Of all the 1990s trends that have thankfully died out, I was really glad to see an end to all those STUPID white hats that frat-boy dipshits used to love wearing. The ones reading “BEAVERS” in huge letters with Oregon State University just below in smaller font. And of course “COCKS” with “University of South Carolina” just above the brim.
“It’s funny because it’s slang for genitalia! HAHAHAHAHAHA. It works on so many levels.”
So yeah, glad those hats aren’t in production any more. Even if it gave Oregon St. some fake bandwagon fan for awhile. The Beavers lost DT Stephen Paea and RB Jacquizz Rodgers, and the numbers from 2010 make last year look like a train wreck, even though they finished a respectable 5-7.
Then there’s some issues with both lines. Other than all that though, things are fine in Beaverland.
2010 was: a stunning disappointment. Quizz’s brother James Rodgers was lost for the season Oct 9th, and the passing game never recovered. And if you look at the stats, OSU was consistently bad across the board. On offense: 82nd in scoring, 97th in rushing, 71st in passing, 94th in yardage. Defense was a similar story: 64th in scoring, 89th in rushing, 79th in passing and 86th overall. ICK! If their OL and DL doesn’t improve upon last year, the story could be the same in 2011.
BMOCs: QB Ryan Katz who maybe has the strongest arm in college football. WR Markus Wheaton, WR James Rodgers, CBs Jordan Poyer and Brandon Hardin
2011 will be fruitful if: the running game figures things out. And OSU gets some real pressure from JUCO transfer DE Rusty Fernando, or somebody up front. Because if they can get any pressure on those high-powered passing offenses in the Pac-12, the defense should have a solid season.
2011 will be awful if: the new linebackers don’t acclimate quickly, the OL still can’t protect Katz. Oregon State plays down to their competition with a new easier schedule.
Bottom Line: Last year was the first non-winning season/bowl trip since 2005. But it looks like there’s enough firepower to get them back in the post season this time around. The schedule is very manageable. And there are pass-catchers all around for “Dr. Katz” to carve up opposing secondaries with surgeon like precision. Now they just need to rebuild the ground game.
Oregon State Rankings: #53 Athlon, #60 Lindy’s, #51 Phil Steele
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