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Oregon State assistant coach Mike Riley will make $50,004 annually with the Beavers.

While Riley's contract outwardly appears modest, he's not going to be hurting for cash. That's because Nebraska still owes him a hearty buyout. Indeed, Riley will net just over $165,000 a month from the Cornhuskers, who fired him at the end of the 2017 season. They'll owe him that amount through Feb. 28, 2021. The monthly mark is slightly less than it would have been had Riley not found a new job, but it's a hearty haul regardless.
Source: Land of 10
Jan 13 - 1:37 PM

Oregon State junior RB Ryan Nall will forego his final season of eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Nall (6'2/255) posted 810 yards and eight touchdowns rushing this season, adding 27 catches for 240 yards and two additional scores. He's the first OSU player to jump for the draft with eligibility remaining since OL Isaac Seumalo did so back in 2015. As a prospect, Nall is a battering ram of a back -- the Wrecking Nall -- who has quietly turned himself into a plus-receiver out of the backfield. He's logged 49 catches over the past two seasons. The Oregon State standout profiles as a potential selection for the back half of Day 3 (Rds. 4-7).
Jan 2 - 3:20 PM

Wisconsin outside linebackers coach Tim Tibesar will be named the new defensive coordinator at Oregon State, according to the Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

Tibesar has coached outside linebackers for the Badgers the past three seasons. A 45-year-old former All-American at North Dakota, he previously was a defensive coordinator at Purdue in 2012, and has also coordinated for the CFL Montreal Alouettes and at North Dakota. New coach Jonathan Smith's staff is starting to come together.
Source: Oregon Live
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 07:12:00 PM

Oregon State junior WR Seth Collins was arraigned in court on Thursday for fourth-degree assault.

Collins was away from the team from October on for what the team called a "mental health issue," and claim that the arrest and the timing of his leave were coincidental. The incident occurred in a Corvalis apartment complex, and apparently caused harm to a 19-year-old. Collins still has one year of eligibility, and is looking to transfer from the school after being granted his release.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 05:06:00 PM

Oregon State junior WR Seth Collins has been granted his release from the school.

Collins has shown flashes of brilliance in his time with the Beavers, but has also struggled to stay healthy over his collegiate career. There's a good chance he'll be granted another year of eligibility because of the amount of time he's missed at OSU. He also stands a good chance of winning an appeal to play immediately.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 12:56:00 PM

Oregon State hired former Nebraska HC Mike Riley to serve in a to-be-determined capacity.

Reunited and it feels so good? Riley served stints as Oregon State's head coach twice, from 1997-98 and again from 2003-14. Following the 2014 season, he accepted the head-coaching gig at Nebraska. He was fired from that post at the close of this current regular-season campaign after posting an uninspiring 19-19 record (12-14 in conference) with the Huskers. Now returning to Corvallis, Riley's role on HC Jonathan Smith's staff is still being ironed out. It's a low-key strong hire for the Beavers, as Riley has plenty of head-coaching experience that should prove helpful in guiding Smith along in his inaugural journey with Oregon State. He also has previously established recruiting roots in the Pacific Northwest, just an added benefit.
Source: Land of 10
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 02:46:00 PM

The Oregonian's Danny Moran reports that Arizona OL coach Jim Michalczik has been hired by Oregon State to serve in the same capacity.

This will be Michalczik's second stint with the Beavers, as he previously worked as tight ends, special teams and offensive line coach under Dennis Erickson from 1999-2001. Since then, he's had stint with Cal (2002-08, 2011-12) and the Raiders (2009-10). He's been with Arizona since 2013.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 06:51:00 PM

The Oregonian's Danny Moran reports that Colorado co-OC/passing-game coordinator Brian Lindgren has been hired as Oregon State's offensive coordinator.

Lindgren has served as passing-game coordinator for Colorado over the past five seasons -- he initially joined the team in 2013 -- where he oversaw mostly successful results with quarterbacks Sefo Liufau and Steven Montez. He's one of the first hires that has filtered out from new HC Jonathan Smith's staff.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 05:59:00 PM

Multiple national outlets are reporting that Oregon State has hired Washington offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith as head coach.

After its reported deal with Cal OC Beau Baldwin fell through, the Beavers search landed on one of its own. Smith was a four-year QB starter at Oregon State who set nearly every school passing record and led the school to a Fiesta Bowl win over Notre Dame in 2000. Over the past four years, the 38-year-old has been Washington's offensive coordinator under Chris Petersen. There's a decent possibility that his staff will be comprised of coaches who have heavy Oregon State ties.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 03:24:00 PM

Nebraska has fired head coach Mike Riley, effective immediately.

Nebraska is still paying Bo Pelini to not coach the football team, so Riley will be added on to that bankroll. "Riley has brought professionalism and energy to the Nebraska football program, but unfortunately, those attributes have not translated to on-field success," Bill Moos said in a statement. Riley coached Nebraska since 2015 and compiled a 19-19 record, including 12-14 in conference. This is the first Big Ten opening so far. He should land on his feet, as Riley coached Oregon State to a 93-80 record from 2003-2014.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 11:48:00 AM

According to Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune, Washington Offensive Coordinator Jonathan Smith and Cal Offensive Coordinator have interviewed to be head coach of Oregon State.

Eggers also reports that interim head coach Cory Hall has been interviewed and is being considered. Baldwin, 45, has spent one year at Cal; coming to the Golden Bears after having success as the head coach of Eastern Washington and winning a national title at the school. Smith, meanwhile, has been the offensive coordinator of the Huskies since Chris Petersen took over at the school, and the 38-year-old played quarterback at Oregon State from 1998-2001. Beavers Athletic Director Scott Barnes believes Oregon State will name a head coach before their self-imposed December 20 deadline.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 06:11:00 PM

Oregon State junior RB Ryan Nall rushed for 42 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in Saturday's 40-24 loss to Arizona State.

Nall's mostly disappointing season continues unabated. This was his sixth game with fewer than 90 yards rushing. The 6-foot-2, 255-pound junior was a popular darkhorse preseason pick to lead the Pac-12 in rushing, but as is, he's not going to surpass 1,000 yards for the regular-season campaign unless he goes off for 231 yards versus Oregon in the Civil War next weekend.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 06:41:00 PM

Suspended Oregon State redshirt senior RB Trevorris Johnson practiced on Tuesday.

Johnson (5'11/226) was suspended indefinitely for reasons unknown last week. His practicing on Tuesday does not necessarily mean he will be available for Saturday's game against Arizona State. We'll have to wait until later in the practice week to find if he will be active for that contest. After transferring to Oregon State from TCU in the offseason, Johnson has rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries this season.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 05:31:00 PM

Nebraska AD Bill Moos says that HC Mike Riley will finish the 2017 season as coach of the Cornhuskers.

"It’s not like I’ve got a coach to hire this afternoon at 3:30," Moos said. "Mike Riley deserves to finish the 2017 season. That’s how I operate." This is not exactly a ringing endorsement for Riley's long-term stature as head coach of the football team. In three years, the former Oregon State and Los Angeles Chargers coach has gone 19-17 with a 12-12 conference record. It would be a surprise at this point if he remains their head coach in 2018.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 09:19:00 PM

Oregon State redshirt senior QB Darrell Garretson threw for 209 yards with four touchdown passes with one interception on 16-of-28 passing in a 49-28 loss to Arizona on Saturday.

All four of Garretson's touchdown passes came in the second half, and all came with the Beavers trailing by 28 points. Still, it was nice to see the Beavers fight back in the second-half to make it an entertaining -- but never close -- contest, and a lot of that was due to Garretson. He'll hope to build on this and give the Beavers their first conference win next week against Arizona State.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 01:40:00 AM


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