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 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 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 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.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the UO vs. OSU week 13 matchup. The defense puts out a surprisingly tough effort, and the running backs do everything right to keep the game in OSU’s favor. But a flurry of mistakes—many on the shoulders of Markus Wheaton—puts the Beavers to rest in this 48-24 loss.
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 Sean Mannion. On defense it’s Jordan Poyer, and on special teams the honor goes to Keith Kostol.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the Cal vs. OSU week 12 matchup. Oregon State finally plays a complete game, topping Cal 62-14 at home. The offense was the biggest winner, moving the ball in every way imaginable while getting everyone involved. If there’s any bad in this one, it’s a couple injuries and some disappointing play by the defense up front. Mike Riley got plenty of chances to rest his starters.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the OSU vs. Stanford week 11 matchup. The coaching staff called on of their best games of the year, and Storm Woods was really impressive. With that said, a frigid streak by Cody Vaz and struggling line play inevitably drop the Beavers to 7-2.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the Stanford Cardinal in NCAA football Week 11 action. Squaring off with one of the best defenses in the country, OSU will need their passing game at it’s best. This one will come down to a defensive war, which means the boys in orange-and-black have the edge.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers football blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the ASU vs. OSU week 10 matchup. Terron Ward puts together a surprisingly dominant game. Like always Markus Wheaton made his big plays as well. But early struggles and a tough night for the o-line made this one far closer than it needed to be.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on this week’s football matchup against the ASU Sun Devils in NCAA football Week 10 action. With dreams of a perfect season dust in the wind, the OSU Beavers return home to square off with the Sun Devils. But if Mike Riley trusts his tailbacks, the Beavs should have no problem opening this one up. Hopefully Cody Vaz and Markus Wheaton are on the same page too.