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.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the Cal vs. OSU week 12 matchup. Oregon State finally plays a complete game, topping Cal 62-14 at home. The offense was the biggest winner, moving the ball in every way imaginable while getting everyone involved. If there’s any bad in this one, it’s a couple injuries and some disappointing play by the defense up front. Mike Riley got plenty of chances to rest his starters.
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 Rashaad Reynolds and Sean Martin, and on special teams the honor goes to Trevor Romaine.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin talks about five players to watch for the Oregon State Beavers when they take on the Washington Huskies on Saturday night in Seattle, Washington. With Sean Mannion returning—just three weeks removed from knee surgery—it could be his night to shine. Watch for Mannion, Brandin Cooks, Scott Crichton and Keith Kostol to have big nights.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the Utah vs. OSU week 8 matchup. The defense saves the day, as OSU forces turnover after turnover, moving to 6-0 on the season. Meanwhile, the offense struggled everywhere, from quarterback Cody Vaz to the offensive line. ST’s mention. While the defense won the game, it would have been a lot harder without Keith Kostol.
NWSB Editor and Writer Jon Irwin talks about the overachievers and underachievers (as of this point in the season) on the Oregon State Beavers football team. While Rashaad Reynolds and Brandin Cooks have been very impressive, the ground attack and special teams have left much to be desired. Isaac Seumalo came into the season with high expectations. Whats going on with him?
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the BYU vs. OSU week 7 matchup. Hoping to fill the void left by and injured Sean Mannion, backup quarterback Cody Vaz took his first snaps since 2010. While he saw some ups-and-downs, his fourth quarter effort paved the way to a Beaver victory. Meanwhile, penalties are once again an issue, and the defense lumbers along all game.