NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers Blogger James Crabtree-Hannigan gives us five fearless predictions heading into the 2013 college football season. First and foremost, Sean Mannion will keep the starting job over Cody Vaz. Also, at the end of the season, expect the Beavs to take down the Stanford Cardinal. Along the way, look for Terron Ward and Victor Bolden to have big years.
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 OSU blogger Jon Irwin gives us his breakdown of OSU’s quarterback situation for the 2013 college football season. There’s some big decisions to be made, with Riley having to pick who starts this season. Is it going to be Sean Mannion or Cody Vaz? While Jon’s pick is Mannion, there’s a lot to consider when choosing between these two. It looks like OSU will enter the year with just three QBs
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 Beavers blogger Jon Irwin reports on his five offseason objectives for head coach Mike Riley before the 2013 season. With his job fully secure after a 9-4 2012 season, Riley will look to keep his momentum going into next season. Among his need priorities is sticking to a quarterback and building recruiting depth. For a coach whose job was supposedly on the hot seat entering the season, Mike Riley has proved all his critics wrong.
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 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 Senior wideout Markus Wheaton. On defense making his final start at Reser Stadium for the Oregon State Beavers, senior cornerback Jordan Poyer.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the NSU vs. OSU week 14 matchup. Markus Wheaton has a prolific end to his career, and the Beavs put together some great prep before their bowl game. The only negative is the return game is still nonexistent against underwhelming competition.
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. What transpired last Saturday afternoon was 2 and a half quarters of close football, before Oregon began to unload their typical 2nd half offense and pulled away from the Beavers with ease. Finishing off the Beavers by a score of 48-24, the Ducks reigned supreme yet again in the 116th edition of the Civil War football game.
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 Sean Mannion. On defense it’s Jordan Poyer, and on special teams the honor goes to Keith Kostol.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the California Golden Bears in NCAA football Week 12 action. With hopes of a Rose Bowl bid out the window, Oregon State directs their attention towards finishing strong and getting the best bowl bid possible. Facing a Cal team that does everything wrong against OSU’s strengths, that shouldn’t be too hard.
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. The slow start, coupled with the disappointing 4th quarter, ultimately doomed the Beavers on Saturday. It’s hard to blame the game completely on Cody Vaz’s errors, but it has started some grumblings among fans, and the clamoring for Sean Mannion’s return could take place any day now.