Monday, February 28, 2011

Paea shines, Quizz not so much

Paea breaks the all time bench press record for the NFL combine:

Stephen is projected to be a late first round draft pick. There is no shortage of teams that need someone who can stuff the middle like Stephen can. Too bad his teammates at OSU were so lacking last year, Paea is a rare specimen that wasn't exploited enough.

I stated previously that I thought it was a bad idea for Quizz Rogers to leave early. I still believe he would have gained more getting his degree and finishing his career strong. Quizz ran a 4.64 40 yard dash at the combine this weekend, which is not horrible, but not that great. Usually players prepare to run their very best 40 time at the combine, if this is Quizz's best, he probably runs a 4.7 on average. This explains why there weren't many break away runs during his highly productive college career. The NFL network is projecting Quizz to get drafted in the 3-4 rounds, and NFL Spin Zone did research on the success rate of players drafted in those rounds- 46% of the players are successful. However, a much smaller % who were successful were RB's. The research based success on 4 yrs in the league, starting 1 or more games, not starting but contributing. I don't think Quizz won't get drafted, but I do think it will be a mid-late round pick. A team will give him a shot just like they did with Frank Gore or Leon Washington. The question is whether or not Quizz will be durable when 300lb'ers slam him repeatedly since he doesn't have the speed to avoid pain trains. Quizz is great at making shifty moves ala Barry Sanders, but unlike Barry- Quizz can't outrun danger. Barry ran a legit 4.3. Even if Quizz gets shifty inside the tackles, he will get blasted by LB's and DB's. Unlike college, NFL LB's are consistently vicious. That said, Quizz is young and probably hungry(not having a degree will help that).

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Old video about Phil Knight and Oregon

Here's an old clip detailing what we already know about Phil's relationship with UofO:

Here's a good one about Nike from Michael Moore:

Oregon State doesn't need Nike. By using Nike OSU demonstrates subservience. There are other vendors- Adidas or Under Armour works for me.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Questions for Spring Ball

We are about 30 days away from Spring Practice and there are a lot of questions that need answering. 

1)Will Ryan Katz step up his game and be dominant force? 
2)Will someone(anyone) step up on offense to be leader? 
3)Will the defense produce some dominate players?
4)Will the noobs gel on the team or will we see selfish short term attitudes? 
5)Will OSU find a RB? 
6)Will OSU find a squad of stud LB's? 
7)Will the offensive line produce? 
8)Will OSU find a game changing WR? (J. Rogers will not be the same after he comes back)
9)Will Langsdorf learn how to call plays? 
10)Will OSU drop Nike? 

There are a lot of questions that need addressing if this program is going to do something. 

I am not psyched about the fact that OSU is an underdog as much as other folks. I think after 2006-2009 there would be a foundation for dominance, but 2010 proved otherwise. 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

OSU men's hoops really sucks

There are so many bloggers posting about the OSU men's hoops team this winter. Everyone is pretty down on Craig Robinson. It's apparent that this year's weak performance is a result of poor coaching. There are a million reasons why OSU's team is getting creamed routinely, but the main one has to fall on the coach.

The latest nail in CR's coffin- losing 83-62 to your main rival. CR has lost his momentum in rebuilding this program, after 3 years he is running out of time. Will OSU's AD make a change? I doubt it. He will make a change once all the damage is really done. Kinda like he did with women's hoops.

OSU's baseball team won their first game of the year over Gonzaga in extra innings. Nice to see them start with a hard fought win.

OSU's football squad is starting spring practice next month, I hope these kids have put time in the weight room, especially on the o-line.

I don't know about you but I have some built up anger from this past football season, this weak hoops season,etc. If I was playing football at OSU I would have a chip on my shoulder and an itchy trigger finger.

PS- OSU still needs to get rid of Nike. Everytime I see that swoosh it pisses me off.

Friday, February 04, 2011

My Idols

I can't rank these guys, they are just people who inspired me. Perhaps these guys are profiles for OSU recruiting, I don't know.

Jerry Rice:

Barry Sanders:

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Football Recruiting Update

Tomorrow is the big day. I've been paying attention to the media reports on OSU's progress and reviews on past classes.

OSU is expecting a really good class of new recruits- we shall see.

ESPN continues to to highlight the fact that recruiting rankings don't mean much. Riley is going to need to deliver this year.