Report: Coach Cav turns down Oklahoma State

MIKE CAVANAUGH TWEETED out Thursday evening that he's staying at Oregon State, bringing to an end a days-long story that he could join Oklahoma State as the Cowboys' new offensive line coach. The longtime Beaver assistant was offered the job in Stillwater according to an Oklahoma newspaper, but turned it down.

"One of the prime candidates for Oklahoma State's vacant offensive line coaching job has turned down the Cowboys. Oregon State's Mike Cavanaugh, who was offered the job earlier this week, according to Pete Roussel of, tweeted Thursday night that he's staying in Corvallis," said the report on

Mike Riley's Twitter account generally reads "It's a great day to be a Beaver!" whenever Oregon State lands a verbal commitment. Shortly after Cavanaugh tweeted out that he was staying, Riley's Twitter account read: "It's a great day to STAY a Beaver!"

Cavanaugh has been at Oregon State for nine seasons and said he'll be making it a tenth in 2014.

"Proud to say I am staying at Oregon State! Looking forward to Coaching the Current and Future Beaver Offensive Line! Let's Grind!!"

OSU has settled on longtime NFL assistant John Garrett as the Beavs' new offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach according to sources and multiple reports but has yet to announce it officially, ostensibly due to administrative loose ends that generally accompany a coaching hire.

The one staff question that remains is who will coach the tight ends, with GA Kyle DeVan leaving for a similar position at USC. The Beavs have all nine on-field assistant coaching positions filled with Garrett and Cavanaugh in the fold. Barring something unexpected, the TEs coach is again expected to be manned by a graduate assistant in 2014.

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