NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers Blogger James Crabtree-Hannigan gives us five fearless predictions heading into the 2013 college football season. First and foremost, Sean Mannion will keep the starting job over Cody Vaz. Also, at the end of the season, expect the Beavs to take down the Stanford Cardinal. Along the way, look for Terron Ward and Victor Bolden to have big years.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jason Hartzog brings us his top five players to watch in the 2013 season for the Beavers. At every position on the field the Beavs have an anchor, but there will still be some work for them if they want to keep up with Oregon and Stanford in the Pac-12 North. Check out who Jason picked, and hit him up in the comments if you agree or disagree.
NWSB blogger and Oregon State Beavers insider Jon Irwin gives us his take on the most important offensive players for the Beavs in 2013. Last year OSU rode it’s passing attack and reestablished running game to a solid 9-4 record. Looking to do so again in 2013, it’ll be up to names like Sean Mannion and Storm Woods to make the big difference. Keep in mind guys like Richard Mullaney (WR), Chris Brown (RB) and Caleb Smith (TE) as well.
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 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 is progressing in to a less turnover prone version of Derek Anderson. Scott Crichton gets the game ball on defense this week.
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, and on defense this week the entire Beaver defense, especially DJ Welch. Without any question Trevor Romaine deserves credit for his kicking.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on stat projections for 5 OSU Beaver football stars heading into 2012. With Sean Mannion and a corp of wide receivers, the Beavers offense will certainly be strong. That doesn’t mean they don’t have some standouts on defense as well. Markus Wheaton and Jordan Poyer should do great in 2012 as well.
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.
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.
Jason Green one of our Pac 12 bloggers has the Oregon State Beavers season recap article. The Beavers had a nightmare of a season going 3-9 and failed to make it to a bowl game for the 2nd straight season. The Beavers have the tools on offense to turn things around next season. Sean Mannion and Malcolm Agnew are back in 2012.