Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 2/8/13
If it has been said once, it has been said many, many times: Oregon State Beavers head coach Mike Riley does more with less than anyone. I am the first person to say I am not an expert when it comes to recruiting college football players. Basically, I can only go with what I see on paper or the playing field. To reach any kind of hypotheses, I must balance the two. In addition, since the last game that was played by the Beavers was the Alamo Bowl loss to the Texas Longhorns, most of my analysis is based on that performance. Unfair? Perhaps. But another cliché I will use: You are only as good as your last game. We all remember the Longhorns sacking Cody Vaz a whopping Alamo Bowl record ten times. Hence, it would appear the urgency would be on the offensive line. Furthermore, anyone who could compete for starting time immediately would be a golden scenario. Sean Harlow, a 6-5, 275-pound lineman and Fred Launa, 6-3, 270-pound recruit were the two players Riley received on sig...
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