Tuesday, December 22, 2009
BYU kicked OSU's ass all night long.
OSU has some serious issues to deal with. The fact that the team was full of under classman is a bless and a curse. Playing like this should add motivation for next year, but getting clowned like this also hurts the psyche. How deep? Who knows.
The recruiting campaign will be hurt for sure. BYU coaches clowned the OSU coaches as much as the BYU players clowned the Beaver players. The coaching staff has to find players. Getting your ass kicked on national television will not help the cause.
Breaking down this game is almost a waste of time. I blame the coaches for this loss. The team looked unprepared and unmotivated. There were breakdowns in all 3 phases of the game.
This game was an embarrassment for the program any way you look at it. There were no moral victories.
Everyone in this program has something to prove next year.
Sunday, December 06, 2009
The byline of the game is that BYU's Head Coach played and coached at OSU. How exciting.
The Beavers need to win this game more than BYU. Finishing 8-5 is okay, but 9-4 is better. BYU is 10-2. They probably won't be psyched to play an 8-4 team. This is a winnable game.
Other good news about this bowl is that gives the coaching staff more time to recruit, since their game is over Dec 22nd, and the competition is playing into the new year. That's assuming that OSU thinks they should be getting top tier players that also consider Oregon, USC, Texas, Florida,etc.
I've read a lot of blog comments about how great it is that the Beavers have 20 returning starters next year. I think some of the starters are not that good, and could be replaced with 5 star frosh talent. It will be interesting to see if Riley dips deep into the JC talent pool to jump start the defense or offense. Yes, I said jump start. Sadly, Riley's track record with JC kids is spotty. It seems like these kids barely make academic eligibility every year. It's 50/50 whether they actually make fall camp. The defense needs the most help, followed by the offensive line.
I realize Riley is not going to get a lot of 5 star athletes, and can make due with the kids he gets. But to build depth, and starter talent, he needs more ponies in the stable. I am throwing the gauntlet down, the Beavers need to have an above average recruiting class, no matter what the outcome of the BYU game is.
If the OSU coaches need motivation, try watching this video, over and over and over....at 4:37 in the video Keaton Kristick gets run over...badly.
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Each team is going toe to toe. Canfield is 16-21 for 208 and 1 TD. No INT's so far. \
Oregon's offense is sick. OSU has to make plays to stop their offense. OSU's offense has to score TD's, FG's are okay, but they need 7 points. So far, too many FG's.
The first half was unreal. One of the greatest first half's ever in the Civil War.
The Beavers are ready to play. UO has lost at home in 2 years.
A game for the Roses!!!!
My prediction, OSU 31 UO 30.
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
BeaverPhil is going to be at the game taking lots of pics.
I am going to watch the game on my 42" or at a friends' crib.
The buildup to this years game is awesome. The Beavers are showing well. The ESPN promo's are worth
Friday, November 27, 2009
According to KVAL and AccuScore, the Beavers have no chance of winning this year's civil war.
The computers at KVAL.com partner AccuScore simulated the Oregon Civil War more than 10,000 time before rendering a prediction:
Ducks 35, Beavers 23.
What does a machine know? When it comes to the Ducks and Beavers, the computer has had it right 70% of the time this season. For the Pac-10 as a whole, AccuScore has a 74% track record.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I've been surfing the net checking out stats for the Beavers so far. It's damn impressive data for the Beav's. Canfield is out of his mind. The Rodgers Bros. are sick. But the OSU D is putting up impressive stats too.
WSU is in for an ass whupping. I hope the Beavers win and don't suffer any injuries. That is the scariest part of this game. WSU, in the rain, and cold. WSU has nothing to lose.
OSU's defense has made a huge statistical improvement. They are currently in 1st place in the Pac-10 for rush defense, 15th nationally. This is the stat that I pay most attention to when evaluating a defense. Run defense is the most important stat by far.
I am psyched that OSU has a chance at winning the Pac-10. Two more games to go.
My message to Beaver football players is "Just Win Baby"! OSU doesn't need to win by 31 Saturday, just win and stay healthy.
The Ducks are looming. If OSU wins out this year, it will be a miracle. But that's not new to the Riley led era at OSU.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
The OSU D is playing like a unit for a change. Kids are maturing.
Quizz proved he is either #1 or #2 to Gerhart. James is also underrated.
Cal's QB sucks. But luckily they beat Arizona. Thus helping the Beav's Pac-10 championship hopes.
USC got whupped by Stanford today. Stanford posted 55 at SC. The most ever by an SC opponent. If Harbaugh had problems recruiting before, he has no excuse going forward.
The Beavers can make things interesting with 2 more wins.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The most important thing for the Beavers to think about is winning. Winning every down. Every quarter. Every half. The Beavers have a chance to really shake up the Pac-10 this year. Most scenarios work towards USC's favor. Oh well. I'd rather have Cal, Stanford, USC, or Arizona win the Pac-10 if OSU can't.
This week is huge for the Beav's. Washington is a threat, but should lose to the Beavers.
Quizz Rogers is damn good. Here is some love from his coach-
"I would push 'Quizz for any honor you guys want to talk about," exclaimed Riley. "I think he's as good a football player as there is around. Right now, he's the third-leading rusher by a fraction to Gerhart and LaJames at Oregon, and he's the second-leading receiver in the conference and I think he's third in all-purpose yards in the conference. He's even thrown a touchdown pass now, so he's our MVP for sure, along with, I'd go with his brother. They can tie, you know. We've got some real exciting players." (source: Rivals)
I think Canfield deserves some luv. That dude is having a great senior year.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
|Third Down Efficiency||5-15||2-11|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-1||0-0|
|Kick Return Yds||114||90|
|Punt Return Yds||5||32|
|Time of Poss.||28:3||31:57|
Monday, October 26, 2009
Everyone expected the Beav's to lose, but they kept it interesting....
The Beav's played a great game Saturday night. They could have won, which is amazing in it's own right.
Canfield delivered a winnable performance.
The Defense clearly did not step up. Our whole d-team is suspect. Plays where made, plays where blown.
The referee's called a horrible game. I hate to blame ref's for the outcome of a game, because I think players make plays. Besides Kristick's calls, everything else was total BS. The Pac-10 must have the worst referee's in the nation. It sucks when the ref's materially impact a game. OSU is not the only team to suffer from the ref's incompetence.
From a Pac-10 perspective, it hurts our rep when the ref's suck this bad
More links to how bad the ref's sucked:
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Vegas has put the right spread on this game. Either the Beavers will keep it close or lose by 3 TD's minimum.
The Beav's haven't won in LA since 1960. A 30 year record went down against ASU this year, maybe the Beavers can pull off another miracle.....by beating the spread!!!
I hope the Beavers win, but the odds are definitely against them.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
9) A day out with the Rogers Brothers (these guys get more ass than a toilet seat)
8) Stanford Highlights of a low light ass kicking
7) Quizz shows some running skills in Vegas
6) OSU Beavers edition of "Cribs"....so lame
5) Erickson explains OSU's breaking of a 40 year streak
4) UNLV Highlights
3) Wild Beaver Highlight
2) Pre-Stanford psych video clip
1) Not a video from 2009, but still a top 10 vid of all time- "Boom"
Honorable Mention: RESPECT THE BEAVER
Saturday, October 10, 2009
The score is 31-7. I am not kidding.
OSU is playing inspired football. On all fronts.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Actually the Beavers have a pretty good run defense, just no pass rush. Stanford has a very strong run game.
Who will win the line of scrimmage? Stanford's o-line or OSU's d-line? OSU's o-line or Stanford's d-line???
I am not going to compare DB's since our's have issues with pass defense.
Sunday, October 04, 2009
(AP Photo/Paul Connors)
Congrats to the Beavers for breaking a really long streak tonight! It's been 40 years since the Beavers won in Tempe.
|Team Stat Comparison|
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Saturday, October 03, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
OSU ranks ninth in pass defense in the Pac-10 and 110th nationally, out of 120 teams. The Beavers have forced the fewest turnovers in the league with four.
As for sacks, the Beavers are tied for last in the nation with two.
Offensive Line Argument:
OSU is #1 in the country in giving up sacks with 15. Western Kentucky is second with 14. Great.
OSU ranks 6th in yards per game in the Pac-10. 135 yds puts OSU at 65th in the country. Weak.
OSU is 13th in the nation in terms of completion percentage- 67.6%
Let me know your thoughts? Who sucks worse??
Yes…I will be swimming in a Speedo in December. I pay my debts (Unlike some Wildcat in-laws).
Why will a fat dude in a Speedo? Simple: our lines suck!
I love the Beavers and will always try to find the needle in the haystack. There is nothing here. It was embarrassing all night to have that Long Haired, first Game Starting Hillbilly sitting in the pocket for hours. He was never pressured and could take his time against our average at best Defensive backs. It was tough to watch. They need to hit the drawing board and stunt, blitz or something different. What they are doing is not working. They never stopped them. They are not a powerhouse. We will be run out of the stadium by the rest of the Pac is we continue to play that way on D.
The Offense is worse. Yes, I am sure that I will get #1 Ball Washer status when I say that I continue to like Canfield at QB. He does not make mistakes. The last pick was him trying to make a play in a fruitless end to the game. True, he takes longer than I would like to make a decision but it is often the best decision. There are too many observations to point out specifically, so I will go with two. Phillip is young and is getting worked. The gang tackle of Canfield in the endzone for the safety at the end of the game was the Cherry on top. He did not even have time to Crap himself before 5 dudes were squashing him. Pathetic. Give him more/some time.
For those who want Moevao, fine put him in. The opposition will blow him up too. Only difference is that he will throw 3-4 picks a game. Be careful what you wish for.
Catching better be hurt. We need him. Some players get the training room disease. Let’s hope he is not one of them.
Punt Return – it is hard to imagine blaming a loss on Punt returners, but there might be a case. Catch the Ball! What happened to you guys. Field position is key and you let us down. It is not that we would have won simply if you catch the ball, just would have given our offense a chance to breathe.
Prepare for a long season.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
BeaverPhil will have a YouTube clip for this loss.
Losing 2 games in a row at home is not good. This year's team is looking like a 5-6 or 6-5 team. Maybe.
The defense loss this game. They did not stop Arizona all night.
Arizona's punter crushed the Beavers in the 4th quarter. OSU had no field position all night.
OSU's o-line is pathetic. I mean really bad. The whole game, they made mistakes. The end of the game was ultra pathetic. Coach Cavanaugh has his work cut out for him this year. Remmers is really weak....
Canfield was okay, but the dinking and dunking passes were unproductive. He couldn't go downfied- probably due to to OSU's lack of WR's.. Bishop got knocked out, literally. Catchings got hurt. James Rogers can only do so much double teamed.
This game was not sold out BTW. That's pretty weak for the first game of the Pac-10 schedule.
Catchings is hurt again. Adejini has stepped up, but he looks fragile- like he hasn't been here before. James Rogers is getting double teamed on every pass play, focusing Canfield on Adejini. So far the kid has stepped up.
Quizz is getting frustrated with the lack of blocking by the o-line. The o-line has to get better asap.
Will the Beavers win this game? It's too close to call.
|Team Stat Comparison|
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Thursday, September 24, 2009
From BeaverPhil/To OSU Beaver Football Blog Readers:
I am officially stating that Sean Canfield is not the problem with Oregon State. Lay off him! It is amazing to me that he is getting any attention. He spends more time on his back than Jenna Jamison (Tory Wells) because the Offensive line is so horrible. He is not perfect by any means. He holds the ball a little too long and must be blamed for a few of the 10 sacks so far this season. Unless the line steps up and plays more consistently, we are in for an up and down season.
The skilled players have made plays, but had too many drops. They have not cost us the game at all (yet) but have hurt the morale. We will win more games only if we score TD’s instead of Field Goals (Cincy first half). 10-0 or 14-0 changes the game and mindset at that point. 6-0 is SOFT. I am stoked that he (makes me stick to say his name out loud) made the kicks, but I still keep a puke bucket close by every time just in case.
The defense is not helping Canfield either. What? (you’re saying). The late 1st half drive was a killer against Cincy. There is no pressure and the QB and the DB’s have really yet to be tested (Very Scary)! Does Zane Norris have any Slade in him? They need to get a little more creative on stunts and blitzes or the DB’s will get TORCHED! WILL SOMEONE PLEASE STEP UP AND BALL!!!
Let’s just say that the Beavs need to step it up this week and post a win. If they come up short BeaverPhil will be in a Speedo swimming laps over Christmas at my brother in laws. Not a welcome site at all.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I've been surfing the net for OSU Beaver articles, and the common piece is about how all the "message boards" are calling for Sean Canfield's head. There is a nice heart felt piece about Moevao text messaging Canfield a love note...great.....
I studied communications at OSU and one of the things it taught me was when to smell B.S. I read comments on all the major sites and the Canfield vs. Moevao argument is minimal.
I don't think Canfield was the reason OSU lost to Cincy. Quite the contrary, the offensive line got it's ass kicked and Quizz was not 100%. PLEASE STOP BASHING CANFIELD. I know he sucks, but so does Moevao, neither are top-tier talents. I think Sean has showed a lot of poise, which also can be construed as holding on to the ball too long. Either way, he is capable of winning 70% of his games if everyone else does their job.
Speaking of which, the OSU defense is average at best. I love Banker, I am sure he can make it work. The LB's are too small, fast yes, but over-powered with good tecnique. This year's D has done okay with stopping the run, but those stats are misleading when the opponents can pass for 20 yds at an 80% completion rate.
Arizona is a great opportunity for the Beavers to dominate and have a big win to start their Pac-10 campaign. Given the competiveness of the Pac-10 this year, the Beavers need all the help they can get.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
28-18 was the final score. First loss of the season. It was a very sloppy game for the Beavers.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Finally had a chance to watch the whole UNLV game and here are my thoughts:
Rodgers brothers are amazing and I still can’t believe that they are at OSU. Would like them to avoid the hit a bit more to keep them around for the whole season. I live in LA and all of my Trojan buddies keep commenting about how Taylor Mays is going to crush them like tin cans. STEP OUT OF BOUNDS PLEASE!!!!
Rodgers brother (Part two) are too much of the offense and the progress of the other receivers is good, but not great. Stevenson is a very good back up to Quiz, but he does not instill fear in the defense. I would like to see a few long balls to keep the short swing passes available.
Canfield is our man unless he gets hurt. He has not made mistakes and throws a great ball.
O-Line looks good. They will need to progress if we plan on winning a few weeks from now.
A Little nervous on this side of the ball.
Line/Backers are very good at tackling someone after they have made gains. Need to much more disciplined in their drops and that cost us on a few 3rd downs at least last week. If they don’t get pressure on the QB the offense will sit on the sidelines for the WHOLE season.
Dbacks are not getting torched, but they will against better competition. We have been tested by a “Spread” team and a 1AA team. The Pac-10 will run right past us.
Returns – been ok. Nothing to report either way. Need to cover kick offs better. Hurt in the UNLV game at the end.
Kicking – DON”T MISS AGAIN!!! – simple instructions. We will need the points. You redeemed yourself, but also put us in the situation.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
The Beavers pulled out a win with a last second field goal by Justin Kahut. 23-21 was the final score. It was an ugly win. Lots of hard hits. The Beavers showed a lot heart.
The Beavers had horrible clock management at the end of the game, but still pulled it out. They had 8 penalties, and two TD lead too. It showed a lot of determination to stay focused and get the win.
The Rodgers Bros. continued to carry the team, although a couple rookie WR's made plays in the 4th quarter. Both James(11 catches for 80yds) and Jacquizz(22 carries for 166yds, 1TD) took some really hard hits tonight. UNLV was laying the lumber all night. OSU's defense still has to develop a pass defense, they only had 1 sack tonight too.
Canfield had another productive game. He moved the offense and gave the Beavers a chance. Canfield still looks afraid to take a hit when he is in the pocket. He took some shots, but nothing brutal. He didn't seem to have a clue about the clock at the end of the game. In the 4th quarter there was a 4 down try by OSU that was really weak-Canfield must be really soft- he sneaked like a panzy and got stuck in a pile. UNLV promptly when on to score their last TD and took the lead. Riley got really pissed near the end when Canfield and the rest of the "O" started burning seconds. The good news is that Canfield did not turn the ball over, which is huge.
UNLV was a good team tonight evenly matched with OSU, but the Beavers were determined to find a way to win.
|Team Stat Comparison|
|3rd Down Conversions||6-12||6-11|
|4th Down Conversions||0-1||0-1|
Monday, September 07, 2009
Saturday, September 05, 2009
So is Stanford. Arizona schools are still undecided.
The Pac-10 football race is going to be tight this year. The team's with depth will prevail.
Cal is beating Maryland 31-6 in the 2nd.
UW is tied with LSU 10-10 in the 2nd.
Stanford rolled over WSU.
USC crushed SJSU.
ESPN Pac-10 Scoreboard
The Rogers brothers are balling. Let's see if the Beav's can keep the shut out going....
It's still the 2nd qtr, score is 17-0.
Overall the Beavers look very good. They are dominating an opponent they are supposed to.
Friday, September 04, 2009
Here are some clips of other not-so brilliant fights in college football history-
Which fight is worse?
Here is a clip of the infamous Miami vs Florida International, another doozy.
Here's a brawl from 1971- USC vs Notre Dame: (kinda tame compared to the current generation's brawls)
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Oregon looks flat on the blue turf. Boise State looks physically on par with the Oregon players.
I guess all the high tech training center equipment is not worth what the Duck alumni payed for. Suckers.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Quizz at quarterback? Oregon State has that one "in the lab'' but it's coming
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The freshman are going to have to step up. OSU still needs a #2 and #3 WR, the TE's are not looking like an option for production at this point- but I am rooting for the TE's to step up.
Riley's offense is favorable to a good TE.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I am amazed at the respect OSU is getting these days, it is so awesome! #25 pre-season ranking isn't too shabby for a team that lost 13 starters. It says alot about the confidence the media/fans have in Mike Riley's program.
The Portland St game is going to be televised on FSN Sept 5th, which is really cool. The 11:30am kickoff is even better, no doubt morning cocktails will be served at my house....
The University of Oregon is using helmut cams as a coaching tool, I think this actually pretty brilliant and not as expensive as the folks at the Oregonian think it is. Think about it, a HD webcam with a wi-fi link(<$150), and a video software package(Free on the Mac, $ on the PC), and you are off and running. The benefit of this view of tape can do wonders with dealing with QB decision making. Monitoring/learning from the QB's check off behavior is way easier if you can see tape from his perspective. The helmut cam could also teach the QB how to look off properly too. For such a simple and effective act, most QB's don't do it properly. I hope the Beavers don't freak out that there arch rival came up with the idea first, oh well. More comments:
A reporter in Seattle just figured out that the Rodgers bros are important to OSU.
Oregon State is cultivating it's walk-on WR's, Mike Hass and Alexis Serna both walked on
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Wow. The Beavers had more draftee's than Florida or Florida St. I never thought I say that. Coach Riley and his staff deserve a lot of credit, and so do the kids for working so hard.
Check out a killer analysis on OSU's program from the BeaverBlitz:
Football fans might be surprised to see Oregon State develop and send more athletes to the Big League than Florida, Florida State, Miami, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma combined. But these are the types of things that NFL insiders and High School coaches have recognized for years. Mike Riley's staff knows the formula to make NFL dreams a possibility.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
This has to be a record. I am not sure I've ever seen 7 players drafted for Oregon State before. Impressive.
Nice to see OSU had more draftee's than University of Oregon too!!!!
A lot of this has to do with Mike Riley and the program he has developed. I am very proud to be a Beaver! I can't wait for next season.
|Sammie Stroughter||WR||7||24(233)||Tampa Bay|
|Brandon Hughes||CB||5||12(148)||San Diego|
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Wow. Awesome. Brilliant. What else can one say to describe the OSU hoops performance today and for the season.
The Beavers basketball team has sucked for a long time. But not anymore. Last year the Beavers couldn't win a game in the Pac-10. Now they are the last Pac-10 team playing this year.
The Beavers beat UTEP by going postal from 3 point land today. They shot 63% from the 3. Yes, this is the same Beaver squad who couldn't hit the broadside of a barn.
Craig Robinson has done an amazing job. Too bad he is only going to be around for a few years. He is a great coach. I suspect his aspirations will lead him to a bigger program eventually. Oh well, I am just going to enjoy the moments.
I am so proud of this team. Way to go Beavers!
Football team- outstanding season
Basketball team- outstanding season
Baseball team- ?
I have a feeling the baseball team will deliver again this year. OSU is such a great athletics program. OSU is also a great academic institution, and it's great to see all facets of OSU show so well.
What a great time to be an OSU Beaver!
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
At first glance, even without the Rogers bros OSU looks pretty damn good. What stands out most to me are the offensive weapons at WR and SL. McCants has a huge opportunity ahead of him. Canfield just needs to play mistake free.
Defensive will reload. Banker is an under rated college coach.
Check out the Beaver Spring Depth Chart
Friday, March 27, 2009
But I care about is what happened after the game. I know certain players are married, maybe one or two. There are a few who were in relationships (whatever that means at 19 or 20).
Could you imagine what it would be like to beat USC and not get laid? I played when we sucked (I have no complaints) and I can only imagine what it is like now. We did not have playmate of the year candidates in the student body when I went to OSU.