Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/16/14

TEMPE, AZ - OCTOBER 03: Head coach Mike Riley of the Oregon State Beavers stands on the sidelines during the college football game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium on October 3, 2009 in Tempe, Arizona. The Beavers defeated the Sun Devils 28-17. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The whispers about job security aren't an issue for Oregon State coach Mike Riley any more. The amiable Beavers coach has led his team to a 3-0 start and the No. 14 spot in the AP rankings. It's a dramatic turnaround for a team that won only three games all of last season. After consecutive wins over ranked teams, Oregon State is coming off a 38-35 victory over Arizona in Tucson last Saturday. It was Riley's 75th victory in his two stints - he's in his 12th season overall - as coach of the Beavers, making him the winningest coach in school history. Oregon State hasn't opened with a three-game winning streak since 2002. The Beavers host 2-3 Washington State on Saturday. "Mike and his staff have done a great job," said Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez. "You can see those guys are playing with a lot of confidence and a sense of maturity as well." Even Riley is a bit surprised. "Actually the seasons are always a bit of a mystery, but coming of a 3-9 you really didn't know what to expe...
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