Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 11/15/12
So here we stand. The Oregon State Beavers, after another blown opportunity to fortify themselves in a bid for the Rose Bowl, again find themselves at a crossroads. They haven’t been outplayed in nine games but have lost twice. The quarterback carousel continues with neither Cody Vaz or Sean Mannion showcasing any proven leadership qualities which can get them a victory in a big game. Some will argue that no one predicted the Beavs to be 7-2 let alone 9-0. Perhaps. This sort of complacency will get you a berth in the Las Vegas Bowl or Sun Bowl. Will everyone be happy then? Now, you don’t get to seven wins in nine tries by just showing up. Vaz and Mannion have done some things right. There have been 300+ yard games for each. Although, when you have Markus Wheaton and Brandin Cooks to throw to, over 300 yards should be commonplace. The high demand position of quarterback is the catalyst on any football team. Fans, team members, coaches and know-it-all media personnel look at you ...
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