Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 8/9/13
As the days of summer wind down, anticipation draws toward one of the best times of the year: football season. And despite the thud (Alamo Bowl loss) left over from last year’s 9-4 Oregon State Beavers, hopes are riding high again for this year’s squad. With that in mind, I will look at the keys (not necessarily in any order) for success. Quarterback play. I remember a few years back when Matt Moore was at the helm. As the team started 2-3, I was down on him. But the guy made a believer out of me as he guided OSU to a 10-4 finish. It’s early, but I don’t see it out of Cody Vaz or Sean Mannion. Neither one can run five yards without running in to a stop light, and by this I mean an opposing defender looking to green light the quarterback by flattening Vaz or Mannion, Sure, each had their moments last season. Vaz stepped up in the BYU game and Mannion played well before getting hurt. However, neither one seems to possess a ‘wow’ skill set which separates them from others at their ...
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