NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us a recap from the BC Lions 2013 CFL Draft. A few of these players are expected to stay on at their perspective universities for this season, but the Lions hope to see them in uniform in the future. One of those players, LB Bo Lokombo, will stay at Oregon in hopes of upping his NFL draft stock this next season.
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 insider Jon Irwin brings us breaking news that Husky start tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been suspended indefinitely after being charged with a DUI over the weekend. The story was originally reported by The Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta. The Dawgs open their upcoming season on August 31, against Boise State.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Chris Hall is back to tell us all about the top WR recruit the Huskies just landed, Damore’ea Stringfellow. As he briefly spoke about in a previous post, Stringfellow is out of California, and regarded as the best WR in the recruiting class. A player with athletic talent, he will give Keith Price another target to throw to, that is if he doesn’t red shirt, like Chris believes will happen. Stringfellow has the ability to out-muscle, and out-jump DB’s across the Pac-12 spectrum, which will be a plus for a below average QB like Price turned out to be last season.
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 Washington Huskies football blogger Chris Hall breaks down what we learned about the Dawgs in 2012. Mainly, that this team has gotten better, but just weren’t ready to turn the corner yet. The QB position is the biggest mess of the team with the poor season by Keith Price. Standouts were Bishop Sankey, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and Kasen Williams. If the Huskies played in a different conference, they could have been a 10 win team easily. The Pac-12 is second best to the SEC in today’s football world.
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.
NWSB Editor and Insider Jon Irwin takes a look into the future and tries to solve how the Beavers will replace senior Markus Wheaton. Oregon State’s go-to receiver will be graduating the program and heading for the 2013 NFL draft. How can the Beavers replace such an integral part of their offense? The obvious replacement for Wheaton in the offense would be sophomore Brandin Cooks.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down five things to watch for in the Alamo Bowl matchup against the Texas Longhorns on December 29th. Highlighting the list are seniors Markus Wheaton’s and Jordan Poyer’s final game as Beavers, as well as the chance at a big statement to finish off a stellar season.