05.Dec.2014 Boycott The Oregonian

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I ask all my readers to boycott the Oregonian for their anti-Beaver/Corvallis bias.

There are two ways to do this:

1. Cancel your physical subscription.

2. Block all data mining and ad revenue sources from the online site. I will tell you how to do that after I mention some things going down.

For example, This article from Ken Goe seems to be purposely poisoning the well. Goe doesn’t like the dissenters who called for Riley’s head. Clearly the Oregonian (especially Lindsay Schnell) liked Riley more than the University. All of them now ganging up on OSU. Schnell called Corvallis a cow town, said “everyone looks the same” (i.e. reverse racism), etc. John Canzano told me OSU can’t compete with Oregon because of revenue (115mil vs 65mil). I pointed out Texas brought in 165mil to Oregon’s 115mil and wasn’t even ranked. That GaTech brought in 41mil and will finish a top 10 team. That it was about coaching and efficiency, not just money. He ignored it. He makes excuses. It’s all about excuses over there, and now they’re purposely poisoning the well.

How to block the Oregonian’s online ad revenue:

1. Download the firefox browser.

2. Install “Better Privacy” Add-on

3. Install “Adblock Plus” Add-on

4. Install “Ghostery” add-on

5. If you’re an advanced user, consider using Hostman to block ad-servers.

6. DO NOT visit the website. Find another source for your news. There are millions of websites. If these people are going to talk about OSU like it’s a shit job and Corvallis as if it’s a shit town, then we should not and will not support them.

We ran Riley out of town. We can shut these guys down, too, or at least get half the staff laid off as they lose half their readership (i.e. all Beaver fans). Let’s see if they can survive with just Duck fans reading the site.

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  • scotty says:
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    Probably can’t shut them down, but can definitely make your opinion felt!

    Corvallis and Oregon State are fucking awesome!

  • angry angry says:
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    Guys, follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/angrybeavs and #angrybeavnation

    This is going to be a David vs Goliath battle, and I will need all support.

    Also, get out there and support Rueck, Tinkle, and Casey, the three guys at OSU doing things right.

    If you do insist on reading the Oregonian, stick to Gina’s article. She’s the only one doing things right, and if you do that, use option #2 and block every revenue source of theirs.

    • TurnTwo says:
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      Angry, I’m sure the Portland fish wrap (the Oregonian) is doing a good enough job running themselves into the ground to where they wont be anything more than a “National Enquirer” wanna be in a couple of years. However I agree and support your cause. I also agree that we should ALL continue to support, to everyone’s best ability, the programs at Oregon State that are moving in the right direction. I would include our Volleyball and Gymnastics programs along with Wrestling in your list. We, the fans, need to send a message to the rest of the Pac-12 that Oregon State takes pride in it’s athletic programs and we support the programs that _are_ making a difference.

      Keep up the good fight!

  • Will Overhead says:
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    What about Chrome users?

    • angry angry says:
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      You shouldn’t be using it in the first place. Google tracks everything through Chrome, and it’s harder to block things. But just search for those add-ons I listed. Chrome has them, I believe.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        Chrome is a POS. Don’t . Use Firefox as Angry said

  • Will Overhead says:
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    Wait – they have subscribers still?

    • WFO WFO says:
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      They still make newspapers?

      • scotty says:
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        I’ve seen buildings marked “The Oregonian” but they could have been secondhand pot-induced illusions

  • header says:
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    You guys make me laugh. You ran Riley out of town? He took a better job and will be making twice what he was making here. Boy, you guys sure showed him. Can you guys get me fired from my job so I could take a better one and make more money?

    • scotty says:
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      I don’t believe this site is responsible for it, no. However, a growing portion of Beaver fans growing increasingly vocal about the staleness of the Riley regime likely did play a role in things. Exactly how much, who knows.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      If you have just as much security and half ass it, we might. In the meantime, go look at some really cute heels you moronic fat sow.

      Corvallis IS NOT THE BE ALL END ALL. Now, kindly, eat a bag of dicks.

    • Jack says:
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      You are 100% correct. Mr. Loyalty Is Everything is an extreme liar and ditched OSU… just like he did in 1999. And I never would have taken him back because of that.. because we know that people never change.

      Or is it that he’s a poor coach and saw that he could get an easy $10m in one-third the time he could torture it out of us as OSU fans and alumni?

  • header says:
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    Why didn’t Nebraska just skip the middle man and hire whoever we will be going after. Seems logical, since Riley isn’t a very good coach, right?

    • scotty says:
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      Riley was a good coach pre-2010. I think the losing two chances in a row to make the Rose Bowl and the rise of the spread offense made him a defeated man, out of passion and energy at Oregon State. Just look at the recent records – he was no longer doing well, and his demeanor was that of a broken coach.

      He may regain some fire in Nebraska and his system may benefit greatly from better recruits, but he was no longer effective here.

      • TurdBurglar says:
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        It will be interesting to see what Riles can do w/ a university that is fully committed to football. If he does well, it will speak volumes about the lack of support from our AD & President.

        I’m afraid we’re about to find out that the Beavs’ issues have more to do w/ Bobby D and Ed Ray than they do with the football coach. If the football program can’t get a full commitment from the university, it may not matter who the football coach is.

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          “I’m afraid we’re about to find out that the Beavs’ issues have more to do w/ Bobby D and Ed Ray than they do with the football coach.”

          I’ve been seeing that as a recurring thought in different places. I’m scared mommy 🙁

    • mckalk says:
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      Seems logical since Riley is going to be 62 years old. I’m thinking there’s more to the Pelini story and Mr.Rogers was badly needed to calm down the situation. He’ll do that along with losing games he shouldn’t and none of this will matter in 3 to 5 years. We will hear from Riley when The Oregonian needs to fill space and does their “where are they now” story in 10 years.

  • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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    Ironic, cow lindsay smell calling Corvallis cow town.

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    I stopped reading anything Oregonian years ago unless someone here links an article and several people comment on it, then lll check it out. Otherwise I mean seriously people, Angry shouldn’t have to tell you that their info and writers are garbage and solely profit driven.

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    First off: Reverse racism doesn’t even exist, angry off them bath salts lol. ‘Preciate the easy to use and easy to load site with topics to discuss but you got some nerve. The only thing that could possibly happen is a loss of Mizell and Letourneau, two people that are actually doing a good job.

    • thatguy says:
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      Hold up y’all better not be downvoting my comment because I said that reverse racism doesn’t exist. White people can’t be subject to racism…since there are no structures in place to disadvantage whites in any economic, social, or political opportunity. Just because your feelings are hurt by “everyone in Corvallis is white” isn’t reverse racism lmao

      If you disagreed or got mad that I said he off them bath salts keep downing me tho lol freedom of expression

      • Jack says:
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        You’re correct that reverse racism doesn’t exist. But your parameters are lacking for what does exist, that being racism. Structural disadvantages are only about half the story. Plain old interpersonal interaction is the bulk of what racism really is. Even institutional racism can be broken down into individual instances between people where it’s all learned.

        And that’s where Schnell blows it up. She plays on the paranoia that may exist for some and applies it to a town she apparently hates. And by apparently, I mean it is apparent she hates it. It is not because she spent any time learning anything there. If she had, she would know it is one of the most intelligent and innovative places on earth in terms of people and ideas.

        But she plays on that “institutional racism” paranoia within the context of recruiting young black men to play football. And she lies about it all in a national publication. That’s not reverse racism, since there is no such thing. It’s just plain racist manipulation.

    • WFO WFO says:
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      Agree with this.

      Racism is racism. Doesn’t matter if it’s Hawaiians hating Japanese, or purple hates orange, one group shits on another based solely on their color, that’s it. No reverse about it.

      • WFO WFO says:
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        You posted when I was posting.

        And you are 100% wrong.

        White people can’t be victims of racism? You’re fucking retarded.

      • angry angry says:
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        thatguy is clueless. let him be.

        racism is essentially just a negative behavior based on color. saying corvallis is a bad town “because everyone looks the same” is pure racism. “reverse” because whites are the majority, though i don’t know if I technically used the term correctly.

        • thatguy says:
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          You wouldn’t dare say that in public without losing all of your credibility. Like I just said, white people CANNOT be subject to racism. It is systemic and institutional and permeates economical, social, political, and legislative bounds. That’s like saying white privilege doesn’t exist. It’s ignorant because you don’t even realize it. Why is #blacklivesmatter a thing? Because it’s inherent that they don’t, given the lax treatment given to white murderers of black people.

          Call me retarded again though. For real? Name a time when there was a large structure in power that prevented you from gaining something or having a basic human right, then if you tried to contest it most to all of those in power had nothing in common with you and shot you down. That’s racism.

          tl;dr Whites cannot be victims of racism. Hatred? Sure. But usually it’s because of the white supremacy already constant.

          • WFO WFO says:
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            Oh OK.

            So racism only applies to blacks?

          • WFO WFO says:
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            For example:

            You’re skin is purple. You grew up around bigoted idiots and you only like other purple people, and especially hate orange skinned people simply because of the color of their skin. You will not hire them or do business with them, even though you’ve never met them, simply because of their skin color.

            This is fine with you and isn’t racism. Got it.

          • angry angry says:
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            Dude.

            Get this: my neighbor told my landlord that I had two girlfriends. One my GF whom she always seems me with, and another woman tied up in my apartment as a slave. No joke. I thought that was the craziest thing I heard today until now. And I was actually pretty flattered this nutbag thought I was awesome enough to have a bushel of girlfriends.

          • WFO WFO says:
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            Haha that’s fucking awesome!

            Meanwhile, in small town Oregon… there was a black bear sighting in Safeway. Turns out, my Newfoundland had broken down my fence and took a jaunt down the road and walked his big black Ass right in to the grocery store and started cruising the aisles. I had called the cops as soon as I realized he was gone and the cop was just rounding him up.

          • Jack says:
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            Dude!

            Who narrowed your mind?

            I’ve had this discussion before… 25 years ago. It was just as narrow-minded then.

            If you think racism is only what you say it is, then maybe the GOP isn’t far off when they say that there is none in today’s world. After all, the hate groups tagged by the SPLC are all fringe groups with only regionally limited “power.” They can’t rise to the levels that you propose must exist for racism to be real.

            And saying that your denial of reality based on your narrow-minded straw man is wrong or moronic or worse is nothing like denying white privilege exists. I don’t know how you managed to bring that fallacy into your original fallacy. But you went with it.

            Your original fallacy, btw, is called denying the antecedent.

          • Jack says:
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            I’m too bored with the second, so I’ll just not finish reading it and call it the fallacy of piling on the bullshit.

            I know that one pretty well.

          • WFO WFO says:
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            Who are you talking to?

  • osubaby osubaby says:
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    We need tshirts fellas and ladies. I would wear one around PDX for sure. Who has a good slogan for the negativity the Oregonian is spewing?

    • scotty says:
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      Don’t they have an office in downtown pdx?

    • cj cj says:
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      What about the negativity here? That’s all I see from everyone…self included.

      As long as they don’t agree with us…bash the hell out of them!

      Right Whiskey?

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    Perception of Riley in B1G country.

    Last two posts are a perfect lead in Angry. We went to the Gopher B-ball game last night. At halftime we run into our tailgating neighbor and he tells me to “get over here.” I am introduced to about ten guys as “the guy with the Oregon State flag in the lot.” I am asked my opinion about Riley and then spend the next ten minutes refuting the parroted phrases of “he is a great coach and you can’t recruit to Corvallis.”
    Like these guys know shit about either? MR is getting the benefit from 90% of the press for being a nice guy. Finally got some traction by saying he is Glen Mason without the arrogant prick attitude. In other words his ceiling is good not great and good gets your ass fired in Lincoln. Gave some background on the Banker factor and told these guys if Riley brings him to Huskerland the odds are very great our current two game wining streak against them gets extended to four or five. Go Beavs.

    • mckalk says:
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      If we Beav fans were delusional to have expected more from Mike Riley than Cornhusker fans are off the charts, bordering on hallucinatory to still expect a return to the days of Tom Osborne AND that Mike Riley is the coach that is going to get them back to that level.

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    BTW. Props to the Beav’s volleyball team winning in the first round of the NCAA’s.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Mike Riley must’ve felt his prius would fare better in Lincoln. Boo yah!

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    The rape story has now found it’s way to Lincoln.

    • An alleged gang rape in Corvallis in 1998 still sticks with Mike Riley.

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      Is Riley paying for her flight so she can come speak to the Nebraska football team?

  • scotty says:
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    Media says: We’re just a bunch of ignorant backwater country hicks here in ole Corvallis. Not like those fine sophisticates in NEBRASKA who hired Riley!

    • Beavers4life says:
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      Lincoln does have a whole foods there!!! I’ve been there 3 times in the last year and a half!

      • mckalk says:
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        When I was there in 2005 I was told that “whole foods” were the rows of corn behind the County Inn and Suites.

    • Jack says:
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      Yuppers.

      But hey! At least we can see the horizon.

  • BeavinTX says:
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    Angry, can you post a poll regarding who Angry Beavs want as the next HC? Just curious about the numbers. Seems like Wells and Frost are the favorites.

    • Jack says:
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      Don’t be fooled by one guy posting several times under multiple names as if he’s conversing in circles… as multiple people.

      I’m pretty sure I’m the only one right now, but I’m going with PJ Fleck.

      We need someone with boundless energy who sees this as a stepping stone job. If that happens, then boosters will see returns at 200% their gifts (or at 500% Riley’s returns), and they will give more until new coach leaves and is dead to us (or would be in a program where business is business and no hard feelings, you’re nice and all, but stay away from me).

      In a perfect world, new coach would see what he made and stay a while. He would rest on the seventh day and proclaim it all good.

  • Beavers4life says:
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    I’m not agreeing with oregon lives behavior in how they’re using their media status to write what they’re writing, but it sounds like to me, that they’re tring to help Mike Riley in lincoln with his players and further recruits by saying how ‘crappy’ Corvallis is in regards to being able to recruit. That is totally wrong and childish, but they loved Riley so much, so they’re trying to ‘help’ him any way they can….instead, they should be writing about things like, ‘it will be interested to see who oregon state hires to get them back to relevancy in the pac-12 and what kind of recruits will be recruited for the new system brought into Corvallis!’

    Makes sense to be optimistic when there’s not much hope and faith in the athletic department to make a good hire when they clearly are limiting their resources to up and comers and DII coaches! Ugh! Why can’t the athletic department just make a commitment to invest money into sports in general instead of ‘upgrade and improve when we have the funds’ schools go into debt and once the improvements are made, it makes people want to pay for it more than if the funds need to be raises first! Look at CAL and Wazzu! Their facilities are upgraded or being upgraded and not all the money is there! It’s hard to be a fan of a program that keeps themselves in the ‘startup’ company mode…sometimes you have to take risks and get into debt a bit before you can make a profit….ask your students to take out loans to get an education to improve themselves, but don’t go into debt as a university to improve yourselves is wrong.

  • mckalk says:
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    Maybe Riley drove the program so far down that recovery will be a big struggle, but history doesn’t really show that with OSU football, so I don’t quite get the doom and gloom from the Oregon media. I’m also not getting their Corvallis bashing, I guess it comes from ignorance and lack of perspective.

    Even during the 28 game losing streak there were gradual improvements. Kragthorpe/Pettibone were noticeable upgrades over Fertig/Avezzano and both came close to winning seasons…Kragthorpe via the offense and Pettibone with a couple of “hair on fire” defenses that played with more passion I’ve ever seen from any Riley team. Riley was an improvement over Pettibone, the Erickson transition was smooth…..Riley came back with a couple of strong seasons. Facilities have improved, scholarships were reduced to create a little more parity.

    The question I would pose to the Oregon media …….Is the program really going back to the days of Joe Avezzano because Saint Mike has moved on???? Another coach won’t win three non-con games and three or four leagues games and make a minor bowl game just like our “hero”?

  • ObjCritic says:
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    What’s funny about the potential Frost hire is that he would implement an offense that is easier for players to learn and implement, allows them to be successful earlier in their collegiate career, is communicated more simply and efficiently (terminology, sending plays into the QB), and increases and varies tempo.

    In other words, correct and validate many criticisms of Riley that have been noted here for years.

    But we’re just negative Riley haters.

    Ha!

  • helmsley says:
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    http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2014/10/16/6991639/colorado-school-mines-football-bob-stitt-diamond-gillis

    a video of a wide receiver catching the ball over the back of the db. Wish the Beavs could get Bob Stitt for at least OC. He seems to be 2 innovative for just about everybody.

    Re: the Oregonian, fwiw – if you do read something they write – especially Goe – don’t comment.

  • silverstream055 silverstream055 says:
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    BDC’s penny-wise and pound-foolish philosophy has been to try to get coaches to agree to low-end salaries, and then to lock the university into long-term commitments to those same coaches. This ended up costing OSU millions to get rid of Craig Robinson, and would have cost OSU millions more to get rid of Mike Riley (had MR not impulsively jumped to Nebraska on his own — letting OSU out of one of the worst contracts in college sports).

    I fear that BDC will again take his usual bean-counter approach, and will try to hire an unproven guy as OSU’s new head football coach at a low-ball salary. Bad idea.

    Like it or not, the position of head football coach is one of the more important positions at a major university such as OSU. Like it or not, the success or failure of a football program has a big impact on a university such as OSU. You want the best person you can get for the job. It makes no sense to impose — in advance — a $1.5 million salary cap on the new head football coach, and to hand over the reins to an unproven guy.

    Instead, you should identify a list of qualified and proven candidates, talk to those candidates, and then negotiate the best deal you can to get the right person to turn around OSU’s football program. If it ends up costing you $2 million (or more) in salary to hire a great new head coach, so be it. With athletic revenues of $65 million (and growing), and total annual revenues of over $850 million (and growing), OSU can afford an extra $500K per year (or more) to get the right person to run the OSU football program. Indeed, in my opinion, OSU can’t afford NOT to do this.

    If the new head coach fixes what’s wrong with OSU football, an extra $500K (or more) per year in salary will seem in hindsight like an incredible bargain. In contrast, if BDC goes bargain-hunting now, and rolls the dice on an unproven guy to save $500K, the odds are that OSU will lose that bet. And that will end up costing OSU a LOT more than $500K per year.

    • osubaby osubaby says:
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      I hate to say this, but maybe someone like Frost brings the notoriety that Oregon has received. I just don’t know if we want to be know as Oregon 1.0…

      • angry angry says:
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        We want a good coach. He appears to be that, and major programs have their eye on him. NFL has their eye on Matt Wells…that’s the hire. Handful of other guys are acceptable, though

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          Anything out there now indicating Wells has real interest? I wonder if Wells was a big recruiting factor at Utah St. My only hesitation is these are Gary Andersen teams that he is having success with. Wells has not done it 100% “him” just yet. Maybe that doesn’t matter?

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            The quality of recruits seems similar under Wells: http://sports.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/commitments/2012/utahstate-46
            Maybe a few fewer 3 star guys. But that is normal for a coach learning the trail…
            Your point is taken, though, but if NFL executives think he’s the brightest star that’s a good sign.

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            I was living in Utah when Wells was a QB for the Aggies. I don’t remember him starting much. I thing he might have been CFL legend Anthony Calvillo’s back up one year, but he has done well with the Utah St. quarterbacks over the last two seasons. Hard to do much with a 4th stringer though. Has only had Keeton off and on.

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      Ed Ray factors into this as well. It’s possible BDC’s hands are tied with regard to coaching salaries…support has to come from the top.

    • cj cj says:
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      Didn’t we get out of most of Robinson’s contract $ when he signed with ESPN?

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    The main problem during the Fertig/Avezzano/Kragthorpe/Pettibone days is the same as now: zero support from the university president and no money. Going back all the way back to the days of Tommy Prothero, if not further, the Powers That Be in Corvallis are completely satisfied with the status quo, and they always have been. If there’s to be a winning program with a winning tradition at OSU it has to start with a top-level commitment from the university toward that end, and we’ve never had that. What they look for when they hire a coach is someone who can make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, never even considering how helpful it might be to arm your coach with silk in the first place. Maybe that’s what Riley means when he says it’ll be nice to be around people who care.

    • ObjCritic says:
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      Maybe that’s what Riley meant when he said “its nice to be appreciated” or whatever it is he said…

      Not making excuses for him, but it could have applied towards something besides a justifiably dissatisfied faction of alumni.

    • Jack says:
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      Let’s call those years what they were… the Andros/Fertig/Avezzano/Kragthorpe/Pettibone/Riley years.

  • Canard says:
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    OSU is a great university and Corvallis is a better than average college town with some anti-football/traffic issues.

    At the same time, the OSU AD is dysfunctional in many ways and the job of HFC is not a plum by any measurement. Only it being a P5 outpost gives it any cachet at all. Many up and comers will be wary of their careers being derailed by the severe budgetary constraints that come with the job as it has been constituted.

    It’s time to put up or shut up. Without offering a league standard compensation package, market rate salaries for assistants, and a completely competitive recruitng budget, you aren’t going to get a decent coach.

    With BDC and Ray in charge, you may not get one anyways. Their lip service to full support is demonstrably lacking to any casual observer, let alone to someone betting his professional future on their promises of adequate resources and infrastructure.

    And as an aside, Scott Frost would be a major fool to set up a cheap carbon copy of Oregon over in Corvallis. A smarter first HC gig for him out of the ones open ATM, would be CSU. Go and prove it wasn’t Mariota at a program where the stakes are lower and the effort is not constantly in the shadow of his former employer.

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      The AD is a mess.

    • Jack says:
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      I agree with all except for your characterization of Corvallis as only better than average.

      I know… you were wanting to be vague. 50% of all towns in the world are better than average. Eugene, as much as it is just a pretentious strip mall, is better than 50% of those better than average. Corvallis knocks out about 99% of the competition.

      If you don’t know what you’re looking for, you’ll never find it.

  • Shivas Irons says:
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    They still publish the Oregonian?

  • beavskis says:
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    If OSU is an irrelevant school in a cow town than why the hell is Schnell still writing about it?

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