OREGON STATE's DEPTH on the d-line is a little thinner today. Junior defensive tackle Tonu Tuimalealiifano and senior defensive end Mitchel Hunt were deemed physically unable to perform because of continuing injury problems with their knees and have ended their football careers.
August 24, 2010
CORVALLIS -- The sights of Beaver Football are again underway out in the Valley and in this instance, the BF.C lens trains on Grant Johnson, Josh Andrews, Dax Dilbeck, James Dockery, Burke Ellis, Kevin Frahm, Obum Gwacham, Evan Hull, Mitchel Hunt, Jordan Jenkins, Colin Kelly, Alex Linnenkohl, Ryan Murphy, Michael Philipp, Ryan Pohl, Jordan Poyer, Dwight Roberson, Markus Wheaton and more.
August 11, 2010
THE BEAVS HAD their d-line moments in '09, there were some solid performances in spots. Overall, however, it simply wasn't a great year up front and the total sacks -- 17, the fewest by an OSU team in the decade -- was indicative of the downturn. But post-spring ball, this upcoming season is shaping up quite a bit differently. Speed kills, and Mike Riley says the Beavs have it up front on defense.
June 3, 2010
DESPITE THE RETURNING STARTERS coming in on the defensive line this spring, there remains plenty of intrigue up front -- the coaches moved several players during the winter months, there are depth questions and they're coming off a year in which sacks were few and far between. Here's how it all breaks down..
March 22, 2010
IT TOOK AWHILE. Oregon State didn't begin to find their stride on the interior of the defensive line until the second half of the season. But once Brennan Olander emerged, that in turn freed up Stephen Paea, and it's been a tackle-for-loss, pocket-crunching d-line of disruption ever since. Yet just as Olander was becoming a real force, he was dinged last week. What does it mean for the Civil War?
November 27, 2009
THE INJURY NEWS early in the week for the Beavs turns out mostly favorable...with one significant exception -- the d-line depth has taken a hit with Mitchel Hunt, who dislocated his knee cap on Saturday, out for the year. Mike Riley talks about what went wrong on the punt coverage, the Beavs' safety play, the lack of sacks on defense and more.
October 27, 2009