First Practice: April 1
Spring Game: April 26
We saw Oregon State unveil a new-look Beaver logo during the offseason. When it comes to the gridiron, though, Mike Riley is hoping for more of what you saw last year.
The Beavers bounced back from back-to-back subpar seasons by going 9-4 and finishing third in the Pac-12 North standings. Riley’s team opened the season 6-0 before finishing 3-4, including a 31-27 loss to Texas in the Alamo Bowl.
Like any program outside of Alabama, Oregon State has some holes to fill before it can challenge for the conference crown. The passing game should be fine, but an running game would certainly be a step in the right direction.
Stability Factor (1=chaos, 5=rock solid): 2.5
While there are signs to be optimistic about the Beavers, it’s important to remember that this program was on a downslide until last season.
If Riley can lead Oregon State to consecutive strong seasons then it’s possible to think the Beavers are back on...