Tuesday, December 22, 2009

One of the worst OSU losses ever

This was one of the worst losses ever because the Beavers looked like complete clowns tonight.

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.


The Beavers look like donkeys tonight.


They look completely unprepared to play.

I hope recruits are not watching this.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Beavers play BYU in Vegas

Wow. From the Rose Bowl to the Maaco Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 22nd. This will the second trip to Vegas for the Beavers this year. I am sure the players are psyched.

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

Beavers winning against Oregon 23-21

This is shaping up to be one of the greatest Civil War games ever.

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.

I played on an OSU football team that beat U of O at Autzen

As daunting at Autzen seems on TV it is easy to quiet the crowd and win the game.

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

Game on

I am so psyched for this year's Civil War, my palms are sweating.

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