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 Insider and Blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of the 2012 Oregon State Beavers football team. With red shirt freshman QB Sean Mannion coming off an excellent year where he completed nearly 65% of his passes, the OSU air assault should be gunning at full speed this year. The defense remains the Beavers biggest weakness, even with new recruits coming in, the Beavs will need to improve.
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 Writer Jon Irwin highlights five Oregon State Beavers rookies that will make their debuts in Week 1 of the 2012/13 season. Jon starts with the Beaver’s star recruit for 2012, if any rookie is going to be a starter it’s this kid. Offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo. At TE true freshman Caleb Smith was a prized recruit for the Beavers 2012 class. A redshirt freshman for 2012, Storm Woods has by far the best name in college football.
NWSB Writer Rick Stella talks about his five boldest and fearless predictions for the Oregon State Beavers in this upcoming college football season. The Beavers will not only achieve some of the modest goals they’ve set for themselves, but shock the country as well. OSU Will Beat U of O in the Annual Civil War Game, and Rick says the Beavers will be bowl eligible in 2012. Sean Mannion will be special too.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jon Irwin talks about his top 5 favorite players on the Oregon State Beavers football team. 2012 OSU hope begins with the players, many of who had standout seasons drowned out by a putrid 3-9 record. Brandin Cooks, Sean Mannion, Scott Crichton, Markus Wheaton, and Jordan Poyer make Jon’s list. Watch for them in 2012.
NW Sports Beat Editor and Writer Chris Anderson looks at the early Pac 12 point spreads and picks the Oregon State games that are sure to give you the satisfaction of more money in your pocket. Though there are many games that could go either way for the Oregon State Beavers a lot depends on the arm of Sean Mannion, and the play calling mike Mike Riley.
NW Sports Beat Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin takes us down memory lane as he recites the best individual performances by Beavers in the past 20 years in another Moments in Time post. When your program has been filled with so many great players, how do you not expect standout performances? Players include Derek Anderson and Jacquizz Rodgers
NW Sports Beat Insider and Writer Jonathan Irwin addresses what the Oregon State Beavers need to do to win a Pac 12 title in Cinderella fashion in 2012. Key issues addressed include better line play, finding a running back, and winning key games. Watch out for Isaac Seumalo and Scott Crichton. The Beavers need a steady running game to succeed in 2012.
NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Jonathan Irwin tells us his top 5 Beavers players to know that are NEW in 2012. Isaac Seumalo, Caleb Smith, Gavin Andrews, Chris Brown, Joel Skotte are all primed to have seasons in which they introduce themselves in a big way to the fans of the OSU Beavers.
NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Jonathan Irwin tells us his top 5 Beavers heartbreaking moments in time. From mulitiple Civil War losses with the Rose Bowl on the line, to a season ruining injury to James Rodgers, and an embarassing loss to Sacramento State, the heartbreak goes on forever for Oregon State Beavers fans. Duck Ryan Katz, duck now.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Football blogger Jonathan Irwin tells us his top 5 moments in Beavers football. From the Fiesta Bowl blowout over Notre Dame in which Chad Ochocino had a memorable game, to the Sun Bowl victory over Missouri, the Beavers know when to turn it on under the national spot light. Add a couple wins over the always hated USC Trojans, and you’ve got yourself a top 5 list!