15.Aug.2012 Garret Weinreich Out; Mike Riley’s Response…

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“It’s more of a kneecap deal with a lot of cartilage involved."

There you have it, folks…Weinreich is out for the season with "a kneecap deal". Let's hope he got a good interest rate.

In other news, birth records show Mike Riley is the long lost brother of Monty Hall. /sarc

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  • Hellobeavers says:
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    Where did you see that report? I read that Riley said it was an ACL.

    Why exactly does it bother you guys that Riley says ‘neat’ and ‘deal’ a lot? It comes off as a bit snobby to make fun of someone for not having a better vocabulary.

    Come to think of it, republicans have a rather limited vocabulary these days and I consider them fair game. I guess that makes me a snob.

    • angry angry says:
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      Rivals had the quote.

      I’m not trying to be snobby. I just can’t stand hearing “neat” and “deal” all the time, especially from a “leader”…

      I mean, seriously, you’re okay with an injury being called a “kneecap deal”???

      It’s not the end of the world or anything, but it’s annoying/funny.

      • locusimperium says:
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        I know, I cringed in the same way, soo akward

    • oneoldbeav says:
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      Might want to read it again, Hellobeavers, pretty clearly stated that he didn’t tear his ACL, at least that is the report in the O, did you come across a conflicting report?

      http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2012/08/oregon_state_loses_offensive_l.html

      “Riley said Weinreich didn’t tear his ACL — a common and devastating injuries among athletes — but that his injury was “more of a knee cap deal with a lot of cartilage involved.” “

      • Hellobeavers says:
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        Cliff reported that it was an ACL. Copy and paste from Cliff’s last post:

        “He was injured at the end of practice Monday night when he twisted his knee while blocking. Coach Mike Riley said it’s an ACL, but the date of the surgery is not set.”

        Guessing that Cliff is wrong here.

        • oneoldbeav says:
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          http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2012/08/oregon_state_football_coach_mi_4.html

          The O just posted a video where Riley makes it clear. Your guess about Cliff being mistaken is correct.

          BTW, I always take Cliff with a grain of salt, he very often mis-speaks (types?), usually it doesn’t alter the message just confuses his point. BUT, when he said the athletic trainer has nothing to do with preventing injuries we did have a bit of a go-round. Even when I pointed out that the national organization for trainers lists injury prevention as a major part of a trainers job Cliff didn’t seem to get the message.

          • slamadam says:
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            he seems like a wield guy, good for you for calling him out on that.

        • Will Overhead says:
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          In Cliff’s defense, Cliff usually gets the score right on game day. Oh, and he’s punctual, too.

    • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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      Its dorky and smacks of someone trying to keep from swearing.

      What really bothers me about Riley, is the apparent lack of thought that goes into most of his responses to media questions, and his slow delivery, even on simple stuff. It gives me the impression of a low IQ…..not an impression I like in a football coach.

      He needs to go to a press conference and then inhale some helium….

      • MonkeyLuven MonkeyLuven says:
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        Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought.

        • Jack says:
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          We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.

      • Hellobeavers says:
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        Helium? Why?

        • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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          Well….then he would sound like Alvin and the chipmunks. But maybe that wouldnt actually lead to faster talk, just higher pitched..

          Dang, now you destroyed my little fantasy.

  • Hellobeavers says:
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    I actually like that Riley talks this way. Clearly it doesn’t sound very intelligent, but It reminds me of the way people talk in Eastern Oregon. I wouldn’t be happy if Ed Ray or even BDC talked like that all the time, but from the football coach, I think it’s okay.

    • Will Overhead says:
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      I’ve heard Ed Ray use “neat” and “deal” a lot, too. From a not inconsiderable amount of personal experience, I would respectfully suggest that Ray can be a fairly laconic talker, but that doesn’t stop him from from showing intellectual weight in what he is saying. My conversations with him have left me feeling he is more suited to playing with his poodle or going on a hike than sitting in an ivory tower.

      I have less personal experience with Riley, but have witnessed hours of his speaking style, and his verbal “aw, shucks” bother me less than his demonstrated “aw, shucks” demeanor.

      BDC, on the other hand, says “ahhh” and “ummm” way to much; those pauses, neurolinguistic folks will tell you, usually indicate deliberative functions between the thinking side and speaking side of the brain.

      With Ray and Riley, the pace and pauses let you see the gears spinning, and you see the results on output; with BDC, you see the gears spinning, but not meshing.

      That’s the critical difference.

  • alex says:
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    I honestly don’t even notice it….

  • Beaverface says:
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    My problem with Riley and injuries, as per his track record on these things is, as soon as he first said the Weinreich injury wasn’t serious, I knew the kid was done for the season.

  • lovebeaver says:
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    Here is a vent regarding the atrocious decision of the Corvallis Gazette Times to force readers to subscribe monthly in order to read the paper online. I for one intend never to read that worthless uninformative newspaper again. The paper’s decision reflects that it is in dire economic straights. It also reflects the overall deterioration in OSU’s athletic leadership. It is unfortunate that Cliff is the gienie pig in this sad experiment. Many of us looked forward to read Cliff’s daily blogs but certainly not enough to pay to read them. Shockingly I see the paper has blocked reader’s who do not subscribe in most other sections of the paper as well. My solution is to ride this paper into the Coffin Butte land fill and start over again with a much improved organization.

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