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 Beavers blogger Jon Irwin gives his take on what went wrong in Oregon State’s stunning loss to the Eastern Washington Eagles. OSU entered the 2013 season coming off a huge turnaround in 2012, but have already starting things off on the wrong foot. While the offense put up great numbers on Saturday, the true problems came on D. Sean Mannion looked comfortable under center, Brandin Cooks looked good as well.
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 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 gives us his predictions for the Beaver’s top underrated players on offense heading into the 2013 football season. Making the list are Richard Mullaney, Chris Brown, Caleb Smith and Gavin Andrews. If these four can step up in the upcoming season, OSU’s offense could be unstoppable.
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.
NWSB Editor and Writer Jon Irwin talks about the overachievers and underachievers (as of this point in the season) on the Oregon State Beavers football team. While Rashaad Reynolds and Brandin Cooks have been very impressive, the ground attack and special teams have left much to be desired. Isaac Seumalo came into the season with high expectations. Whats going on with him?
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 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.