22.Jul.2015 Should We Start Our Own Media/Press Corp?

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Twitter is disruptive technology. Just look how easy it was for a blog like this to open a recruiting division. Now I’m looking into media/press. What I am talking about is Twitter Periscope. If you don’t know what that is, watch this brief video.

I don’t think Wall St is valuing the stock properly, and I’m not sure Twitter even understands the ramifications of Periscope. Essentially, anyone with a phone and the periscope app can stream live (yes, live in real time) to Twitter. This means several things for angrybeavs:

1. Anyone at a football game can stream that game and give different vantage points. For example, a perspective from in the stands, different view point, the fan’s reactions, dialogues, etc.

2. Anyone walking around campus can stream their interactions with players. We hear people claim, “I met player x in class, and he was a real jerk.” Well, with this technology, everyone can see that. Maybe impromptu interviews if you meet a player, etc.

3. Show practices (that are open to the public) in real time. Imagine being able to watch practices instead of reading summary reports? The reports are great, but it would be even better to watch the practice and maybe have Silverstream and others give commentary over it.

4. Various other uses. For example, a user can create and host their own show and field questions, creatively find ways to access coaches/ask questions, those who go to local high school football games can ask recruits questions, etc. The limitation is the user’s creativity.

Essentially this would all create an AB television/media division. We can have a twitter channel of our live streams and link it right onto the main AB site just like the recruiting. It also gets everyone involved in providing content.

This is extremely disruptive technology. The old paradigm is over. The question is: do you guys have any interest in this? It would require the AB army to be out there using this technology. If so, we can set up a periscope channel (I’m not sure how to do this part yet, but I’m sure it’s easy).

It’s interesting that Twitter is providing some of the most interesting technology out there; technology that actually has utility, and yet most people in finance are down on the stock. This is extremely disruptive technology. Did I mention that yet?? Think about how as soon as we launched a recruiting feed, Beaverblitz did the same a week later. Blitz has even stole leads from Beavrecruiting. The old media can’t keep up with the new, and the new technology is making their old business models obsolete — things happening in real time, where we can form opinions on the fly, are simply more interesting than things that happened in that past written down on paper and filtered through someone elses viewpoint or opinion.

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  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    Sounds like fun. I’m guessing they’d crack down on video during games due to the huge tv contracts. Also, i hate the douchebags who go to concerts and sporting events and hold their giant phone in front of their face the whole time.

    Is periscope free? (maybe the link you provided answers this, i’ll have to watch later)

    i will say, one of the main things that draw me to angrybeavs is the simplicity. It’s clean, not cluttered with ads, allows users to follow in their email. Twitter is clean and simple too for the most part, keeping messages concise. I wonder how the added layers of media would enhance or detract from the experience? Either way, I’m interested if you want some help.

    Also, blitz actually had a twitter on their front page prior to the ab feed, but it was pretty small and didnt stand out. It just doubled in size after the ab feed started, which is probably why you noticed the change.

    • angry angry says:
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      Really? Yeah I never saw their feed. Are you sure about that? I was told by someone that it sprung up days after ours.

      • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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        It took viagra days after this one started, but I’m confident it was there. They never used it for much though. Mostly just posts to promote new topics, which is still the case.

        • angry angry says:
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          I don’t think it was there. I remember making fun of them for starting it right after we did, and nobody argued they already had one. At least not that I remember. Maybe they did, though. Ask mamma machado or beavbutter when it started!

          • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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            I’m about 99+% sure (if that’s possible? I’m sure somebody will let me know if it isn’t)

            btw, I’ve installed Periscope to try it out later today. Will let you know how it works.

          • goBeavers goBeavers says:
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            I think you’re right.

          • angry angry says:
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            If she had one, it was dumb stuff like “come read about the mystery recruit in the lodge”, trying to sell memberships with teasers. SO lame. After we put up the twitter, she made hers huge and tried to make it more about content. Ours is much better. I’m sure she will have a Periscope feed next week. Hi, Angie.

          • Jack says:
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            There was one that Buzzfeed always caught. It was just links to new content or pushing promos.

  • angry angry says:
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    And I agree, Blazer, regarding clutter. It could be a link on my twitter handle or a small video on the side. I’d make it non-obtrusive. There are ways to set that up. I’m a minimalist so there’s no way I’m going to clutter the place up.

    This is amazing technology. It’s been around for a while (The ACLU has used similar technology for recording citizen/police encounters, ustream had live cams, porn sites, etc), but this is the first time it’s being used for social media.

    • PdXBeav says:
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      I agree with everything you have said and have thought these same things myself. What is stopping people from broadcasting things such as sporting events?

      I know many here might not be soccer fans, but as a member of the Timbers Army and avid timbers fan, there always seem to be pre-season games and other match up through the season that are not part of the league schedule and also not broadcast, and I have wondered if such a service as periscope could be used by a fan in attendance to broadcast the game.

      I never thought about broadcasting open practices and other possibilities, they are truly endless as you have started to point out.

      I sure know I would follow if AB started such a thing.

  • goBeavers goBeavers says:
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    I know that the NFL didn’t allow media to use periscope at their OTA’s this offseason. They were allowed to take photos / video and post them to twitter or instagram, but they wouldn’t allow them to live stream on periscope. So I’d expect similar rules, even at “open” practices.

    I agree, it’s pretty amazing how anyone can instantly live stream video, from anywhere in the world with periscope. The issue is that even YouTube doesn’t make a profit, yet it’s also an amazing thing that has changed the Internet for the better. These things provide value, but it’s hard to monetize them.

    As far as interviewing specific people, I would caution people to use tact and not take the paparazzi approach. Ask for permission before randomly filming players and live streaming it. Even though it’s legal to photograph (and I assume live stream, though is that actually established?) people in public, it just seems incredibly douchy to me.

    • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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      I’m with you on the paparazzi stuff. I wouldnt want somebody filming me out on public and posting it online

    • angry angry says:
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      Youtube is responsible for some of Google’s best growth. It brought in almost 6 billion last year and almost 4 billion just this past quarter. The CFO cited it as one of their fastest growing areas. Twitter is figuring it out still, but I believe disruptive technology ultimately realizes it’s value.

      • goBeavers goBeavers says:
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        Right, but despite all that growth and revenue, YouTube is not profitable.

        The online-video unit posted revenue of about $4 billion in 2014, up from $3 billion a year earlier, according to two people familiar with its financials, as advertiser-friendly moves enticed some big brands to spend more. But while YouTube accounted for about 6% of Google’s overall sales last year, it didn’t contribute to earnings. After paying for content, and the equipment to deliver speedy videos, YouTube’s bottom line is “roughly break-even,” according to a person with knowledge of the figure.

        http://www.wsj.com/articles/viewers-dont-add-up-to-profit-for-youtube-1424897967

        • angry angry says:
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          Maybe that was true in 2014, but I’d imagine it’s profitable this year given they just brought in 4 billion in one quarter. That’s on pace for 10-15 billion, and most expenses should be priced into youtube at this point. I listened to the conference call (I’m a shareholder for years), and they were raving about youtube growth. Personally, I watch youtube more than TV, which is one reason why I invested. I also read twitter more than the newspaper. These things are just better, so ultimately they will win. Another very disruptive technology in the finance space is motifinvesting. They allow uses to create their own ETFs. When that goes public I will sure be buying. Fidelity and the discount broker model is now obsolete. I also bought Tesla at $33 because it was disruptive. I agree with Buffet to avoid tech, but I’d add “unless it’s disruptive tech”. Apple is not disruptive, so I avoid Apple et al. 3D printing is disruptive, but there’s no clear stock there…just pure speculation.

          • Jack says:
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            The problem with 3D companies is that too many are crowding an emerging market (conceptually emerging, not as in untapped cheap labor). Stratasys may be the strongest because of their business plan. But even they are susceptible to the growing market and having to swallow lesser companies for market share.

            HP is the 800 pound gorilla here. They still have the infrastructure despite Fiorina doing her best to strangle then beat then drown the company in a toilet. They have the tech to advance 3D printing, and they know the market already. And Fiorina has not been their CEO long enough for them to recover from her reign and implement some common sense ideas. They’re also undervalued (a P/E of about 12 in a tech stock? That’s crazy low). They’re sitting at a belly right now (~30). And while I’ve always plowed dividends into buybacks, HPQ was never great on that front until the last four years. What was a constant quarterly .08 has become .176 as of last month. That’s a pretty good recipe for an outstanding decade-long run up for HPQ.

          • Jack says:
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            Ten years out on Fiorina almost killing HPQ… 15 years out on her decapitating and draining the blood out of Lucent… vote for Carly.

  • scotty says:
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    Sounds interesting but also like a potential legal and internet drama mess

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    Anybody else have periscope here? Need a follower in order to test the functionality later.
    @beavrecruiting

  • That Other Guy says:
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    This would have been a great idea when Riley was here. Andersen has closed off practices to the public and only gave the media the final 20 minutes of practice. I have a buddy who works in the media and had rules about not using social media during the practices and what not. If there is one thing I will miss about Riley is the open practices.

    • angry angry says:
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      I thought Andersen said he’d close most practices but allow the public here and there?

      Even so, it could be cool for live events. I don’t think copyright will be an issue because it creates a mirror image of what’s filmed. I’d watch video of a fan in the stands at Gill, Goss, Reser, etc during a game. It’s a unique viewpoint.

      • That Other Guy says:
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        Yeah the fan perceptive and live events would be awesome. During the spring all the practices were closed besides I think one or two of the scrimmages, but the daily practices were closed off.

        The great thing about the open practices is that it helped out your blog, now people like Silver, Bone and others who provided practice reports for the site due to limited access.

        • angry angry says:
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          Yeah, the open practices were nice, but I do think it put the team at a disadvantage, so it’s worth the hit to the blog.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      “If there is one thing I will miss about Riley is the……………………………chirp chirp chirp (crickets)

      • That Other Guy says:
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        It may be me, but I enjoyed the reports that were posted here rather than other sites. That’s just me though.

        • angry angry says:
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          They were great, but considering how many loses Riley had to D2 schools it makes you wonder…
          Andersen’s policy sucks for fans (at least during the week), but hopefully it protects the team and pays off for everyone on Saturdays

          • That Other Guy says:
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            If the play on the field improves, then I suppose I will be fine without the reports.

          • scotty says:
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            Sorry to be that guy, but it’s D1AA not D2. D1A is FBS, D1AA is FCS, and D2 is something even Biley could beat at least 90% of the time

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            ^This. If closed practices amount to new shit your opponent hasn’t seen and cannot prepare for? Advantage, Beavs (or, Game. Blouses)

  • NorCalBeaver NorCalBeaver says:
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    I had a guy this last week in my store and we started talking college football because he saw my osu stuff on the desk. He was from Cali but played for a year for Boise state as a LB but now at UC Davis. Sure as shit he brings up ” didn’t you guys lose to sac state a couple years ago “….’lil kick in the balls. He was a beaver fan but damn I hope those sort of stories end with the MR era. Hoping the GA era starts with a bang and keeps on running. Go beavs!

  • Dwill03 Dwill03 says:
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    I recall Andersen saying practice would be closed to the media, but that he’d still encourage fan evolvement/practice attendance.

    And let’s be real: I know it’s tongue and cheek but Riley losing to FCS teams was not about bone and silvers awesome parcrice reports. It was about Riley and Banker being overconfident assholes. Sac State: stubborn Riley who just wanted Katz to pass on them for a million yards but instead he sucked. Finally tossed in a fresh rb in the second half and he ran straight though them for 200+ yards.

    Eastern Washington: Banker “we didn’t really know who Vernon Adams was before the game!!!!” He was like the FCS Freshman of the Year the year before, led them to the playoffs and who almost upset the huskies.. The only player on that team you should have watched film on you prick! Buncha smug overconfident assholes who’s “ingenious systems” were more important then winning.

    • That Other Guy says:
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      The Huskies was the year after he torched OSU, but I’m just splitting hairs.

      • Dwill03 Dwill03 says:
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        My bad. Then It was Wazzu that they almost beat the previous year. I knew it was 3 years in a row that ewu games were decided in the final few minutes against pac 12 schools.

        • That Other Guy says:
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          And he wasn’t the quarterback at that point, he took over several games into the season. I’ll stop splitting hairs now.

    • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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      I agree it had less to do with practice reports of who caught a pass or who dropped one or how a Safety missed a tackle, and more to do with a coach who wanted to keep pounding a square peg into a round hole.

      The laziness of not preparing for your opponent, to tackle during camp, or provide any mental discipline within the program was the downfall.

      • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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        Yea, Popsicles and slip n slides.

        • That Other Guy says:
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          That is the dumbest complaint ever. Every team does that stuff during fall camp — slip n slines, water balloon fights ect. All of those activities happen AFTER practice.

          • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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            ::sniff::

            That hurts my feelings

          • scotty says:
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            Now THAT’S the dumbest complaint ever 😉

          • That Other Guy says:
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            You’re not the only one to make the complaint. It’s been a dumb one for a long time.

      • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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        Not sure closed practices are simply about preventing spying. Seems to me closing a significant portion of the practices sends a valuable message to the team. A message that playing the game, representing your school, and being on scholarship requires a certain amount of focus and seriousness.
        If closed practices allow the wasted time and lollygagging of Riley’s open ones, then we all have misread Andersen’s approach.

        Like most here, I always appreciate knowledgeable practice reports from silver, bone, et al; hopefully we’ll still see some from the occasional open practice.

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    OT: Adidas and Nebraska trying to make MR feel at home. Really ugly black uniforms.
    .LOOK: Nebraska has a new alternate uniform for 2015
    CBSSports.com? – 3 hours ago

    • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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      Tire tread uni will look right at home with some FBS school driving over them.

    • That Other Guy says:
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      Every alternative Nebraska unis– and adidas unis for that matter — have been awful. Why are they messing with their classic look?

      • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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        The shirt pattern is an exact match for Melvin Gordon’s cleat pattern. #408 yards.

  • Corliss says:
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    Angry Beav is a genius. I support the periscope strategy whole heartedly. I am in Socal not far from where many of our recruits come from. I may be able to get more HS film with my ipad. Will periscope work with internet connection instead of phone connection?

    On a different subject, I noticed that Devan Felipe is no longer on the roster. I never saw him practice, but he was a big body that possibly could have provided some backup at nose guard. Any thoughts on this??

    Go Angry!

    • angry angry says:
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      I think the best thing to do would be setup one username/password for AB users. It’s a mild security issue, but if someone breaches it is it that big a deal? we could ask twitter who changed the password, ban that user, just let them have the account and create a new one.

      Beavblazed has done some testing — blazer, what do you think is the best way to set this up for multiple users?

      • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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        I havent tested the multi-user part yet. I have a message out to kman to see if he can log into the account i started yesterday. My fear is it wont work, at least as of the current iteration of the app. I think periscope is singular in name for a reason. It looks like it would only allow one video to run at a given time, so multiple feeds wouldn’t work together. That’s not to say it won’t change, as demand for such a feature will affect future versions i’m sure. Will have to get back to you after kman gives it a shot.
        Security could be an issue to, if anybody is allowed to access the site. Think about having a family sit down to watch the angrybeavs periscope experience and then one rogue user decides to video himself doing ungodly things to stuffed animals. Mom and dad may have a reason to be upset with angrybeavs for exposing their kids to that. Just not a good idea.

        Will find more time later to experiment and get back to you. Busy day today

        • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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          Confiscate WSN’s stuffed animals and his tire pump as a preventative measure.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            true story. When Whiskey was younger (many moons ago) he was asked to leave a certain department store for putting the stuffed animals in “sexual positions”.

        • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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          Found an article explaining another app called “twitcasting”.
          It’s been around longer that meerkat or periscope and allows 4 simultaneous feeds from users on a single account. It’s big in japan and brazil. Apparently requires less bandwidth too.

          https://www.techinasia.com/twitcasting-meerkat-periscope/

        • Jack says:
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          Can you set aside a hashtag that picks up submitted vids?

          • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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            We haven’t recorded anything worth viewing yet. It does allow you to tweet out a link to your feed when the broadcast starts, and I’ve read you can upload your saved feeds to youtube or other video sites for other non-periscope users to view later. Haven’t tried that out yetm

        • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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          Kman tested it out with me briefly today, and we couldnt get simultaneous video streams to record on the single account. Instead, he was just watching my live video feed. So whoever logs in first appears to have the power to record video, not both.

          The technology could change at some point in the future, but right now, periscope is only single thread.

    • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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      Videi quality depends on internet connection. Wifi would be best, but would work over your cellular connection. Think if it as you would skype or facetime. It will consume your data quickly over a cell connection, and if your wifi is weak, the picture quality could go from clear to pixelated in seconds.

  • Corliss says:
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    duks with giant spliffs at a party streaming live in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1……..

  • Jack says:
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    OT… a real gusher about Isaac… let’s hope his foot is good to go.
    http://campuspressbox.com/2015/isaac-seumalo-one-of-the-best-linemen-you-never-heard-about/

    • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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      Written by a former Beav and friend of the site

      • Jack says:
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        Good, we need more of this setting the bar high.

        • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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          The vid somebody posted about Nall a few days back shows #56 working with the other O-line guys in the background. Looks like he is moving normally and wearing regular shoes. Cautious optimism he plays again.

  • Jack says:
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    Also OT… Cuddyer expected to go DL… Conforto expected to be called up for tomorrow against da Bums… who are without Greinke, whose wife is having a baby. Game says it’s scheduled for SNY and MLBN (4:00 PST), but I see Nats/Bucs on MLBN tomorrow. I do see it on MLBNA (478 DISH).

    • angry angry says:
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      My fantasy baseball writeup says otherwise.

      The Mets are not promoting Conforto on Thursday, the NY Post reports.
      Spin:
      Earlier in the week, it was reported that Conforto might be called up as early as Thursday. But with New York facing Clayton Kershaw, it didn’t make much sense to have Conforto, who bats from the left side, to be promoted that day. Conforto could use more seasoning in the minors but with the Mets offense struggling and Michael Cuddyer dealing with a knee injury, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him up in the near term.
      —-

      Has this changed today with Cuddyer on the DL?

      • Jack says:
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        Yeah. NYDaily had the same angle the other day. They say Alderson is expecting to bring him up either way. It wasn’t believed today or even tomorrow would be his debut since it’s Kershaw and Greinke. But with Greinke not traveling with the team and Cuddyer going DL the buzz is that Friday will be the call-up.
        https://twitter.com/TimFinn521/status/624355215018446848

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    Anybody need a 4* running back?

    https://twitter.com/MattSmithCFB/status/624391500399448064

    • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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      By the way, several Beavs coaches started following Stepehnson today on twitter….

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      This had been rumored on the Badger boards for a few weeks. Some admitting that GA may have had a valid beef.

      • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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        And our RB commit, Thomas is academically ineligible, leaving a spot for this guy to easily slide into, if his grades are just slightly better….

        • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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          That would be awesome. Win win for me.

          • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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            It’s funny reading Wiscy fans saying they now understand why Andersen left and don’t hate him as much now. Their fans just hate their school’s academic standards instead. Damn those academics….always gettin in the way….

            Also saw another one of our coaches followed him tonight. Hope he had a good relationship with GA, Woods and Coach Chad prior to their departure. He actually committed to Wisconsin just after they left, but obviously were recruited by them.

            Looks like OkState, Oklahoma and tennessee are among the schools trying to woo him today.

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            I didn’t realize he’s already an NCAA qualifier. It was Wisconsin’s dean who essentially denied his admission, and less than a month before fall camp. That won’t help them with future recruiting. This guy thought he had already qualified and was ready to play for them. He’s eligible to go anywhere else and contribute immediately since he’s already qualified.

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            Also has recently been followed by Asu, oregon, iowa, pitt, florida, arkansas…others. Doesnt look like it will be easy to convince him to move to Corvallis.

            His highlights. Very fast guy, quick acceleration. Home run threat any he touches the ball

            http://www.hudl.com/athlete/564819/jordan-stevenson

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            Luck O da Beavs…..ends up a quack.

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            Out of all of the coaches who have recently started following Stevenson, he has only followed back one. Trent Bray of Nebraska…..

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            There might be a stick it to the FADGERS involved in his school choice. Rumor is that he already got the motion W tat. Whoops if true.

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            Paul Chryst was quoted earlier this month saying something along the lines of Stevenson being fully qualified and ready to contribute in fall camp. Whoops again…

          • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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            Nebraska has the lowest admission standards in the B1G, so that may play a part.

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            They’re the same as every other B1G team except for two of them. One of those two never has this argument because their admissions standards really are that high. The other is Wisconsin.

            Every other B1G school goes with the NCAA minimum. Their history with Prop 48 (and the history of the rest of the NCAA schools) will tell you how close to that minimum they are willing to go. It looks like Wiscy isn’t willing to play the sliding standardized-test score part of it all.

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            For the general student population. There is always some wiggle room with the athletes and part of it comes down to the level of support vs hostility the admissions people have to the various athletic teams. The NCAA minimum gets you on the desk but not into school.
            It’s harder to get into Big Ten schools – except MSU “ahead of only Nebraska”
            http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/…/big-ten…/1467113...
            Lansing State Journal
            Aug 27, 2014 – Despite growing differences between Michigan State and its Big Ten peers, MSU’s Jim Cotter, director of admissions, said he and school …

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            I’m not saying there isn’t a spectrum which is higher than other P5 conferences. Like I said, Prop 48 should tell us mostly who would and would not make exceptions today, give or take 15 years. And I’m certainly not saying there aren’t politics involved for every single team in any AD. But only two schools in the B1G draw hard lines and leave the politics out of it. And coaches will recruit with this knowledge, only pushing it when they think they have a good argument for a certain kid. Wiscy plays a game of it, telling the coaches they can fudge a little but disallowing admissions without trusting the coaches’ thoughts or plans for said kids.

            That’s disrespectful of the highest paid employee at your school (in most cases).

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        No kidding:

        http://www.buckys5thquarter.com/2015/7/23/9029801/jordan-stevenson-denied-admission-wisconsin-football-recruiting

        “Maybe Gary Andersen was right? It’s looking more like that every time this happens”

        “We really f***ed this kid over. And it’ll hurt our coaches when they go out recruiting. This is getting real old. Getting harder and harder to be upset with Gary Andersen for leaving.”

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    From Peko:

    https://twitter.com/kyle_peko65/status/624413775345549313

    With only one year of eligibility and a new family to take care of, I have a feeling he’s gonna play like he’s on fire.

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      Embedded tweet for the lazy…

      It's been one hell of a road but I'm finally ready to get down! #ItsOffical #ImPlayingBall #GoBeavs #LetMeSpin #99era #NinesOnMines— Mighty_9s (@kyle_peko65) July 24, 2015

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        Oh, Kyle. Couldn’t spell official right. I hope he gets his degree and can support his family. And I do hope he plays like his hair is on fire this year to get that NFL money.

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          He, uh, clearly meant “offical” and spelled it correctly! Yeah!

          http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Offical

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            Well if true, it means the apocalypse is upon us.

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          Well, there is this, he did spell it the same as Jordan Stevenson in the tweet linked above.
          Of course, Stevenson’s quote was “with all do respect”.

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            And I love that the one guy in the Wiscy site’s comment section who points this out… completely botches it by leaving an incomplete sentence in his post. It almost never fails.

            #GrammerPoliceDerp

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        Is this being reported anywhere other than Peko’s twitter?

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    LOL. What a headline.
    WNBA star claims wife cheated, had ‘sexual relations with man’…

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      Wasn’t she alread…..er….nevermind….

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      I’m not one to usually go after names, but you kinda have to wonder when faced with someone with a name like Glory Johnson. I mean, the owner of the Jets was aptly named. Is this woman also aptly named? Parents need to think a little about the double entendre, especially when your last name is Johnson.

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    Shit, now i gotta watch the Mets.

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      Conforto is facing the most pressure a young hitter has entering the league in a looong time. Not only is he playing in New York were the media has been hyping up as the savior of the offense for several months now, there hasn’t been a player who spent as little time in AA without playing AAA since Pujols. My excitement level and nervousness level are about the same.

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        He’s also going to be the 1,000th player to suit up for the Mets.

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        The Bmets released 3 players recently – one of whom – a Rodriguez who had a better batting average than Conforto.

      • angry angry says:
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        I don’t get the impression Conforto lacks confidence or cares about pressure.

        He’ll be fine. I expect him to slug ~.440-450 range, though, and not .500+ at this point like many met fans are hoping.He’ll probably be a doubles hitter for the time being. Next year or two that will change and he’ll hit more hrs.

        He’ll give the Mets a threat and extend the lineup

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    Not to be a shell but Andy over at building the Dam brought up a nice article about the punter position. long story short the Beavers don’t have much of one. The one they do is from Oregon I guess and then they have a JC guy so….I say just go for it on 4th, means more snaps for the offence right? ( I kid )

    I don’t post much here but I do read you guys and you are all entertaining.

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      You probably need to watch some of the JV kid’s tape.

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        I do not know enough to know what is good or not but thanks for the link I don’t pretend to know much about the craft of football

        My questions is can he punt 10 yards backwards

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          That might take some practice. We had one kid who couldn’t do it at first. He had to run toward the sideline on a wobbly vector and net a couple for 5 or ten yards before he could master that feat.

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            Oh, I remember those days that is why I brought it up

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            Yes… it takes hard work… and probably a dedicated Special Teams coach who makes bank for that kind of excellence.

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            The Badger fans sitting next to me at Camp Randall were laughing their asses off. My reply to “how did your punter do that?” “He has a gift.”

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      “I say just go for it on 4th, means more snaps for the offence right?”

      While you probably said that “tongue-in-cheek”, there is a school of thought that follows your idea.
      In fact, it made the list of Best Inventions of 2001-09 put out by that unimpeachable source…Time Magazine. You could search Kevin Kelley, No Punt Offense.

      It has been discussed here before. One aspect often overlooked is the flexibility a no punt approach gives the play caller facing 3rd and, say, 4 to 8 yds; knowing there can/will be two attempts to move the chains. Or, as you said, “more snaps”.

      I like it, but then again, I like the idea of Tanner Sanders passing from his position as place kick holder.

      http://grantland.com/features/grantland-channel-coach-never-punts/

  • Jack says:
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    Just found out I don’t get MLBNA in this region. And dish doesn’t carry SNY or SNLA.

    Oh well.

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      Try wiz1.net with ad block of course.

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    thank goodness for MLB.tv!

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    For those not following the twitter feed, this is encouraging regarding Stevenson. Also, Beavs appear to be putting on the full court press. Never seen them have so many of their coaches dedicated to bringing in one guy. I think having Olgelsby on the staff will help

    “Of the group, Stevenson said that three schools “stick out” early- those are the Beavers, Huskers and Vols.”

    http://t.co/ltMtwfaWh5

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      Would he be available to play this season if he came to OSU?

      Seems like a pretty crowded backfield with Woods-Barr, Brown, Haskins, and Paul Lucas (?).

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        Yes. Would essentially take T.Thomas spot

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      Per Gina on Twitter:

      @ginamizell: Source tells me Oregon State is pursing 4-star RB Jordan Stevenson, who was denied admission by Wisconsin. Mom, stepdad&Stevenson contacted

      https://twitter.com/ginamizell/status/624767254589108224

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        I hope they aren’t pursing him. How much? The NCAA will be all over this. She should’ve asked Peko how to spell pursuing.

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          Wisconsin released him from his LOi, so he is a free agent for all practical purposes. I hope Gary can get him.

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            not sure if you were responding to my reply re: Gina’s tweet which read, “Oregon State is PURSING 4-star RB Jordan Stevenson.” which is why I suggested she consult Peko about how to spell PURSUING. I understood the free agent bit. Thx, though.

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    Mets fans…
    https://twitter.com/DanYanofsky/status/624722754756022272

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    Conforto starting against the Dodgers batting 7th, two ground outs, so far, but a RBI also. Mets down 6-2 in the 6th. He’ll get another AB.

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      Who the fuck would negative a simple description of how Conforto was doing yesterday?

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    Gina says that “a source close to the situation” confirms that Peko is academically eligible.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2015/07/kyle_peko_oregon_state_beavers.html#incart_river

    • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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      …he just needs to return his bowling ball and yoga mat to the rec center.”

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        As much as we rib Peko, he’s a new father and it looks like he got his academic house in order (finally but better late than never!) Big changes hopefully overall for the better 🙂

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          Does anyone know if his eligibility gets him through the football season?

  • Peko's Tutor says:
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    YOU’RE WELCOME

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      I think Vernon Adams needs your help.

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      Hold on…Peko forgot to click the “next” button on his never ending on line course (Mike Riley’s description). He still has one page to complete!

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    I can’t say with 100% confidence, but I think Stevenson will be a Husker based on evidence and a source I can’t share. We’ll see soon. Hope I’m wrong

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      Riley: 1 – Andersen: 0

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        More like Bray: 1

        Which staff can more effectively negative recruit Corvallis than Riley’s?

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      F’in Riley

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      That would be a big mistake IMO if he went that way. Riley will continue to abandon the run in crunch time for most of 4th quarters when the game is on the line. Young man will think he was doing a fine job in the 1st half to have Riley piss it away in pass happy pursuits later.

      With Andersen the young man will get to rise to the occasion in the 2nd half and help Seth Collins and a mix of nice WRs keep the chains moving. In the 4th quarter Andersen will lean to guaranteed positive yardage and keeping pressure on tiring opposing defenses by maintaining plenty of ground attack. Stevenson will get to be the big man with Seth down the stretch instead of Riley turning him into a 4th quarter blocker for 10-15 yard slant routes.

      Andersen is much superior in maximizing running talent and Stevenson’s mold is his exact favorite type of RB. I think he would be great at Oregon State.

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        I’m not sure you can call playing football at Nebraska “a big mistake”, but he’d definitely have a clearer path and a better offense at OSU.

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          and no blowout losses to Wisconsin.

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          I would not want to play for a mentally declining Riley who would be 67 by the time Stevenson left the program. Too many head scratch moments with Riley will be coming. If he has any 7 win seasons the pressure and fan displeasure will be very palpable. Even at 8 wins he isn’t adding net supporters. Like with this contract here where you could see it turning ugly, Riley could be facing something similar in as short as a couple years there if he fails to produce. Being well into his sunset years as a coach the patience isn’t there by their fans. I could easily see them going another direction in under 4 years there and Riley retiring to San Antonio.

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        An issue with Andersen is that his success with Melvin Gordon doesn’t directly translate to the new offense he’s running here. Our offense will have pretty much 0 things in common with Wisconsin’s offense.

        Spread offenses dependent on the zone read don’t really produce RBs that will be great in the NFL most of the time. They just aren’t executing a scheme used at the next level and often don’t work on things they’ll need to do in the NFL.

        Other than LeGarrette Blount, what Ducks RB has been good in the NFL since Chip changed their scheme? During that time they’ve generally been one of the top rushing offenses, but no success at the next level.

        Riley could point to his pro-style offense being much better preparation for the NFL, and point to his success coaching Steven Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers, Ken Simonton, and Yvenson Bernard.

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          Since when has Blount been good in the NFL? I’d say average at best. He made any pro bowls?

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      Somebody send him game clips of the last few games against Fadgers. This is not how to get revenge.

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    Andersen needs a stud signee to really make the Pac-12 and nation start paying attention to the potential of Oregon State.

    4* RB Jordan Stevenson definitely fits the bill and currently lists Oregon State, Nebraska and Tennessee as his top choices and in that order. Hopes to make a decision coming out of this weekend. Go Beavs!

    http://www.buckys5thquarter.com/2015/7/24/9038447/jordan-stevenson-recruiting-wisconsin-oregon-state-nebraska-tennessee

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    Looks like Dr. Ray’s office dwellings are Modest City. Sheesh. I’d be willing to bet most of the new dorm rooms are nicer than this, check out the grey cabinets, probably particle board. Give the man a major upgrade.

    http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/ed-ray-osu-will-do-more-to-help-sexual-assault/article_fc2393ca-1a43-5e45-883b-6345f989d1ea.html

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      Dr. Ray just replied via email, “my office is fine.”

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      I think his office is rather appropriate for a college administrator at a school where tuition and fees have been rising for years.

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    I expect more from Andersen and Sitake recruiting. If we don’t land Stevenson and Riley does it is a shame. That kid’s frame is perfect for OSU. Sitake might be a pretty good defensive mind but I have yet to see him live up to hype as a “ace recruiter”. He seems so focused on family to me that I am not sure he goes as all out in recruiting as is necessary. I hope I am wrong but the current lack of recruits where Sitake has played a critical component makes me see some cruising on his part. Riley got that way but Sitake in his first few years should not feel this way. This staff needs a big recruit soon. Riley appears like he at least is close to a nice add. Besides Lockette who else on this staff is going to step up as a guy who can seal the deal on multiple recruits we are targeting?

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      I think Sitake was significantly overrated. The defense at Utah is Whittingham’s and will always get the focus of the team. Kind of the inverse of U of O. In my opinion, whoever is Utah’s DC will look pretty good.

      And as far as his recruiting, he was never an ace. He couldn’t even get most the blue chip Polynesians in Utah to become a Ute. The Utes just do a good job with the under the radar guys and JCers on the D line.

      But, I am not worried about the defense, as Andersen is also a Whitt. defense disciple and has good defenses wherever he goes. Recruiting could be a little tricky, though, as Oregon does not have the local talent base or a junior college program that Utah does.

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    New officially licensed OSU gear. It looks…. familiar, but still something just isn’t right. I would totally buy it if they used their block O

    http://www.fanprint.com/products/rep-your-state-36?s=2&cid=6038169129073&asid=6038169168673&agid=6038169187073

  • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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    So we are out of the Stevenson race. Not good.

    • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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      His loss.

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        Beav’s loss. Perhaps he thought GA sold him a bill of goods the first time around?
        This seemed like it should have been a slam dunk.

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          There’s too many possible variables to really hazard guesses as to why recruits don’t want to come to a certain university. Could’ve just wanted to stay in the B1G instead of going to the PAC. Could’ve just wanted to be closer to family in Texas while balancing playing time. Could’ve even just liked the way Riley said “Golly gee whiz!”.

          Regardless, it does suck we won’t be having him, but nothing we can do now. It’s more important to have a great season this year than to score with recruits right now anyway. Win, and recruits will take notice.

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    Conforto 3 for 3 with 2 doubles so far today, Mets hammering the Dodgers 8-1 through 5 innings.

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      Angry was right again saying Conforto would hit doubles.

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        4 for 4 now, line drive single to left. One RBI, two runs scored so far. It’s only 6th inning, Mets 11-2.

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        Zach Lee made his first career start for the dodgers tonight. I wouldn’t put much stock in it just yet

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          Helluva a lot better than going 0 for 5. I’ll take 4 for 4 against a major league pitcher, it’s a nice start.

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    Like duh. Nebraska has no depth at rb. The guy has a chance to start on day one at a school with great tradition for running backs,near home. He is eighteen years old. What would 99 out of 100 young men do if they had a plate full of choices? Pick a team with a spread offense? Over rated recruiter? And two plus two equals six.

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    And OSU loses another recruiting battle. This time for a talented 3* TE in-state recruit from Salem. Haven’t heard good recruiting news in awhile. The culture seems much improved and players were having a great time in the Spring Game. Time for this staff to put in some late nights and land some talented kids. Collins and Paul Lucas are my top recruits under the GA era so far but this upcoming class needs several more 3 star guys and a 4 star if possible to have any chance of finishing Top 9 in conference recruiting rankings. 11th place won’t get it done. I think people having so little faith in OSU’s ability to beat Oregon is taking its toll. GA has got to change that.

      • blackbug says:
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        The article is interesting and brings up some good points, but it also has some inaccuracies. First Kizer is the the 2nd rated tight end in the state with one of Washington’s most hated rivals getting the 1st rated tight end. Second, none of the cited steals from Washington by Riley were actually recruited by University of Washington except maybe Caleb Smith as far as I recall.

    • Jim says:
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      Petersen does seem to be getting commits from some pretty high-caliber players, and at least interest from others. While I don’t expect the dominance of the Don James era to occur again, or Petersen to recreate the magic he had at BSU, he could re-establish UW as the program in the NW. Would make it tough for OSU and WSU.

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        Don’t see them beating Oregon more than once every 5 years so I don’t see them taking a big step up. They could get to more Holiday level bowls if they play their cards right. Weather is better in Corvallis and traffic much better in Oregon too. Gives you more time to enjoy your life as you prep to be an impact Pac-12 player. Winning can be very fun for the players when it is regular at OSU. If GA gets the ball rolling and can up the recruiting Oregon State is in good position to compete for being 2nd best in the NW. UW’s stadium helps them but at least the upgraded VFC opens next fall and the Beavs will have slick locker rooms. Interested to see if we get any lip service from Stansbury on the future of Reser later this fall. Time is nearing to have more details on a plan and get the fundraising in full gear.

        • Jim says:
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          Yeah, I don’t see them eclipsing UO anytime soon. However, in my opinion, Oregon has gone from having one of the best coaching staffs in the country (primarily Kelly, Azzinaro, and Neal) to maybe the third best of the 4 NW Pac schools. Not that I think most of their coaches are bad, but I don’t think the staff as a whole provides the competitive advantage it once did. If true, that would have to take its toll eventually.

          I think regarding OSU, with the upgrades you mentioned, Andersen could provide a compelling narrative to come to OSU. Still probably won’t ever recruit classes better than mid-conference talent-wise. But, with the high level of execution I think Andersen will get from his players, becoming the Kansas State of the Pac 12 is realistic and fun from a fan perspective.

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    http://m.mlb.com/video/v295486983/ladnym-conforto-tallies-four-hits-vs-dodgers

    Video of Conforto’s hits. I’m surprised he got called up so quickly because he probably could have been a solid ROY candidate had they waited, but hey getting to the show is the important part. When you’re ready, you’re ready. Lots of new blood in the majors now.

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      Mets are so desperate for any hitting and with Cuddyer going on the DL, it was a nice opening for Conforto to slip into. I don’t like Alderson though and the subtle pressure he’s putting on Conforto already with his “if he hits he will play type comments”. Mets ownership is feeling the heat because having a great pitching staff doesn’t mean shit if you can’t score enough runs to win. Heard a stat where the Mets are like 37-5 when they score just 4 runs or more.

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    Is it too late to sell Stevenson on our lack of RB depth? Says here Chris Brown will miss part of the season recovering from hip surgery.

    http://www.osubeavers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=207912677&DB_OEM_ID=30800

    • Corliss says:
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      What are you talking about? His bio doesn’t say he will miss part of 2015/16 season? he played in the spring game with no noted injuries???????

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        It looks like they’ve edited it out. I saw it there the other day too, under the overview bulletpoints. Said he was expected to miss part of the season due to hip surgery. seemed odd they would disclose that given the injury policy.

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