Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/28/13
Time to keep things rolling For a coach whose job was supposedly on the hot seat entering the season, Mike Riley has proved all his critics wrong. Rebounding his team from a horrid 2011, Riley’s Beavers finished 2012 9-4 and ranked No. 13 in the BCS. Looking to continue his success—and further cement his role as the best coach in Oregon State history—there’s plenty of ways for Riley to keep the ball rolling into 2013. Pick a quarterback and stick with it The Beavers barely survived the quarterback waffling in 2012, and things need to change next season. Outside of causing a media distraction, Riley’s indecision caused more harm than good. The Beavs brought Sean Mannion back too soon, and ended up suffering their first loss of the to UW. Then they stuck with Cody Vaz for far too long, whose prolonged cold streaks cost the team wins against Stanford and Texas. Time for Riley to close out the great QB debate. (Photo: Greg Wahl-Stephens / AP) Riley played things diplomatic this year, bu...
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