NWSB Editor Bryant Knox previews the 2013 Civil War between the Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers and explains why it is must-watch TV. At this point in the college football season, neither UO nor OSU is where they wanted to be. This game is about bragging rights, but it’s also about salvaging the year. Having players like De’Anthony Thomas, Marcus Mariota, Sean Mannion, Brandin Cooks, Byron Marshall and Thomas Tyner on the field doesn’t hurt, either.
NWSB Insider and OSU Beavers blogger Jon Irwin brings us his game balls for the Beavers victory over Hawaii. Sean Mannion and Brandin Cooks lead another stellar offensive performance, while Tyrequek Zimmerman was a big player in a key defensive turnaround. And let’s not forget the importance of Keith Kostol on special teams.
NWSB Editor and Insider Jon Irwin gives you his 5 expectations for Oregon State’s first college football game of the season against Eastern Washington. In OSU’s annual “David vs. Goliath” bout, Mike Riley will have plenty of opportunities to experiment with his new roster. Should make for a fun matchup. Players to watch include Cody Vaz, Brandin Cooks, Storm Woods, and Scott Crichton.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jason Hartzog brings us his top five players to watch in the 2013 season for the Beavers. At every position on the field the Beavs have an anchor, but there will still be some work for them if they want to keep up with Oregon and Stanford in the Pac-12 North. Check out who Jason picked, and hit him up in the comments if you agree or disagree.
NWSB blogger and Oregon State Beavers insider Jon Irwin gives us his take on the most important offensive players for the Beavs in 2013. Last year OSU rode it’s passing attack and reestablished running game to a solid 9-4 record. Looking to do so again in 2013, it’ll be up to names like Sean Mannion and Storm Woods to make the big difference. Keep in mind guys like Richard Mullaney (WR), Chris Brown (RB) and Caleb Smith (TE) as well.
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 blogger and Oregon State insider Jon Irwin reports on the areas he thinks OSU’s offense needs to improve in 2013. Mike Riley’s pro-style offense is deep in weapons, but it’s only effective if all the parts are working together. Without fixes to 2012’s problem areas, the team could be in for a disappointing season in 2013. Storm Woods (940 yards) was a huge reason for the turnaround, can it happen again?
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers blogger Jon Irwin recaps the 2012 college football season and tells us five things we learned about OSU. The Beavers rebounding season has surely proven that Mike Riley and Mark Banker aren’t going anywhere. With such a young core, OSU has big things ahead of it.
NWSB Editor and Insider Jon Irwin takes a look into the future and tries to solve how the Beavers will replace senior Markus Wheaton. Oregon State’s go-to receiver will be graduating the program and heading for the 2013 NFL draft. How can the Beavers replace such an integral part of their offense? The obvious replacement for Wheaton in the offense would be sophomore Brandin Cooks.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin reports on the wide receiving corp of Markus Wheaton and Brandin Cooks. Together, these two average a combined 202.5 receiving yards per game, and equate to 43 percent of the Beavers touchdowns. If there’s a more integral part to Oregon State’s offense, I’d like to see it.