05.Dec.2017 Latest Staff Hires, Etc

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What do you guys make of the hires?

Jim Michalczik – OL

Brian Lindgren – QB/OC

Trent Bray — LBs

Update: Keith Heyward confirmed by one of my good sources.

The only one I’m familiar with as a coach is Bray. As I wrote in the prior thread, he started his career with a lot of promise, but the Nebby LBs got worse over his tenure. Good recruiter when he was at OSU and by all accounts at NE, too. Beavgopher, who watched every Nebby game, confirmed this as well. So is the problem Bray’s coaching, or were he and/or his players bitten by Riley’s zombie football bug?

What about the transfer of Carta-Samuels, and if we do land him, what it means for current QBs on the roster?

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  • BeaverQB BeaverQB
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    I like them!

    First.

  • BlackBandits BlackBandits
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    Michalczik is a good oline coach
    Lindgren- don’t know
    Bray- recruits good, nebby LBs weren’t great but from the looks of some video posted in the other thread it’s scheme and not bad individual coaching.

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    If anything, it’s always nice to cause disrupt other PAC-12 programs by taking their coaches (UW, CU and AZ).

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    Also, not sure whether Lindgren will be responsible for OC and QB duties, OLive speculates just OC, but we’ll have to see what is officially announced.

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    See update on Heyward.

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    No home runs, but these are all solid hires who are proven at the P5 level. Bray and Lindgren are young, Heyward and Bray have OSU ties.

    Bray has never coached an all-conference performer.

    Heyward coached 11 in 9 seasons.

    Lindgren has coached 1 in 6 seasons (2 if you count honorable mention)

    Michalczik has 1 in 5 seasons at Arizona.

    Obviously those selections can be subjective, but there you have it. Heyward has an impressive track record.

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    Also nice to see a home and home series with Purdue (a P5 school!)

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    Not liking the rumor that Bray might be the DC too. Rather have some more experience there. Fine as lb coach.

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      I’d think Heyward would be the DC over Bray. Unless Heyward is replacing Hall (seems like a weird career move for KH unless he just wants to be back). I haven’t heard where he will fit just that he’s in.

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        Think we could see them being co-defensive coordinators. That idea is in vogue at colleges nowadays and would be logical for both to get a title for their resume when taking the job.

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          I like the idea of Co-DC just because they would be able to scheme together and then eventually give autonomy to one or the other at some point like Peterson did with JSmith.

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      Would that give us the youngest staff in the country? HC, OC, and DC under 40.

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    At least none are named Riley… Michalczik seems like a fantastic hire, Bray seems fine but I don’t know much about him other than what Angry reports, and Lindgren on paper seems adequate but is a big unknown. Certainly could be worse.

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    ““It is painful if you make some wrong decisions,” said Smith, who was in California on Monday. “I’d rather be late than wrong. They have to be the right fit for this place, and they have to be elite football coaches, guys I can trust.”

    I like Jonathan Smith, but he needs to stop using the word ‘elite’. He even called his wife ‘elite’ two times. I have to disagree with a previous thread post that JS sounds smart and articulate. He sounds like he doesn’t have the vocabulary to say what he wants to say, so he falls back on words like ‘elite’.

    • BeaverQB BeaverQB
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      defniition of elite:

      “a select part of a group that is superior to the rest in terms of ability or qualities.”

      I want an elite wife, too. If I was a coach of a football team, I’d want elite coaches on my staff and elite players.

      Sounds like his vocabulary is spot on to me…

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        LLOL! Stop saying elite?? Why??? Hhahaah the things we gripe about sometime

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        I would like the coach to have an elite vocabulary. Maybe I am just being elitist about this.

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      GA’s “tremendous” was much more annoying.
      Hall’s “The boys” also more annoying and just weird.

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        It was “my boys”

      • hellobeavers
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        Agree. Riley said ‘neat deal’ and ‘identity’, and GA had ‘tremendous’ and ‘big boy pants’. All annoying. I’m just saying that JS is the same way with the word elite. If they don’t prove to be elite on the football field, this is a word that will become a lot more annoying to everyone else.

        I want elite coaches too, but if they aren’t actually elite, don’t call them that. Why not just say they are excellent, fantastic, wonderful, first rate? Mix it up once in a while.

        Side note, I also hate when players say “get that taste out of our mouth”. I once heard a player say “get that taste off our shoulders”.

        Come spring, we are going to frequently read and hear players using the word elite.

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    FootballScoop also reporting that Michalczik will also have the title of associate head coach…

    Take it with a grain of salt, after all it’s FootballScoop…

    http://footballscoop.com/the-scoop/

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      He had the same title at UA, too.

      He’s been around a long time and a part of at least 3 championship teams that I can think of. That’s good experience to have on board.

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        Yep, here is the old guy you bring on for wisdom. And I agree, better choice then Riley.

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          Yep, but we’re not out of the woods with Riley. Each position that gets filled I feel better.

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    I love how football scoop gets one thing wrong (every news outlet does) and suddenly everything has to be taken with a grain of salt.

    The site is solid, no media outlet gets everything right all of the time and honestly that standard would be impossible to achieve.

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      I was thinking the same thing. They’re the most solid site.

      • Bill
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        Their sources are mostly coaches themselves. That’s why they can get good info but it can go wrong every once in a while.

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      When they announced Baldwin as OSU’s HC then said Chip Kelly wouldn’t go to UCLA because of Phil Knight I just tuned out.

      One was a rumor that they ran with and the other was inane bullshit. Not wasting my time with that crap.

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      Let’s ask MissSt fans what they think of the site.

      One thing?

  • angry angry
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    Mario Cristobal as Oregon HC? Weird. Not sure I buy that one.

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      He’s going to be the first Cuban-American HC to win a national championship! Come join The Skein!

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    Wonder if Heyward’s move indicates Taggart to FSU, or he just wants to return to OSU regardless of Taggart’s future?

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      That’s what I’m betting, he knows WT is gone.

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      Is Heyward official, or is it still a “scoop”?

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        My understanding is it’s done.
        Not sure how Taggart leaving can change things/if KH can back out of the deal, etc. Hopefully we get him officially on board statim. Need recruiters.

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      Makes me wonder if Taggart leaving Oregon shuffles the deck enough that Heyward ends up getting offered that DC job instead? Would think the school wants to hang onto one of their best recruiters. Seems OSUs best offer would be as Co-DC.

      Also, Taggart hasnt officially left. Theres a team meeting for their current roster today at 1:30, so expect something officially official around that time as far as Taggart’s status.

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        As soon as I typed that, it was confirmed, Taggart to FSU

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        90% of fans want Heyward as DC and if not him Lake. Bray should be happy as LB coach. Didn’t do great at that at Nebby

        So Beavs can match DC for Heyward. He should do it alone if Beavs want best opportunity to get him announced soon before Oregon finds their next coach. Bray can get some training down the line if he shows he can handle LBs and doesn’t have the Riley gnat bite.

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    Canzano with a long whiny piece about Taggart’s lack of loyalty, feels he has to vent on behalf of fan base. Ha! Canzano LOVED Taggart…

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    Anyone know if Michalczik or Lindgren can recruit?

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      https://247sports.com/Coach/Brian-Lindgren-1589

      50th in Pac-12 and 478 Nationally according to 247

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        So, that’s a “No” on Lindgren?

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          Pretty sure he wasn’t brought in to recruit…he was brought in to coach. I imagine the position coaches will be the ones recruiting more than the OC/DC? But who knows, maybe the ones who aren’t the strongest will be the ones further out and the stronger ones will be the in state more NW recruiters?

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            Agree, having a good recruiter in the coordinator roles is a bonus, their primary job is game prep and calling the games on Saturday.

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    Trent Bray: 78 B1G and 354 Nationally

    https://247sports.com/Coach/Trent-Bray-772

    Michalczik:

    Oregon State
    Tight end coach/Special teams coach 3 Seasons
    1999-2001

    Keith Heyward: 4th in Pac-12 20th Nationally in Recruiting

    https://247sports.com/Coach/Keith-Heyward-704

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    David Morris Honorable Mention all-Pac12. He was a bright spot.
    Hungalu also in at honorable mention. He certainly had his work cut out for him given the DL..

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    OT: Is the men’s BB going to be better without JM?

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    OT: Penn State to State Pen. What an idiot. Perhaps he can be cellmates with Sandusky.
    http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/isheem-young-robbery-penn-state-football-recruit-imhotep-wawa-20171202.html

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    It’s official, Taggart to FSU

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      My only worry was he leave and they go out and get someone better.

      Sumlin, Mad Hatter are a couple of the names I wanted above all others, and it will really suck if one of them lands at the hole…

      Hopefully like last year the better coaches say no thank you to Mullens and they have to scramble while their class falls apart. But with the scratch they have to spend I’d have to think they land a big name this go around.

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    Sumlin to Oregon? Sidd thinks so.

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      That would suck. He’s a good coach and recruiter. My first choice for the beavs.

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        Seems like a better coach but worse recruiter than Willie, but Oregon’s advantages probably bridge that gap some. I’m glad to see Willie go. Bad coach who was all about himself, but such a good recruiter he didn’t have to be a good coach.

        The Ducks class will likely drop. Hopefully we can pick up a few guys.

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          I don’t think there was much head to head battles with the class the ducks have right now. Just maybe, they could have a shot at the in state guys. I’d give it a 10% chance. If heyward does indeed come, then the chances go up.

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          I imagine you give the glitz and sneaker head glam for Sumlin to sell, he’ll have no problem matching Slick Will’s recruiting results. Nike swag and cash is more compelling to most 18 year olds then plain old oil tycoon money.

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          I dunno. If Sumlin gets the UO job, he’ll likely bring his flashy recruiting style and beef it up with Uncle Phil’s Nike money.

          Imagine a Nike-brand “Swagcopter” in green and yellow landing at a HS near you…

          18-year olds eat that kind of stuff up.

          https://247sports.com/college/texas-am/Bolt/Watch-The-Swagcopter-makes-its-entrance–47692141

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          I like how Canzano is now saying that Slick Willie was not a great game manager (in his latest article). I don’t remember him pointing that out during the season.

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      Sumlin’s name is still being mentioned at Tennessee. As coaching vacancies are filled, someone will get desperate with the Oregon opening. But they may end up getting another stepping-stone coach.

      Could they woo Wilcox from California?

      As Beaver fans are we glad to see Herm Edwards at ASU?

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        Love Herm at ASU. He makes them a total non factor.

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        I saw delusional hysteria setting in last night with facebook friends. Some thinking they’d could pry Peterson away from UDub.

        It will be a lot of fun if they whiff on the big names.

        Edwards is a strange hire. Hard to gauge but it doesn’t sound all that threatening.

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          They’re such retards. Also, Les Miles was unemployed last year when they hired fortune cookie and he didn’t jump.

          Sumlin would be a worry. Big coaching upgrade from Slick Willie.

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          Whoever ends up there will be expected to sign top 5-10 recruiting classes regularly now. Anything less would be viewed as a disappointment.

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        After that sleezy coaching hire UO needs to get a nice coach to clean that up. Would be a neat deal.

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    https://twitter.com/SiddFinch4/status/938155647958441984

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      Don’t know who Sidd Finch is but either he’s a psychic or he works for Wikileaks. Guy is on the money about most things.

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    IF taggart goes I wonder if it would be possible for the Beavs to pick up Mr. Salave’a; as in associate head coach/defensive line coach Joe Salave’a?

    http://www.goducks.com/coaches.aspx?rc=1527&path=football

    As I understand it this fellow brought in a lot of good Poly players to the Cougs.

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      For sure! He’s a great poly recruiter and noone that’s being mentioned fits that mold. JS said west coast recruiting, I hope he doesn’t forget about the islands.

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    Prying Justin Wilcox from Cal would seem to make the most sense for UO.

    Dear duck fans,

    Mike Riley is moving back to Oregon. And available….

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    OT – OSU announces home and home series with Purdue in ’21 and ’24.

    Is that a good scheduling move?

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      BendBeaver can chime in here.

      I think it’s a good P5 team to schedule, especially in a Home and Away. We shouldn’t be completely out gunned and make for a good football game with a chance of leaving with a victory.

      Much better then an away only contract against a blue blood with perennial top 20 / 10 recruiting classes.

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      Yes, bottom to middle of the pack P5 schools are what OSU should be scheduling.

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        If Brohm stays they will be a good team. He is a very good offensive coach and did the best coaching job in the B1G this year IMHO. Already flirted with Tenn this year so he may be long gone by then.

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    Hey Duckies, there’s always this guy…

  • ObjCritic
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    I know OLive material is not something to post often, but I found these bits from Nemec quite entertaining:


    Oregon Ducks football recruiting class growing frustrated, considering mass decommitments

    Updated 11:59 AM; Posted 11:59 AM

    The Oregon Ducks prized 2018 recruiting class may soon experience a mass exodus.

    Since the beginning of the recruiting cycle, Oregon pledges have added one another to a class-wide group chat, where they discuss everything from normal high school activities to their futures at Oregon to upon whom the class should be focusing their peer recruiting effort.

    According to several Oregon commitments, that group chat has turned into a discussion of frustration about the lack of information concerning coach Willie Taggart’s decision to remain at Oregon or accept the head coaching job at Florida State.

    Several recruits have indicated they are leaning toward decommitting from Oregon regardless of Taggart’s eventual decision, based on the way the situation has been handled.

    The Ducks have already lost the commitment of four-star athlete Tre’Shaun Harrison and experienced the loss of a handful of potential official and unofficial visitors.

    But the blow to the recruiting class could soon get much worse – regardless of what Taggart decides.

    Recruits want Taggart to #DoSomething.”

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    Some early speculation on HC candidates for UO HC vacancy from OLive: Kevin Sumlin, Mario Cristobal, Jim Leavitt, Justin Wilcox, Jim McElwain, Steve Greatwood, Bryan Harsin and Jeff Tedford.

    I’d guess Harsin(?) is the most attractive of that lot. Leavitt seems unlikely because I’m guessing they want an offensive emphasis.

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    Re: Lindgren

    A few articles in chronological order about him:

    http://www.denverpost.com/2013/01/07/cu-buffs-new-offensive-coordinator-brian-lindgren-is-versatile/

    http://www.buffzone.com/football-cubuffs/ci_30474515/rooney-brian-lindgren-unsung-hero-resurgent-cu-buffs

    http://www.denverpost.com/2016/11/30/colorado-buffaloes-offensive-coordinators-key-to-success/

    I like that he was willing to take in input from someone else who was brought in and incorporate changes to his system.

    At minimum, this staff should be QB saavy/good at development.

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    Braden Lenzy reopens his recruitment.

  • goBeavers goBeavers
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    Source tells me Jim Leavitt is expected to head to FSU with Taggart.

    https://twitter.com/stevemims_rg/status/938172663117234181

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      I was just coming here to post this – I am getting a huge kick out of looking at Twitter right now and the implosion.

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    Bloomgren tto Rice as HC.

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    Based on earlier comments about the kids the lame duck (no pun intended) OSU coaching staff was signing up am I correct in assuming that the ‘ucks couid lose a lot of their 4 & 5 star recruits and replace them with 3 star recruits and they’d still have a class that has more talent than the current Beavs’ class?

    Just trying to keep things in perspective.

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      Unless a complete implosion happens, they will still have a higher rated class then us.

      Due to available schollies our class will be unusually small. Also, if we honor some of the bad offers that went out at the end then there won’t be that much ability to upgrade this year.

      13 Commits right now. According to earlier speculation, we might have 4 or 5 more spots available (17-18 total available.)

      If we land a few 4 star kids that would help, but I imagine there’s no way we overtake them in rankings.

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        Smith has said they will sign “at least 20”

        No link but remember seeing that quote.

        Also, Tanaloa Hufanga’s high school coach said that Hufanga and him spent an hour with Smith and Hufanga was blown away by Smith. Obviously a loooooong shot but if Smith can blow kids away you never know.

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        Jonathan said he’s going to sign 20 guys. I was surprised we had that much room, but it’s in Egger’s most recent article

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          We don’t have that much room, but probably will after some guys de-commit and/or Smith tells them they don’t fit the systems.

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            I don’t know, they had what 16 seniors? Couple guys will have to retire, a few will transfer, a few won’t qualify. I bet they can find room for 20 pretty easily even if no one de-commits.

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          Transfers will open up some spots, like Christian Wallace.
          It still wont be a huge class, but more guys may get added after signing day too depending on who else decides to leave or retire.

          Oregon can go above the 25 limit, to around 30, potentially. They would have to reclassify some 2017 guys to 2016, and some 2018 guys could sign early as 2017 guys, but i would imagine that has become a tougher number game to juggle now.

          The rankings benefit from a large class size, so a class of 30 has a huge numbers advantage even over a full class of 25. Not that the rankings mean a whole lot anyway, but when theyre used to compare classes, the comparisons are already skewed.

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    Heard Cristobal named Interim HC?

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    I hope Smith has the guts to pull back bad offers.

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      Ditto.

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      You have to consider long term implications, you need to be pretty careful if you pull offers of guys in areas you plan to recruit in the future.

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        In general, but not as much if it’s a new coach. Smith should be tactful and say he’ll honor the scholie, but it’s in the players’ best interest to pursue other options since they aren’t a fit.

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    From footballscoop.com

    >Oregon State: Sources tell us that quality control coach Jake Cookus will be retained and work as special teams coordinator. We understand he may also coach the safeties.

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      There was a parent of a player who wrote me and said Cookus was atrocious. Could have been a butthurt parent…

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        Yeah, I remember reading that. Everything I’d heard, the guy is cool as hell.

        Even if it wasn’t a player’s parent, it’s hard to cut through all the noise, there was so much bullshit going on with that staff, it’s nearly impossible to tell who was the biggest problems, other than Andersen obviously.

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        Any parent who writes a coach is atrocious…

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          I heard something pretty interesting this afternoon. OSU has a chance to land Talanoa Hufanga if his head coach, Scott Sanders, lands a coaching gig with the Beavs. Sanders is a big donor and has some pretty solid ties, so I guess I wouldn’t be shocked. I guess he was chosen as an Army All-American game coach for the west.

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            Sorry, meant for this to be a new post, not a reply.

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            Interesting. But that’s no reason to hire a guy. Merit only.

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            Anyone know any details about his background? Lots of decent FBS coaches do have backgrounds in high school at some point so if he could be a fit at a particular position I certainly wouldn’t oppose his hire.

            Agree it needs to be for merit.

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            Side note: I feel like I heard something about an NCAA rule that actually prevents a school from recruiting a high school if they hire the coach from that school. Anyone know?

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            Sounds like a perfect opportunity to get his high school coach a better gig and then still flip to USC to play with cousin/best friend.

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            https://www.sbnation.com/college-football-recruiting/2017/4/12/15267040/ncaa-rule-high-school-coach-recruit-camp-hire

            So it looks like they could hire him as one of the 10 assistants and he would be banned from recruiting CV for 2 years.

            Am I reading that right?

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            S Sanders has been a douche for the past 30 years

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            He could always talk Tuipulotu into coming home.

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    Regardless of which coach the quacks get later, I’m enjoying their meltdown now. Christmas came early for scotty 🙂

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      I have somewhat mixed emotions about it. On one hand, their fan base can SUCK IT after all of the scrap they spewed at OSU after GA quit….on the other hand, it’s good for the conference when oregon and OSU are stable and good. That said, all of the hype about the No. 1 recruiting class and now having gone proof, it’s hard not to laugh at their myopic fans whine and cry like little girls…meanwhile according to Andrew nemec, Smith has been making solid progress recruiting…I if.was Smith, I’d certainly make contact with some of d those duck verbals to try and flip them….so I guess in some respects its a big ho, ho ho for beaver nation…when will duck fans learn that karma is a bitch an right now beaver nation is karma and duck fans are the bitch.

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        They have some pretty fancy shoes. They’ll land a big name coach and be just fine. They just need to play to their strength and hire someone who can get the most out of selling flash.

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          Golly, maybe I should apply for the Oregon job! I’m hip! I told Mark I was the bee’s knees once, and we got down with a funky hand jive. Call me Swaggy Mike hashtag swag

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        It might be good for the conference, but it’s not good for the beavs when the ducks are good. Screw ’em, no mixed feelings here.

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        Whether Smith’s progress recruiting will result in successful U of O flips remains to be seen.

        But given the particular circumstances of Taggart’s departure, he has more avenues available now to help persuade them to stay in the NW.

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    Have the Beavs ever had someone like Isaiah Smalls? That dude is a solid recruiter.

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      Should hire him on staff instead of playing him.

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      James pensyl from right before Riley left. Tried to rally that class to stay together and was recruiting others hard. Ga pulled the offer.

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        Only stats I can find for Pensyl are 2-for-2 / 27 yards, Eastern Michigan, 2016.

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        He wasn’t Gary’s kind of QB until 2 years later when the wind blew a different direction and it was too late.

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      Brandin Cooks was very active trying to swing players. That made him my favorite player before he even set foot on campus.

      Last year, Jeff Manning Jr. was working hard (and still seems to be this year.) I think he really helped get Cotton on, and helped keep Hodgins.

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      B.Cooks was pretty vocal as I recall.

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    Found another QB GA ran off with better stats than any of the QB’s he played in 2.5 years. Shocker ?

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      Okay….I will bite….who?

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        I think he means James Pensyl, mentioned above.

        >Only stats I can find for Pensyl are 2-for-2 / 27 yards, Eastern Michigan, 2016.

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    Only one got it right… and he tells a neat story with it.
    https://athlonsports.com/college-football/who-will-be-nebraskas-head-coach-2018

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    Prediction,

    Carta Samuels will transfer to osu. Knows the system, short move and likely starter the instant he steps on campus.

    I guess we’ll know when Smith sets spring ball dates. Kj graduates at end of winter quarter. Uw has same academic calendar.

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      He’s had good stats in very limited action and was a 4-star out of CA, so I’d say that’s a big upgrade over Luton. Seems logical JS will try to bring him in.

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        Would he be a worse player if he had the exact same stats but only had two stars?

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    Just reading that FSU hasn’t conducted a football coaching search since 1975. Crazy.

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    Very happy Taggart is gone. Not because of coaching acumen, but because every time I see that retarded #DoSomething hashtag, I thought of this song. Which, coincidentally, is now the theme song for Duck fans’ sentiments towards their recruiting class.

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    OT- Men’s hoops blows a 9 point lead and now trail another directional school (E.Kentucky) by 4 at halftime at home of course. I wonder how long Barnes puts up with this mediocrity?

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      Thought they’d be horrible. Talent hasn’t developed at all. They’re all basically the same as when they came into the program.

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      Really? Blowing a first half lead of 9 points…..that’s 3 possessions….game,ain’t over bit you make it sound like it’s over at half down by 4. Relax.

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        they have been blowing leads all year and they can’t defend or shoot the three

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          E.Kentucky had some small white dude who has not taken a two point shot all season and what happens? He comes in the game and the Beavs give him two open looks from three land and he buries both shots. Even Dan Dickau mumbled something about looking at the scouting report. That’s either coaching or the players not listening to the coaching.

          I will say this, the Beavs look better without McLaughlin. I think Hollins is being under used though.

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        Going for the kill against this level of competition and I’m very relaxed!

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      Well, Kentucky is really good so Eastern Kentucky is just east of really good. Beavs back up by 10.

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    Tale of TO’s……..11 in first half, 3 in second with less than a minute to go.

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    Tinkle and Co. managed to stave away the upset in the end. Here’s to hoping they’re learning how to hold on to a lead in the process.

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      Has anyone improved? Every time I try to watch I see turnovers and the same dumb plays by the same dumb players (e.g. Eubanks), that awful PG, etc.

      I can’t stand to watch it so you guys will have to inform me if anyone is actually better this year.

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    The biggest issue with the team is the 3 point shooting. Really pathetic. Basically worst in the nation.

    But 22nd in 2 point FG %.

    A very odd dynamic.

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      Kinda tells me they should play inside out… maybe plant someone at the high post.

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      333rd compared to 16th out of 351 teams, 3pt % vs 2pt %

      Tres, Drew. and Stevie all shooting >60% on 2Pt attempts

      Tres needs to stop taking so many contested 3s.. Stevie a good slasher but he’s too weak to muscle in there vs tough competition

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    https://twitter.com/GBHunting/status/937719166303375363

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    I’m a Colorado fan. And I’ll say that most Colorado fans are pretty happy he’s leaving. I was never impressed by him. Colorado only improved on offense once they hired a ‘co-offensive coordinator’ – Darrin Chiaverini.

    Average-at-best recruiter.

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      Yep, apparently our entire staff is made up of guys that their previous fans didn’t want. And FSU fans are glad to see Jimbo leave, and Duck fans are glad to see Willie leave, and so on.

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      His resume isn’t impressive, nor are his recruiting stats that were linked.

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    You know what dawned on me about the name Stephen Mark Thompson Junior?

    There’s no D in it.

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    https://imgur.com/a/sPSvK

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    Looks like Riley is back at OSU

    https://imgur.com/a/sPSvK

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    Yep, someone just posted that on twitter: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQWCfvsX0AQ8Y4W.jpg:large

    Zombie football time.

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    Please tell me that’s just a photoshop designed to troll people…

    EDIT: Upon closer inspection, seems like it is. Thank goodness, I can sleep easy tonight.

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      I think it’s a Photoshop/troll. If you look at the writing his name is so off center with his title, and the guy who Tweeted it at me is a nobody. He Tweeted it only at me and nobody else. My guess is he wants to get a reaction and/or attempt to discredit this blog. What is funny is I gained two followers since the image went up.

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        He posted it at bennyshouse.com as well

        I still think it’s fake though but he claims it’s reall there.

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          Ask him for pics of the other coach’s

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          Sentiment seems positive with a lot of “welcome home, Mike” and how he will be an asset. Yikes. Those fans get what they deserve.

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            You’re still a Beav?

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            Amen! Those people are delusional. Reminds me of that definition of insanity……

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            Infirmity of mind or lack of the ability to understand that prevents one from having the mental capacity required by law to enter into a particular relationship, status, or transaction or that releases one from criminal or civil responsibility?

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            Honestly, while i am not in favor of Riley being on staff your tantrum about it is a bit absurd. Riley wouldn’t be setting the tone for the staff, he would be coaching a single position. Its really not that big of a deal. He’ll probably be pretty damn good at it in truth.

            The issue won’t be Riley on the staff, it will only be an issue if fans get back up QB syndrome and start calling for Riley to take over. That is the only real risk and I am not sure how significant that risk is.

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            Newton’s Third Law:

            angry’s absurd tantrum = -(hiring Mike Riley is a neat deal)

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            Joe Newton?

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        Seems to have worked based on your latest tweet. You make it sound like a fine deal.

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    Where are the pics of the other coaches lockers? Strange. At least 3 other coach’s are “familiar faces” where are their pics.

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    Mike Riley = Ike Turner

    Take me back, Kevin Nealon!
    LOL

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    Angry, what would success look like for JS? 1 year, 3 yr, 5 yr? I see the narrative being set for JS to fail, so I would be interested to know how to judge if you are correct?

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    Hey Angry, if the Beavers go to a bowl game next year will you take this sight down and stop bashing the Beavs (of which you say you are a fan of)?

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    My take: https://twitter.com/angrybeavs/status/938459856947658752

    Not in the mood to discuss him because there’s nothing to discuss. Expect some sweet “Jonathan Riley” zombie bite GIFs at some point, though.

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