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Oregon State received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 LB Matthew Tago.

Tago chose Oregon State over Nebraska, but also had offers from USC, Colorado, Utah and Washington State. The Beavers have picked up several commits since Jonathan Smith became the new head coach, but Tago might be the biggest get of them all. He's ranked 15th among athletes in 247 Sports updated composite rankings, and 91st overall. This is a freshman who could make an immediate impact for Oregon State as they try and rebuild into Pac-12 North contenders again.
Feb 4 - 1:57 PM

Oregon State received a verbal commitment from three-star 2018 JuCo QB Jack Colletto.

Colletto commits to the Beavers over finalist Vanderbilt, and also held an offer from Memphis. He was the Gatorade Player Of The Year for the state of Washington in 2016, but didn't receive big-time offers and instead went to play for two-year power Arizona Western. 247 Sports ranked him the eighth best signal-caller in the junior college ranks. He'll likely serve as a backup in 2018, but because of the uncertainty at the position, he could get a chance to be the starter in the 2018 season for the Beavers.
Feb 2 - 7:52 PM

Hawaii sophomore T Brandon Kipper transferred to Oregon State.

Kipper (6'6/270) saw playing time in 11 games during his inaugural season with the Warriors in 2017, but will now try for a change of scenery in Corvallis. The Caldwell, Idaho, native was a two-star recruit coming out of high school. He'll have to sit out the 2018 to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations and will have three years eligibility remaining with the Beavers come the start of the 2019 season.
Feb 1 - 12:23 PM

Oregon State received a verbal commitment from three-star 2018 RB Jermar Jefferson.

Jefferson (5'11/190) committed to the Beavers after taking an official visit to Corvallis this past weekend. He finished out his high school career in Harbor City, California, in spectacular fashion in 2017, rushing for 1,861 yards and 34 touchdowns. Jefferson specifically cited Oregon State's new coaching staff under HC Jonathan Smith as part of the program's appeal. He'll look to make some noise on the depth chart behind Artavis Pierce come August.
Jan 31 - 1:13 PM

Former Oregon State redshirt junior WR Seth Collins tweeted out that the NCAA has approved a waiver request that will allow him to play immediately in 2018.

Collins (6'3/195) was granted his transfer release from Oregon State in December. He ended up taking a redshirt during the 2017 campaign after appearing in just three games. With his waiver request approved, he'll have two years eligibility remaining when he lands with his new program.
Jan 26 - 4:56 PM

Oregon State hired Portland State DL coach David Lose to serve as a defensive quality control assistant.

Lose spent the 2017 season with Portland State and had previously worked as a defensive assistant at Washington State (2011-16). He was an 18-game starter at guard for the Beavers from 1999-93.
Jan 25 - 1:43 PM

The Idaho State Journal's Madison Guernsey reports that Idaho State OC/QB coach Matt Troxel will take an offensive analyst job with Oregon State.

Troxel will not have an on-field role with the coaching staff in Corvallis. He's spent the last seven seasons on staff at Idaho State.
Jan 21 - 12:24 PM

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


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