Quick Hits: Spring Ball

It is that time of year again!  When the days are both sunny and rainy at the same time in Corvallis and when we are all getting our Orange and Black dusted off for the Spring Game. Or at least I am.  There area  lot of great stories this spring:

  1. Will Garrettson take the reigns at QB or will McMariyon put in the work to get the call in September?
  2. Who will play Center?
  3. What shape will the offensive backfield take?
  4. Who will step up at corner opposite DeCoud
  5. What will the identity of our linebackers be this fall?
  6. How will new coaches Clune and Hall work in their new roles?
  7. How will the 2 headed OC and changes is personnel coaching work out?
  8. Who will step up on the defensive line, especially at defensive end?

Amid these questions is a hint of sadness.  The past few years I have taken a couple days off to drive up to Corvallis and catch a practice.  With practices being closed now, I have to admit I feel a little disconnected.  Which is probably not a bad thing.  It just makes it harder for me to get super excited about the nuance of Spring Practice.

Fortunately, the Spring Games under Andersen seem to be a better show than in the past, and I really am hoping to be blown away with the quality of play with a full year now for the players to learn the system and a few months to work on what they learned in the 2015 season.


  • Raju is going to ruffle some tails tomorrow.  Be sure to check it out. and you have been warned.
  • My defensive recruit breakdown is almost done.  I wanted to watch more film before finishing it because defensively this is the most important class OSU has signed since 2005
  • I will have a write up on why this defensive class is so important on Friday
  • Next week I plan on starting my Lineman Wish List series on some Beaver targets on offensive line I want to see us go hard after.
  • Life for Peter has been a whirlwind the last few months and as it dies down, I will continue to make some changes to the site.  My goal is by Fall Camp to have a brand spanking new site with a lot of fun features to it. We will see… promises from this guy flow like a river, but delivery is sometimes tough. 🙂

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