30.Dec.2014 Possible Poaches

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Some names I’m hearing…

Utah: Philip Afia and Taylor Thomas.

Wisconsin: Estes, Aydon and Sagapolu

Uncommitted: Jay Irvine (friends with Taylor Thomas). Irvine looks way too good to be ranked only 3-stars (pretty good offer sheet, too). Seems he was overlooked due to the Florida talent pool.

There’s good reason to be nervous about this recruiting cycle, but have faith in GA to put together a plan. And for the record, he can contact recruits during the dead period, just not in-person. People confuse dead period with no contact.

During a dead period a college coach may not have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents, and may not watch student-athletes compete or visit their high schools. Coaches may write and telephone student-athletes or their parents during a dead period.

 

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  • angry angry says:
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    Check out Washington State’s class: https://washingtonstate.rivals.com/default.asp?SR=RivalsFP

    Top 40 and pretty impressive.

    • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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      you can’t recruit to Pullman

      • Kyle says:
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        Apparently you can recruit players that win 3 or 4 games every year. That’s what they are doing up there. 40 ranked class doesn’t mean jack shit. We had a 41 ranked class a few weeks ago and it was shitty other then a couple players who aren’t even coming anymore.

    • mckalk says:
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      It is impressive….I don’t mean to be insensitive, but I think Leach is weird, almost autistic like. I guess he has great assistants recruiting for him and an offense that appeals to kids.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        “It is impressive….I don’t mean to be insensitive, but I think Leach is weird, almost autistic like. I guess he has great assistants recruiting for him and an offense that appeals to kids with fat little girlfriends.”

        FTFY

  • osu2008 says:
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    Based on Irvine’s Twitter, I think he’ll be a Beaver.

  • Electric Eye says:
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    I agree on Irvine.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Such a long way to go. The silver lining is we won’t have a ton of our players flip to other teams on Signing day this year. They’ve already gone to Nebraska!

  • Tango_Whiskey says:
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    Once these coaches are able to meet face to face with the recruits things will change quite a bit i think… I know I wouldn’t commit 4 important years of my life to someone I had never met face to face

    • angry angry says:
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      They’ll have 3 weeks to do that once dead period ends Jan 14th.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        and we have some scheduled for a visit on the 16th. Hopefully GA and his staff can close the deal on these kids

  • angry angry says:
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    I was checking if Baldwin could bring anyone with him. This is really their class?
    https://coloradostate.rivals.com/default.asp?SR=RivalsFP

    Wow that is terrible.

  • Osu_Sports_Fan says:
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    Please don’t grasp at Colorado States 2 Star recruits. There are plenty of recruits GA can get He must sell his style, his Program, Pac12, the Oregon State. That is where we are at this time. OSU as a school will move up as selling/recruiting point but GA and Staff is selling point Today. Go Beavs

  • bleedorange says:
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    Looks like the Wisconsin coaches had alot more prospects i wonder why that is?

    • Jack says:
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      effort

      • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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        Cheese.

      • Benny says:
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        I don’t think that is very fair, I am sure that there is a lot of effort being made to recruit by all of these people. I think it probably has more to do with reporting, when Wisconsin is talking to someone they talk about it, when USU is talking to someone they don’t. Also in GA’s interview segment they posted yesterday it seems that his philosophy is more ‘This is who we are, tell us why you deserve to come here’ instead of ‘we really want this guy and we are going to make it happen’. That may lead to more ‘targets’ for each coach.

  • mckalk says:
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    OT- Brenda Tracy follow up story by Canzano made the front page of The Oregonian today. Headline is “Official regrets, little more, in Brenda Tracy case” Three pages long.

    Not a lot more about Riley, Canzano talks about an OSU football culture of helping athletes get out of trouble and a lot of buddy, buddy with law enforcement (though it seems that the article is implying that a lot of this was pre-Riley). At the time, the big focus was fund raising to upgrade facilities and if the story got out in all of it’s gory details it obviously would not help that cause.

    Still, I guess Tracy’s not flying to Lincoln anytime soon to speak to St.Riley’s team. Doesn’t sound like she’s too impressed with OSU’s recent “internal investigation”.

    • ObjCritic says:
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      Riley’s glad to be avoiding this. I’ll be surprised if OLive staff call out Riley’s bullshit response to this story; the whole “maybe I’ll have her come talk to the team…”

      I wonder if any media in Nebraska will pick it up, or are they too happy to have their anti-Pellini?

      When you think about a program like Nebraska and the power it has in its community, and the entitlement many of its players must have in that environment, a vague, lazy Riley may not be the best candidate to keep players under control.

    • ObjCritic says:
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      Just checked Olive. The other online “frontpage” article was on Nike’s new ads for the four playoff dress-up dolls it is outfitting in the first NCAA football playoff. Absurd.

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    Just read through last night’s “chat” from Beaverblitz. It’s funny to see how much of an about face Angie has made. She’s ragging on Riley and his staff left and right. Gets on Canzano too.

    https://www.rivals.com/content.asp?SID=1051&CID=1693080

    • angry angry says:
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      Yeah ex post facto everyone thinks (or finally admits) he was mediocre. It’s sad. These people all have no backbone.

      • wannabeav says:
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        for those of us who don’t have a subscription can you give a flavor of the dialogue, or some tidbits?

  • mb says:
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    Let it go guys. Everyone is acting like bantam roosters strutting around the hen house trying to claim credit for the sunrise after a cocka doodle doo doo.

  • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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    Wow, this speedy TCU team is just dismantling the fat guys from Ole Miss. Gives Oregon some hope vs Alabama if they get there. TCU looking like they should have been a playoff team

    • carltogr carltogr says:
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      I see the Beavs having an identity similar to TCU in the coming years….perhaps undersized at times, mostly 3 star players, but with chip (wood chunk) on shoulder — plays with discipline. Be nice to see that identity for once….

      • mexibeav mexibeav says:
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        That’s exactly what I was saying to my buddy just now. Similar to TCU with an innovative offense and a defense that will pack a punch.

        That mentality will be set by GA. He said he likes to recruit JC players cause they’re usually hungrier than those high school 4* and 5* recruits that have been padded on the back all of their lives.

        It’s going to be fun watching the Beavs.

      • ObjCritic says:
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        That’s the kind of niche OSU should be pursuing. Love the comparison.

      • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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        STOP using the word identity

        • Jack says:
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          But we just got one for Christmas, and we want to play with it while it still has that new identity smell.

  • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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    Telly Lockette Named Running Backs Coach

    http://www.osubeavers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30800&ATCLID=209829304

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  • ean says:
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    Langsdorf reportedly will join Riley in Nebraska as OC.

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    From Kendall Rogers’ Twitter feed:

    Look at the bright side for Ole Miss, you’re a baseball school. Embrace it. #kidding
    12:39pm – 31 Dec 14

  • steveEbeaver says:
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    Less than 6 min in and two big plays later BSU over Zona, 14-0

  • Calibeav says:
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    http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bulls/bulls-rbs-coach-telly-lockette-leaves-for-osu/2212051

    Telly Lockette in as RB coach… Seems like a recruiting win for sure.. He was head man at Miami Central for a long time

  • Calibeav says:
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    Telly Lockette joined the University of South Florida staff as running backs coach in March of 2013. Lockette came to USF after producing one of the most successful runs in Miami-Dade prep football history as head coach at Miami Central High School, where he was head coach for five seasons. During Lockette’s tenure, he racked up numerous awards including Nike Coach of the Year and Powerade Coach of the Year.

    In his first season as USF running backs coach, Lockette helped guide Marcus Shaw to three 100-yard rushing games and four straight games of 94 yards or more to begin the season before being slowed by an injury. Shaw earned second team American Athletic All-Conference honors after finishing second in the league in rushing and posting 765 yards on the year, the eighth-best total in USF history.

    While at Central, Lockette produced a 60-10 record and led the Rockets to three consecutive 6A state championship games. He was the first coach to take a Miami-Dade team to three consecutive title-game appearances and produced state titles in 2010 and ’12. Lockette’s 2010 team finished with a No. 2 ranking from USA Today, while the 2012 squad finished as the No. 1 team in the country.

    ESPN also ranked Central as the No. 1 ‘Hot Bed’ for talent in the nation after the 2010 season. In addition, Central didn’t lose to a team from Dade or Broward counties from the 2009 state semifinals up until his departure to USF.

  • Electric Eye says:
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    Ricky Liuchan is in Corvallis. Chatted with his parents today. They’re excited about the new coaching staff. Ricky’s up to 6-2 230 and still growing.

    Closest comparison is to Ryan Nall from last years class. Nall, in my opinion, was the best player signed in last years class. And he showed it in practices this last fall.

    • Electric Eye says:
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      And I’m not talking about closest comparison in size. Talking about ability. Liuchan’s film is ‘Grade A’ top-shelf.

    • ObjCritic says:
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      Unleash that beast. Willis too….

    • angry angry says:
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      Agree.
      I had Nall and Liuchan ranked as the two best prospects: http://angrybeavs.com/rankings/9842

    • wannabeav says:
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      I think we all wanted Nall to play last year, but now in retrospect it’s clear Riley did us a favor in that we have a shot at four years worth of his play and now with competent instruction besides.

      • ObjCritic says:
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        which includes a clearly defined role(s) without over-burdening him with complexity. I feared low frequency/high complexity play for him under Riley, who seemed to be considering every position for him but kicker and QB….”learn plays for 4 or 5 positions and we’ll use you 5 plays per game…

  • scotty says:
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    Arizona sucks. And they’re getting trounced by Boise State.

    • ObjCritic says:
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      These month-long layoffs often throw a team off and result in poor play from one of two teams in the game. Also, throw in all of the distractions for a bunch of 20-year olds.

      I also remember that brief period when the Super Bowl was played one week after the conference championship games, competitiveness seemed to be better. For awhile there, there was so many boring blowouts. An extra week, and throw in all of the distractions for a bunch of 27-year olds…

    • wannabeav says:
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      Oregon being a notable exception, Pac 12 play is very inconsistent. WSU beating Utah and OSU beating ASU being two examples.

  • whatever says:
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    From a Nebraska fan, re: Danny Langsdorf as the new OC.

    “I like this hire. The video was impressive how he worked with the players. He treated them like men and not boys. Could this be the HC in waiting?”

    • Electric Eye says:
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      That would be something.

      • scotty says:
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        Yeah it’d mean Biley made it 5 years without getting run out of Lincoln. Bahaha

    • wannabeav says:
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      those poor people. What did they do to deserve this?

      • mckalk says:
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        They deserve it for apparently not having even a basic understanding of college football.

    • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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      Most seem pretty happy with the hire, and refer to Manning’s improved stats this season. It looks like some huskers are envisioning a duel threat/spread/option type offense. Should someone break it to them that duel threat Rilelangs means maybe the QB rolls out or starts running when the pocket breaks down?

      • Jack says:
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        When did we start calling cowering in fear in a standing fetal position “maybe the QB rolls out or starts running?”

        • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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          We weren’t that lucky, but that’s what they’ll see if they get their duel threat QB.

  • carltogr carltogr says:
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    Boise cracks me up with the way they tackle…leading with head, taking out opposing team’s best players….they got Mosoli and Rodgers in the past….looks like they got to Nick Wilson too….

    • scotty says:
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      It’s not “cheap” it’s “playing with an edge” :-p

  • wannabeav says:
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    anyone else having problems with the color contrast visible in Zona’s uniforms? Not sure if it’s the uniforms, or my TV’s going on the fritz, or a migraine is heading my way.

    • Jack says:
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      I can’t see their numbers. I thought there was a rule this year where the numbers had to have an outline which contrasts with both the number and the uni colors.

  • Beaver says:
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    I never like saying anything negative about any of our recruits. However, I just want to say that Andersen and co. would be wise to pass on Taylor Thomas for various reasons.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    Just caught the last of the Fiesta, sounded like Rich Rod channeled his inner Riley near the end.

  • Issaquahbeav says:
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    AZ’s Solomon made some of the worst decisions in that final drive. Throw the ball away instead of taking sack after sack.

  • turntwo says:
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    Grant Hedrick from Independence, _Oregon_, just led Boise to a Fiesta Bowl victory. Riley swings and misses again!! Hopefully Andersen knows more about talent than Oregon State’s former coach.

    • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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      If they had offered him instead of the 4 star Mannion that year wouldn’t that have been ridiculed as “low hanging fruit” by this board?

      Edit: Funny to see Blake Bortles was the 44th ranked pocket passer that year as well.

      https://rivals.yahoo.com/ucla/football/recruiting/rankings/rank-2388/0

      • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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        It is funny to look back on past classes and recruits.

        From the link you posted it looks like Sean only had an offer from OSU, I don’t recall, did he shut down everyone and decide on OSU early? Seems odd a 4 star would only have one offer and his interest in colleges looks limited as well.

        Also following links from that link down the rabbit hole, we find comments about some others in that class…

        “9. Oregon State
        Headliner: Oregon State has a great tradition of taking quarterbacks that are somewhat under the radar and turning them into excellent players. QB Sean Mannion has a rocket for an arm and all the tools to be special for OSU.
        Sleeper: Fred Thompson was productive as a senior, but the defensive tackle from Oakland has still not scratched the surface of what he could become. If he develops like defensive players tend to at OSU, look out.
        Overview: Oregon State wasn’t going to win a lot of team rankings races this season, mainly because of its extremely small class. The Beavers were limited in quantity, but they more than made up for it with quality. The Beavers made a considerable upgrade on the defensive line with the pickups of Thompson and Thomas Molesi. The Beavers have also had tremendous success with undersized running backs, and Malcolm Marable could be the next big thing. As always the Beavers did have a few Signing Day surprises – three-star Mana Tuivailala looks like a steal, and four-star Shaydon Akuna is the best player in Hawaii.”

        • Jack says:
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          Wow!

        • whatever says:
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          As was typical of Riley’s era, Mannion was offered very early and committed early…so not a lot of offers.

          • ObjCritic says:
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            He came to campus early too as I recall; graduated early from HS and made it to spring ball.

          • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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            You are correct.
            And, Happy New Year to all AB’s !!

            OS?…….DS!!

      • Jack says:
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        First time I really got a good look at Bortles today.

        He really sucks… and not in a DA/strong arm way. He looked like a bad Rex Grossman with a weak arm.

      • Jack says:
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        I believe Hedrick was brought up at the time. That’s what this site needs–a search which will pick up key words in comments.

        • WFO WFO says:
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          Yeah I asked Angry about it and he said to use the search bar.

          Didn’t work.

        • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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          Looks like some guy named “JackBeav” talked about him a little. Mostly about how Oregon should go after him though…

          I heard from a friend that Jordy Johnson of Sheldon is getting a hard look from OSU. I personally think he’s the best dual threat QB in the region, even considering Hedrick up in Salem. But he’s not the type of QB to work in a pro-set. Honestly, UO would be scary with this kid in the backfield. He has some serious wheels.

          Jordan Johnson was by far the better player in the secondary. And he was the lynch-pin on offense. I’m still wondering why UO didn’t go after either him or Grant Hedrick. Both those kids project as spectacular fits in the spread option.

          http://angrybeavs.com/recruiting/1259#comments

          http://angrybeavs.com/recruiting/1525#comments

          • Jack says:
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            Man was Johnson a disappointment with all that happened at Montana.

            Hedrick turned out to be serviceable. But all his skills were not utilized at Boise.

    • wannabeav says:
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      what a dead end the Mannion era was, competitively speaking. truly

      • scotty says:
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        Not Mannion’s fault so much as Riley’s. Over reliance on the passing game from having a decent QB.

    • Whiskey Soaked Napkins Whiskey Soaked Napkins says:
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      You mean that same Grant Hedrick that OSU stomped a year ago in the Hawaii Bowl? Not defending Riley here but Hedrick played at fucking Central HS. Which is equivalent to philomath. Not very often a 4A qb makes it To be a starter in FBS football. Yes I know, Derek Anderson. But those are the exceptions, not the norm.

  • angry angry says:
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    The SEC is so overrated.

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  • angry angry says:
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    Anyone know how revenue sharing works under the new system? If the Ducks win tomorrow, do the Beavs benefit in any way? Or say if Arizona had won the Fiesta Bowl today, would OSU have received a cut?

    • HireMattWells says:
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      My understanding of how it worked before and probably still works is that participation earns the money for the conference. It used to be equally distributed amongst all schools in the conference so hopefully that is still the case. Therefore having Arizona in a BCS 6 bowl pays good and I think what they did was just make the Playoff Bowls just pay a slight tad more. Doesn’t help to win it all beyond conference prestige as far as I know.

      Someone can dig into that for the latest revenue breakdowns.

  • HireMattWells says:
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    Base Amount:

    Power Five (ACC, Big XII, Big Ten, SEC and Pac-12): each conference will receive approximately $50 million, which includes $300,000 for each school’s football team meeting the NCAA’s APR minimum for participation in a bowl game.

    Group of Five (American, C-USA, MAC, Mountain West and Sun Belt): these five conferences will receive $75 million total, including $300,000 for each school’s football team meeting the NCAA’s APR minimum for participation in a bowl game). The conferences have decided among themselves how to divide this money, which is reportedly $60 million split evenly and the remaining $15 million divided based on how the conferences rank against one another based on team performance. (Note: Some other numbers in the linked article don’t match the CFP website.)

    Notre Dame will receive $2.3 million, which is predicated on meeting the APR minimum.

    Army, Navy and BYU will split a total of $922,658.

    Additional Amounts for Participation:

    Each of the four teams selected for a semifinal game will earn $6 million for its conference. There is no additional payout for playing in the championship game (which was also the case under the BCS).

    Each team selected to play in a “host” bowl will earn $4 million for its conference. In 2014-15, those bowls are the Cotton, Fiesta and Peach Bowls.

    An expense payment of $2 million will be provided for each team for each game (semifinal, national championship, Cotton, Fiesta and Peach Bowl), paid to the conference.

    • Beavers4life says:
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      So what you’re saying is for pac 12 having 8 bowl teams, the conference gets $400 million?! Which split evenly equates to $33.3 million each?! If that’s the case then Ya, we’re good with the coaches salaries and renovation projects? Am I reading this correctly?

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        They take the team’s bowl expenses out before the money goes in the conference “pot”

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      Or is it $4.16 million for each school split evenly?

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      Further more, UofO wont make any more money for the conference by advancing. In fact, UofO advancing to the final would actually lower our cut substaintially, the extra game is extra travel cost, and team travel costs are deducted from the conference pie. So its in the conference and our interest for them to lose to fsu.

  • Jack says:
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    New Year Bop!!!!

    This is probably my favorite album of the year.

  • Jack says:
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    Happy New Year to all.

    And thank you Nebraska. I love you.

  • rsteve503 rsteve503 says:
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    The miracle of 2014 … god bless Nebraska!

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      Are we all default Husker fans now? I freakin’ love that AD.

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        It’s tough for me because I’ve always hated Nebraska football. Their 1990’s era fan arrogance reminds of current Duck supporters, but I’ve mellowed a little with their “Callahan Comeuppance”.and decade plus disappearance from National Championship talk.

        Can you love stupidity? If so, here’s to Shawn Eichorst. Matzel Tov! You’re gonna need it.

  • CraigBeav says:
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    Happy new year my beaver brethren! It’s a great year to be a beaver!

  • HireMattWells says:
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    May 2015 be a banner Beaver year. Feels like it will be one of the best in awhile. Major sports all look to be uptrending. Tinkle doing very well in raising the bar and Andersen should bring alot of new energy for 2015 Football. Feels similar to when Erickson was hired, which is exciting.

    Happy 2015 Beaver Nation!

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      Sorry dude, I don’t think we’re hiring Matt Wells 🙁

      • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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        We did get his old boss and his top offensive employee though. I’m assuming HireMattWells is a happy camper.

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          I hope he keeps the name “HireMattWells” indefinitely….it fits with the irreverance of this forum.

  • angry angry says:
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    It is exciting times to be a Beaver, but I freaking hate new years. I’m getting old. Quizz was 4 years ago already? It really does fly, and New Years always reminds me how depressing time is.

    • Jack says:
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      You need to #jaminthevan …

      … and maybe get a little more sleep or start taking naps.

      Naps are underrated.

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        I love naps, and I have been sleep deprived. It’s kind of odd you know that.

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      Excelsior.

    • mckalk says:
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      Why are you getting negative votes for this???? Some universal truth here. Hungover crowd?

  • mckalk says:
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    Happy New Year!………and may the Ducks soon taste the “agony of defeat”….I prefer this week, but I’ll take it in two weeks if necessary.

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    OT, anyone watch GT win the orange bowl? I didn’t catch it, but they sound pretty unique running the triple option. Both teams put up gobs of yards; the way of college football these days.

    Who’s watching the Rose Bowl today? I make it a point not to watch UO, and don’t really care for FSU, but admit to being curious about this game and if UO D plays well.

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      I watched some of it, GT’s option was on fire……here’s a stat…Justin Thomas, their 5’11” “running” QB threw more TD passes than Mannion this year (18 to 15). I always thought Paul Johnson was a great coach and he seems to have a knack on offense for when to go inside, outside or pass. His one knock has been bowl game success. Last night helped that out.

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      I was struck by how well coached Georgia Tech was. Such a shocking contrast to what we’ve seen at Reser the last half decade

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    Home yesterday..wtf…feels like freaking -20. No wonder no one wants to play in this frozen tundra. Good riddance to 2014 had to be the one of the worst years in Beaver history… no need to recap.. you all get it.

    Still can’t believe Nebraska bit on Riley… they will turn on him after two years, max.

    Caught Arizona yesterday….Rich Rod is a sniveling cry baby, any kid that screwed up had to endure a profanity laced diatribe escort from that fool as they approached the team bench.

    Happy New Year all AB’s. JB

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      Agree about Rich Rod but I guess that’s what happens when you’re overrated and you’re exposed in the last two games of your season.

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      Don’t care about Zony because we didn’t play them this year… not even twice. Don’t care about Riley anymore because I don’t have to.

      And this was a great year for the Beavs… a great, great year. Don’t know what you were watching.

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        Riley traumatized all of us, you’re just in denial or you have better meds than I do!

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          I’m a Beaver. I know how to compartmentalize sports.

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          Mckalk makes an important point. Bear with me, and I mean no offense to those truly afflicted with PTSD, but I think as Beaver football fans we suffer from a form of traumatic stress brought on by the combination of Riley coaching and the accompanying media apologetics. One recent case in point: as a fan base we’ve become so acculturated to the “no one will come to Corvallis to replace Riley” (I barely exaggerate) trope that when that doofus reporter in SLC (probably Goe’s cousin) said Utah was coming after GA it sent a tremor through this forum, Letourneau picked up on it, as did Mike Parker. The symptomatology includes “luck of the beavs,” nervousness, occasional lack of self esteem.

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    I feel good about Irvine look at his upcoming visits:
    Wake Forest and Middle TN…. We better be able to get him over those schools

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ThatJasonYoung/status/549809423922003968

  • Whiskey Soaked Napkins Whiskey Soaked Napkins says:
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    Hopefully Jameis is finally in jail tonight for rape. Raping the UO defense

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    Holy shit! Kicker for Wisconsin is bigger than some of the offensive linemen! With a beer gut to boot. Put the fork down tubby!

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      Maybe that Raiders kicker is his idol – Janakowski?!?

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      I hate in shape FG kickers, it’s not right….give me Tom Dempsey or a senile George Blanda anyday. What’s wrong with this world?

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    Anybody know of a live online stream of the Rosebowl?

  • carltogr carltogr says:
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    Anybody know of a free live online stream of the Rosebowl?

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    I hate Florida teams.
    I hate the dux more.
    I draw comfort from this prediction: http://espn.go.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/78978/10-reasons-florida-state-will-win
    I hope it is true, it is an embarrassing beat down, and then FSU loses in the championship game.
    One of the joys of sports is embracing the dark side.

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    Fuck the Ducks!!! FucK em right in the pussy!!!! Oooooooooo

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    I don’t like the ‘ucks but I don’t want to see them make the Pac-12 look bad. So, FWIW, I’m hoping they get beat but that they don’t stink up the place,,, like ‘ole Miss for example.

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    If anyone wants to discuss the Rose Bowl, there’s a chat for it:

    http://angrybeavs.com/chat

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    Mariota sucks!!

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    Is it too late to trade TCU for Ohio state?

  • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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    classy ducks!

    https://vine.co/v/Ow3le0bLvu5

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    Okay slow slow time.

    I like the staff that GA has assembled. It will bare out in time whether or not it is a successful one. On paper it looks Good. I like the DC and OC selections. I like that he kept Brennan, I think he could be more successful underneath him.

    He not only is looking at cooking schemes but is also leaning heavily on their ability to recruit, it will be hard to expect too much with just 5 weeks to signing Day.

    You got Sitake who does, Poly and Utah, both areas where Utes were very strong in, and could be huge for the program. Utah/Nevada is area we have done poorly in and there is good talent there.
    Baldwin is a mystery, he seems to be a good eye for talent. Has pulled from the West.
    Tuiaki has a heavy Utah presence and it should be noted again that OSU has done poor in Utah and Nevada over the past decade, getting just a handful of signees. It’s maybe not a “hotbed” but there are plenty of talented players and the ones that are ranked high are gems.
    Woods seems strong in Cali, and almost exclusively recruits the OL. He has been all over the MW, but i think that had more to due with being at Wisky. He probably will be focused in Cali.
    Kauha’aha’a is a Big Poly, including Hawaii and American Samoa. But he is also is all over the West area. He has recruited the NW and Cali well.
    Odum you would think Texas, right? Actually most of his targets are from Florida. So you would think he could do both, but I like GA’s philosophy to hit the top State targets.
    Telly Lockette is a heavy South Florida recruiter, with ties to Idaho. He recruits area more than position. Could this mean much more Florida recruiting?
    Brennan, very big in SoCal and some Texas

    I like the emphasis on the areas of recruiting. Will it translate to pulling more recruits from those respected areas? Well, it is not that simple. There are a lot of areas to divide up between the coaches. But I would like to think we will start doing better in Utah, Texas, and Florida as well as the Poly’s. OSU has a big Poly tradition, one that these guys could make bigger!

  • angry angry says:
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    Oregon is going to kill either of these teams.

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      Agreed. They just dont make mistakes and capitalize so well on other team’s f ups. Theyre a well oiled machine right now and it pains me to say theyre flat out good. If you thought the bandwagon was bloated before, just wait till they win a championship.

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        Maybr if they win it all, Phil Knighy will die peacfully, having accomplished his goal

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          Exactly….Uncle Phil is hell-bent on buying the Ducks a championship before he dies….

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        Anybody count the points off of turnovers in BOTH games yesterday? Wow, and most were not “forced” errors.

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      It pains me greatly, but I agree. Although I am not going to discount the coaching of Saban or Meyer, but you would think the Ducks will be big favorites.

    • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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      Nah, Florida St. made them look much better than they are today.

  • WFO WFO says:
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    Ohio State’s QB is so bad.

  • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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    Not looking like Kirby Smart would have been a good pick to shut down the spread offenses out in the Pac-12…

  • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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    Urban Meyer is officially the Quarterback Whisperer.

  • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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    https://twitter.com/BrodyLogan/status/550842504384610304

    Wow, classy.

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    interesting game management from OSU on that last drive…

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    Bama moving at a glacial pace too…

  • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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    Well, Ohio State winning means that my choice of who to root for just became VERY easy.

    Hope the Ducks slaughter Ohio State next Monday. Probably the team I loathe the most in the country.

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      Agree, and I think they will.

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        I wish I were as confident as you. I can see Meyer coaching rings around Helfrich, so it’ll come down to Mariota’s heroics and the Duck defense somehow learning in a little more than a week how to actually defend the run.

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          Meyer is a better coach for sure. Oregon has a lot more speed. They will kill Ohio State. Ohio State is freaking slow.

          • RanYakumo RanYakumo says:
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            I think Oregon doesn’t have as much of a speed advantage as you think. Ohio State isn’t at Oregon’s level, but they’re certainly not shabby.

            Meyer’s been recruiting strong, fast athletes from the South to Ohio State, just like the guys he had back in Florida. He’s been there three seasons at this point, so he’s been able to get a lot of his guys in. That his defense knows how to defend the spread helps, too.

            Oregon definitely will win if they can stop OSU’s run game and make their third string quarterback prove he’s not just a product of Meyer’s system by making him throw under pressure and consistently.

            I think this will be closer than many think.

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            Rooting for the Ducks to win a national championship? Trying……………nope can’t do it. As much as I hate Ohio St….I have to hope for a Buckeye upset.

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    Will the AD post another congratulatory advertisement after those who should remain nameless win?

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      Is he kissing up to them hoping that phil will throw some serious coin OSU’s way? Dream on bobby dream on.

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      I don’t think so. I think the add was a classy way of saying ‘been there done that’ unfortunately we cannot say that with the NC.

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        There better not be any public congratulations for a Duck NC…..OSU administrations attitude should be this bullshit is going to end soon with consistent Civil War losses…enjoy it while you can.

        I might be wrong, but was there any formal congratulations from the Oregon athletic department for the baseball national championships? I think their actual counter was to get off their asses and add baseball back in to compete with OSU.

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    Check out @David_Moore5’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/David_Moore5/status/550850072921915392?s=09

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    SEC West……guess they weren’t the greatest division in the history of CFB after all.
    Bama lost
    Auburn lost
    MSU lost
    LSU lost
    Ole Miss lost

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      S-I has an article on the “stunning fall” of the SEC. One quote I liked was from an Alabama player:

      “There’s no difference between SEC athletes and Big Ten athletes,” Perry said, quite possibly earning a lifetime ban from all conference athletic venues, or at minimum its message boards.”

      I’m SO tired of hearing about “SEC speed;” I think it was said in the UO game of someone.

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        I guess ESPN will figure out a way to buy the P-12 Network to add to their portfolio, so we can all be sucked into the next hype machine vortex.

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    Because of the emergence of the other qbs there is speculation that Braxton Miller will pull a Russell Wilson. Speculation is he goes to Florida state but wouldn’t that be perfect? A guy can dream i guess

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    Jimbo to Jameis…. “Calm the fuck down…”
    http://www.brobible.com/sports/article/jimbo-fisher-tells-jameis-winston-calm-fuck-youre-going-bench/

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    Only the second time I’ve seen the Ducks this season. Man, the WR holds on their “blocking,” the DB holding…how is that not called?

    Note on the zenith of NCAA football rot (from my perspective): Nike outfitting all four playoff teams while owning one of them; Disney Sports broadcast, national championship played in “Jerryworld” stadium…I guess it only could have been worse if there were two SEC teams in the NC.

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    Meet coach Andersen January 9th in Corvallis prior to WBB civil war, and January 10, 2:30 pm in Portland:

    https://twitter.com/OSUBeaversFB

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    OT: Gina checked in with Rueck for some straight talk on the loss at TN. More evidence of how solid this guy is.
    http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2015/01/oregon_state_beavers_coach_sco_1.html

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      Holy schnikeys batman!!!

      There are 50 trackers on that article.

      I freaked out and ran away. What does it say?

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        Schnikeys?

        Still trying to figure out which of the trackers found by Ghostry can be left on and still see the page content, but, it is Gina.

        Some bits from the article:

        Pain inspires growth, Scott Rueck says.
        “It’s probably the perfect bridge into Pac-12 play, that experience,” Rueck said from his office Wednesday evening. “If we were to go back there and get beat by 30, maybe it could demoralize you, but we didn’t do that.
        “We should have handled certain situations a little bit better, and we can in the future …
        He also hopes the pain from the Tennessee loss especially inspires growth.
        “Looking back at it, I think it’s a game that we could have won, which hurts to think back to,” Rueck said. “But the lessons learned, hopefully, will prove really valuable as we go forward into games that truly matter and count to where we want to go.

        “I think it was the perfect lead-in, because it was encouraging, at the same time it helps refocus us and it exposed a few things that we kind of just need to get better at.”

        One of my favorites was, “We should have handled certain situations a little bit better, AND WE CAN IN THE FUTURE…

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          The only “tracker” I find that needs to be enabled on olive is Livefyre.

          Tracker is actually a misnomer… ghostery is a very blunt hammer that tends to block any externally loaded javascript resources, even if they’re not really there for tracking purposes.

          Also, just because it took me a while to figure out, on watchespn.com, the only one that needs to be enabled is Conviva.

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            Thanks. I have a lot to learn about this electric interwebby thing!

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            Yeah… I tend not to care about the Groanian past the first two sentences. But they’re usually sitting at about 15-25 feelers. That 50 was worse than anything I’ve ever seen on anything like fansided or bleacherreport… or even sbnation.

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            Just clicked on it again, and now it’s showing only 11. That’s a weird variance. But I do have to say that the Groanian has been blocked by WOT twice in the last three months. So I think they are having some issues right now. I left Tor off when visiting there a couple weeks ago, and I found out about a half hour later that an ad beacon that originated there was following me.

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    Marcus Mariota is a special player….main reason why Oregon has gone as far as they have this season….with that said — Beavs have a real opportunity in the next 2-3 years to take advantage of a Mariota-less Duck squad, and win the CW. I don’t see the Ducks winning the PAC-12 next year.

    As far as the game last night, FSU was in it up until their freshman starting coughing up the ball….and I don’t see Ohio State making those same mistakes, and Ohio State’s defense is much better than FSU’s. Either team can win it….38-31, flip a coin (go Buckeyes)

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      I remember thinking that when Masoli got kicked off the team 6 yrs ago. Lol!

      Seriously, I keep waiting for them to come back to earth too. But every time I think its going to happen, I’m wrong!

      Yep. They’re having a special season. I’m actually torn. I’ve never had a strong opinion on Ohio St either way, and it would be good for the Pac12 to add a football championship. And I guess if we can’t be the ones to win, I’d almost rather have it go to Oregon (ahhhhh!) Then to some dick coach and fans like USC/Sark or Mora at UCLA.

      Root for the Ducks though?? I don’t know about that…

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        I think it was pretty obvious last night that the system is more important than the QB. When you run bubble screens to death, you can afford to be inaccurate over the middle and deep all season long. Those screens and the ability to run off smart misdirection are what makes a good system QB for that offense. That opens up receivers for easy, wide open lobs for TDs. You need speed and size on the edges, or the uncalled holding is going to kill you unless you put more people outside. Then the misdirection will kill you because you don’t have anyone in the box.

        Mariota’s season was only slightly better than Thomas’ best season. The numbers are better because Thomas was usually yanked in the 3rd. How they both played through injury shows the system weakness. If the QB can’t or is unwilling to run he reverts to the mean, and the system loses a dimension. That’s not to say they start losing. But that’s sort of the point. If the QB is just some regular, good college QB with half a brain the system will continue to chug along.

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          Ftr, I think pre-injury Dixon was the best of them all by far. But the system was still young and had no real back-ups at the QB to speak of. It took a couple years of good evaluations and saturating the depth chart before they started filling the position with who they needed for “just in case” situations.

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            That’s not to say he was the smartest. Mariota holds that title. And I’m not talking the low bar of being the smartest off the field for Duck QBs. He’s the smartest when he runs. That was evident when he slid more than a couple times. If he gets hurt, even though they have a system in place, the system takes a major hit in experience and chemistry. Systems like Utah State and tOSU prove that they work regardless… and with good depth due to correct evaluations for the system itself.

            But the difference in arm strength and accuracy should have been evident between Winston and Mariota yesterday. Where they were willing to throw the ball and where it ended up are the only things I was looking at. But damn, Winston throws a pretty ball. As much as I want Winston to fail and Mariota to succeed at the next level due to my biases based on off-field actions (note: I wouldn’t want Mariota to succeed if he wasn’t a great kid… I would just be indifferent), I think Winston will be a keeper in the NFL. Mariota has a ton of work ahead… and has to actually gain the arm strength everyone has pretended to see but have not seen up to now.

            I liken Mariota’s chances to that of Moore from Boise. Moore was just an excellent college QB who was absolutely smarter than most of the players and coaches he faced in his career. He was much more accurate than Mariota in that he hit receivers within a yard of their numbers in stride. I got a little perturbed with someone here with their chatter about Mariota doing so in the CW. He really didn’t. And you have to look at football as that game of inches everyone talks about. Throwing high over the middle isn’t just an incompletion in the NFL. Throwing back to the middle late isn’t just a dropped INT… if it’s even available. And you can’t throw late or soft to a cross, an out or deep and expect NFL DBs not to make that play.

            Hell… I was watching the Wiscy/AU bowl game, and Prescott, who was continuously talked about in terms of him playing on Sundays, threw some lame duck that fell 10 yards short of the target… and the announcer screamed, “And he rifles it to the end zone!!!”

            Wtf man? What are you watching?

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            Fully agree on Mariota’s accuracy (he’s not “that” good)….and the success of the Duck’s system….a system that his heavily dependent on the QB reading and opting….Mariota is very very good at it . I see him having limited success in the NFL ala Kaepernick…before opposing teams pay attention to him and shut him down. Hopefully the next guy to step in is prone to the big mistake ala Anu Solomon of Arizona ….I don’t see the next Duck’s QB throwing only two interceptions over the course of a season… 😉

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          It used to be that if you could get penetration then you could stop the zone read a la Auburn or Stanford.. Now, it seems like the rare hiccup the Ducks have is when the O-Line is not 100% and you can pressure and sack Mariota because they pass on 1st down so often now.. Florida State did neither. You can’t outscore them. Even if FSU hadn’t imploded with the turnovers they still would have lost 56-42 or something like that. The Duck running backs don’t fumble either.

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            Oregon doesnt score over 45 point without the five turnovers….What drives me nuts is Oregon is finally starting to get their defense in order and obtain decent recruits….just hope GA has got the learning curve and blueprints from Stanford or get lucky like Arizona did….

  • Angry Steve's says:
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    I just heard this lady on Finebaum named Phyllis screaming and ranting. Man, those Bama fans are delusional! She did like to call Cowherd “CowTurd” which was pretty funny though!

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      What amuses me is that not too long ago Bama was coached by the likes of Shula and Dubose and 4-9 seasons were their reality. Saban is not going to live forever. They think yearly National Championships are their God given right. I think FSU and Bama were both the pretenders yet if this was last year they would have been playing in the championship game.

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    Falou releases his top 4. UO, BEAVS, WISC., UTAH. First I’d seen him mention theDucks

    Christian Folau (@1_LBEAST) tweeted at 5:48 PM on Fri, Jan 02, 2015:
    Commitment Status http://t.co/bJLiYNkGG7
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      He had them in the top 5. What’s interesting is that oSu isn’t there any more.

      I got a feeling it’s between Utah and Nikegon now. But I think we have a chance he at least wears an orange polo.

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      Not sure that “Me” knows what ‘laying to wood’ means.

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    New offer to Wiscy commit from OSU

    DSG44™ (@SheppardDominic) tweeted at 5:59 PM on Fri, Jan 02, 2015:
    Just got offered by Oregon state ????????????. #beavers
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    • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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      I want exclamation points, not question marks.

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        I think the ???? are wordpress’ way of saying they cant translate twitter symbols. On his page they show as orange and black diamonds in a pattern

  • bleedorange says:
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    Just listened to an interview with kalani sitake saying he encouraged his utah recruits to honor their commitments.

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    GA on stars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e95OIHjEl4

    Pretty much nails it.

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    Not sure if this is one of you guys. Andersen staff has been busy this first work day of the year

    OregonStateBeavers1 (@OStateBeavers1) tweeted at 7:03 PM on Fri, Jan 02, 2015:
    4* 2015 QB Ross Bowers (Bothell, WA), a Cal commit was offered by Oregon State today. Former coach Mike Riley did not offer him…(1/2)
    (https://twitter.com/OStateBeavers1/status/551212184643321856?s=03)

    OregonStateBeavers1 (@OStateBeavers1) tweeted at 7:04 PM on Fri, Jan 02, 2015:
    (2/2)…cont….4* 2015 QB Ross Bowers (Bothell, WA) was offered by new Beavers OC Dave Baldwin. Baldwin offered him at Colorado State.
    (https://twitter.com/OStateBeavers1/status/551212542396473344?s=03)

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    • Electric Eye says:
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      I swear I read on the Cal athletics site that Bowers signed in December. Maybe it was just the financial aid agreement that commits the school to the recruit and not an actual letter of intent? That kid’s a player for sure.

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        Yes, he signed the financial aid agreement.

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          If that were true, why would they offer him? doubt he signed it.

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            A kid can sign any number of financial aid agreements. All that does is promise the kid one full year of a scholarship. And any of the schools with which he does sign one of these can communicate with him and talk openly about him without restrictions. Some kids are getting wise to the whole NLI thing and doing this instead. If the school is truly committed to the kid, the school should offer this instead of willing a commitment out of him. The problem is that coaches don’t want to depend on some kid filling out their class when the kid has five of these grants-in-aid signed. The kid can wait until fall camp before he just shows up for school if he wanted.

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      Bowers is enrolling at Cal early. Like this next term. Don’t think the offer will change anything.

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    Sounds like this Juco safety Jawon Johnson may end up a Beav judging from his twitter. No offer showing yet

    Jawon Johnson (@FamilyFirst_9) tweeted at 6:59 PM on Fri, Jan 02, 2015:
    @Danerade Oregon State
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    Offers galore today

    Jordan Griffin (@HawkStar40) tweeted at 7:18 PM on Fri, Jan 02, 2015:
    Just picked up an offer from Oregon State #blessed
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  • angry angry says:
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    I’m not very impressed with sitake. That interview is pretty brutal to listen to, and his D’s gave up a lot of points. I know people who watched Utah say they were better Ds than OSU. Okay…still. I remain skeptical of him. Love GA.

    Also don’t like in the interview how he evaded the question of how long GA would stay in Corvallis. Makes me nervous about GA a bit…I hope the buyout is large.

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      We’re not going to get Stanford like defenses from Sitake. Partially because that would require an offensive style like Stanford’s which isn’t what GA wants. I think he’s better than Banker though.

      None of the Pac12 defenses are that great statistically other than Stanford. Oregon is 29th in ppg and USC is 38th. It just gets worse from there. Obviously Oregon’s defense is better if you consider how quickly they score on offense.

      Basically you’re just not going to have a high scoring offense and low scoring defense in the pac12.

      Sitake is well regarded because Utah didn’t often lose because of his defense. Their offense had been pretty unreliable.

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      If GA is bought out away from OSU then i believe that would be because of great success, which maybe means we will have turned the corner and became a prominent contender. So Im not worried about that at this point, rather I look forward to the potential success.

      Im afraid it will take a while to get a solid read on Sitake (unless he is blatantly bad aka banker). But i think the D will show significant improvement. Bankers D system, just like Riley’s O, required too much thought for mid level college talent. Playing in just about any other defensive system will simplify the assignments for the talent and allow for quciker reads with proper positioning versus that feet stuck in concrete look of the Banker D. So anyways, imediate improvement in system may hide minor D cordinator flaws to us observers in the short term.

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        Nobody can be worse than Banker. There is no comparative over time because a couple of those who were better got promoted. A couple who were fired were better. A couple who should have been equals but demonstrated better numbers… never mind.

        Better

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          Sorry… I’m beating myself with a wet noodle for my transgressions.

          Okay… I’m not sorry.

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    some Huskers are catching on

    FootballScoop Staff ?@FootballScoop 10h10 hours ago
    Nebraska reportedly hired 49ers TEs coach Reggie Davis as new RBs coach. Davis formerly coached RBs at Oregon State http://FootballScoop.com/the-scoop
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    Alex Meyer ?@FearAmeerr 1h1 hour ago
    @FootballScoop what a suprise another former/current oregon state coach… my god riley might as well bring Oregon state university to neb..

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      Even if it’s a joke, why would someone from Nebraska think we would uplift our school just to upgrade them?

      We just jettisoned (involuntarily) the “sucking” part of our school. Then we got a not sucking piece to replace the god-awful “sucking” part of our school.

      What more do we need?

      *this is a rhetorical question

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    Interview with 4* receiver Lavan Alston, who may be committed, but maybe isn’t.
    http://oregonstate.scout.com/story/1496964-semper-fi-lavan-alston-interview

  • bleedorange says:
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    Baldwin’s interview with blitz was pretty impressive. Talked about balance and playing to the qbs strengths. Said his o will be different from wsu and the holes using different packages.

  • Beavers4life says:
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    So far a lot of Defensive offers. Must mean that our defense needs to be built back up. Love to have the ‘black swarm’ defense make a comeback!!

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    This kid will be picking up several more offers soon.

    John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) tweeted at 3:45 PM on Sat, Jan 03, 2015:
    Oregon State QB recruit @David_Moore5 … was just named “Honorable Mention – MVP” at the Army All-American combine.
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  • bleedorange says:
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    Ya. He seems high on the beavs but i saw a tweet with him and another qb that said “future big12 qbs?”. Hopefully not

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    It really seems like Davy Moore will end up at Wisconsin if they offer him from his tweets.

    Who would have thought our biggest competition for QB would be Wisconsin?!

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      Idk he’s been posting a bunch rocking an osu hat and said he had a good talk with Baldwin.

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    Apparently somebody like the weather in Oregon enough to live there in the offseason

    Brandin Cooks (@brandincooks) tweeted at 1:46 PM on Sun, Jan 04, 2015:
    After being in Oregon for three years, I am thinking about getting a Condo in Portland. Beautiful city and a growing city! #pdx
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    First pic of the new staff together

    Zach Nyborg (@znyborg) tweeted at 11:20 AM on Sun, Jan 04, 2015:
    Coming to you LIVE from the draft room where we are picking #BTA teams. What is #BTA? You’ll see… http://t.co/4EPpaYYVat
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  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    According to a Blitz forum user, this kid is planning a visit to OSU. JUCO Tackle.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3108233/highlights/105781389

  • Electric Eye says:
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    I think the staff is going to be taking a good run at Tuli Wily-Matagi. Kahuku HS. Played qb, but is going to be a TE/DE in college from what I’ve read. Committed to Utah as of now. Seen anywhere from 6-3 to 6-5, 225 to 240 on him. Film shows he can run well, looks like a good athlete.

    • Warren says:
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      Also, if you look at his twitter, he followed a lot of Oregon state coaches/players recently

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    First day for the new staff to meet with the team today. Feels like we should be getting some new topics to discuss soon as everybody is back in Corvallis from the holiday break.

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      Vincent Guinta ?@VincentGuinta 57s57 seconds ago

      Just finished our first team meeting. Awesome to be part of the #BeaverNation ! pic.twitter.com/ecFrjHszN8

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    A bunch of people including Vincent Guinta from our staff just started following Seth Collins on twitter. 2* Dual threat QB, currently commited to San Jose St.

    https://rivals.yahoo.com/al/football/recruiting/player-Seth-Collins-165484

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2152860/seth-collins

    • beavblazer beavblazer says:
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      His film is very Chuckie Keaton-esque. I can see why the staff would be attracted to him. A little risky with the runs he makes, but a much more exciting brand of football than we’re used to at OSU.

      • Jack says:
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        Looks more like Alex Smith with not as big an arm.

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        The kid definitely has some wheels, even if it’s against HS competition. I think he has another gear in him which he will need… Doesn’t need to have a cannon for an arm like Mannion, just be able to get it to the play-makers in space. A few of those type of guys would be good in case of injuries…

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    Chris Smith ?@ChrisSmithVU247 52m52 minutes ago

    2016 QB David Moore – Milton (Ga) tells me #OhioState has increased attention in him. #Buckeyes @Bill_Kurelic http://247sports.com/Player/David-Moore-74164

    • mexibeav mexibeav says:
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      Looks like OSU was the first to offer him from a P5 conference? So the beavs have that going for them. I have a feeling this kid is going to blow up now that the Ohio State has him on their radar. Who knows tho…

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    4* Dual Threat QB, Sheriron Jones is planning to visit OSU. Currently has Tennessee as his favorite, but visiting a few more schools in January.

    https://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1722306

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/910938/highlights/38270413

    http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Sheriron-Jones-148270

    • mexibeav mexibeav says:
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      Sounds like the coaches are getting to work! Great to see.

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        Was originally committed to Florida early, then with the coaching staff change, he still hasn’t even heard from the new regime, so he re-opened his recruitment. Tennessee is by far his favorite, but might be a great opportunity for GA to sell him as the face of the new system being installed here at OSU. From California, so the chance to play closer to home as well as in the PAC might be appealing.

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