02.Nov.2013 Comic Relief: What is Mike Riley Doing this Morning?

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The best way to deal with pain is through humor, so let’s hear what you think Riley is doing with his off day. I’ll guess he’s tuning up his bike and waving to the Postman.

Also, I liked this comment in the last thread:

Oregon State Teasers.

In the MR era the Teasers have managed to show flashes of greatness and then ultimately break our hearts. The Teases get a strong win here, go on a five game win streak there, and everyone gets excited. As excited as you can get with the occasional loss to Fresno State, or fcs opponent sprinkled in from year to year. At first I didn’t buy into Angry’s 9 game cap for MR. But facts don’t lie. This team is honestly just a cock tease. 9 wins is the maximum amount of wins to be irrelevant. Every single year, minus the shitty ones, the Teasers seem poised on the edge of greatness. Just one big win and perceptions would change. But the big win never came. And the funny part is, more often than not, a good portion of Teaser Nation is confident in that big win. Take the Stanford game; this year or last year for that matter, Teaser Nation was feeling a victory. Minimum quiet confident. The Beavs shit the bed both years. It’s what they do. It’s just what they doo. We poop in our pants. Just imagine if we would have won half of the ‘Big Games’ that were played during Riley’s tenure. The Beavers would have at the minimum gone to the Rose Bowl. Oregon State Teases I’m reminded of KGB’s in Rounders. “Just like a young man coming in for a quickie. I feel so unsatisfied.”

Sums it up. Nice work, Jailbreakbeav.

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  • FedUpBeav says:
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    I have decided to do a total and complete boycott of OSU Athletics except for baseball. I firmly believe 7-10 more years of Riley is not only not best for OSU but is actually very bad for OSU as a bunch more 6-6 seasons under him will have support going way down and splinter what remains of the base. We know we aren’t doing better than a Sun Bowl win no matter the years wasted. Soon Riley’s counterpart Bellotti will have handed over the reigns almost a decade ago.

    We are stale to recruits and our Jerry Kill AD is the worst in the nation. Bolden will be nowhere near the threat of Cooks and he is our main weapon Riley has after Cooks is gone. There is a pretty high level of frustrated fans out there who are rapidly growing tired of being force fed BDC and Riley and Riley’s coordinators and OL coach. The Stanford game, with the Rose Bowl driver’s seat in play, had poor turnout because Riley always disappoints in these games. 20k showed their disgust by leaving early.

    USC is usually an easy sellout but with new orange unis they stilll fell short and with poor effort and execution Riley probably lost several thousand more supporters and continually is showing possible recruits on ESPN that we struggle and have problems. Our recruiting class is last and below Wazzu, Cal and Colorado because Riley is a very poor recruiter.

    I think there is coaching talent out there and as part of the Pac-12 we are a good job and would generate interest and some qualified candidates. Would much rather do that and have fun making Vegas or Sun Bowls with new blood then have it feel like the most stale situation ever. And we don’t have to reward the next guy for 6-6 all the time so that we are stuck so long. BDC is a jackass for that contract as Riley now has a win % of only .558.

    I am through with this being rewarded as solid and I expect thousands of others are too and more will follow as OSU piles up losses to finish out the year. Then Schnell can write an article next year about how Riley teams improve and more remnant fans will call bullshit.

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      Watch the Jerry Kill cracks or I will be forced to open a can of internet whoop ass on you LOL.

  • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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    I wouldn’t write Bolden off yet, as Cooks was nowhere near the player he is now in his first year.

    I understand all the “fire Riley” and “Riley has a cap” talk. We’re all pissed and want the big game wins. But new coaches don’t always bring the wins. Can someone point out a new or recently hired coaches who are doing well? (ones less than Meyer’s salary). There’s usually an annual list of ‘this is who the Beavs should hire’ in here. I’m curious how they’re doing.

    • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      that’s the issue. you want a great coach that wins big games? Then pony up the cash and go out and get one. Problem is BDC ALWAYS tries to hire on the cheap and well, we get what we currently have in football and men’s hoops.

    • Dick Smoker says:
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      How about Kliff Kingsbury, dickhead.

      • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        I’d take a pass on him. This is his first year. Besides I seriously doubt he leaves Lubbock. Texas Tech is his Alma Mater.

        • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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          That’s one out of 26 or more new hires from last season? Plus, he spells Cliff with a K.

    • Jack says:
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      Again… who the hell is actually typing the words “fire Riley” besides Ducky and you? There’s not even a hint of fire Riley here. What moron looks at his contract and thinks it’s a possibility? Since 2010 we’re a sliding scale of five years of bad football away from getting close to talking about firing Riley.

      Think about that before you post this crap again. We need to really suck for five years before we can afford to buy out his contract. We can end up 6-7 this year, and his contract will be extended. It would be futile to think real world terms apply to our situation.

  • OrangeFlush OrangeFlush says:
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    sorry for the off topic, but I read this this morning and chuckled:

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/10/ex-oregon-football-player-tells-duck-fans-to-expletive-themselves/

    • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      you been locked in a closet this last week?

      • OrangeFlush OrangeFlush says:
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        uhhh, its called a job…so yeah.

        I check in here once a week (usually football day). Some of you trolls have too much time on your hands.

        • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          Weird. I have one of those things too and I read about that the day it came out. Although the fry bucket where I work probably isn’t as important as your job. That U of O degree of mine really comes in handy for high profile jobs!

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      Thanks Rip Van Winkle….you are on top of things. JB

  • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    I think we should try and lure Jerry Kill away from Minnesota. Then BDC and Kill can shake, rattle and roll together 24/7

    • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      I apologize for writing that. There is something seriously wrong with me. I think it was all those napkins I was fed as a small child.

    • whatever says:
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      Not really funny.

      • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        pm me your address and I’ll mail you some kleenex

  • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    This is off the topic of Riley and staff’s coaching shortcomings but I think the problem lies in recruiting. Or lack of. We never seem to have depth at most positions. Riley and staff try to recruit “diamonds in the rough” or 1 or 2 star talent that “fits the OSU mold”. Those players are then redshirted and are still a good 2 years away from contributing, if ever at all. When someone who is ready to somewhat contribute is an upper classmen, then gets hurt and can’t play, well, there you have it. There is no one backing them up that is capable of filling those shoes. We see this on the Offensive and Defensive lines every year it seems. These last few years the O line is a complete fucking joke and interior defensive line is pure crap. Other than Doctor and Alexander (who are both hurt) do we have any linebackers that are solid contributors? I don’t see it. Skotte is absolute garbage. We get Nelson from a JC and Reynolds has shown some flashes of being decent but other than those two, the secondary is garbage. No one on the O line other than Semaulo gets a passing grade. What about RB? Anyone see any game breakers in there? Woods? Ward? Please. Rinse, lather, repeat. Ad Nasuem. It starts with poor recruiting/recruiters.

  • bowlgame2020 says:
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    Hi Everyone
    I think everyone is being a little too harsh on Coach Riley. There was marked improvement last night from the Stanford game in that Mannion only got sacked twice compared to 8 the week before. I think that he was “coached up” to be be quicker to get rid of the ball.
    The running game improved to 92 yards net and with equal improvement in 2 weeks I am confidant that we will break 100 yards against ASU or before the end of the season.
    Remember that we are already bowl eligible and could climb up to a very meaningful bowl.
    But even if we don’t, I would rather go to the Vegas or New Mexico Bowl and win than go to the Rose or Alamo Bowl and lose. Remember how awful that we all felt after the Alamo Bowl last year, it ruined the holidays.
    Coach Riley has proven that he can win the lower bowls time and time again!
    As for the new orange uniforms, you either like them or you don’t. Personally I do not like the “wild carrot” look and think the head to toe orange needs some black.

    • StarcraftSquall says:
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      It’s people with that attitude that are keeping the power that be in charge. I would much rather contend for the title every year then be mired in mediocrity. It’s been long enough, I expect better. Riley needs to either go to Pasadena or go somewhere else. Period.

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        I think it’s a sarcasm attempt.

        • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          or a troll. But either way they’re wrong. Unless they were blackout drunk during that Vegas bowl when BYU handed the beavs their asses

  • bowlgame2020 says:
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    Congrats to OSU women’s cross country team for finishing 11th in the Conference meet and pushing USC down to 12th. If you can’t beat them in football, than we can out run them!
    The men did not enter a team, but with the new track complex now ready, our men should be ready to compete in the upcoming track season and next year in cross country.

    • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      no one gives a shit about womens cross country

    • Numbers says:
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      Seriously, When is Kelly Sulivan going to learn basic clock management?

  • Alex says:
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    I think we find a 7th win in one of the last 3 games. Washington at home obviously looks like the safest bet, but maybe we put the bye to good use in ASU, bad matchup or not.

    All 3 teams are likely to be overlooking OSU. Pressure’s off- classic Riley out of nowhere win. We’re due for our unexpected win of the year.

    And if we drop ASU and WASH both, just maybe this is the year to beat Oregon. OSU is reeling off a 4 loss streak, Oregon is looking ahead to the title game. No Chip there to keep his guys on task mentally. No current Duck has ever lost to OSU. Riley brings his A-game to the Civil War, as always. We actually have a lot of offensive talent. It could happen, and how better could Riley, BDC et al instantly relieve any pressure they might be feeling?

    • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      Seriously? Are you retarded? Cause that’s the only explanation there can be. Have you even watched any of the last few civil wars???? There is NO FUCKING WAY the beavs beat Oregon. It won’t even be close.

  • Beaverbeliver says:
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    We will lose the rest of our games.

    • Alex says:
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      Not saying a 7 win regular season is anything to be proud of, but I think it happens.

      Would I be shocked if we end 6-6? No. But I don’t think it happens.

      It’s like Angry always says: Riley is at his best when the pressure is off, which it now is. We are due for a big out-of-the-blue upset game which feels great but ultimately doesn’t do much for the program.

      • Beaverbeliver says:
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        ASU and Oregon will kill us. Perhaps if Washington plays a sloppy game we get lucky. This Beaver team is average at best. I think the loss to E. Washington speaks volumes about this team. We barely deserve a bowl game. At least if we lose out we won’t help the Ducks advance in the computer rankings!

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    I am not totally shocked by this, we lost to east wa and barely beat acai, we feasted on some poor cellar dwellers. We knew this 5 game stretch was the make or break and we are breaking. I think like Angry we wanted to buy in with some false sense of optimism. Basically, we are best of the worst, worst of the best. I agree it comes back down to recruiting, and we don’t have a whole lot to sell right now.

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    I’m guessing Riley awoke this morning, assured himself that he didn’t have to speak to an assembly of his players until Tuesday and immediately went into a meditative trance, fueled by a warm beverage (no caffeine, of course).

    The focus of his meditation? How to calm any of his players who felt any reaction to the antics of the condoms on the Beavs home field. Very important to ensure that none of Riley’s guys get upset or show any emotion on (or off) the playing field!

    After the meditation, or nap, perhaps Riley took Jovan along on a long bike ride. Gotta bond with that young man; maybe some stories of the good ol’ days when Riley himself spent time on the scout team.

    • angry angry says:
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      I just got home from a trip to LA. I thought I’d find a lot of funny jokes here. Nothing!
      Thanks for this effort though, old beav, it is not bad at all.

  • bowlgame2020 says:
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    Ten Reasons Mike Riley will not take the USC job.
    1. USC fans expect a National Championship
    2. USC fans expect a Rose bowl Championship
    3. USC fans expect a 11 win season
    4. USC fans expect to beat their rival UCLA every year
    5. California has a sales tax on chewing gum
    6. There are no bike paths at USC
    7. Mark Banker’s wife won’t move to LA
    8. Mike Riley feels uneasy around 5 star recruits
    9. Jovan Stevenson can’t transfer to USC
    10. Mike Parker’s radio contract is not up for another 3 years

  • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Also no one has mentioned this yet, but could the lack of tackling in practice had something to do with it? I remember reading that Riley said they were going to take it easy in practice this last week due to being banged up from the Stanford game and a short week to prepare for a Friday night game. EWU part duex????

    • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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      I was going to mention that. Maybe what he should have done after the loss was work them even harder so they come out #pissed and ready. They looked passive and unprepared, and rusty even though they had played 6 data ago.

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        That’s exactly what I had in mind when I suggested Riley cancel all interviews this week, spend the time and focus on WORK (tackling and blocking) to prepare for the next game. Instead, he has said he’ll give the guys a few days on their own and have organized practices this week for only three days.

        What caused the difference in the play/mindset of the team from the Stanford game to the SC game? Am I the only one who felt the performance against SC was on an entirely different, and lower, level than that against Stanford?

    • ReBEAVchainsaw1 says:
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      Maybe he should have busted out the slip & slide, ate popsicles, and yelled hip hip horray! What a joke. Our new uniforms suck and so does cranking the chainsaw. Who in the hell are we and how did we get here?

      • Numbers says:
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        “Who in the Hell are we.” Exactly. Well said. Give me classic Benny. A bland uniform. (Giants killers wasn’t so bad). Quit this cumbaya bullshit and get back to working on physical grinding football. If you still need flash, bring back classic Bernice (the best mascot couple of all time).

  • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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    Maybe OSU is still manned by holocaust survivors of that 28 yr losing streak, and any 6 win year is cause to celebrate. I remember coming out from under that, but not getting to the top, ever, has got old.

    Riley doesnt impress 4-5 star recruits, that’s obvious. And how could he? What great season has he got in the past, to swear he is working toward again? And someone obviously slow-witted, isnt who you will learn a lot from. So yes, he has to find what stars he does manage to develop, from the 1-3 star guys.

    This season was (gee, why am I putting it past tense…lol) a good example of one loss and some near misses when bottom feeding, and getting our ass kicked by quality programs. This is the Riley mantra. So he always ends up maxed out at 8-9. We wont even see that , this year.

    And BDC should realize Riley is costing the school, in attendence and alum contribution, by being so uncaring about getting quality wins. USC was a real coaching let down. Just didnt seem to care. If Riley werent such a goodytwoshoes, and “nice” guy, he would have been down the road a long time ago……or maybe, if he were an ahole, he might care about winning??

  • Dwill03 Dwill03 says:
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    Second week in a row we had the players to win but shit the bed. Mannion had an off night but both these games are on Riley the play caller. Bad, bad game plans which is typically his forte. He’s blinded by the early success in the passing game and has been a stupid coach since Cal. Anyone look at the box score: 114 rushing yards on 13 carries. Dumb

    On the other side of the ball the Defense really had no chance stopping their run game. Whenever it seemed we stopped them for no gain in reality their ol had pushed the LOS 3-5 yards. I came away feeling USC is a good team, but we still should have won. Coach O has a team full of 5 stars now playing like underdogs with a chip on their shoulder, and their having fun being freed of kiffen and his douche chill vibe. They’ll be dangerous down the stretch if Kessler can just be a game manager. Their running backs are legit too, and anytime lee and anghlor (sp) are lined up on the same side of the ball it’s scary.

  • Dick Smoker says:
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    I was talking to an OSU friend today and discussing how disappointed I was in the Beavs being underachievers the last couple of years. I was flabbergasted that he disagreed and I could not convince him otherwise. Who out there doesn’t think that the Husky, Stanford and Texas games last year weren’t winnable? And the EWU, Stanford and USC games this year? My friend is one of those Riley fans that fear that we can’t get a ‘better’ coach than Riley and that the end result is that the Beavers get worse. At the very least, if we are stuck with Riley, then he should be forced to alter his coaching staff. Banker has to go, and I think Cav is another one who should get kicked to the curb. We haven’t had a good offensive or defensive line in years, and I don’t want to hear the bullshit about injuries, defections, etc. This type of offense requires a credible running game for it to be truly effective and it can’t be all on the running backs. True, Woods isn’t Quizz, but Ward and Brown have shown flashes of what it takes. This one dimensional offense the last couple of years can only go so far. Who doesn’t pine for the days when Simonton (one of my favorite Beavers of all time, by the way) ran for over 1500 yards? Who doesn’t want to see OSU just pound away between the tackles when we get inside the red zone and knowing that no one can stop it? And if they tried by cheating up to stop the run we can always hit multiple receivers over the top? And who doesn’t want to see the run stopping capability of the defense we had back in 2008 when we had Slade Norris and Victor Butler? Who has Banker and Cavanaugh recruited in recent years to remedy this bullshit situation? Neither of these turds impresses me as the type of coach that can recruit the type of player we want at OSU. What I see are too many losers on the sidelines that get scholarships and won’t ever see the field of play, and should have been playing at Whitworth, Linfield or Willamette.

    • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      Banker, Langsorf and Cavanaugh ALL need to be shown the door. If Langsdorf isn’t calling the plays, then what pray tell exactly does he do? And don’t even say recruiting cause that’s bullshit.

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        I believe Langs is in charge of QB’s; you know, training them to avoid an oncoming rush, to check down or throw it away, to call audibles, to lead the team in moving at an appropriate pace when time is running down, etc, etc.
        But, he is a really nice guy. Pretty neat deal that he doesn’t end up in the papers for DUII or wife beating. He’ll likely be around as long as Riley.

  • Wade says:
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    Read your blog for a couple years now angry. Last nights loss has finally caused me to register with the blog. BDC has got to go. It’s not just our coaching, it’s the entire atmosphere, which the AD should be held accountable for.

    The band leaves their place before half. Our team was left on the field during an offensive series with the USC band belting it out in the background. Furthermore, the band has a very small presence at all times. Amplify the sound, make em play loyder, idont give a shit figure it out.
    Our cheerleaders don’t hold a candle to UO’s
    I don’t give a shit about a poor performing womens basketball team, so don’t remind me of it on the big screen at anytime…show me a video of a team that knows success, baseball.
    The rebrand has been ok, but missed the mark. It is an improvement but Beaver Nation WANTED old school. Play off of the hollow insitution that is UO and and their flashy bullshit and differentiate us in just anothrr avenue. Instead we go and try to make it new as well but just don’t pull it off. Uniforms from the civil war a few years back were spot on. BDC did not take appropriate action to guage the opinions of alumni or the current student body which is absolutley ridiculous.
    IF A MAJORITY OF YOUR TEAMS ARE LOSERS, THE A.D. SHOULD PROBABLY BE FIRED, JUST SAYIN’ ED RAY.
    The fireworks after touchdowns are backed up by a fake squeeky sound over thr speakers. Real intimidating.
    No coordination to get the tailgaters rocking. Oh but some choir stopped by and sang a tear jerking rendition of the fight song. Look, I appreciate you can sing guys, but a tailgator for gameday is not the place for a CHOIR.
    Cute “plaid” padding on the field goals. An slight attemot at old school probably thrown at the ath. Dept. by some room temp IQ fashion design major. We look like total dorks.
    Oh and leave the rap theme song bs to either a) UO thugs or b) OSU basball teams that have won a national championship (ostate ballerz). Crank it like a chainsaw is NOT even getting a majority of the student body involved, and frankly we’ll usually make noise for anything.

    I know this is kind of an unstructured rant, but bottom line is BDC is a joke, and he allows jokers to continue in their emplyment at OSU. I love goin to gameday, but its becuase of thr great friends and atmosphere we develop on our own. I can’t name ONE THING OSU is doing to take the crowd or team to the next level.

    I will not be buying tickets, or donating $ to the university after graduation until I see a change. At this point, that might even mean Ed Ray has to go. But that’s a whole other rant for an entire other blog.

  • Numbers says:
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    Bruce Read must be fired. I’ve been complaining for a long long time that BDC doesn’t insist on Assistants that strengthen a head coaches weakness. So lets look at what Read does. Well, on tv we clearly see how much game time he spends chatting with Riley. What’s he in charge of? One thing, special teams. Well I’m putting it on him. The next guy in his position needs to be good at leading special teams AND needs to be team big picture guy for Riley. He should be a young, highly energetic and intellectual. He should be able to council Riley and Banker on clock management. And be in charge of calling out Langs, Banker, Riley, Cav etc when they pussyfoot practices. And he neds to be a good recruiter. Replace Read with a well paid guy of this description and they may break from teasers to pleaders.

    • Numbers says:
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      *pleasers*

    • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      I thought the punt coverage team did a nice job in the first quarter. Other than that I agree with you

    • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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      And this man is known by one name, and that name is ‘numbers’.

      • Numbers says:
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        Nah, I’m a track coach. I’d waste too much time teaching Mannion running mechanics.

  • angry angry says:
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    The best way to deal with pain is through humor, so let’s hear what you think Riley is doing with his off day.

    Come on, give me some jokes. Where are BG and Pettibonehead?

    • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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      He bought a golf visor, grey hoodie, and is role playing how to be a dick to the press?

    • whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      sat around and listened to the story of “How I met your mother” told to his grandson by Jovan Stevenson

    • oneoldbeav says:
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      Maybe there are stages of dealing with pain, just like grief. So far the responses here indicate that most AB’s aren’t ready to go beyond the justifiable stage of being pissed off at seeing the same screw ups year after year. Takes awhile for disappointment to allow moving on to humor.

    • Beaverstate69 says:
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      Hopefully he was watching Taylor Kelly throw 5 touchdown passes and rushing for 2 more….and taking notes.

  • Numbers says:
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    What loss? We didn’t lose. We don’t lose. We got chainsaws, chainsaws dont lose. We don’t accept losing. Nope, nope, there’s still time, we’ve still got a timeout, nope not losing…

  • helicopterbeav says:
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    Epic rant Jailbreakbeav! That pretty much sums it up.

    Is the real problem that he Beavers are too feminine? Is the name Beaver emasculating? How else can we explain the “muffed” kicks? The repeated failure against stiff competition? Why else would our defense part so easily when they stuff it up the middle? After all the Trojans were ramming it right down our throats. We can design a new rabid beaver every few years but until we have a hairy triangle on our helmets are we just beating around the bush?

  • mckalk says:
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    Yes, Trojans dominating Beavers? Jailbreak ending his post by saying “I feel so unsatisfied”? There’s a joke in there somewhere. I’m too depressed to try!

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    My free ticket cost me $20 in gas. I paid too much for my ticket.

    That’s three home losses. Chainsaw. Awesome.

    The only thing missing were the suggestions on how to get out of Corvallis, but maybe I left too early.

  • FedUpBeav says:
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    The combined opponent record of OSU’s 4 Pac-12 wins is 3-19. Anyone defending Riley has orang painted glasses and can’t see. He bumbles so many common sense things every week it is unbelievable. Ward rins like a beast for a series and we had something like 119 yards on just 13 carries and thrn Ward barely touches it again.

  • Mb says:
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    Overheard on the sidelines : ” Dad gum it!”

  • bowlgame2020 says:
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    Mike Riley’s job is more difficult than you think.
    On Friday, he had to manage 85 scholarship players while the USC coach only had to manage 47.
    He has told me that it is a logistical nightmare trying to get every player 2 innings in the field defensively and at least one at bat so that their parent do not get upset.
    Also USC had a huge advantage because they brought 17 walk-ons, most of which played, and OSU had only 12 which Riley was unable to find playing time for.
    Finally, the weather was too nice and played to USC’s advantage. OSU can not be expected to play decent football under these conditions.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Beavs apparently going hard after Snoop’s kid

    Angie Machado (@AngieMachado1) tweeted at 10:08 AM on Sun, Nov 03, 2013:
    One of #OregonState’s top ’15 WR prospects…RT @C_Broadus21: 50 from the Beavs http://t.co/BIyQJYrVb7
    (https://twitter.com/AngieMachado1/status/397062691933540352)

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  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Yanni is a Beav commit!

    http://oregonstate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1570082

  • Mb says:
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    I had a conversation at a wedding yesterday with a guy who is knowledgeable about college football, but is not a Beaver fan. He did not think the alignment that the Beavers use with the front seven can stop most running teams. Wynn is split too wide and has to take an angle that precludes containment. It also creates a running start for the running play between guard and tackle. The linebackers are 1-2 yards too deep and are too far inside for containment. They are easy targets for the guards and lead fb/hb blocks giving them a running start. The linebackers very rarely shift or move prior the snap. They can be leveraged or outmanned with shifts and motion by the offense prior to the snap.

  • ObjCritic says:
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    Just watched the “highlights,” and boy am I glad I didn’t watch Friday night. I checked the score and this board immediately after the game and it appeared to me like a UW-2013 meltdown kind of game with a similar set up; a favored Beavs team choking against a team they should beat.

    The “tackling” was atrocious. I warned about talking it too light this past week, which Riley planned to do, and it seemed to have the same effect as the non-tackling camps in prep for EWU. I realize OSU had some injuries, but when they haven’t tackled well consistently throughout the season, and when they’ve never run-blocked well, I thought it was a risky approach. It’s not as if they’re a sharp team that needs some rest, they’re a team that performs fundamentals poorly and need work.

    I’ve got one Beaver football game left this year – at ASU. I’m curious to see how Ghram’s second year is going in contrast with Riley’s 11th(?). Also curious if ASU is real, and how OSU badly deals with a spread team this late in the year. I can’t stand to watch the rest, and I’m not watching Mannion and Cooks victimize some team in the New Mexico bowl.

    Next year, there’s the potential for these returning players:

    Offense; Mannion, Cooks, plus improved Chris Brown and RFR Haskins, Hamlett, Smith, and several good looking WRs, addition by subtraction with Phillips graduation;

    And on D, Chricton, Nelson, Doctor, Alxeander, plus the improved Hauta, Delva, Mageo, Scott, Hunt, and that former Miami DT Grimble.

    The downside is Riley/Banker/Langsdorf/Cavanaugh returning with them. This staff probably never has as much reason and opportunity to win as they will in 2014, and the schedule should be conducive to success.

    They’ll likely choke it away, and then its back to an untested QB who won’t be proficient until 2017. And, recruiting currently is pretty underwhelming.

    So, this staff has one game left with me this year out of morbid curiosity, and next year is the last opportunity. If they don’t get to a Holiday Bowl + and improve recruiting, I’m done until a new staff is brought in. Corvallis is a nice town, a grinning idiot (win/lose) can win 8-9 games, there’s improved TV exposure for all PAC teams now, you can’t convince me that you can’t bring in a better, more highly motivated and creative coaching staff that coaches the team to play well.

    I can handle losses, I can’t handle a veteran-laden team acting as if it last played tackle football since pee-wee league.

  • FatDog says:
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    What Riley did today:
    He went to church and recited a ton of prayers to Gee-sus.

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      Riley should be a pastor really. More interested in neat stories than winning the fight against Satan, when a member of the flock wandered astray, he’d say “We got some things to work on. He’s got a chance to be a neat story down the road. If you want to win all the time, you have to work at Nike or Haliburton or some such place.”

  • ReBEAVchainsaw1 says:
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    Well this is great now Schnell writes that the “most obvious” reason the Beavs lost is because they played with no heart and because Doctor has been injured for 2 months. What a convenient excuse.

    Oh they played with no heart so as soon as they just simply find heart they will somehow change? Not buying that. And then she goes on to say that we actually have a chance in our last 3 games. What sport is she watching?

    Maybe have a shot vs Washington but what proof has anyone seen in the past 5 seasons that would indicate we have a chance against good spread teams?

    Oh let me guess, Banker is going to run his cool guy nickel and say it’s to get more speed on the field but he REALLY means we have no F’ing linebackers who are worth a shit. Great, then we’ll have a bunch of inexperienced fast guys missing reads and getting blasted by lead blockers all day or just plain can’t tackle Pac12 running backs and skill players.

    Our schedule completely SUCKS at this point to look at! I guess we really did play nobody teams to this point and it shows now.

    Maybe cooks will win the Biletnicofffff (scared of the A&M kid getting more ESPN time) but Mannion basically is in a spot where he will need help in order to win the Heisman. He is obviously the best player in college football just look at the stats but because our school won’t work hard to promote him for some odd reason. That’s how you do it.

    If Mannion still wins it we can salvage a good recruiting class. Have you seen the tape on that Yanni kid? That dude sucks in HIGHSCHOOL and is a significant project, like all of our players. Oh, and his last name is Yanni. We don’t need some saxophone playing son of a bitch we need Lawrence F’ing Taylor and Johnathon F’ing Ogden! Or even that Blind side kid! Where are those players?!?!

    SHIT!!!!!

    • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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      Beavs actually gave the game to the Ducks more than once recently.

      I think his first name is Yanni, not last.

    • ObjCritic says:
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      But with his broken foot he’ll have plenty of time to acclimate; plus, what are the odds his foot ever becomes a chronic problem and he a waste of a scholarship? Good get Riley!

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    I just saw Riley say that they’ll bounce back, “this is the same bunch that won 6 in a row”. And the sportscaster says, “if this team wins two of 4 and finishes 8-4 that’ll be a great season by Oregon State standards” F you.

    I thought the orange unis looked good in person but they looked horrible on TV. For some reason they looked red as a previous poster had mentioned.

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      Looked red on my tv, too. I thought it was my setup, but maybe not.

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        They look like giant crayons with the black stripes on the sleeves. Wrong shade of orange, but who seems to give a shit. The black and orange are fucking hideous uniforms.

        • angry angry says:
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          Funny I just made a post about it.

          • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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            The equipment manager should have one of the boxes with a built in sharpener in the back handy on the sideline.

  • BeaverBill BeaverBill says:
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    In this thread several have placed the blame on recruiting. But I ask, who is responsible for the recruiting? Riley and his team. You think better recruiting is the answer. Then replace the recruiters. I agree better recruiting is needed, but that won’t just magically happen. Got to change the recruiters (coaches) to make magic happen.

    With that said, I have to buy my boss lunch this week. Thanks Riley, appreciate it.

  • oneoldbeav says:
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    http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2013/11/mike_riley_post_usc_we_didnt_p.html

    Lindsay asked, but didn’t follow-up, a few decent questions here. Same old vanilla answers from Riley, especially re: running Ward.

    Riley’s lack of desire to change came through especially loudly in his answer to questions on “no huddle” and getting the ball in Cook’s hands. He is “looking hard at what we can do WITHIN THE SCOPE OF OUR GAME” .
    And, the entire answer to the question of “no huddle” is really frustrating, as is the lack of follow-up questions. That may be beyond Lindsay’s control but likely could occur if all the scribes pushed the whole time management question. But then, they might end up in the same doghouse occupied by Jovan!

    • ObjCritic says:
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      The non-response to the no-huddle question:

      Q: “At the end of the game, when you’re playing catch up, have you thought about going no-huddle?

      Riley: “I think at some point you have to go no huddle and yet there are things that we like better when we have another personnel group in the game. The no huddle, 2-minute drill stuff usually comes with three wide receivers in the game but at some point you have to made a decision about that. If possible we like to stay where we can sub personnel groups so we have more protection options, like with more tight ends. That’s been the issue the last two games.””

      Is Riley running for office?!? Does it really require 3 WRs?

      http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2013/11/mike_riley_post_usc_we_didnt_p.html

      • Numbers says:
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        And how did that more protection workout? As I recall with out video replay, that slow personnel change for more protection allowed defense to adjust as we’ll and resulted in… Pressure on Mannion

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