NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin reports on today’s news that Sean Mannion will be out indefinitely following knee surgery. The news has sent waves of disappointment through Beaver Nation. OSU’s 4-0 start is their best in years, and Mannion had a legitimate shot at chasing many of Derek Anderson’s team passing records.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin takes a look into Beaver History to answer a big question: what’s making the difference for OSU on defense in 2012. For a program that couldn’t stop anyone in 2011, Oregon State is playing a different this season. A healthy team, new formations and experience are all contributing factors in this Dam. Sophomore safety Tyrequek Zimmerman is second on the team with 19 tackles
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the Washington State Cougars in NCAA football week 6 action. Sean Mannion had his best game of the season in the win over WSU, but the Cougars took the last game in Corvallis. How will OSU’s secondary hold up in this one? And can Mannion top his career high in passing yards for a third game in a row?
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’s Sean Mannion, who sets another single game passing yards record for himself. On defense it’s Rashaad Reynolds, whose timely interception clinched the Beaver win.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin takes a look at how Mike Riley is motivating the Beavers this season. After road wins at UCLA and Arizona, the elder statesmen treated his team to some classic American fast food. There’s nothing like In-N-Out Burgers hey Mike? What will Riley do next week for an encore? He will have to find some other way to motivate his boys.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the OSU vs. UCLA 2012 Week 4 matchup. In Beavers upset their second ranked team in as many games, moving to 2-0 on the season. While the offense and coaching shined, penalties and problems at the line make for dark spots on a great Beaver’s win.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the Wisconsin Badgers in NCAA football week 2 action. After last seasons 35-0 drubbing at the hands of the Badgers, it’s time for the Beavers to show up big. Can they shake of the rust of last week’s postponement and be ready to play? The difference maker will come down to Scott Crichton.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the Nicholls St. Colonels in NCAA football week 1 action. After last season’s embarrassing opening loss to Sacramento St., expect Mike Riley to go all out in this one. Sean Mannion will have free reign on offense, while an aggressive defense brings the heat. Hopefully no surprises in this one!
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about the traits of every northwest Pac-12 college football coach. Whether it is Riley’s consistent coaching at Oregon State, Kelly’s innovative offense at Oregon, Sarkisians ability to resurrect a program from the dead, or Leach’s all-out air assault, each of these coaches have certain characteristics that make them some of the best in college football.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Oregon State Beavers with this breakdown of the 2012 depth chart. For the most part, there’s not many surprises. The Beavers will feature a fast and dangerous offense, with the majority of their weaknesses at defense. Here’s a look at OSU’s depth chart for the 2012 season. Markus Wheaton, Jordan Poyer, Scott Crichton, and Sean Mannion are front & center.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Oregon State Beavers with this comprehensive 2012 season preview. After going 8-16 over the last two seasons, OSU is desperate for a winning year. The recent struggles have many calling for Mike Riley’s head. Luckily, a bowl game could be in the near future for the Beavs. Now let’s talk about the weapons OSU has, Jordan Poyer. and QB Sean Mannion.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Beavers fall camp to this point. Things started on a somber note with the passing of Bud Riley—father to coach Mike Riley—but, camp energy remains high. Defense and fundamentals remain the focus of camp heading into 2012. Standouts like Scott Crichton and Jordan Poyer are ready for Pac 12 football season.