NWSB Insider and OSU Beavers blogger Jon Irwin brings us his game balls for the Beavers victory over Utah. Sean Mannion has another prolific performance, aided by the continued emergence of Richard Mullaney. Mike Riley calls some of his best plays ever, while the secondary continues to play better and better football. Brandin Cooks had a ridiculously great game as well.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers Blogger James Crabtree-Hannigan gives us three things to watch out for in the Week 2 matchup against the Hawaii Warriors. First and foremost, the team needs energy bouncing back following the loss to Eastern Washington. Along with energy, the team needs to utilize Storm Woods and the running crew, even if Sean Mannion is on a roll. Defensively, this team has to make up for Jordan Poyer being gone, and they have to do it quickly.
NWSB Insider and OSU Beavers Blogger James Crabtree-Hannigan breaks down Oregon State’s biggest question mark entering the 2013 college football season: The Beavers are pretty strong at defensive end. Arguably their best player, Scott Crichton, plays there, and 2nd stringer Devon Kell showed he can be a serviceable end. D-Tackle is a different story. Edwin Delva and Siale Hautau) line up at the tackle position, and are competing for the starting job there.
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 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 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 insider and OSU blogger Jon Irwin brings us his rundown of the Oregon State Beaver’s five biggest games in the upcoming 2013 college football season. Some of the games making the cut include Washington and Stanford, two revenge opportunities for the Beavers after 2012 upsets. And don’t forget the Civil War at the end of the year!
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 blogger and Oregon State insider Jon Irwin reports on the Beaver’s top commitments for 2013. After an exciting 9-4 season with big wins on the national stage, Oregon State was primed for a huge recruiting season. Mike Riley didn’t disappoint, delivering some huge defensive prospects to Beaver Nation. Hunter Jarmon, Dashon Hunt, and Edwin Delva will look nice in Corvallis.
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 brings us his thoughts on five positions OSU needs to upgrade heading into 2013. The 9-4 Beavs were a huge surprise in 2012, and they hope to carry that into next season. With Markus Wheaton and Jordan Poyer heading off to the NFL draft, it won’t be easy. Despite an outstanding 2012 season–in which the Beavers went 9-4 and finished No. 13 in the BCS—OSU has plenty of holes to fill in 2013.
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.