IF THERE IS one perfect allegory for the 2010 Oregon State football season, it is that of a roller coaster. The season has featured more twists and turns, highs and lows, and unexpected drops than anyone could possibly have imagined. The '10 Beavers have been a walking, talking, sweating, bleeding, pad cracking paradox. And that's not the half of it.
November 25, 2010
WILDER McANDREWS DID some nice work in the second half of Oregon State's win over USC after LT Michael Philipp injured his ankle. He might be called upon to do more of the same this Saturday against Stanford (4:30 p.m./ VERSUS). Mike Riley talks injuries, Stanford and more.
November 23, 2010
READ EVERY PREVIEW about Oregon State, from just about every publication, and the theme remains the same -- Oregon State would be one of the favored teams to win the Pac 10 if they had a veteran quarterback. Sorry, but they're all looking in the wrong place.
August 31, 2010
CORVALLIS – There have been three key positional battles in camp, at left tackle, middle linebacker and backup running back. Mike Riley on Monday named the starter at one, hedged on another and left the other unanswered. The coaching staff lengthened the duration while turning down the tempo Monday. Special teams were the focus early on, and an injured defensive starter appears on his way back.
August 30, 2010
CORVALLIS– The "end" of fall camp has arrived, though two weeks remain until the opener. Both sides of the ball went out on positive notes. James "Quon" Rodgers hauled in THREE 80-yard TD passes from Ryan Katz, Micah Hatfield continues to make his case, the o-line starts slow but finishes great, BF.C inquires about McAndrews/Philipp, Mike Riley also speaks on the No. 2 tailback battle and more.
August 21, 2010
CORVALLIS -- As the sun went down and the temperature dropped inside of Reser Stadium Friday night, the Beavers passing game heated up. The success of Ryan Katz came with a wall put up by the offensive line. James Rodgers proved speed can be everything, Mark Banker gets loud, the coverage by the linebackers was among the few bright spots on defense, the complete 1s, 2s and 3s, plus much more.
August 20, 2010