CORVALLIS -- Oregon State kicked off their third week of the fall session with a significantly shortened practice. Stephen Paea returned and got some contact work in, but much of the biggest news came after the session involving a player removed from the team, three frosh who will not redshirt, a running back goes under the knife and more.
August 23, 2010
THE OFFENSE started to come together in Week 3. Why? Several reasons, the biggest of which is perhaps that Ryan Katz and James Rodgers have started to develop a rapport. Meanwhile, Taylor Henry is looking at adding size without sacrificing speed, Ryan McCants is bursting through the hole and the o-line remains a work in process, and at high volume.
April 19, 2010
WITH FOUR OF five spots set on the offensive line, offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh has it easy compared to years past. Well, maybe not "easy" but there are certainly far fewer questions this spring. The one starter's job up for grabs is at left guard and with the other OG starter out this spring, others have a chance to shine. BF.C delves into all that plus who's trending up and much more.
March 18, 2010
JACQUIZZ RODGERS WILL head into the 2010 season as one of the top running backs in all of college football. But the differences between his sophomore and freshman seasons provide a blueprint of what needs to happen up front, down in the trenches, if Oregon State is going to really blow the lid off their running game.
March 8, 2010
THE TALENT IS there, but it is raw and needs time to grow in Corvallis. It's a familiar story, really. Victor Butler, for one, didn't become a starter until his senior season. These are some in the '09 class who need time in the Oregon State program and weight room, and tutelage from the Beaver coaching staff, before they look to earn playing time and become difference makers.
February 17, 2009
IN AN EFFORT to bring you the most comprehensive analysis available on Beaver signee and o-lineman Tyler Thomas, BF.C sought out the Flathead Beacon reporter who covered him throughout his senior season. Recruits from the state of Montana have been few and far between for OSU -- but the last two certainly shone bright. Here's what writer Myers Reece had to say about Thomas on the gridiron.
February 6, 2009
TWO FROM THE state of Oregon. One from Arizona. One from California. Three from Oklahoma. And now OREGON STATE has secured the eighth known verbal commitment of their 2009 recruiting class -- Tyler Thomas, a 6-4, 285-pound all-state offensive lineman from Kalispell, Montana. And it is the third pledge from an o-lineman in the class.
September 17, 2008