NWSB Writer Rick Stella talks about whether or not Oregon State Beavers football coach Mike Riley is safe in Corvalis or not. With the chopping block all dusted off this past season with four Pac-12 coaches out of jobs, Mike Riley had better find a way to win some football games or his name will be next on this list. It’s not Pac-12 championship game or bust for the Beavers, but even a three win turn around would probably save his job.
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 Oregon State Beavers blogger Jonathan Irwin tells us If the Beavs ever need to dip into the PAST to grab players for their future the five guys he’d call upon would be. Steven Jackson, Richard Seigler, Dwan Edwards, Stephen Paea, and Sammie Stroughter. He does have faith though with the likes of Sean Mannion, Marcus Wheaton and Brandin Cooks the Beavers can be unstoppable!
NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on Washington State Cougars ex-head coach Mike Price. After starting out coaching Weber St, Price was given a beaming recommendation by former high school team mate and personal friend, Dennis Erickson and landed the Wazzu head coaching job. Price took the Cougars to the Rose Bowl twice and earned National Coach of the Year. He is now at UTEP.
Paul Wulff coached the Cougars to 40 losses spread out over the last four seasons, throw in four Apple Cup losses as well, and its easy to see why AD Bill Moos made the change today in Pullman. Paul Wulff was fired today by Washington St. University.
Seattle sports blogger Insider Steve weighs in with 5 reasons why the 2011 version of the Seattle Seahawks won’t make the 2011/12 NFL Playoffs in the NFC West. He points out season ending injuries to Marcus Trufant and Walter Thurmand has thrust the bulk of responsibility on Brandon Browner, Richard Sherman, Byron Maxwell, and Roy Lewis.
Oregon beat writer Matt Martz expected a better effort out of the OSU Beavers in Week 4. Despite the return of James Rodgers and tight end Joe Halahuni, the Oregon State Beavers came up short, again.