What Does Cody Vaz bring to the Beavers offense?

Cody Vaz won't be going against his own team for once this Saturday (Photo building the dam)

NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Rick Stella asks the most important question out of the state of Oregon since the inception of the state itself, can Cody Vaz take over for Sean Mannion and lead this Beavers team to more wins? The answer will have to wait until Saturday to be answered, but this isn’t all on Vaz. The Beavs still have a shutdown defense that will help Vaz to not need to air it out in his first game.

Washington State vs. Oregon State Beavers week 6 game balls & stats

Jordan Poyer

NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Rick Stella after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Beavs be so lucky will stop by and bring you his OSU game balls. Balls are awarded to the Beavers offensive MVP Markus Wheaton. On defense it’s Jordan Poyer, whose recorded three interceptions in the Beavers’ win.

Arizona vs. Oregon State Beavers Week 5 game balls & stats

Rashaad Reynolds

NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Rick Stella after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Beavs be so lucky will stop by and bring you his OSU game balls. Balls are awarded to the Beavers offensive MVP’s Sean Mannion, who sets another single game passing yards record for himself. On defense it’s Rashaad Reynolds, whose timely interception clinched the Beaver win.

UCLA vs. Oregon State Beavers Week 4 game balls & stats

Sean Mannion

NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Rick Stella after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Beavs be so lucky will stop by and bring you his OSU game balls. Balls are awarded to the Beavers offensive MVP’s Sean Mannion, who is progressing in to a less turnover prone version of Derek Anderson. Scott Crichton gets the game ball on defense this week.

Wisconsin vs. Oregon St. Beavers Week 2 game balls & stats

Wisconsin vs OSU

NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Rick Stella after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Beavs be so lucky will stop by and bring you his OSU game balls. Balls are awarded to the Beavers offensive MVP’s Sean Mannion, and on defense this week the entire Beaver defense, especially DJ Welch. Without any question Trevor Romaine deserves credit for his kicking.

PDX hoops fans relax and get comfortable with the Terry Stotts hiring

Terry Stotts Trail Blazers coach

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers writer Rick Stella tells us the five reasons why its ok for RIP city hoops faithful to get comfortable with the Terry Stotts hiring. For starters the early criticism of the Terry Stotts hire was the players’ desire to retain Canales as the head coach. They flat out like the guy. Wesley Matthews, and LaMarcus Aldridge were fond of him and instantly taken aback by the hiring of Stotts. It’s all good now.

Could the Beavers Mike Riley be on the chopping block?

Mike Riley

NWSB Writer Rick Stella talks about whether or not Oregon State Beavers football coach Mike Riley is safe in Corvalis or not. With the chopping block all dusted off this past season with four Pac-12 coaches out of jobs, Mike Riley had better find a way to win some football games or his name will be next on this list. It’s not Pac-12 championship game or bust for the Beavers, but even a three win turn around would probably save his job.

Beaver Nation fearless predictions: Oregon State Beavers 2012 season

Beavers Predictions

NWSB Writer Rick Stella talks about his five boldest and fearless predictions for the Oregon State Beavers in this upcoming college football season. The Beavers will not only achieve some of the modest goals they’ve set for themselves, but shock the country as well. OSU Will Beat U of O in the Annual Civil War Game, and Rick says the Beavers will be bowl eligible in 2012. Sean Mannion will be special too.

Five impact players for the Oregon St. Beavers in 2012

Sean Mannion is looking to help Oregon State get back into the bowl scene

NWSB Writer Rick Stella details five Oregon State Beavers that you need to keep an eye on this 2012 college football season. With OSU finally stepping out from the Rodgers brothers’ shadow, it’s time to look at a few players who will play pivotal roles on this year’s squad. Players discussed include Sean Mannion, Malcolm Agnew, and Colby Prince.

Five moves Portland GM Neil Olshey needs to make

Neil Olshey

NWSB Insider and Portland Trail Blazers writer Rick Stella tells us the 5 moves new Blazers GM Neil Olshey needs to make for the Blazers to be competitive in 2012-13. By resigning JJ Hiskson, Olshey will have a player that is already comfortable with the system, and the core group of players. Of course if everybody in Rip City had their way, the newest Blazer this summer will be Steve Nash. Just look at his track record and ask yourself why you wouldn’t want this guy?

Can the Trailblazers make the right moves with picks 6 and 11?

LaMarucs Aldridge, Jamal Crawford

What might Portland do? Greg Oden or Kevin Durant? This question lingered for months leading up to the 2007 NBA Draft where the TrailBlazers overcame a 5% chance at the #1 overall pick in that year’s Draft lottery. The pick, used on Ohio State center Greg Oden, would later come back to haunt the Trail […]

Will the Trail Blazers next General Manager please step up?

Rip City GM Search

NWSB Insider Rick Stella brings a story out of Portland surrounding the Blazers and their 2012 GM search. A bevy of names have surfaced in Rip City. From Steve Kerr, to Mitch Kupchak, as well as Chris Mullin, and Bucks executive John Hammond, the Blazer’s effort is there, it’s just a matter of finding the right fit. Both Jeff Bower and David Morway have been tied to the position. Who will Paul Allen choose?

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