Found September 26, 2012 on Oregon Sports News:
It’s been brought to my attention that I’m too tough on the Beavers.  Too negative, too condescending, and far too “real” in the midst of a feel good moment.  So in an attempt to square things with Benny, Bernice and any other predominant front-toothed rodent, I’ve decided to temporarily discard my alleged dark cloud of negativity and drink from a cup half-full in this time of black and orange bliss … kind of. That’s right, Pleasantville has had nothing on Corvallis since their opening season win versus then #13 ranked Wisconsin, and not since the Rodgers brothers left town has the Oregon State campus seemed so much like Munchkinland.  Students are geeked, alumni are excited, and there’s been talk of a Lollipop Guild reunion, likely preceded by a Lullaby League opening act.  Maybe not, but following last Saturday’s upset at UCLA, the Beavers find themselves 2-0, ranked in the top-25, and raising eyebrows throughout the Pac-12 Conference. And I think it can continue. Oregon Stat...

Oregon State vs. Arizona: Three Bold Predictions

If you didn’t respect the Beavers at the beginning of the season, you do now.  The Beavers are 2-0 with impressive wins over Wisconsin and UCLA.  Their offense has been a surprise, but their defense has been stellar. Rich Rodriguez is coming off a serious beating by the Ducks in Eugene last week and this game will not be easy.  I picked the Wildcats to win the Pac-12 and now...

Riley happy with team's progress

Oregon State head coach Mike Riley took time on Tuesday to talk about his own team and upcoming game against Arizona. Read on for his thoughts on both.

Are the Beavers good? Ask their opponents.

Those wondering if Oregon State is the real thing need look no further than to the coaches who have lost to the No. 18 Beavers this season, Wisconsin's Bret Bielema and UCLA's Jim Mora. Oh, and Arizona's Rich Rodriguez - who'll face the Beavers next - has a few things to say, too. They all have praise for Oregon State, which won just three games all of last year...

Oregon State Offensive Preview

Oregon State's offense is much different than what Arizona has faced this season. Read on to see why, the players the Wildcats will have to contain, and more.

Arizona's focus turns to Oregon State

Arizona's focus has now turned to Oregon State. Read on for Rich Rodriguez's thoughts on the game, what can improve, and much more.

VIDEO: Hundley Talks Oregon State

Brett Hundley talks about the Oregon State game, some of the missed throws, and how the team is dealing with the first morning practice...

Oregon State at Arizona College Football Week 5 Preview: Can Mike Riley Become Coach of Year?

Yes, this is just September still but the job that head coach Mike Riley has done is nothing short of spectacular through two games. Mike Riley was on the hotseat before the season started and it did not look as if the Beavers were capable of putting together a solid season. O, boy were we wrong for ever questioning Mike Riley with everything he has done in Corvallis through the...

Mike Riley finds sweet spot at Oregon State

Mike Riley keeps a 40-year-old photo depicting his dad running drills on the practice fields at Oregon State. The shot was framed and presented to Bud Riley by the 1972 Beavers defense. The image reminds Mike who inspired him to become a coach 37 years ago, but the image is incomplete because it captures just one facet of a man so thoroughly dedicated to his commitments that his...

VIDEO: Goines on Morning Practice

Simon Goines talks about his play against Oregon State, what the Beavers did defensively to confuse the offensive line, and how he's dealing with the 7 AM practice...

BROcast Episode 2

David Woods and Jon Gold recap the Oregon State game, discuss the Pac-12 race, and preview Colorado this weekend for the Bruins...

The Slant: Episode 63

On this episode of The Slant, Brad Stein and company discuss the main reason why the Oregon State Beavers are vastly improved, Oregon's 49-0 win over Arizona, and play buy or sell in the NFL. Download & Listen Here

Video: Rich Rodriguez 9/26 Practice

Rich Rodriguez met with the media after Wednesday's practice to discuss Oregon State, the play of the defense, and much more. View the video for the latest.

NOTES: Beavers having fun

BEFORE THE SEASON started, when others were talking about titles and victories for goals, Oregon State coach Mike Riley gave his team a different aim: "have some fun."

OSU NUMBER CRUNCH: They must be giants

WITH THE then-unranked Beavers knocking off two Top 20 teams to open the season, it got us thinking. What we found was one thing has held true throughout the Mike Riley era - his Beav teams thrive when they are expected to roll over. Since 2003, Oregon State has played 32 games where the Beavs were unranked and the opponent held a spot in the Associated Press Top 25...

Memory Lane? Let's Do It

I want to remember something. Something great. As we get older, the memories tend to fade. Luckily sports provide us the opportunity to never forget special moments. Now that the Oregon State Beavers are off to a great start in the college football season, I am looking forward to the hope of another monumental occasion. I graduated from Oregon State and as I look back at the football...
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