NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers Blogger James Crabtree-Hannigan gives us three things to watch out for in the Week 2 matchup against the Hawaii Warriors. First and foremost, the team needs energy bouncing back following the loss to Eastern Washington. Along with energy, the team needs to utilize Storm Woods and the running crew, even if Sean Mannion is on a roll. Defensively, this team has to make up for Jordan Poyer being gone, and they have to do it quickly.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon State’s time on the podium at the 2013 Pac-12 Media Day. Picked to finish behind Oregon and Stanford in the Pac-12 North, the Beavers should be an elite team but could face some problems with elite talent. Don’t think that will ever hamper Mike Riley’s spirit, as he was just as positive as ever at the 2013 Pac-12 Media Day.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin reports on explosive defensive ends Scott Crichton and Dylan Wynn. Both players exploded on the scene in 2011 as freshmen (Wynn a true freshman, Crichton a redshirt) and have continued their heavy hitting ways into 2012. With their strengths and weaknesses, these guys work together perfectly.
During any losing week NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers football blogger Rick Stella will stop by and bring you his what went wrong with the Beavs piece. Since Sean Mannion got enough flack for his sub-par performance, he feels that there were some positives which can be taken away from Saturday’s game in Seattle. The defense, once again, played lights out and did as good a job as they could with the field position the offense put them in.
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 Storm Woods. On defense it’s Michael Doctor, who helped to seal a Beaver victory.
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 Jonathan Irwin reports on stat projections for 5 OSU Beaver football stars heading into 2012. With Sean Mannion and a corp of wide receivers, the Beavers offense will certainly be strong. That doesn’t mean they don’t have some standouts on defense as well. Markus Wheaton and Jordan Poyer should do great in 2012 as well.
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 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.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson gives five reasons as to why Oregon Duck fans just cannot stand the Oregon State Beavers. Ducks and Beavers are not meant to get along; not in nature and not in sporting contests. In nature, Ducks are free-roaming, exploring creatures who explore the rivers, streams, and lakes that communities have to offer. Beavers dam them up and create natural problems that ruin the ecosystem of certain areas.