NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Beavers NCAA football preaseason award lists as released by various committee’s. Markus Wheaton, Jordan Poyer, Scott Crichton are the three Beavers nominated in 2012. Here’s a breakdown of the 3 players, and what their awards and chances are.
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.