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A Pac-12 defensive coach believes Oregon State senior QB Darell Garretson will really help his new team.

Garretson transferred over from Utah State last summer, where he was 8-3 as a starter in a similar scheme. He threw for 2,586 yards and a 18/10 TD/INT ratio in total with the Aggies. "The biggest thing is that there's no substitute for experience, and that makes a huge difference," the coach said. "Guys that have playing experience, the game slows down for them, and I think it makes a huge difference for what the Beavers will do with their offense." The 6-foot, 200-pound Garretson completed 21-of-32 passes for 263 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions during the spring game.
Source: ESPN
Jun 24 - 8:30 PM

Oregon State redshirt sophomore RB Ryan Nall "kept getting better throughout the year" in 2015, said an anonymous Pac-12 offensive coach.

Nicknamed the Wrecking Nall, the 6-foot-2, 235-pounder averaged 6.2 yards per carry on only 73 attempts as he broke into the offense, collecting 455 ground yards and three scores on that usage. "We struggled to contain him and tackle him," the coach said. He showed speed against us, and there was one run when he ran away from guys in our secondary, which is not good. I think that kid got a lot more confidence as the year went on." Nall is a converted tight end who's struggled with injuries but possesses exciting talent.
Source: ESPN
Jun 24 - 5:23 PM

Oregon State four-star 2018 RB Camron Davis reaffirmed his commitment to the program.

In something of an interesting recruiting twist, Davis committed to Oregon State sight unseen. He has yet to actually visit the Beavers. The 5-foot-9, 187-pounder hopes to do so later this summer. Miami, South Carolina and Tennessee also intrigue Davis. At this early point in his recruitment, the Beavers might hold the commitment, but they'll have to fight to keep it when the 2018 cycle proper kicks into gear.
Source: Rivals
Jun 15 - 4:00 PM

Oregon State freshman WR Tyson Penn failed to qualify academically and has withdrawn from school.

The 2016 signee was a three-star member of the Beavers' most recent recruiting class. He was graded as the No. 9 overall player in the state of Washington. The 6-foot-4, 195-pound wide receiver, who was viewed as a "big-time sleeper by Northwest recruiting experts," per The Oregonian, is a track star oozing with athleticism. He's likely headed to a JUCO.
Jun 10 - 2:28 PM

Oregon State junior WR Jordan Villamin "stole the show at the Beavers' spring game," according to ESPN's Chantel Jennings.

Villamin had just four catches in the spring contest, but two of them went for touchdowns. Playing in a fractured Oregon State offense last season, the 6-foot-5, 231-pound wideout caught 43 passes for 660 yards and five touchdowns. His big frame makes him a mouthwatering red zone target.
Source: ESPN.com
May 14 - 5:37 PM

Oregon State senior QB Darell Garretson has been named the starting quarterback for the 2016 season.

Oregon State released their depth chart near the end of April, with Garretson topping Marcus McMaryion and Mason Moran. The 6-foot, 200-pounder impressed during the team's spring game, completing 21-of-32 passes for 263 yards and three touchdowns (no interceptions). Garretson transferred to the Beavers from Utah State last summer. He appeared in 13 games during his two years with the Aggies, throwing for 2,586 yards with an 18/10 TD/INT ratio in that space. The quarterback is under no illusion that his tentative starting role is guaranteed. "Whoever is coming out the best in fall camp is probably gonna play. That's my outlook on it," Garretson said.
May 8 - 12:57 PM

Eagles selected Oregon State G/C Isaac Seumalo with the No. 79 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

Seumalo (6'4/303) made 37 starts for the Beavers, seeing action at center, right guard, and both tackle spots. Seumalo's arm length (33") is good enough for anywhere on the interior. A light-footed athlete who ran 5.19 and shined in Combine agility drills, Seumalo was a terrific pass protector as a senior, permitting just five QB pressures despite shuttling around the line. Seumalo has a future as a starting center in the league, and can also play guard.
Apr 29 - 10:29 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang views Oregon State OL Isaac Seumalo as a potential steal for the later rounds of the draft.

"Compact, athletic, and powerful," Rang wrote, "Seumalo is a top-100 candidate if teams are satisfied with his medical and a future starter on the interior." As to the "medical" portion of the analyst's statement, Seaumalo underwent a pair of foot surgeries during his time with the Beavers. Pro Football Focus is just as smitten (if not more) than Rang when it comes to the 6-foot-4, 303-pounder, calling him one of their favorite guards in the draft due to his solid -- if unspectacular -- consistency. He surrendered just four quarterback pressures in 2015. Rang believes that Oregon State's abysmal 2-10 season might have played a part in Seumalo dropping off some radars.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 24 - 8:02 PM

Pro Football Focus raves that Oregon State OL Isaac Seumalo is "our favorite guards in this draft."

"Seumalo doesn’t wow with any crushing blocks, but he sustains well and should be a good fit for a zone-blocking scheme," wrote Steve Palazzolo. Seumalo a mere four QB pressures in 2015, all the more impressive because Seumalo was asked to play left tackle for three games. "As a guard, sometimes simply 'not losing' is better than highlight-reel blocks, and that’s what Seumalo brings to the table in the run and pass game," Palazzolo wrote.
Apr 15 - 9:02 PM

Sophomore QB Seth Collins has decided not to transfer to Northern Illinois and will return to Oregon State.

Collins might just be heading into his sophomore season, but he has already taken part in his fair share of drama. He won the starting gig with the Beavers to open the 2015 campaign, but injuries and ineffectiveness led to just six starts. At the end of the season, it was reported that he would be transitioning to wide receiver. In January, the 6-foot-3, 195-pounder announced his intention to transfer. He would sign a non-binding financial aid agreement with Northern Illinois. And now, back to Oregon State. In a university-released statement, Collins said, "I'm very humbled that my teammates and coaches have provided me the opportunity to rejoin the team. Coach Andersen did not always agree with the direction that I was headed during this process, but was always there to talk and support me as a person first." Collins is expected to make that transition to receiver for the 2016 campaign.
Apr 11 - 9:16 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein noted that Oregon State DT Kyle Peko is "a disruptive, gap-shooter with some of the most impressive balance and change of direction that you will find from an interior player in this draft."

Zierlein relayed an anecdote of stumbling onto Peko inadvertently while watching film of an opposing offensive lineman. He was struck by Peko's ability to blow up the run-game and serve as a "general nuisance." The 6-foot-1, 305-pounder is "fun to watch because he flashes so much," an NFC Pac-12 scout said earlier this offseason. For the 2015 campaign, Peko recorded 45 tackles (4.5 for loss) and a pair of sacks. Despite the positive attributes here, Zierlein believes his draft stock is "liable to fall a little" due to size concerns.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 2 - 4:57 PM

Oregon State senior TE Brent VanderVeen has left the program.

A transfer could be in the works here, but VanderVeen hasn't made his future decision public knowledge at this time. The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder has just one catch for 14 yards to his name for his collegiate career, largely because he just shifted over to tight end from quarterback last spring. The Beavers should be able to fill in for his receiving production easily enough.
Mar 31 - 6:23 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Oregon State OL Isaac Seumalo is a top three C prospect in the 2016 class.

This is high praise since center is the second most talented and deepest position, behind defensive line, in this class. Seumalo has played both guard and center, but his final collegiate season was a bit of a throwaway due to injury and Oregon State's miserable roster. Seumalo declared early for the draft and is the son of a coach.
Mar 16 - 8:46 AM

The Oregonian's Gina Mizell reports that Oregon State will hire Hawaii special teams and TE coach Jake Cookus to serve as a special teams analyst.

Those with decent long-term memories might remember the former Beaver Cookus intercepting Oregon QB Joey Harrington three times in a Civil War showdown back in 2000. He was part of Hawaii's coaching staff this past season and before that, served stints at Montana, Weber State and Southern Oregon. With Oregon State, he won't be used in a full coordinator capacity, as the NCAA does not allow more than nine assistant coaches.
Feb 19 - 3:06 PM

ESPN's Erik McKinney notes that Oregon State three-star WR Trevon Bradford is "an unheralded recruit who can provide an instant spark on offense and special teams."

McKinney floats the name of Utah freshman WR Britain Covey as a possible parallel for Bradford. Covey was similarly under-recruited, but came on to catch 43 passes for 519 yards and four touchdowns in 2015. Oregon State won just two games last season and if the 5-foot-11, 175-pound Bradford can hang in spring practice and August camp, there should be opportunities here.
Feb 11 - 10:30 PM


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