FIFTEEN BEAVERS WERE in attendance at Oregon State's pro day event this past Friday. Three of the group had attended the NFL combine and thus mostly participated in specialty drills. That allowed the remaining dozen who didn't get a combine invitation to show their stuff.
March 17, 2014
CORVALLIS – OSU's 2013 season saw two corners notch six interceptions apiece. Lump that stat in with a combined 172 tackles, 14 interceptions, 14 passes broken up and 28 passes deflected between three Beaver cornerbacks and the implementation of the nickel package in Corvallis starts to look like a gift from college football heaven.
January 17, 2014
WELL, NO ONE saw this coming - not Beaver fans nor anyone else. A landslide, everyone said, Oregon would stomp all over Oregon State and the Beavers would leave Eugene with their heads hung lower than they already were. Oregon pulled off a win by a score of 36-35, and this one could have gone either way about a dozen or more times.
November 30, 2013
CORVALLIS – I couldn't help but let my eyes drift over to the defensive practice field Tuesday, it looked and sounded like so much was going on. Linebacker coach Trent Bray and defensive coordinator Mark Banker were very vocal, stressing the importance of pursuit angles, identifying and closing out a play with a good wrap or even tackle. Yes. You read that right. There were tackles in practice.
November 26, 2013
CORVALLIS – The spotlight for the Beavs is shining brightest on the running backs and the defense headed into Saturday. Will Terron Ward and Chris Brown suffice as OSU's primary RB options? Will the D hold down a mobile QB (another one?!) and what looks like a solid run game? BF.C readers know linebacker D.J. Alexander is pumped up, but what about his counterparts – Joel Skotte and Jabral Johnson?
September 19, 2013
CORVALLIS – Oregon State's second practice ahead of Saturday's contest at San Diego State looked solid. But what's the story on the RBs? The D got both good and bad news on the injury front. Mike Riley talked SDSU in the media huddle, and shed light on where D.J. Alexander is at after his first game. The O-line barreled ahead despite the ongoing injured, and Sean Mannion was in a groove.
September 17, 2013