Found November 26, 2011 on
The Duck Stops Here:
Ducks are trying to beat the Beavers for the fourth straight year, and for the fourth year, the game has Rose Bowl implications for at least one of the teams. After contending for Roses in 2008 and '09, the Beibs are concluding their second straight losing season. Mike Riley's job is safe, but somehow Oregon State has to upgrade facilities and recruiting to stay competitive in an expanded conference.
Sean Mannion has a good future as their quarterback, however, a good fit for the system with a live arm and confidence. Today, Oregon should be able to pressure him with a depleted receiver corps and not much of a running game.
If the Ducks control the line of scrimmage and avoid costly errors and big plays, their running game should power them to a decisive victory. Look for a bounce back, big-play performance from LaMichael James.
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Oregon State coach Mike Riley is doubling as a history teacher this week in advance of the Civil War.
The Beavers (3-8, 3-5 Pac-12) are studying the storied rivalry against Oregon - on top of practice - as a way to savor their final game of the season. The lesson is likely heavy on Oregon State wins.
''There is so much history that it's fun to show them this. It'...
Oregon State backup quarterback Ryan Katz was granted his release Sunday.
Katz, who was projected as the starter this past season but lost the job to redshirt freshman Sean Mannion, still has a year of eligibility left.
He is on schedule to graduate from Oregon State with a degree in business finance in March. As a result, he will be eligible to play in 2012 for any program outside...
Jason Green gives us 5 reasons why the Oregon Ducks grabbed themselves a victory in the 2011 Civil War game versus Oregon State. OSU QB Sean Mannion passed for 299 yards in the game with 3 TD, but he had 2 INT. The Ducks got a scare in the game when star RB LaMicheal James left in the 3rd quarter with another elbow injury.
After getting benched early on in the season favor of fellow quarterback Sean Mannion, Ryan Katz has decided to move on from Oregon State and pursue the end of his collegiate career at another school. In an official release from OSU, coach Mike Riley said Katz, a redshirt junior, will be eligible to play immediately next…
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