the school’s founder, Leland Stanford. No other mascot won acceptance so the teams are known as the Cardinal (the color, not the bird).[8]

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          Typical SU.

          Identify the problem, offer a cock-eyed solution and never follow through.

          At least others in the Pac did something, right or wrong.

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      Actually mind control at Stanford is accurate. MKUltra project, the CIA’s mind control program involved Stanford University.

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_MKUltra

      • Corliss says:
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        Stanf recruits certain players just to stare at goats and play with wegi boards

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          Iowa recruits players who stare at pigs and play with themselves.

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        Wegi? Hooked on phonics?

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    How 12 teams lost to Iowa this year I may never know

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    Hey Iowa coach Frentz.. I tried to tell Stanford was good. Bet you wish you had picked up the phone.

    JWilcox. Unemployed LA

  • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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    I felt that McCaffrey got robbed of the Heisman after the award ceremony. Now, I KNOW he got robbed.

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    Hawkeye fan sites are pretty good. It goes from “we’re awesome, go hawkeyes” to “oh shit” in about 2 posts. Lots of butthurt about the trick play touchdown also. Forgot that was a variation of the Annexation of Puerto Rico play.

  • mckalk says:
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    At least Iowa beat Nebraska

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    Watching an OSU team in orange and black get trucked in the Sugar Bowl. It’s like the beavs are playing on New Years!

    • Jack Jack says:
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      You’re going to have to go back 50 years to prove that point… which is both good and sad.

  • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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    https://mobile.twitter.com/PaulChrystUW/status/682634460483948544

  • Oregon_State Oregon_State says:
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    Dave Aranda to become new defensive coordinator at LSU.

    http://espn.go.com/espn/now?nowId=21-0474776939186361550-4

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Jared Fogel’s brother is not to be trusted.

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      Reaction!?!? Let the rumor mill begin as to why Gary couldn’t masks it happen.

      http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=5200&ATCLID=210610889

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        make*

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        That’s a big gamble for Aranda, Miles was on the hot seat. If they don’t make the sec championship, he’s going to be out of a job.

      • Kent says:
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        Because he already turned down Gary once, he had no problem doing it again. Look at the talent level of LSU to the beavs it would be a easy decision. Even the talent level at WI is better then the Beavs that probably why he didn’t want to follow Andersen in the first place.

        • Jack Jack says:
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          No. He wants a P5 HC or better position. The rebuild here is not a launching point for that unless the Spanos family loses their collective mind again. Being a big time leader of already big time talent on a big stage gets you those opportunities.

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        @BeavinExile

        “…Reaction!?!? Let the rumor mill begin as to why Gary couldn’t masks it happen…”

        In addition to the reasons raised by others; MONEY

        http://host.madison.com/sports/college/football/badgers-football-defensive-coordinator-dave-aranda-leaves-for-lsu-job/article_843f932b-0401-558c-afe2-32b5aa981508.html

        snip
        Aranda replaces Kevin Steele, who left for a similar position at Auburn after one season with the Tigers. According to a USA Today database, Steele earned more than $1 million in 2015, almost double Aranda’s $520,000 salary at UW.
        snip

        P.S. kudos to beavergopher for keeping the “Aranda to OSU” speculation in check.

        • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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          Funny…what was Alverez’s quote? Something like “I’m not worried about Aranda leaving his salary is more than fair”. Oh Barry…you silly bastard.

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            yep, as soon as I saw Barry’s quote I knew he was gone; just a matter of where. Very impolitic thing to talk about in public

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            To me Alverez looks like he would have made a good marine corp drill instructor.

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          At OSU KS was the 27th highest paid assistant in 2015 and the next was DB coming in at #101. He was followed by Woods @ #324, Tuiaki #349, Kauha’aha’a #350, McGiven #515, Brennan # 525, Odum #529, Lockette #554

          2015 NCAAF Assistant Coaches Salaries
          http://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/salaries/football/assistant

          It will be interesting to see the ranking of the OSU assistants after the new hires.

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          Kevin Steele? Is that the same idiot who was the HC at Baylor when they lost to UNLV on the 100 yard fumble return on the last play of the game because he was trying to show up John Robinson back in 1999? I’m surprised he’s still coaching.

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      Happy New Year!

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    And McCaffery is a sophomore…

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    God the New Years bowls suck this year. Terrible matchups. The lower bowls were much more entertaining.

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      I mean it’s kind of expected to some degree, right? If you don’t make the playoffs, you can call it anything you want, but other bowl games are the NIT or worse the CBI now.

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        I wonder what the Bowl Selection Committee gets paid? If its more than 1 free bottle of water, the ncaa is paying too much.

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      They were great matchups on paper. Should’ve replaced the turf with newsprint

      • Jack Jack says:
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        Most games were over before anyone took their seats. There really were no great paper match-ups. Michigan exposed MSU, which made the whatever Bowl predictable as hell. Clemson is a really fast team, as someone here pointed out. But Chokelahoma was supposed to beat them by out-speedying them?

        Iowa against Stanford? It was intriguing enough that I watched for about half the first quarter.

        Or was it because it is the Rose Bowl?

        Watching Eric Ball run all over Iowa was no real surprise.

        I can’t even speak to what the other bowl games looked like except for what they appeared to be on paper. oSu v. Miss St.? Really? Who would want to watch that if you didn’t go to Miss St.? Florida against the Harbaughs? Really?

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    Stanford is would have been plenty capable of winning a 6 or 8 team playoff this year. Stated vigorously they were a Top 3 at end of season but weaker conferences get rewarded for less quality games and a softer schedule. 98% of years the Pac-12 champion no matter how many losses will still be one of the top four teams in the nation as far as actual threat. Waiting for the SEC to sit one out if our league is forced to. Our top teams our right with theirs.

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    Stanford would beat Clemson. Stanford and Alabama would be true battle of nation’s best. Clemson close but don’t have a McCaffrey and would fall to the Tree. Right now I would bet Cardinal over anyone.

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      They’re very good, but their issue has been the occasional stinker (Northwestern and Quack) At their best they could win a playoff, though.

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      I’m not so sure stanford would beat Clemson. Clemson is a fast team, and stanford D wasn’t that good this year. They got exposed in that Oregon game and the WSU game also. Running QB’s are their kryptonite. They are a #3 team.

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        It was interesting to me that Furd scores a TD on a “brillant” fake fumble play, yet two very real fumbles off of the snap by Hogan against the Quacks most likely cost them the game and maybe a spot in the playoffs?

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    Crap!

    As I look out the window for things to do, it appears I will have to actually watch the Alamo Bowl.

    Crap!

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      I feel for you on that one…

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      Eugene Running Co. has 50% off gloves and hats. Which makes them closer to actual retail, ha.

  • Jack Jack says:
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    There were some outstanding results in hoops last night. The UCLA game was just ugly. But the Utah loss was fun.

    This is not going to be an easy season for anyone. All that USC talent is coming together. That can be scary too.

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      Any insights as to what’s been going on with the UW men’s basketball team? Not too long ago the player related news out of Seattle gave me the impression that things were in chaos up there and yet they’re able to beat UCLA last night. Admittedly the game was in Seattle and it took 2 overtimes but still…………

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        They lost to UC Santa Barbara at home a couple of days earlier…

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          FWIW – Since it was a preseason game, and I haven’t looked at the box score, etc., I can think of reasons which would explain why this happened. If any of them were true then one could say that the loss to UC Santa Barbara would not be an indicator of how good the team is or isn’t.

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        They are in total disarray. All Romar does is throw the ball out and swallow his whistle.

        The entire game was played on the FT line. It was just ugly to watch.

  • Aranda or Orlando says:
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    Way to many meaningless bowl games. Get an 8 team playoff and make 7-5 the minimum for a bowl.

    • alex says:
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      And standardize allowable December practices for all teams, regardless of bowl eligibility.

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      Unless schools stop buying the tickets, fans stop attending, and people stop watching, all the whining in the world isn’t changing it

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    Am I correct in thinking the football assistant hires are the first since Stansbury was made AD? Does he have any or much say in who’s hired and how much they’re paid and if so is this a good thing?

    The Stansbury effect??? Good or bad?

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      Stansbury has no say, it’s 100% on Andersen.

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      I would think it’s the head coach who makes the call. And the AD gives a thumbs up or thumbs down.

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    Liberty Bowl promo claiming it’s been a showcase for America’s premier teams since 1959. The teams currently playing are a combined 13-11. K.

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      The 62′ liberty bowl got us a Heisman.

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        Actually, he was awarded the Heisman before the bowl game. But he was in attendance at the A-N Game at the same field the week (or so) before because of the Heisman celebration… and the two Kennedy Bros. (Jack and Bobby) wanted to sit with him.

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    Aranda, 3 year contract will be paid 1.3 million in LSU

    http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/lsu-tigers-dave-aranda-wisconsin-badgers-defensive-coordinator-les-miles-kevin-steele-010116

  • scotty says:
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    TCU is a hot mess

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      I guess “defensive mastermind” has a different meaning in the Big 12.

  • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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    Man, the vast majority of bowl games this year have been so one-sided.

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      San Jose State won their bowl, and we beat them by two scores. Let that one sink in for a moment.

      *brain explodes*

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        Crazy.

        Also, I take back everything I said in this post.

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    Looks like Adams is out again…Alamo Bowl might get interesting

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      The backup bowl. Too bad Oregon already has a sizeable lead because TCU has already shown they cant move the ball with their backup

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        Quacks can EASILY lose this one with their horrible backups, even up 28. Their backups are worse than our starters, and that’s saying something this year

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    If Vernon Adams keeps having health issues, I could see a good number of NFL teams being scared away by that.

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      Knocked out against EWU, chronic finger issues, knocked out in Alamo Bowl… That’s a lot for one year

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    I don’t think he has much nfl potential anyways. He’s small and has a terrible throwing motion.

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      Reminds me of a less durable Johnny Manziel, without the alcohol and bytches

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    Quacks suck without Vernon Transfer Jr., and they’re bad at football too

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    Ladies game is just underway. Beavs should win handily, USC isn’t anywhere close to as good as their record might lead you to believe.

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    Looks like tcu might pull off the comeback.

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    Adams: 31 points
    Backup: 0

    Freaking incredible given the talent they recruit, including running backs

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    How was that not A penalty? He clearly led with his head straight into his ribs.

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    Ducks are seriously going to gag away a 31-0 lead. Amazing. I confess I wasn’t totally against them this game because PAC and all that. (I need to be sent to a football re-education camp)

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      I was kinda pulling for them, too, until they started doing that MEGA choke….

      Almost that whole second half it was backup QB’s for both, and the ducks got …what, I guess Cloaca-fucked, right?. Pretty amazing.

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    This is awesome.

  • OrangeFlush OrangeFlush says:
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    Ducks gonna Coug it!?

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    Meltdoooooooowwwwwnnnnnnnnnnn *KABOOM*

    Ducks about to pull the biggest coug-it ever

    Remember the Alamo!

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    If Adams doesn’t transfer to Oregon, how many games do they win?

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      Negative 7

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      I’m kind of thinking that if Jeff Lockie transfers to Dixie State, Nick Mitchell beats him out for the job.

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      well, working backwards, they don’t win the Civil War nor beat SC or Stanford.

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    Quacks should go for two

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    7

  • scotty says:
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    “couging it” shall henceforth also be known as “quacking it”

  • OrangeFlush OrangeFlush says:
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    What an epic CHOKE!

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    Fuck ya!

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    Cloud 9. Ducks make history lol.

  • scotty says:
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    If I’m a QB I’m thinking twice about transferring to Quack U. Other teams will be gunning for you hard since they know knocking you out equals sure victory

  • OSAlum94 OSAlum94 says:
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    Chalk another loss for the Pac. Thanks Oregon. So hard to root for the ducks.

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      Meh, we have a winning record locked up. Not like it’d have stopped the SEC honks anyway. Just enjoy the epicness of the meltdown 🙂

    • Boba says:
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      Will you root for the Ducks when they play Nebraska next season? That’s a tough one for me.

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        not only will I be rooting for the Ducks, I hope they pour it on big time.

      • OSAlum94 OSAlum94 says:
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        Nice philosophical question, like whether we should shoot barred owls… Riley was a good coach for OSU for a number of years. I am grateful that we had a few good years under him. But, he lost a few games that left a bad taste… I have both relished his losses at Nebraska, and I have rooted for him there, like against UCLA. Call me complex I guess. He’s past his coaching prime. The game has passed him bye. I don’t have any animosity toward him. More so for the ducks, so I’d root for Nebraska. Good question for the rest of the angrybeavs.

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          He bailed on us TWICE. And once he had a long term contract, set to just mailing it in. Last several years of his OSU career, he scammed us. He plays the nice guy and has rode that horse to the bank every year, but nice guys dont do what he did.

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          don’t care

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        Thanks to Boba I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

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          I have never rooted for the Ducks at anything in my life, but if they trounce NU it does keep the Riley narrative in tack. I will have to ponder this on occassion leading up to the game next year.

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    Just handed to us on a silver platter……………………….

    Here’s your standard response to the sure to be there a-hole duck fans at the Civil War tomorrow.

    How’d you enjoy that Alamo Bowl yesterday???? Beaten by a back up QB

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      check the twitter. someone on beavrecruiting took care of that

      • OrangeFlush OrangeFlush says:
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        I never joined the twittersphere

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          I’m not on twitter either but you can still see it by clicking the link

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        I mean, it just seemed like the right thing to do…

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    WBB, gals whip SC 57-49; win #100 at OSU for Rueck.

    • scotty says:
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      Glad they won, but not sure that’s “whip”

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        Maybe just a reflection of my current good mood? A lot of things look better after that Alamo Bowl.

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      Whip it good!

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        Cold, wet nose at the ready. If you know what I mean.

  • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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    What a meltdown…….. and I missed it. Turned it off at halftime. Was it as awesome as it sounds?

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      Yes it was.

      • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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        Was it as good a meltdown, as a Glen Mason meltdown?

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          Haha. Yup, the only thing missing was Grinning Glen squinting at the scoreboard as things went to hell. He had some beaut’s, but the meltdown that our duck friends just equaled was his magnum opus. We had to go to a sports bar to watch it at it was on NFL network. There were a few Texas Tech fans in the place who thought I was “too negative” for thinking we could still lose when being up 38-7 midway through the third quarter. The skinny is that the U president caught Mason laughing about it in the locker room and two days later they shit canned him.
          2006 Insight Bowl – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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            Grinning Glen…..hahaha. Sounds eerily familiar. Did he have a long lost brother who happened to be a head coach also?

    • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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      Yes, it was. It clearly showed that without the Vernon Adams transfer, they would have gone nowhere this year. The offense in the first half was dynamite, the second half, without Adams, mediocre.

      Realize that TCU stalled on two td drives in that second half, settling for field goals and if they had punched one of those in, would have been no OT. And of course, TCU played the WHOLE game with a backup QB. UO just played half that way.

      Their QB development produced no depth whatsoever, much less 2 deep. Mariota was a winner from the first, and Vernon Adams was a transfer.

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        What is it with the Quacks and not developing back ups? Didn’t a dominant season fall apart when Dixon got injured? Do they not give the back ups any reps in practice? I thought Bennett looked decent a couple of years ago, but he was not going to get any time under Mariota. I guess that’s why they need senior transfers now.

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    It will be interesting to see how Pellum survives this one and how Ken Goe will spin it. I have been arguing with many a Quack fan that Oregon can’t be considered an elite program going forward if quarterback development is not two or three deep. If Helfrich had any balls he would rescind Prokop’s scholarship and take his lumps next season, but he won’t. It’s not the Nikegon way, ask Altman.

    • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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      The various injuries the Ducks suffered throughout the game are enough of an excuse that I don’t see Pellum getting fired. He will live to coordinate another year, and in this Beaver fan’s mind, rightfully so.

      • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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        In this Beaver fan’s mind, lookin’ forward to another season of Pellum!

      • Boba says:
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        That’s true, from a Beaver perspective, we want Pellum to stay as long as he would like. Last two games back up QB’s laid 82 points on the Duck defense (I’m not counting Bolden’s TD return}. That’s a steaming pile any way you slice it.

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    Jesus: 1
    Godless, pot-smoking communists who unironically wear Che Guevara T-shirts and new Nikes: 0

    Thank you, Gary “PAC-12 killer” Patterson.

    And to any Duck fans who may be lurking, now you know what us Beaver fans faced under Mike Riley.

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      I will forever remind duck bitches of the Alamo!! Remember the Alamo is my battle cry!!

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      speaking of Nike, I loved that view of Phil Knight on the duck sideline in overtime with two of his toadies trying to cheer him up. He knew what he was facing and was not going to be cajoled out of his funk. I also thought someone in the production truck ordered a quick “cut” awahy to keep the company (ESPN) from incriminating itself with their master

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    Any recruiting targets to keep an eye on before signing day?

    • Jack Jack says:
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      I’m hearing a lot about Malcolm Porter up at Jesuit.

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        There are better Porter’s out there than “Malcolm”……..it’s a little too earthy for me.

  • Cali Beav says:
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    The tide is turning…

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    https://twitter.com/espn/status/683498748744445952

    Since Texas Tech’s 2006 rally, FBS teams were 0-1,463 when trailing by 31 points.

    They’re now 1-1,463.

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    I don’t know if anybody remembers, but our beloved Beavs had the biggest comeback in D-1 history for a few years. They trailed San Jose St. 28-0 and won 31-28 back in the 80’s.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      Fresno St. During the Avezzano days

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        Thanks, Fresno….know it was WAC school, too lazy to look it up.

  • scotty says:
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    From a duck blog:

    “Are we the most tortured fan base in college football?

    Or are we the most tortured fan base in college football?”

    Uhhhh replace “tortured” with “entitled” and he’s spot-on

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      They don’t know shit about torture! Try being a Beaver and Gopher alum.

  • FatDog says:
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    Hatfield Dowlyn Complex $138 million
    Jock Box $41.7 million
    Marcus Mariota Sport Performance Complex $19.2 million (estimated)
    Mathew Knight Arena $200 million

    UofO facilities are like a pervert’s van saying “Hey little guy, want some candy? I got nice clothes for you too.”
    Too bad for Phil. He can’t buy EVERYTHING he wants.

    • Jack Jack says:
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      The TTATT was more than $230m, and there were costs associated with it shuffled off into other dark corners of accounting hell. And I’m not even talking about the land swaperoo they did to sidestep laws.

      There is so much waste and so many greasy deals built into that disgusting symbol of avarice.

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    Here’s an interesting stat from the Alamo bowl tonight. TCU had a .9% chance of winning the game after they scored thier first touchdown. But that’s the second lowest odds ever, first was Michigan vs Michigan state this season. With 10 seconds left MSU had a .2% chance.

    • Boba says:
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      Are those actually odds you can bet or just calculations?

      • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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        Calculations.

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          Calculations that don’t consider all the factors. I knew TCU had more like 40%+ chance after Adams went out.

          • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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            True but, correlation does not = causation, adams out only accounts for 0 duck points not the shitty defense in the second half. But you called it, i can’t argue that. I would love to see the variables on that % they claim, it has to be 100’s, if not more.

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        After re-reading your post, I’m not sure anyone takes bets on those percentages. It would be interesting to find out.

      • Beavers4life says:
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        Never tell me the odds!!

  • helicopterbeav says:
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    Maybe the Beavs can hire Chip Kelly and we could kick the ducks ass for the next 10 years while they try to figure out how to stop his offense and whiff like the Beavs have for so long…

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      No thanks, I’d rather have Pettibone back then that scumbag.

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        Thank you for the somewhat backhanded recognition of my coaching prowess. I would love to be back on the sidelines at good old Parker Stadium.

        The recent bowl games were reminiscent of my tenure at OSU. There’s nothing more entertaining than a 47-7 blowout. Best bowl season ever!

        On its way to you a framed autographed picture of yours truely. JB

        PS: There is a $75 shipping and handling charge.

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    Essay, tee you are, day, night.

    Pulled this out today.

  • Jack Jack says:
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    For more horrible music choices, just hit the link.

    Angry@Angry… I really don’t care that you fucking hate music. I fucking love it. It is more important in my life than anything except family… and maybe food.

    I love seeing you twist in your own wind, though. If you think the music I have linked here is the worst ever, you just don’t like music.

    I’m pretty sure the only music I’ve never posted is polka death metal by Debbie Gibson. Of course, that would be redundant since that’s your schtick.

  • Jack Jack says:
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    So anyway………

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    Woke up with a smile on my face when I realized that the dream that happened in San Antonio last night was not a dream. So far 2016 has been fantastic. Iowa gets whacked in the Rose Bowl, Aranda leaves Madison, and quacks equal the Insight Bowl meltdown of one Glen Mason.

    Let me be the first to say……FTD!

    Almost had a miracle yesterday in the Barn. What looked like what was going to be a blowout against #1 Sparty turned into a tight game. A one possession lead with less than a minute to go, but a couple of misses on good looks leads to an eight point loss. Valentine did not play for Sparty.
    Izzo is a class act. Always praises the other team and players and takes heat for his team’s problems by blaming his coaching. It is funny to see him stand next to his players and staff for the national anthem. He is a shrimp.

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      I still find it fascinating that apparently all that was holding the “Duck Dynasty” together was a pair of 5th year senior transfers. What do the other QB’s and Centers do during practice? Go run errands for Uncle Phil?

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        Nice to see the meltdown in Alamo, but I’d enjoy the Ducks getting run out of the gym today much more.

        I expect with all of the negative attention for this record-tying collapse, the Ducks basketball will be highly motivated today. Yes, different sport, but nonetheless, I think from a “university” (tee hee, I make little joke) perspective, a good showing today will be important to them.

        Let’s see some cool, focused Beavers play well for four quarters in Gill and remove doubt from the outcome.

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      Sortof like Rueck standing next to a his team. Izzo can go anywhere & name his price but seems happy in his current spot.

  • cj cj says:
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    Be at Gill today.

    Go Beavs!

    • marcodg marcodg says:
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      Can’t make it down. Sick wife and kids and lot’s of snow up in the ‘couv. Emailed my tickets down to a buddy in Corvallis. He’ll have to represent.

      I did get 3 comp tickets to the USC game, though. Hopefully the stars will align.

    • Dansen Dansen says:
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      Unfortunately will have to spectate from home; snowed in as well. It reminds me of the motherland, actually.

    • cj cj says:
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      Well, I tried. Just got back to the house. A huge amount of traffic going 5mph, plus snowing on icy roads.

      Took almost an hour to get from Sisters to Suttle Lake. At that rate I would have gotten to Gill about the time the game was over.

      Ok you guys that we always have to kick out of our seats…today’s your day!

  • Homefry Homefry says:
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    Wow…here in Bend we are hunkering down in preparation of the militia offensive to overthrow Deschutes county. I appreciate the effort, CJ

  • scotty says:
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    Hey announcers, quit calling Quack big brother

  • Afghanbeav Afghanbeav says:
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    No game thread?

  • bleedorange says:
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    Anyone know where i can watch online for free

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