Beavs still deep at LB after Skotte retires

JOEL SKOTTE, injured last year on a kickoff, waited and waited in case his prospects to return to the field improved. But with uncertainty remaining firmly in place, he has now made the choice to hang up his cleats.
July 27, 2014


CORVALLIS – The Oregon State linebacker contingent will be talent-heavy this spring, as seniors Michael Doctor, D.J. Alexander and Jabral Johnson return. But who will go where, and what about the rotation? Just a few months ago, both Rommel Mageo and Caleb Saulo were running with the 1's on Saturdays, how do they fit in with an appealing trio of senior linebackers?
March 6, 2014

OSU 2013 Season in Review: Linebacker

CORVALLIS - It felt like evil sorcery was at work this past season with the Beaver linebacker corps. What with multiple personnel and position shifts throughout the year, Michael Doctor's injured foot and D.J. Alexander's injured well, everything, reasons to feel secure with the linebacker were few and far between. Yet after 13 games, a lot of questions and some musical chairs, the end result was…
January 16, 2014

OREGON STATE: Riley's State of the Union

MIKE RILEY offered his end of the season wrap up on Wednesday, touching base on a wide-ranging set of topics. Those topics included the two spots the Beavs are focused most on in recruiting before Signing Day, position changes afoot, offseason surgeries, if he anticipates any changes to his staff, thoughts on early NFL entries and more.
January 8, 2014

PRACTICE: Beav stop corps leads the charge

CORVALLIS – Mike Riley enjoyed what he saw from the orange and black Tuesday and two key starters returned full-go on offense, but a few defenders remained questionable as the ASU tilt draws ever closer. A young linebacker made some noise but showed that he is also still a bit green, and a second team d-tackle took charge… literally.
November 12, 2013

BRAY: How depleted LBs can turn it around

CORVALLIS – At the start of the season, OSU had loads of experience in its linebacker corps with WIL D.J. Alexander and SAM Michael Doctor. At one point, sophomore Joel Skotte was the promising newcomer in the middle who was going to learn from the old guys. The kids were alright, so to speak. How things have changed. We talked to Beav linebackers coach Trent Bray about all that and more…
November 6, 2013