People point to his touchdown to interception ratio (1:1 in
2003, 50-40 touchdowns to interceptions for his career) and his low completion
percentage (51% in ‘03, and 47% in ‘02) as his major downfalls. But to focus on those two statistical
categories without looking at the nature of the Beaver offense is not fair to
The Scappoose kid is very confident in his arm and feels
that he can put the ball anywhere, anytime.
The coaches are also confident in
|Anderson will look to improve on his 50-40 ratio in 2004.|
With that said,
Despite his second five pick game of the season,
The result of his determination against USC manifested itself on Christmas Eve when he dismantled an adequate Lobo defense. He stayed calm in the pocket, scanned through his progressions, and got rid of the ball in the right situation. This is the quarterback we will see in '04. For the first time in his career he has all the tools to succeed. He has the experience, he has the physical tools, and he does not have to learn a new playbook. He just has to go out there and play some football.
Teams will once again force
For the casual fan, the Beaver offense will be boring compared to high-flying teams of the past few seasons. But to the diehard fan a methodical, efficient offense is a beautiful machine. In time the Beavers will open the playbook up, but only if a compliment to Mike Hass emerges.
|Rothenfluh's experience on the sidelines is important.|
Adam Rothenfluh and redshirt freshman Ryan Gunderson will
battle for the second string spot during fall camp. Rothenfluh will only see game time during
blowouts, but his experience on the sideline is invaluable. He has been in the
Gunderson is by far the more physically talented of the two
players but will only play significantly if
A few snaps here and there in already decided contests is the way the coaching staff would like to introduce Gunderson to Pac-10 play. The extra practice time due to the Las Vegas Bowl was invaluable for Gunderson's development and a return trip to the postseason would benefit the redshirt freshman even more. The Central Catholic star is the future of OSU and will give the Beavers a mobile, strong armed quarterback in 2005.Several other players including Colt Charles, Paul Kirwan, and Brady Schalich are listed at the quarterback position, but will most likely never take a snap during a game