NWSB insider and OSU blogger gives us his predictions for the Beaver’s top underrated players on offense heading into the 2013 football season. Making the list are Richard Mullaney, Chris Brown, Caleb Smith and Gavin Andrews. If these four can step up in the upcoming season, OSU’s offense could be unstoppable.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down five things to watch for in the Alamo Bowl matchup against the Texas Longhorns on December 29th. Highlighting the list are seniors Markus Wheaton’s and Jordan Poyer’s final game as Beavers, as well as the chance at a big statement to finish off a stellar season.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin reports on high flying cornerbacks Jordan Poyer and Rashaad Reynolds. While the Beavers are known for their dominating run defense, the secondary has had to take it’s lumps this season. They rank 59th in the FBS, allowing 236.4 passing yards per game. But despite the stats, that doesn’t take away how good these two players have been for the Beavs.
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.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin takes a look at how Mike Riley is motivating the Beavers this season. After road wins at UCLA and Arizona, the elder statesmen treated his team to some classic American fast food. There’s nothing like In-N-Out Burgers hey Mike? What will Riley do next week for an encore? He will have to find some other way to motivate his boys.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Q reports on why the Oregon State football team’s water balloon fight following Saturday’s practice was a good thing. Plus it was OK’d by Head Coach Mike Riley who was away in British Columbia for funeral services for his late father. I get it. It’s hot out in Oregon in the Summer. Cornerback Rashaad Reynolds declared afterward that the defense won easily.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Beavers NCAA football preaseason award lists as released by various committee’s. Markus Wheaton, Jordan Poyer, Scott Crichton are the three Beavers nominated in 2012. Here’s a breakdown of the 3 players, and what their awards and chances are.
NWSB Insider and Blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of the 2012 Oregon State Beavers football team. With red shirt freshman QB Sean Mannion coming off an excellent year where he completed nearly 65% of his passes, the OSU air assault should be gunning at full speed this year. The defense remains the Beavers biggest weakness, even with new recruits coming in, the Beavs will need to improve.
NWSB Writer Blair Thomas talks about Mike Riley, head coach of the Oregon State Beavers football program. Upon his first arrival in 1997-98, Riley went 8-14 in a pair of seasons, and went 5-6 in just his second season as head coach in 1998, before leaving to coach the San Diego Chargers in 1999. The significance of a five-win season cannot be lost in the defense of Riley because of the inability to get one in Corvallis during a quarter-century before his arrival.
NWSB Insider and Writer Jon Irwin highlights five Oregon State Beavers rookies that will make their debuts in Week 1 of the 2012/13 season. Jon starts with the Beaver’s star recruit for 2012, if any rookie is going to be a starter it’s this kid. Offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo. At TE true freshman Caleb Smith was a prized recruit for the Beavers 2012 class. A redshirt freshman for 2012, Storm Woods has by far the best name in college football.
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.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jon Irwin talks about his top 5 favorite players on the Oregon State Beavers football team. 2012 OSU hope begins with the players, many of who had standout seasons drowned out by a putrid 3-9 record. Brandin Cooks, Sean Mannion, Scott Crichton, Markus Wheaton, and Jordan Poyer make Jon’s list. Watch for them in 2012.