THIS is not good news for the Beavers. The LB's in Mark Bankers offense are critical. I don't believe Pa'aluhi was an All-American, but his loss will hurt.
OSU is coming into spring practice with a bunch of inexperienced kids playing LB.
Linebackers call plays, stuff holes, and cover RB's and TE's. They have to be ballers.
As far as I can tell the Beav's don't have a stud waiting in the wings in the linebacking core.
Here is a video of the 2002 OSU team which had a bunch of pro players beating the Ducks into submission...gotta luv it!
Friday, February 26, 2010
Saturday, February 06, 2010
Here is my rating on this year's class of signee's- B-
First off the misses-
Owamagbe Odighizuwa- He chose UCLA over Nebraska and OSU. He is from Portland Oregon. He is a punk. I hope we blast his punk ass all over the field someday.
As for the commits- I think it's a pretty standard class for Riley. I don't see any Steven Jacksons or Jaquizz Rodgers, but we will see if this class can produce some ballers. On defense, Riley pulled in some big d-lineman. According to the chart below, they might be able to run too.
|SIGNED LETTER OF INTENT||Pos||Stars||Ht||Wt||40||RR||Hometown|
|Shaydon Akuna||LB||6-3||210||4.54||5.8||Kapolei, HI|
|Michael Bibbee||LB||6-3||225||4.71||5.5||Eugene, OR|
|Scott Crichton||DE||6-5||225||4.6||5.6||Tacoma, WA|
|Dominic Glover||DE||6-4||275||-||5.6||Mission Viejo, CA|
|Connor Hamlett||TE||6-7||230||4.75||5.3||Lynnwood, WA|
|Sean Mannion||QB||6-5||205||4.9||5.8||Pleasanton, CA|
|Malcolm Marable||RB||5-8||170||4.52||5.7||Mission Hills, CA|
|Thomas Molesi||DT||6-2||280||-||5.8||Oceanside, CA|
|Ryan Murphy||DB||6-2||190||4.42||5.5||Oakland, CA|
|Tyler Perry||TE||6-5||240||4.75||5.6||Ventura, CA|
|Trevor Romaine||K||6-0||185||-||5.5||Corona, CA|
|Roman Sapolu||OL||6-2||250||-||5.5||Huntington Beach, CA|
|Will Storey||DB||6-2||212||4.62||5.4||Lake Oswego, OR|
|Fred Thompson||DT||6-4||290||5.19||5.7||Oakland, CA|
|Mana Tuivailala||DT||6-4||288||4.95||5.6||Seaside, CA|
|Donell Welch||LB||6-2||205||-||5.7||Palm Desert, CA|