11.Dec.2014 Espn, Jim Rome, Lindsay Schnell, Ken Goe

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I’ve been thinking how to handle these ignorant/lazy media members.

The best approach is probably to blacklist them all in terms of reading their content, but at the same time “Tweet” at them, showcasing to the world their ignorant viewpoints. That way we don’t give them any clicks or ad revenue while getting our message across.

Gary Andersen is supposed to be on Rome next week, so he’ll probably have a lot of good things to say, and that will destroy Rome’s lazy narrative. I don’t think the guy has ever been to Corvallis…he talks about in the same way he’d talk about the moon (i.e. some vague idea of what it might be like).

Also, I’m going to be using Twitter a lot to destroy the narrative and go right at these guys. Recommend me a good handle/hash for this cause, and follow me here.

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  • osubaby osubaby says:
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    #lazymedia

  • Beavers4life says:
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    #HaveYouSeenCorvallisBefore,
    #Number1CollegeTown
    #C-The-Town2B
    #CrazyInC-Town

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      #gotasskickedbyChrissyEvert

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        ha ha I’ll never forget that interview. Jim Everett was like 6’5″ and Rome this little pencil skinny hack. He kept calling him Chris (as in Chris Evert Lloyd) and was warned not to call him that one more time.

        • PdXBeav says:
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          and I loved every second of it. I really like Rome. I didn’t hear what he said about Corvallis yesterday, but he has always spoken highly of Oregon State before and always given props.

          Will never forget this one. Might be somewhat bias to it because I got to know James pretty well when he was injured and knew how funny he was. Was crazy to see a classmate end up on Rome like this.

          • wannabeav says:
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            no; he always spoke highly of Riley, not Oregon State. Riley was on Rome’s show often. He’s an analogue to that part of the fan base that were fans of Riley as much, if not more, than OSU. I’m not expecting anyone in the media to be a fan, but I do like to see critical minded journalism.

            Let me offer another example. Two years ago Chris Childers, from Sirius XM visited Corvallis as an adjunct to his “campus tour” to Niketown. At the time he spoke glowingly of what a nice, if a bit quaint, town Corvallis was. On his show last night all he did was rag on OSU, its facilities, and Corvallis–a total buy-in to the Schnell/Goe/Jaynes narrative.

            I’ll still listen to Childers. He can be rescued. I’ll read Gina and Connor’s stuff, but I will never click on Goe or Nemec again. Finally, if you notice, their “comments” sections are down dramatically.

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    Clones, big news in Oragone…… Gary Anderson moving to Corvollis. ……..
    Clones, Anderson. ….. Not Wisconsin….. Hear that ….. Gary Anderson. …. Yes. ….. To Oragone. Not university of…. not mariota….. Not Nike……. Not uniforms….. Uniforms…. but Oragone State…… I’m speechless…… Can’t say anything…. No words…… Riley gone…… Riley……. Anderson there….. Anderson, Riley……. Oragone….. Clones……

  • cj cj says:
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    Andersen is supposed to be in Corvallis tomorrow for the press conference & introduction to Beaver Nation.

  • cj cj says:
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    Need to start a new thread for Saturday’s game basketball against Mississippi State. Then one for the women’s Tuesday game against #6 North Carolina.

  • cj cj says:
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    game of basketball

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    #DishonestHacks

  • whatever says:
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    The think that’s pissing me off the most is not the media who’s never set foot in Corvallis ragging on the town, facilities, university, fans, coaches, whatever… Even Goe, Canzano, Jaynes, Machado…etc. I don’t mind those people hating on Corvallis and saying it doesn’t measure up to Seattle, Berkeley, Eugene, Los Angeles, wherever.

    The thing that really bothers me is these small minded Oregon State fans who have adopted and begun to parrot Mike Riley’s attitude that Corvallis is somehow flawed. That really pisses me off, because it’s likely that most Oregon State fans attended Oregon State or at least live in the area. They should know better. This place is amazing and you can definitely sell Corvallis to student athletes. There’s no need to settle.

    I have a theory: Mike Riley actually hates Corvallis.

    Despite all the bullshit about how he could bike to the stadium, drive his Prius around on a tank of gas all season, Dee could shop downtown, they liked some restaurant, blah, blah, blah…Mike saw Corvallis as the small hick town that his dad dragged him to when he was a kid. And he resented it.

    To a certain extent, I get that attitude. I’m from a similar small town and I fucking hate it. I hate the kids I knew in high school who never left, who haven’t done anything with their lives. I hate the high unemployment, the people wasting their lives on drugs. I hate the socially conservative vibe. I hate the complete lack of motivation. My hometown is like an anchor that will drag you to the bottom of the ocean if you let it. I think that’s how Mike Riley sees Corvallis. I think Mike looks at Corvallis and says ‘How can I recruit a kid to this dump, I hate this place.’ I think that’s why he settles for 2 star kids nobody else wants. It’s easy. And those kids won’t mind being in such a shitty hick town.

    I think Mike Riley thinks he’s too good for this place.

    Worst of all, somehow, his bizarre attitude has rubbed off on fans.

    That shit pisses me off.

    Corvallis is an incredibly cool college town. It’s nearly perfect for what it is. It’s not LA or Seattle. It’s not Tucson or Eugene. It’s a small, close knit, passionate community that about the university and cares about OSU athletics. The facilities are solid and getting better. The fanbase is passionate. The location is beautiful. To me, there’s a lot to sell about Corvallis and somehow, some of our fans have bought the bullshit about how Corvallis isn’t good enough.

    Fuck that bullshit.

    You know what’s not good enough? Settling for shit coaches and allowing assholes who’ve never set foot in Corvallis, let alone on campus, to dictate the narrative of what this place is. What’s not good enough is letting these shitheads alter what you know to be true about this place.

    I think Gary Andersen can sell this place to kids, I hope he can break through to fans who have been tainted with too much of Mike Riley’s bullshit.

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      Honestly? It’s getting people physically to campus.

      As someone else mentioned in an earlier thread, you have to get them to Corvallis, and that’s the hardest part since even kids from Portland have to consciously come. Kids from California have to fly into PDX and travel a bit or Eugene which is limited. Grimble said that he didn’t even give OSU a chance but he got here and he loved it. Once they get here, they see the campus and how nice it is set up, the solid facilities, the atmosphere, the beauty of the area, and they would surely come away impressed. I know I was the first time I stepped onto campus, and this was AFTER having toured Ivy League campuses.

      I’m conscious that there isn’t major scene activity happening every night, and we’re not quite up to the level of Stanford or Cal or UDub in academics (give it 20 years though, Oregon State is making some great strides). But Corvallis can be sold to athletes, there are PLENTY of kids who would love to play in a college town and be in a community. A lot that might want to play a bit further from home.

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        Dare I point this out, but that’s the same thing Schnell said;once you can get the kid to visit they’ll commit.

    • angry angry says:
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      That’s an interesting theory, but I think he did love it. He could have had other jobs and left if he hated it that much.

      The think that’s pissing me off the most is not the media who’s never set foot in Corvallis ragging on the town, facilities, university, fans, coaches

      Really? That bothers me a lot. The ones who haven’t been there should preface it with “I’ve heard Corvallis is bad” instead of “Corvallis is bad.” I really doubt Rome has been there.

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        I get that they hate what they have never experienced.

        People who’ve been to OSU apologizing for Riley’s lack of recruiting effort by saying ‘well, you can’t recruit to Cornvalley.’ That’s annoying.

        And my statement that Riley hates Corvallis may be a bit over the top, but I think he felt like he could never sell the place to kids.

        • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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          I really hate when people think the “Cor” in Corvallis has something to do with agriculture. It’s root is latin for “heart”. The name Corvallis literally translates to “heart of the valley”

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        That is what was most annoying about the hacks – you gotta love Riley, you won’t get anybody else, why can’t you accept your fate, athletes don’t want to come to Corvallis – they should have spewed put nonsense on the opinion page.

        I also don’t understand Goe and Nemec responding to comments with even more opinions. Is that commonly done?

    • Homefry Homefry says:
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      So you grew up in Portland?

      Seriously, a good “take ” as we know, it takes a village to raise a football team. at some point, the younger alums will need to buy into the new narrative of OSU is a destination where ideas/teams are built, not where your parents went to retire.

    • GreatWhiteHunter says:
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      Where are you from? Sounds great….

      • WFO WFO says:
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        Sounds like Roseburg or Grants Pass.

        • GreatWhiteHunter says:
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          Booming metropolis compared to my home town!

          • WFO WFO says:
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            When I say Roseburg I include the surrounding shitholes, Winston, Glide, Sutherlin, whatever.

            Just like all the shitholes surrounding Portland are all part of Portland no matter what they try to call themselves.

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            Every time I go back to Roseburg I think to myself if there were this many shit heads there when I was growing up? It is depressing to see what it has become.

          • GreatWhiteHunter says:
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            I grew up in Drain. Which is waaaaaay better than growing up in Yoncalla.

          • WFO WFO says:
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            Dude I grew up splitting time between Roseburg and Oakridge. With a quick stop in Grants Pass before we spent a couple years in Corvallis before moving to Eugene.

            Parents are from Aberdeen originally, they must have shitty little towns in their blood.

        • JD says:
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          LOL. I immediately thought of Roseburg too.

        • whatever says:
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          Ha, pretty good guesses.

    • megabeaver says:
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      Riley was born in Wallace, Idaho and came to Corvallis from Moscow, Idaho where his dad was an assistant to Dee Andros at UI.

      Compared to Moscow, Corvallis is a Metropolis.

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    Ive said here many times I was born and raised in LA ( long beach suburbs to be exact) and I loved Corvallis pretty much instantly as did all other So cal kids who came up to visit. its everything a College town should be (minus the dumb ass cops) this narrative is getting out slowly.. Im hoping with the new regime this sentiment grows even more. Rileys poor recruiting were blamed on Corvallis when really it was just his inability to close which is most likely a direct result of him being way too nice.

    Could you even imagine Riley challenging a new recruit to not make excuses man up and come to Corvallis??? I suspect that with better recruiting classes the narrative will start changing into more of “Corvallis is a great college town” just like every other non major metro team that competes every year.

    • angry angry says:
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      Were you a player?

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      I was a kid from Los Angeles also, who loved what Corvallis was versus Los Angeles. I have to admit that it takes a certain type of personality to remove oneself from the glamour. I can only imagine it’s much harder now than it was in the early 80s. That being said, there are enough students athletes that would come to a program with the right energy.

    • WFO WFO says:
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      Wasn’t Riley supposed to be the “closer”?

      Can you imagine how fucking irritating it would be to bust your Ass recruiting just to have Simple Jack roll in and mumble, bumble and stumble around with his weak Ass “go see other schools” bullshit at the moment of truth?

  • Beav in HI says:
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    #acereporting
    #crediblejournalism

    I’m from Hawaii and I loved Corvallis, it offered everything you need from a college town.

  • Beav in HI says:
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    Lindsey hates Corvallis because there are no buffets

    Ken hates Corvallis because it doesn’t smell like Phil knights ass sweat

    Dwight hates Corvallis because he’s a senile old fuck

  • StarcraftSquall says:
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    My only regret about boycotting the Oregonian us that I miss reading Gina’s stuff. She actually does a pretty good job despite the incompetence around her.
    #ChangeTheNarrative

  • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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    Come off it…. the media hates Corvallis because it aint UO. UO hit the big time and we didnt. UO plays for national titles and we cant get to a Rose bowl. UO makes the state proud! We dont….

    Riley got his love from the media, by first, saving us (in the story anyway) from the 28 yr streak. Then he got us respectable, going to a bunch of bowl games. Somewhere along that line he got the big rep of doing more with less. My own theory is he doesnt work hard at recruiting, as he was in the earlty days able to have winning seasons with what he got. Now he coasts and uses the excuse, well cultivated, that its hard to recruit to Corvallis. And Riley the good guy savior is the darling of the media, never closes his practices, etc… lists the many excuses and is excused by the media.

    Corvallis is a paradise, compared to a lot of college football towns. The whole damn midwest, for instance, has no mountains, no skiing, no coast line, etc etc. Nor does southern California have anything scenic to write home about. A wasteland, really. If you cant recruit to Corvallis, you cant recruit anywhere.

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      It’s annoying that Rome takes anonymous calls about Corvallis amd a guy can spout off about the campus being terrible, or having half of its classrooms on wheels, or that the whole place smells like manure. All lies, but nobody points that out. Instead, the uninformed listener hears that and it leaves a lasting impression. What kid wants to even visit a town after hearing that? classrooms on wheels? Does osu even have a single classroom in a trailer? I dont remember any. and the campus is freaking beautiful….all year…
      In the summer time during fall camp, Corvallis is one of nicer places to be in the country. The weather is perfect, you live an hour from the mountains and the coast. You have unlimited outdoors activities.
      Fuck the media for sabotaging us.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    #askforarefundonyourjournalsimdegree

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      #askforarefundonyourjournalismdegree

      fat little fingers the first time and dumbass spelled journalism wrong

  • Whiskey Soaked Napkins Whiskey Soaked Napkins says:
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    For any of you degenerates awake at this hour, new head coach Gary Andersen will be on Mike and Mike in the morning at 4:30 pacific time. The radio show is on espn radio and also broadcasts live on espn2. I’ll recap when it’s over

  • Whiskey Soaked Napkins Whiskey Soaked Napkins says:
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    Espn.com reporting Paul Chryst is leaving Pitt for Wisconsin

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    If Andersen brings Dave Arando with him I think we can expect the Beavs to change to a 3-4 base defense.

  • Whiskey Soaked Napkins Whiskey Soaked Napkins says:
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    Interview still hasn’t happened and unlikely at this point as GA is about to step on a plane bound for Corvallis

    • zenbeav says:
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      It happened. It was good.

      • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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        Thats what she said.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        Yes I rewound the dvr and watched. Nothing really to take of it. Was very complimentary of Wisconsin, viewed the OSU job as a good opportunity, had no issues working with Barry Alvarez, plans to recruit the west coast but primarily get started in state (Oregon) and branch out to California, Texas, Florida and Utah. They’ve had success recruiting in Utah. He also mentioned recruiting Arizona JC’s.

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          When asked about the salaries for assistants he said “I’m not going to bash on Wisconsin”

          The bottom line is he was looking because he wanted to take care of his crew of assistants.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            Both Ludwig and Aranda made 480K this last season. Banker was getting 505K from OSU. So, comparable. Pellum and Frost are only getting 400K from the ducks

            Wisky forked out 2.368 Million for entire staff. OSU was right behind them at 2.347

            http://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/salaries/football/assistant

            B1G total salaries for 2014

            1. tOSU
            2. Meechicken (LOL)
            3. Meechicken St
            4. Iowa
            5. Minnesota
            6. Nebraska
            7. Maryland
            8. Ruggers
            9. Wisky

            9th out of 14 teams. There could be some truth to it I suppose

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            Oregon State PAC-12 Trent Bray $154,500 — $154,500 $16,667
            Oregon State PAC-12 Brent Brennan $180,264 — $180,264 $16,667
            Oregon State PAC-12 Chris Brasfield $180,264 — $180,264 $16,667
            Oregon State PAC-12 Joe Seumalo $185,400 — $185,400 $16,667
            Oregon State PAC-12 Rodney Perry $231,756 — $231,756 $16,667
            Oregon State PAC-12 Mike Cavanaugh $275,004 — $275,004 $16,667
            Oregon State PAC-12 Bruce Read $315,000 — $315,000 $26,667 $2,347,200
            Oregon State PAC-12 John Garrett $320,004 — $320,004 $36,667 $2,347,200
            Oregon State PAC-12 Mark Banker $505,008 — $505,008 $26,667 $

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            I think we can all agree that Banker, Read and Cavanaugh’s combined salaries was a waste of almost 1.1 million. #goodriddance

          • WFO WFO says:
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            Fuck I guess.

            I’m still in coach Perry’s corner. His resume is legit, and the dbacks have generally been a strength since he’s been here.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            I went back and listened to it again. He didn’t say Utah. He mentioned recruiting JC’s in Florida, California, Texas and Arizona which he had trouble doing at Wisonsin

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    Wiskey got a verbal from a 4 star RB without a HC.

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    funny how media thinks Andersen wanted to go “back to a west coast lifestyle” when he is from SLC.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      Utah is more west coast than Wisconsin

    • Jim says:
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      Yeah, when I moved from graduate school in SLC to Maryland, I told my told boss I was looking forward to seafood again. He was suprised and said “Really? When I visited the west coast I had some really good seafood.” Thinking Utah is west coast is like thinking Illinois is east coast.

  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    Coach Andersen is on the air and scheduled to land in Corvallis at 9:39am.

    http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N126KC

    Yes, I really have no life this early in the morning since I’m rarely up

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      in the air. I cannot type this morning. or any morning

    • ObjCritic says:
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      Had to cancel trip to Corvallis today. Would have been interesting to see what kind of energy the campus had today.

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      I initially read the flight number as NIKE

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    I had an employee that was born and raised on Maui, visited nw schools and went to OSU because he loved campus and town vibe. Money was not an issue either, his father would’ve paid for him to go anywhere and was even leaning on him to go to Seattle or LA schools.

  • ObjCritic says:
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    I don’t know if there’s a problem with you using “OregonState,” but if not but here’s a few before running off to work:

    #DispelOregonStateLies

    Active verb, keeps “Oregon State” in the title. Broad enough for non-football aspects of OSU, Corvallis. Mission of your effort and the title are the same. Emphasizes Oregon State.

    #TrueOregonState

    Keeps Oregon State in the title, implies correction of lies, false narrative regarding OregonState.

    Or you, put the lazy journalists in a negative light:

    #QuitBeingRiley’sBikeSeat – Mike did enjoy an easy ride from the journalism crowd…casual, no hill climbs. More like coasting down an easy grade. Wheeeee. A little too Riley specific and off target. Symbolism and sarcasm probably lost on stupid, lazy journalists.

    #Don’tPublishIfYouDon’tThink – Direct. Long….

    #Don’tThink?Don’tPublish!

    #ThinkBeforeYouPublish – Active verb, speaks to corrective action.

    #LazyMedia was a good one

    Hell, I’m going to be late….

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    Coach Andersen on Mike and Mike this morning. Spoke very well about the pluses of Oregon State, rather than the minuses of Wisconsin. Also spoke highly about Corvallis.

    I like that he laid out an aggressive recruiting plan, and how he loves the challenge of competing with the ucks. Believes in “starting in your own state.”

    I really like that he mentioned how important it was to him to meet with his former players, and that he took the time to meet with them as a team, and also allow them to see him individually.

    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=12018980

    • tim318 says:
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      I love the in-state focus. Some good talent is getting passed over by the UO. Own the in-state recruits. I assume that scholarships for in-state players are better for the AD due to lower tuition.

      Does anyone think that any UO fans have a smidge of OSU envy with this hire? At least probably some stunned silence.

      I like OSU’s past approach as a blue-collar, lunch pail team. Tough, not-too flashy, etc.

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        Maybe a guy like Cameron Scarlett could be swayed now? Andersen can talk about Gordon, Wisconsin’s running attack and have some genuine credibility.

        I don’t know much about him, other than he’s highly rated, but an in-state commitment like that would send a strong signal.

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        Thanks for the link. No surprise, I expect he’ll bring several folks with him; he made it apparent that they were part of the decision making process.

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        No envy from ducks probably, just bitterness that we kicked them out of the news

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        I think we need to bag that blue-collar, lunch pail team crap. That’s a bad narrative that doesn’t compare well with the flash of uniforms and facilities that appeal to a lot of kids; UO’s great strategic insight.

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      thanks for the link. Andersen sounds energetic, coherent (unlike Riley the natterer); plus a class guy. He stuck around for a day to have one on ones with the players that wanted that; something St. Riley deigned not to do. My theory that the reasons he left Wisconsin (in no particular order)
      a) he wants to make a reputation for building a program in a major conference; Alvarez will always be credited for doing that at Wisconsin and coaches following him are merely stewards of someone else’s legacy; (b) also Alvarez related, he may have deduced that OSU is a prospect for becoming an athletic director when that day in his career comes; (c) he’s a small town guy; when I visited Madison for the game a few years ago I was surprised at how it looked a good sized city; (d) I think he likes the challenge of taking on Oregon right in their back yard; (e) maybe he wanted to be at a school that has a baseball team.

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      Thanks for the link. A couple of thoughts:

      1. Angry’s post about Andersen contacting OSU first made sense, but I noticed he said OSU started contacting him. Surprised (happily) BDC thought that big.
      2. He basically tries to debunk all the rumors for why he left Wisconsin, but never states why he actually left. Oh well, doesn’t matter.
      3. Sounds motivated, down to earth, and a good fit for OSU. We’ll see.

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    Wtf?

    Anyone else see any issues here?
    https://twitter.com/Coach_Riley

  • BeaverBill BeaverBill says:
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    Maybe Bobby D does has some fire still left in him after-all:

    http://portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/243517-111003-mike-riley-gut-wrenching-decision-to-leave-oregon-state-bittersweet-

    The Riley-De Carolis meeting, it would seem, did not go well.

    Three sources told me that De Carolis wanted to eliminate multiyear contracts for Beaver assistant coaches — something Riley had fought hard for in recent years — and also wanted to renegotiate Riley’s deal to pare the years remaining down from seven.

    I asked Riley Wednesday if those were factors in his departure. He deflected the question, confirming the meeting but declining to explore what was discussed.

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      Now I know why Riley took the job lol:
      “I’m not sure where we’re going to live,” Riley said, “but I’m told there are places in town where there are bike paths, and I wouldn’t even have to get onto a street to bike to work.”

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    So do we have an agreed upon hashtag?

    Found this gem from Machado. We need to twitter back

    Angie Machado ?@AngieMachado1 10m10 minutes ago

    Life in Oregon all winter! RT @insidetroy: It is coming down hard at #USC football practice right now.

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    More badmouthing of OSU

    https://twitter.com/LindsayRaeSI/status/543450771090857984

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      What are those blue and white things they’re holding above themselves? They look like parasols.

    • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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      Poor #TubbyDiva doesn’t like getting her hair wet on occasion.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      chill out and have a donut Lindsay. Jesus. Or a dozen

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        No! Don’t tell her to have a donut. I’m afraid she’ll take them all and I like donuts. Leave 1 for me!

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      Someone needs to tell her next time she opens her mouth to say something negative about OSU or Corvallis to shove a taco in there instead

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    Andersen is bringing his son in to be a grad assistant.

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      Really hope he ditches Ludwig but I have a bad feeling he wont. Guess we traded a burned out nepotistic coach with no fire for an amped up nepotistic coach that is fired up.

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      Don’t like that.

    • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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      As long as his son is actually good at coaching, I couldn’t care less what his relation to Andersen is.

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    I don’t know if Riley hated Corvallis, I suspected that he didn’t. However, I think he stopped selling Corvallis. Riley gave up too many times. He gave up on the recruiting trail when a recruit would tell him he wanted a bigger city. He gave up when he got pounded by teams in the first half. He gave up on the run when he got behind. He gave up on his QB (Katz). He gave up on his running back if he dropped the ball.

    Riley is a nice guy he is not going to run up the score, or steal somebodys recruit. So when he has to answer why is tough to recruit to OSU from the media, he doesn’t take the blame but blames the city/environment.

    When RIley came back for his second stint, he had a good recruiting class (now it was filled with some fliers and kids who didn’t make it), but after those few years he gave up on trying to go after those big recruits.

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      not true: Riley ran up the score on WSU, Cal, and Nicholls St.

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    coach Andersen has arrived. Welcome Coach!

    https://twitter.com/OSUBeaversFB/status/543461487117746176/photo/1

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    With Gary Andersen I don’t expect any losses to WSU, Cal, or Colorado in “Our House” as Ray so eloquently called it
    Arizona, ASU, Stanford, USC, UCLA, Utah and UW will need to bring their “A” game. Hopefully Andersen changes the culture enough to make the Civil War fun for Oregon State fans again.

    Can’t wait for Andersen’s 1:30 press introduction.

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      He downsized houses. 80k to 45k. Must be an empty nester.

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    Good way to follow the action today:

    https://twitter.com/OSUBeaversFB

    Is the bald guy in the suit (without glasses) Dave Aranda?

    edit: Actually, that might be Zach Nyborg.

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    How about a volleyball thread? A sweet 16 appearance today vs Stanford. Would be a big upset if they won. Nice to see the other sports doing making runs in the NCAAs.

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    Sorry if this was already posted:

    http://m.host.madison.com/sports/college/football/audio-gary-andersen-tells-mike-mike-leaving-uw-had-nothing/audio_80d8dcee-86ac-50b8-a35d-16aff7aadb16.html?mobile_touch=true

    Love what he said here about the vision and the direction of where we are going…

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    Being the main reason for his departure

  • angry angry says:
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    Do you think #StaleNarrative would be good?

    I like it because it points out their own issues in addition to getting the point across.

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      I kindof like the #LazyMedia or #LazyJournalism only because it points out they’re just going through the motions and not really trying to bring their readers the true story. Just my 2 cents.

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        I like Lazymedia, too. I was debating between the two, but I think stale narrative is more a jab and has more “depth” than lazymedia. Maybe I’ll use both if I can fit them in. For now I’m going with #StaleNarrative

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      or you could just go with the blatantly obvious and use one of these fine examples…….

      #You’reAnIdiot
      #GodGaveYouABrainButYouFailToUseIt
      #YourMomLikesGoldenShowers
      #ItRainsMoreInYourMomsBedroomThanCorvallis

      On 2nd thought go with yours

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      #BeatingADeadHorse

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      Someone suggested TrueOregonState. I like that. Or just TrueOSU to meet tweet length limits. It sort of sounds like something you would pay a marketing firm to come up with to change the false image.

      Certainly better than anything our marketing department would come up with.

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    Interesting comment on P-O says that Bobby D had called Gary Andersen just to ask him about Matt Wells, and that’s when Andersen expressed his own interest in the job.

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      that’s plausible, actually.

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      Pipe dream, but would love to have Wells come in as a coordinator under Andersen again. I know it would never happen, but just wondering if it’s better to be a head coach in the Mountain West than to be a coordinator in the Pac-12? My guess is the HC job will always trump the coordinator job, but it seems like there would be more exposure in the Pac-12 to help further his career. To many, Matt Wells is a on a similar plane with Scott Frost.

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    Oregon State: Keegan Andersen, Gary Andersen’s oldest of three sons, is joining the staff as a grad assistant. Also, per source DFO Jason Thomas and recruiting coordinator Vince Guinta (both from Wisconsin) will be joining Andersen in Corvallis.

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    This is truly a neat deal – Andersen touring facilties:

    https://twitter.com/OSUBeaversFB

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    Do you think in today’s press conference the press will continue with the “Why OSU/Why Corvallis?” theme? Part of it is the rhetoric they buy into, part of it is fishing for some negative statements on the place Andersen just left.

    I’ll bet he handles it well.

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    #Oldfatbaldgoemedia

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    Andersen on with Canzano at 2:45, 1080 The Fan at 4:15.

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      Any other interviews?

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        Not that I’ve seen. Pretty decent regional exposure though.

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        Parker said yesterday that Andersen will be on Rome next week and that SID Fenk is being badgered by several national outlets wanting to talk with Andersen.

        Still waiting to hear from Jim Wilson, I value his input.

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      #ThinSkinnedPussy

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    Here’s the link for the 1:30 press conference:

    http://pac-12.com/videos/oregon-state-university-2?DB_OEM_ID=30800

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    Dave Aranda will be the DC

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    As well…. Derp

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    Please no Ludwig.

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    Haha……they should have saved ink and stopped after the second comma.

    Nebraska: As part of his bonus structure, Mike Riley will receive: $150,000 for appearing in a bowl game (not included as part of College Football Playoff) with the Huskers, $250,000 for appearing in any College Football Playoff Bowl game, $300,000 for appearing in the College Football Playoff semi-final game, $350,000 for appearing the College Football Playoff National Championship, and $650,000 for winning the College Football Playoff National Championship game.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      yep. So basically 150K extra is his ceiling

      • Nak says:
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        Plus an extra $10K per timeout that’s not called. Whiskey, that’s anywhere between $360K and $750K!

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    Jason Galloway (@Jason_Galloway) tweeted at 1:00 PM on Fri, Dec 12, 2014:
    Alvarez said he knows Andersen has offered some of the Badgers assistants to move with him to Oregon State. Doesn’t know how many.
    (https://twitter.com/Jason_Galloway/status/543510738384715776?s=03)

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    Tinkle with great stuff on JoeBeav says he is gonna be tweeting “Oregon State?..Damned Straight” in response to comments which down play OSU.

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    This ones a layup…….

    Have at it boys

    Lindsay Schnell (@LindsayRaeSI) tweeted at 1:17 PM on Fri, Dec 12, 2014:
    Hello from the Gary Andersen to Oregon State introductory press conf. I am here. So are the tubas.
    (https://twitter.com/LindsayRaeSI/status/543515081531604992?s=03)

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    • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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      It probably helps your case if you don’t personally insult people like Schnell, Goe, Canzano etc…

      You’re just going to get blocked if you act like a douche.

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        Probably true but I dont care

      • Jack says:
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        So… douches who insult us if they get their own medicine?

        Point taken?

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          People who not only go out of their way to insult us, but consciously write the lies and publish them, do not get a pass just because “it probably doesn’t help” our cause. It very much, in fact, helps. It teaches them that we are not going to just roll over when they libel and slander us… or pass off their more insidious little jests and ignorant lies.

          They made their beds, they can lie in their own filth.

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      tubas have openings as big as her pie hole

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    Schnell enters the press conference:

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    Miki Fifita (@MikiFifita) tweeted at 1:11 PM on Fri, Dec 12, 2014:
    Coach Gary Andersen is the man! #GOBEAVS
    (https://twitter.com/MikiFifita/status/543513566108594176?s=03)

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  • steveEbeaver says:
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    To those who thought Pres Ray wasn’t interested in football oughta listen to the press conference.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Gary Andersen speaks and thinks too quickly. I’m not used to this

  • OrangeFlush OrangeFlush says:
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    “if you’re not fighting to win a national championship, to go out and win the civil war…then you’re in the wrong business” – Gary Andersen

    • Jack says:
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      The Polyannas are gonna hate this guy.

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        I like what he has to say about athletes representing the program. I think the Pollyannas will get on board with him once they get over St. Riley being gone.

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        So is the media,
        He wanted to come here and it was a fast decision. Great Opportunity.

        Media looks dumbfounded.

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    Using your roster in ways to maximize output. Now there’s a novel idea. “If we have 4 outstanding receivers we need to get them on the field at the same time as much as possible”

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    I’m sure we can trust the beaver fans, can we trust the media”

    When asked about open practices

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    Schnell, “hard place to recruit too” (question of course)
    Coach: It’s a positive

    Stick it!!

    • steveEbeaver says:
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      “this is a special place, there’s not many places like it”

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    Man, I watched that Gary Andersen press conference and ….

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Steve P said that maybe it wasn’t Mike Riley but just the times that made the last few years so tough. He had a conversation with a buddy that said, “I’m tired of talking about the Giant killers, I want us to be the Giant.”

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    James Pensyl ?@jamespensyl 5m5 minutes ago

    Coach Andersen wants to win. We are all on the same page! #gobeavs!

    Also, saw a conversation between Fifita and Ulu-Perry. Apparently Fifita is one of the recruits visiting today and he has committed to Andersen. Sounds like Ulu-Perry might be interested too, which would be a great flip considering last week nobody thought he would come here.

  • OrangeFlush OrangeFlush says:
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    I LOVE this guy!. Hes everything I want in a coach, and none of the things I hated about Riley.

    1. I wanted to come here. (opportunity, not just a job)
    2. Every athlete represents the program at all times, be aware of your surrounding (accountability)
    3. We are going to be a defensive minded program.
    4. We are going to use the personnel we have to the best of THEIR ability (adapt the program to the kids, not the kids to the program).
    5. This IS a special place! Corvallis is a positive, not a negative.

    #changethenarrative

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    No need for the kids to find their identity. Coach is going to figure it out and put a game plan together.

  • BeaverBill BeaverBill says:
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    Another negative Goe article out. The guy seriously hates OSU. I’m going to post on all his article like this:

    BeaverBill just now

    “The Beavers came across as a little too desperate to celebrate victory.”

    You comments about OSU and the community it resides in continue to be rude. You are always so negative when writing about the Beavs… please just spot writing anything about OSU.

    “he embraces Corvallis for all the things critics have used against it.” – and you are definitely one big critic.

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