Lots of pre-fall camp nuggets from Riley

CORVALLIS -- Mike Riley took the media for an imaginary walk-through on Thursday. OSU's head man gave a state of the union on the cusp of fall camp and shared his collective hopes, doubts and aspirations for the Beavs in a wide-ranging discussion.
August 1, 2013

BF.C Fall Camp Preview: Linebackers

CORVALLIS - One of the more intriguing fall camp storylines can be found at middle linebacker. Will Joel Skotte be the man? What about all the other LBs chomping at the bit for playing time? SAM D.J. Alexander and WIL Michael Doctor are both starting locks and solid – but can the same be said for the two deeps? BF.C delves into the linebacker situation for Oregon State with fall camp drawing near.
July 18, 2013

What we've learned from spring: OSU LBs

CORVALLIS – Depth was not an issue for the Oregon State linebacker platoon this spring. It goes without saying that Michael Doctor and D.J. Alexander are the big kahunas, but where do some of the younger guys fit in? And is there a clear-cut favorite at the middle linebacker position?
May 3, 2013

OSU SPRING DAY 12: A disruptive Beaver D

CORVALLIS – It was the defense's day to shine on Day 12, as batted balls and interceptions from the defensive backs typified a good portion of Monday's practice. The linebackers made some noise too. Obum Gwacham – accepting the baton or simply having a good stretch? Isaac Seumalo makes progress as Week Four begins, and Mike Riley offers the inside scoop on who has improved during the spring.
April 22, 2013

OSU SPRING DAY 3: Battle in the trenches

CORVALLIS – Day Three of spring ball marked the first day of shoulder pads for Oregon State, and it was a significant change of pace. The cracks were louder and the competition got heated. Sean Harlow made his presence known and Tyler Hasty made the sidelines roar. Couple that with Storm Woods and Terron Ward turning on the jets, and it added up to one heck of a day inside the Truax Center.
April 4, 2013

OSU SPRING BALL DAY 1: The Big Report

CORVALLIS – The first day of spring ball for the Beavs was about the fundamentals for players and coaches alike. With new graduate assistants taking a stab at the coaching side of things and players taking a look at some new schemes on both sides of the ball, did Day One shape up to be a compelling look at a newer, faster OSU football program?
April 1, 2013

OSU SPRING PREVIEW: The Linebackers

CORVALLIS -- Oregon State marches into spring ball with two linebacker spots comfortably filled by D.J. Alexander and Michael Doctor - veterans of the Beavs impressive 9-4 run in 2012. Depth? Not much of a concern here. But in light of that silly little thing called graduation, Feti Unga left the MIK spot wide open for 2013 – or did he?
March 6, 2013

BF.C Fall Camp Preview: LINEBACKER

CORVALLIS -- Oregon State has linebacker depth headed into fall camp. They also have a number of very speedy players who can line up back in the box. But do they have the size and mass to better stop the run this season? A lengthy, comprehensive analysis of all things linebacker, in this black and orange fall camp preview from BF.C...
August 4, 2012