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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Practice to begin

According to Athlon Sports, Mike Riley ranks 7th out of 12 on the coaching list.  Athlon Pac12 Coaching article  To be honest I am surprised he is ranked that high.  He has done nothing to prove otherwise.  

According to Coaches on the Hot Seat, Mike Riley is number 2 on the list.  The Hot Seat  This makes sense.  

Paul Buker with the Oregonian gives another stellar report on Mike Riley Spring Practice  I cannot wait until someone actually writes an article being critical of this coach and his staff.

This link is by far my favorite ever.  Our beloved leader Bob DeCarolis shares what the new Game Day experience will be Orange Perspective  His writing skills are the least of his worries.  I don't want to spoil it for the reader but here are my favorite points.

- WE CARE - Create A Remarkable Experience
- New Lost & Found
- Student Ambassadors

I had a discussion with a Beaver fan and he said of the new Lost & Found "I envision a closet full of lost canes and bifocals."  

Missing in Action this off-season:
Article/Interview with Danny Langsdorf and his inability to execute at his job.

Who is the target audience for Oregon State?
What are the plans for the Pac12 television money?
Will Reser sell out this season?

Your questions and comments are greatly appreciated.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Comment from a fan

How about we stay somewhat competitive with the team down south before we worry about WE CARE?  Stop catering to AARP card holders...Riley's a librarian, a nice guy, but not cut out to be a D-1 coach.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

A Riley fan's reply to an earlier post - DO YOU AGREE?

Let me start off by saying I understand your frustration with the state of the program the past two season.  It has been a difficult time to be a Beaver fan especially with the success of the program down south. But as a lifelong fan of Oregon State I strongly believe that firing Mike Riley would send this program deeper down the pole.  And the hire of Rod Perry is an excellent hire that will only help this program.  And if you cannot see the "upside" to this hire, let me point out a few of them to you.

"Why hire a 58 year old coach that hasn't been a part of the college game for 20+ year"
--Now we have a coach with 20+ years of NFL experience, both as a player and coach, so it is very obvious that this guy knows his stuff (And not for an injury to one of the greatest qb's of all time we probably wouldn't have a shot at this guy).  

Why not hire a younger coach with recruiting experience and an understanding of today's athlete?
-- Well how did the last db coach work out?  Did he bring in great players? were our db's playing at a high level? were they always in position and with proper technique?  Did we land big db recruits?  What Perry bring is an understanding of technique and experience.  And do you think recruits will want to play for a coach who not only played in the NFL and also coached in the NFL.  He knows how to get players to reach that level.  

Finally, he has been around the NFL for 20+ years, mainly with the defenses. So he can put some of concepts that he has learned in his time in the league.

This is a great hire

Thanks for your time.