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 Arizona Wildcats in NCAA football week 5 action. The Beavers on the top of the world after starting the season 2-0, with both wins coming off ranked opponents. Now they face an Arizona squad that was shutout by the Ducks in week 4. As long as the Beavers stay grounded—and don’t let fatigue sit in—they should do just fine.
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 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 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 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.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Beavers NCAA football preaseason award lists as released by various committee’s. Markus Wheaton, Jordan Poyer, Scott Crichton are the three Beavers nominated in 2012. Here’s a breakdown of the 3 players, and what their awards and chances are.
NWSB Insider and Blogger Jon Irwin brings us his list of potential Oregon State Beavers football players who could be pros next season. Markus Wheaton, Jordan Poyer, Sean Mannion, Scott Crichton, and Michael Doctor are all future NFL’ers. Jon says despite the programs struggles over the last couple of years, there are plenty of standout players at OSU thanks to coach Mike Riley.
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 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 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.