19.Sep.2016 Ethan Thompson Commits

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Worthy of it’s own thread since he’s the highest signing (top 50) since the services have began.

Nelson had more offers, I believe, and Nelson also had a higher ESPN rating at 92, but a lot of that can depend on the strength of overall recruiting that particular year.

Either way, huge get, and I expect the “Is it basketball season yet?” talk soon as we get Boise then enter the Pac-12 schedule. Basketball and baseball should help ease the GA transitional years. Think about that, because it’s real and important, and it shows the importance of being good in the big 3 sports (i.e. People will have a lot more patience with GA if they’re watching the other sports dominate).

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  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    Cool!!!

  • issaquahbeav says:
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    Nice get but I’m waiting for Tinkle to land a big time recruit than is won without a family benefit

  • Jack says:
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    yay

    go get more

  • Bill says:
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    Nelson was a better get. He had no ties to osu and the Beavs weren’t very good at the time.

    • angry angry says:
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      I don’t necessarily disagree. Thompson looks like a more well rounded player (i.e. defense), and based strictly on the ranking he is higher.

      • Bill says:
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        I meant in terms of recruiting it was better because of the factors. Not that Nelson was better at basketball than Thompson.

        Thompson is a great pickup. Now he becomes the best recruiter for the team. It’s why Negron is interested.

        • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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          Kids recruiting other kids is the key. Bill is on point.

          Nelson was a five star at finger kissing/ chest pounding prior to free throws. Still has the highest rating ever on all recruiting sites for that.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    “People will have a lot more patience with GA if they’re watching the other sports dominate”

    Not just the big 3, even WBB can have that effect, makes many fans more proud to be “part” of Beaver Sports.

  • marcodg marcodg says:
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    Success begets success. Get some good players by hook or by crook. Win some games. Get to the dance. Get more good players. Win more games …

  • angry angry says:
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    Does Gary Andersen or anyone on staff have any offspring who are 4-star recruits?

  • Beavlover69 says:
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    Love it. Cmon Negron!

  • ObjCritic says:
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    So, in what, 2018-19 we’ll really see the “Year of the Beaver,” where men’s basketball is one of the top Pac programs? Or do people expect results sooner?

  • ObjCritic says:
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    OT – Just read Angrybeavs review of the terrace on the other thread. I am curious if they’re having other events there:

    http://webcam.oregonstate.edu/reser/

    Seems unlikely they would use tables for games?

    I hope for BSU the attendance is legitimately above 40K….

    • Jack says:
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      It would make sense to utilize facilities for any practicable uses. Go to the daily time lapse for the 17th to see the set-up and flow patterns for game day.

      Are we still partnered with Cornell on the school for hospitality and guest services?

  • ObjCritic says:
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    Some interesting remarks from Andersen in yesterday’s presser:

    It sounds like Andersen knows the Oline isn’t going to be reliable in the run game, and the offense needs to find some other way to score points in the interim.

    I am beginning to think some of Nall’s tentativeness may be a lack of trust in the OLine.

    Also like Andersen’s idea that playing BSU is anti-strategic from a recruiting standpoint. Play other teams in regions you recruit (e.g. FLA) so you can sell recruits on the game. It will be interesting if this starts affecting scheduling before Andersen leaves (he’s never stayed anywhere long).

    BSU has some experience recently whipping both the OSU D and O Coordinators head to head.

    “You have to beat Boise, they’re not going to beat themselves.” Likely true, and an important step for OSU at this stage of its development.

    Finally, like his notion that beating a solid team like BSU is a good thing and one to celebrate, but don’t act like you won the superbowl.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2016/09/gary_andersen_would_prefer_not.html#incart_river_index

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Clune’s only year at USU he beat the dog shit out of Boise. Score was 52-26, forcing 8 turnovers including a 90 yard pick 6. USU was up 45-10 at the half.

      • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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        Forgot to add Gina is incorrect.

      • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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        USU may have had better personnel

      • Jack says:
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        I’ve noticed that about our D this year. They look like they’re trying to take the ball away. And they are doing so at a decent clip for where they are. I can’t remember our last D that did that.

        I suppose some of you out there like that it’s bend-don’t-break… even if it melts every once in a while during the growing pains phase. Watching ISU on Saturday, I thought I was watching the 80s Beavs with lots of yards between the 20s, lots of turnovers and one big scoring play to keep it from going goose egg.

      • ObjCritic says:
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        “Co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Scott Huff also spoke Tuesday. He noted Oregon State’s new defensive coordinator came from Utah State, a team that caused major problems for the Broncos last year. Huff said “there’s a lot to be taken from that game, I mean, shoot, if I was him, I’d be doing a lot of that same stuff.”

        In that game, then-freshman quarterback Brett Rypien was intercepted three times, sacked four times and fumbled twice.”

        Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/sports/college/mountain-west/boise-state-university/bronco-beat-blog/article102977252.html#storylink=cpy

  • WFO WFO says:
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    OT-

    Hole’s Devon Allen out the rest of the year after hearing his ACL. That’s two now, both knees. He came back from the other one but if he manages to come back from this one he should probably hang it up and focus on track.

    • Beavlover69 says:
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      That sucks but it was stupid of him to continue playing football when he had such a bright future in track

      • Jack says:
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        Yeah… I don’t get that.

        • Jack says:
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          But then I look at the values the NCAA assigns to scholarships for certain sports, and I think the school tries to take advantage of kids who don’t necessarily need to go play in traffic to pay for school.

          Tyner was another immense talent wasted.

    • Bill says:
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      Something that was probably missed or glossed over but the WBB has a commitment from Aleah Goodman from La Salle HS.

      Legit 4 star player. Ranked #63 overall.

      But the big get would be Evina Westbrook. OSU legacy. Consensus top 10 player. Has OSU in her top 5 (OSU, Tennessee, Notre Dame, South Carolina and USC). Former teammate of McWilliams and AAU teammate of Goodman. Rueck is going head to head for recruits with the big time programs now.

      • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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        Goodman comitted several months ago(4th of July I think)

        Did westbrooks parents go to OSU?
        Her brother LJ was a hoops commit for Robinson, but never made it to campus

      • PdXBeav says:
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        That’s pretty cool. That’s where I went to high school and my brother is in her class.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Beavs/Buffs will be an early kickoff in Boulder. 11:30am on pac-12 network

    http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2016/09/oregon_state_beavers_get_anoth_1.html#incart_river_index

  • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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    This guy tweeted over the weekend that Samson George is making an official visit to OSU this weekend.

    https://twitter.com/F150Bflinn/status/777535696789790725

    6’8″ PF from New Jersey. Class of 2017

    http://247sports.com/player/samson-george-86369

    • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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      Ahhhh,,,, are we supposed to be impressed by the list of schools that he’s gotten offers from? It would seem that if he’s good then he’s not getting offers from the big schools because of some kind of issue….. Such as he can’t read or write.

  • ObjCritic says:
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    Fun facts from the Idaho Statesman:

    “All-time series: Oregon State leads, 5-3: 2013 (OSU def. BSU, 38-23 in Hawaii Bowl), 2010 (BSU def. OSU, 37-24), 2006 (BSU def. OSU, 42-14), 2005 (OSU def. BSU 27-30), 2004 (BSU def. OSU 53-34), 2003 (OSU def. BSU, 26-24), 1989 (OSU def. BSU, 37-30), 1986 (OSU def. BSU, 34-3)

    Years as FBS-level program: BSU (21), OSU (99)

    Bowl appearances: BSU 16 (11-5); OSU 15 (9-6)

    Number of times ranked in the AP Poll and highest ranking, according to Sports-Reference.com: BSU — 127 weeks ranked (high of No. 2 in 2010); OSU — 95 weeks ranked (high of No. 4 in 2000)

    Did you know? Since their last meeting in 2013, Boise State has more wins over Pac-12 opponents (3; Arizona, Washington and Washington State) than Oregon State (2; Colorado and Arizona State).”

    Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/sports/college/mountain-west/boise-state-university/boise-state-football/article102960302.html#storylink=cpy

    And from another article:

    “There’s no doubt the Broncos have earned the Pac-12’s respect, going 9-3 against the conference since 2006, winning their last three meetings against the league.

    …Need more motivation? The Broncos have never beaten the Beavers in four meetings outside of Boise, including an 0-3 mark at Reser Stadium in Corvallis.

    “They obviously have our number, we haven’t beat them. … We’re going to emphasize that all week, we’ve got to understand we’re going into a place we’ve never won at,” Yakoo said

    Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/sports/college/mountain-west/boise-state-university/boise-state-football/article102867787.html#storylink=cpy

  • ObjCritic says:
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    This is linked above in the twitter feed, but the “luck o’the Beavs” for offensive lineman has been terrible and its worth a read to see what they’ve gone through:

    http://www.espn.com/blog/pac12/post/_/id/103961/through-injury-illness-and-tragedy-oregon-states-o-line-perseveres

    • bleedorange says:
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      I seen that pretty crazy. It’s no wonder our o-line is struggling.

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      I’m pretty sure I drove by kearsleys girlfriends wreck right as the paramedics were showing up, . Now we know what was going on with him during fall camp. Hope she recovers.

      • Ryan says:
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        That is rough. It said he found out about his girlfriend when a friend sent him a picture of the wreck. I can’t even imagine what he has been through. New respect for him in helping his girlfriend on the road to recovery from the accident.

    • BlkOrange says:
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      Bless those guys. Awful stuff.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      Holy shit balls. I read it and guess I didn’t realize how much depth the O line has lost for so many reasons. Hopefully everyone recovers from injury, illness, disease or personal tragedy and moves on for a long, happy and healthy life.

      Luck O da beavs

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    Speaking of the O-line, Gina reports Kearsley ran with the ones today. Certainly worth a try given the performance of that group so far.

    EDIT: THIS JUST IN, Danny reports that Yanni and Titus Failauga are both “probable” for Boise.

  • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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    Anybody have a Wall Street Journal account? Apparently we are embarrassing and weaklings.

    the_wall_street_journal_calls_oregon_state_beavers_embarrassing_weakling.html

  • ObjCritic says:
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    Eggers with more on the OLine, including Kearsly starting at center this Saturday. Other interesting bits:

    Pierce has solidified himself as the #2 RB;

    Andersen would be open to scheduling 2 road/1 home game series with SE “power schools;”

    Bolden’s inability to reliably catch punts “petrifies” Andersen so expect to see Dockery or Bradford returning punts v. BSU.

    http://portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/323552-202381-offensive-success-on-the-line-at-osu-

    • Jack Jack says:
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      Well that settles the identity thing. He has a clear vision of what he wants from this team. And he’s pretty candid about personnel and numbers.

      Kearsley will start. How can he not? The run blocking actually looked like run blocking with him playing. Andrews saw what he was doing and started bull rushing his man into the secondary. His tendency to set up like an OT at G was just funky to watch… and probably why he would be mentioned as the likeliest to be replaced if Kearsley takes C, which he will. If Yanni’s that good, then maybe taking snap and line call duties from him are all that’s needed to make his game simple.

      Dockery should be a return specialist and a DB. And he should lose 10 pounds. The job description for a gauntlet runner doesn’t require extra size. Either you get broken, or you don’t. And it’s more likely you don’t get broken if you have more ability to get out of the way because you’re not carrying extra weight.

      I’m surprised Yanni isn’t called for holding every other play. I think he must look good in practice, when they play at 3/4 speed. He always seems to be a step behind in game speed.

    • Jack says:
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      Well that settles the identity thing. He has a clear vision of what he wants from this team. And he’s pretty candid about personnel and numbers.

      Kearsley will start. How can he not? The run blocking actually looked like run blocking with him playing. Andrews saw what he was doing and started bull rushing his man into the secondary. His tendency to set up like an OT at G was just funky to watch… and probably why he would be mentioned as the likeliest to be replaced if Kearsley takes C, which he will. If Yanni’s that good, then maybe taking snap and line call duties from him are all that’s needed to make his game simple.

      Dockery should be a return specialist and a DB. And he should lose 10 pounds. The job description for a gauntlet runner doesn’t require extra size. Either you get broken, or you don’t. And it’s more likely you don’t get broken if you have more ability to get out of the way because you’re not carrying extra weight.

      I’m surprised Yanni isn’t called for holding every other play. I think he must look good in practice, when they play at 3/4 speed. He always seems to be a step behind in game speed.

      • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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        Some favored developing Yanni as the foundation at C for years to come. So far his performance shows that to be a poor tradeoff; the risk to (and decreased performance of) Garrettson and Nall isn’t worth developing a C for the future when Kearsley is available now.

        I agree with you. Take the snap and line call duties off his back now and let him get experience at G; he’ll then have a better chance of becoming a decent center.

        BTW, miss your old avatar. Now about those pick’em results……

        • Jack says:
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          My primary email is getting kicked to spam, I believe.

          Pierce looked nice running off Kearsley’s line. So I’m thinking Nall might also benefit. The jump cuts have to go. He just needs to pound on the other team until they give up. I’ve seen him do it. Pierce is a nice change of pace because he’s essentially the same type of runner, but he’s smaller, quicker and faster. If that line can condition themselves to block for a moose like Nall, they can open holes for Pierce.

          • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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            Yanni was a Riley reach as a recruit. I doubt he will ever be a great player. He should be a backup this year for sure. Hopefully he developes.

      • ObjCritic says:
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        Andersen says he wants “an offense that’s productive, whatever that means.”

        Until they can get a line that has depth and can block consistently, and TE depth, it almost looks like OSU should go kind of run-and-shoot with quick throws and a single back who can get yards because of the spacing that’s created. Not what I want for them long term, but Garretson needs to get the ball out quick or he’s not going to survive the season and guys like Villamin and Collins should be good for slants with their height/quickness.

        • Jack says:
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          And quick flares as well. Garretson had some plays where he just stood in the same place for a day and a half. And when he does get the safeties up, he misses his shots. I keep thinking Seth in the wildcat is going to be one of those shots. I think that would open up his whole game.

  • dwill03 dwill03 says:
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    Weren’t we just talking about this the other day:

    Oregon State has a home-and-home series against Boise State scheduled for 2022 and ’23, but Andersen would prefer that not to be the case. The second-year OSU head man wants to schedule nonconference opponents out of the region. “We would like to get into a place where we recruit more,” Andersen says. “Maybe it’s bringing a team in here from Texas or Florida or Georgia, where it’s tied more into our recruiting base.”

    • Jack says:
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      We’ve talked about strategically scheduling home and homes in recruiting hotbeds before. The recent discussion was about scheduling body bag games. Being positive for the former can lead to passively being against the latter. TCU doesn’t want to schedule a home and home? Fine. We’ll play SMU. Florida State is too good to visit our beautiful campus and state? I hear FIU’s stadium is pretty cool. Maybe we’ll go visit them instead.

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        GA is contradicting himself a bit. Prior to the Rodent Bowl, he was complaining about flying east to play games. Now he wants to go to FL and GA? I get the recruiting angle, but that is a whole lot longer flight than Minneapolis. Definite weather disadvantage for da Beav’s going to the steam bath of the SE in early Sept.

        As an aside, there are rumbling that the B1G is looking to go to ten conference games to balance out the home/ away disparity with the nine game schedule. When will the wussy SEC even go to nine games?

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          Unless it’s required by the NCAA, the SEC will go the 9+ conference games only if their current scheduling model negatively impacts their ability to get into the playoff and NY6 bowls. So….never.

        • Jack says:
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          “East” as in Minnesota… not a recruiting hotbed and home to only one player on the team.

  • G Joubert says:
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    “Basketball and baseball should help ease the GA transitional years.”

    During most of the 28 years in the football desert we spent basking in Ralph Miller’s success. This is a familiar position for long time beaver fans.

  • ObjCritic says:
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    Nice day for football Saturday, patchy fog, then sunny after 11, temp. est. 75:

    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-123.28232243358974&lat=44.56068138868099

  • PdX says:
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    Anyone seen this yet? http://pkinvitational.com/about/ Pretty damn loaded line up missing one local team. PSU and UP both got invited… Is it really a F you by Phil to OSU or is it that we are THAT committed to the Far West Classic?

    • Ryan says:
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      It says only one team per conference.

    • Jack says:
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      It’s neither. You can only have one representative from any one conference in a tournament. Two concurrent tourneys means two teams from each conference can travel.

      What’s stupid is that Arizona isn’t the other representative for the Pac… or that UCLA isn’t there just to stroke the “greatest collection” ego with all the numbers.

      I wonder how much ESPN is making on this.

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        Yeah, so 2 Pac 12 teams. Stanford is a very odd second choice.

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          Stanford is PK second school he attended. So I guess that makes sense to pick Stanford.

          • Jack says:
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            It does in that respect. So that’s fine.

            The issue I now have is that we don’t put the best possibility to win the other tourney in that position. They created a showcase for hoops junkies, and the Pac is going to come out looking weaker than some of those others on a national stage.

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        Phil Knight’s money is like a black (Green? Yelllow) hole; gravity so strong, it pulls attention to Eugene, now Portland…ESPN can’t resist….not that they’d want to….

        He successfully helped draw attention to Duck footballs and their paper doll approach to unis “Dress us up! Mix and match!” which led to expanding uniform deals for NCAA and then NFL football..last year nike uniforms were increasingly present in NCAA basketball.

    • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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      They announced this tournament some 4 years ago, so not sure why it’s in the news so much today.

      http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/8274359/nike-schools-commit-16-team-mega-event-honor-phil-knight

  • Jack says:
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    Hey BG… what’s going on with Hasahn French?

    Did Ethan give him a call?

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      This happened. French was supposed to be taking an official this weekend. Pitino gets a second good guard and has no ships left. Cancelled the visit. Interesting roster management. He will have a gaggle of good guards/wings to go with some god awful 5’s. Immediate PT to sell to some good prospects in ’18?
      https://www.sny.tv/college-recruitin…sota/202555044

      • Jack says:
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        And Santos-Silva just committed to VCU.

        It looks like his final six are now his final four.

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          Tinks should shoot him a tweet and see if he wants to come to a bbq and a game… you know… since he’s already packed and got stood up and stuff.

      • Jack says:
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        I wonder if Tinks is waiting on Enoh’s visit before he accepts any commitments.

  • Ronix1080 Ronix1080 says:
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    According to the official PK80 Invitational site “Sixteen college teams will participate in what will be the best collection of college basketball teams in one event, at a single site, in the history of the sport.”…
    that are sponsored by Nike. I think this is another big reason why Stanford was chosen over UCLA. As we all know UCLA is sponsored by Adidas. I looked into all the teams chosen and they are all sponsored by PK and Nike. Could just be a coincidence hahaha

  • bleedorange says:
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    What channel is the football game on? My site tells me fs1 but it did that last week and then at the last second it said pac 12 so i had to drive to go find it. I just want to check and make sure with u guys.

  • them beavers them beavers says:
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    OT
    but how much does a highly rated O coordinator cost?

    But what I don know is the BSU game is buy one get one free.

    Problem is I have season tickets so I already have two. So do I get a refund then?

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    OT shout out to Tigers Matt Boyd, who has been their best STARTER since the All-Star (minus one bad start). He had everything working last night. He gave into one hitter in the 7th after a few 3-2 pitches were fouled off and lead to a solo shot. At one point retired 14 straight.
    8IP 3H 1ER 1BB 7K

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    CFN preview. Check out the score prediction! That would be unusual.
    http://collegefootballnews.com/2016/boise-state-oregon-state-game-preview-prediction-line-tv

  • Jared says:
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    OT… Can we get a fuck Phil Knight/ nike thread going… After reading this article ( which is apparently old news )( https://t.co/CDRFICDhWA ) I am pissed off.

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      Again, Phuck Phil Knight and Nike….

      I sincerely hope he never succeeds in buying a championship before he dies…

    • scotty says:
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      Need to get away from Nike. Besides questionable practices, they are not our friends.

      • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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        Let’s go after Puma. They seem to enjoy sponsoring third world olympic teams, it might be a perfect fit.

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          Yeah, those teams don’t have airport either…

          addidas finally did the Miami Hurricanes uniform well. Modernized but with obvious ties to past versions.

          Of course the proper thing to do would be a RFQ, then an RFP and have a competitive process that hopefully inspired both creativity and pricing…but I don’t think schools do that with these companies. Seems like the schools approach them and propose a deal that includes product for sponsorship.

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          Puma = Cougar. Sounds good to go after.

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          Strangely I always figured some knucklehead would try to put OSU in some version of camo unis

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        I would love to see OSU sign with adidas. Having Nike’s biggest rival on our side (and with their US headquarters easily accessible in Portland, too) would be a huge boon. Plus, I love what they’ve done with their uniforms this year for the most part. Under Armour wouldn’t be bad either, but for some reason, I don’t really trust them.

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      The old man might croak before next December, think of the news coverage that tourney would get then.

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      From the article referenced by Jared::
      “…it’s a recruiting advantage for the Ducks, which makes Knight, Nike and Rose Quarter officials look bad. “

      Makes ’em look bad?….What’s new!!

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    off topic but a great read

    http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/17595432/the-man-voice-stories

  • tim318 says:
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    Stansbury leaving as AD????

    http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2016/09/todd_stansbury_to_be_named_geo.html

    • Bill says:
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      Leaving for his alma mater. That’s OK. Opportunities like that only come up once. I don’t fault him for taking it.

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      Holy shit.

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        Well I can predict the the next thread topic.
        Casey a legit candidate?

    • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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      I wasnt a huge fan anyway, but now i bet the ideation team is worried about job security. Might be the end of the “best college town…” campaign.

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        I heard him interviewed sometime after he was hired and was surprised how “non-dynamic” he was as a speaker. He seemed to be well liked by everybody, however. What was your beef with him?

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          Didn’t really have a beef with him, but i also couldnt listen to an entire interview or speech from him. You’re being kind when you say non-dynamic. I’d imagine he wasn’t great at schmoozing with our donors behind closed doors. I hope we replace him with someone who brings a little energy to the position and gets people motivated to support the program.

          • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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            That was my take also.

          • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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            Maybe it’s just a media presence thing.

            Stansbury is very personable when speaking with him, ‘live.’ Frankly I always thought Bobby D came across as a drip in media but he too was very likable and approachable in person.

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            I always heard BDC was a dick in person?

          • Bill says:
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            BBC was very friendly in person. Quite knowledgeable. Open to hearing your gripes.

          • Jack Jack says:
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            Bobby D could be bunker mentality about some topics. But if you got him loose he could almost be giggly sometimes.

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            Agree he was boring. His best trait was not rocking the ship too much and staying out of the way of Bob D’s hires.

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          That could be the case, but neither AD inspired me as a fan, which is important. I think of a guy like Blazers GM Neil Olshey. Guy can put a positive spin on any situation. I want that as the face of the athletic department. Let the associate AD count the beans.

          • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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            Yeah, a dynamic guy that can set that tone for OSU would be great.

            But thinking about Stansbury’s one year, how much was he responsible for…
            •Far West Classic
            •Dam City football scrimmage-Baseball game -BBQ
            •Terrace amenities
            •Reaching out to donor base in Portland via more events in the PDX metro region

            Not sure of the answer(s) actually, but all seem to be good for the university, and all took place after Bobby D

          • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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            Agree. He seemed to have pretty good ideas.

          • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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            I think Far West classic was Tinkle’s baby but the others probably were heavily influenced by todd stansbury.
            He aslo apparently didnt get along well with GA, according to Canzano. He had a good writeup today about it.

            http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/john_canzano/index.ssf/2016/09/canzano_oregon_states_next_ad.html

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    OT: You should see their ATM’s!!
    http://www.fox5ny.com/news/206934163-story

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      Ass to mouth?

      • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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        You have to reach around the back of the machine and unbutton the cover prior to a withdrawal.

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          They now make fronts to these machines where you can just pull the cover down and the container just flops out.

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    MR for AD!!!!!!

    • beavers4life says:
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      LOL could you imagine? Boise State, EWU, Sac State, Portland State, those games would be on our schedule EVERY year…not a chance in hell MR gets hired as the next AD. BWAHAHAHA

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        What a nightmare it would be! Mike and his bike returning home.

        • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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          He could ride the bike onto the field leading the team like Ralphie

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            Chewing gum at the same time and leading stadium wide ” hip, hip …”

  • Great Pumpkin says:
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    I thought Stansbury did a good job in the changes we did see. Most were in good directions for OSU. Massari is OK and might be interesting to see what Casey had in mind but I am not sure either is the best we could do. Need vision, innovation, and someone who will have a clear stamp on OSU Athletics to have us nationally relevant and interesting so the Oregon State brand enters the Renaissance it feels like we could potentially be on the cusp of.

    • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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      What I really want to know, first person who accepts the ‘power of the TARTAN.’

  • PDX Beav says:
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    I want a AD who will shake things up some. Someone who will be doing things that make people really want to choose Oregon State over Oregon both in this state and as fans across the country. How about a campaign with Haystock Rock, Multnomah Falls, Crater Lake and Mt Hood that make us cone off as this state’s natural team with our identity.

    Football has to be a huge focus. Committment to get back to a Rose Bowl again. No holds barred. Basketball to be expected to make NCAA Tourney regularly in men’s and deep runs in women’s. Someone with a undeniable urge for OSU to win and win with confidence & make OSU recognized as a a rising brand ready to take the stage and earn a Rose Bowl in football and a Sweet 16 in Men’s hoops.

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      Getting rid of the chainsaw noise would be a giant leap in the right direction, unless we have a donor who owns a hearing aid company.

    • Jack Jack says:
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      I want an AD with the right allocations… who’s fast and thorough and sharp as a tack.

  • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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    Ducks are incorporating orange into their uniform now.

    https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/778957078824153088

    • BlackBandits BlackBandits says:
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      Just when you thought the duck uniforms couldn’t get uglier.

      • Jack Jack says:
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        It has to be a troll. There’s just no way they’re that stupid.

        Somewhere in the bowels of the Death Star, some intern is fielding thousands of WTF?!?!?!? emails and calls.

        • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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          Supposed to be some sort of tribute to their mascot, mimmicking, what he wears, including the orange feet with orange leggings

    • Jack Jack says:
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      I believe years ago when they started wearing black that I said it wouldn’t be long before they were also wearing orange.

      Duck fan thought I was joking.

      Envy is what color?

      • helmsley says:
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        “When green is a feeling it’s pronounced N. V.”

        Orange is the “wildest color you can name.”

        from Hailstones and Halibut Bones – one of the loveliest books one can own (along with Shel Silverstein’s, “Where the Sidewalk Ends,”)- buy them for kids but enjoy long after.

  • Bill says:
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    Not sure what the qualities the new AD should have. The major sports don’t have any coaching vacancies. Biggest current issue is getting people to attend events. The only facility needing some upgrades (Gill) is getting a few. There aren’t any sports that are really needing brand new facilities.

    SQUAD was/is a really good idea. Get younger people to come and earn loyalty.

    Donor outreach could be a little better. Building up the donor base. Even with small amounts like $20 a year.

    • youngorst says:
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      Reser still needs upgrades.

      • beavers4life says:
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        Yes, Reser does need upgrades, but the next overhaul will be the biggest and hardest they’ve done yet, that’s why it’s last. The “mirror image” from what I’ve heard won’t be a true mirror. They can’t build the 4 brick pillars like they did for the 2004-2005 renovation because people gain access on the ground level on the backside of the West grand stand(that’s what it is).

        There will be more Loge spaces in this renovation and less suite levels and will be primarily media and coaches in the sky/press box with a few suite levels on the sides for AD. Once it’s renovated, the question is, where do you move all of your season ticket holders and what packages do you give them to assure they are going to have the same section/seats on that side.

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    This guy might be available….
    http://deadspin.com/rutgers-student-tailgate-shut-down-after-ad-chugs-a-bee-1786876482

    • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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      Sure to liven up the terrace experience!

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      I noticed the police chief there goes Cord Wood one better:
      “The Rutgers University police chief, who is somehow named Kenneth Cop…”

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