It wouldn't appear so.
OSU is continuing to scout the junior college ranks for immediate, inside help on the d-line but it would appear of those had-to-find early transfer DTs who come to OSU would be signing during the usual February period and enrolling in the summer, rather than January.
The Beavs might still pick up another linebacker if his grades are up to par, however, before the Jan. 15 deadline according to the Corvallis Gazette Times. Dyllon Mafi looks to be among the possibilities, with a team leading 55 tackles, 12 tackles-for-loss and two sacks this season.
OREGON STATE had some fairly awful luck when it came to the injury bug this past year, and the early offseason returns have been middling.
Offensive tackle Colin Kelly, running back Jovan Stevenson and receiver Jordan Bishop had ankle surgeries, safety Anthony Watkins and cornerback Brian Watkins had their shoulders surgically repaired and cornerback Mishawn Cummings had knee surgery, according to the G-T.
Kelly and Bishop are not expected to be ready for spring practice in April. Both Watkins are questionable. Stevenson should be good to go by spring.
Bishop missed last spring as well after offseason ankle surgery.
Spring ball is important. To miss it means 15 practices a player can't recoup. It's in the same ballpark as a player with a nagging injury who doesn't practice during the week but who plays in games – that fine edge can get dulled.
OSU needs to develop more depth and suffer fewer injuries to get back to competing for Rose Bowl berths. The latter is out of their control. The former is not.
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