Slaughter: “The Gary Andersen news was both parts confusing and shocking. I never thought something like this could be in the works for a guy who was under contract through the 2021 season. However, college football is a business and at the end of the day, the OSU President and Athletic Director both have to make decisions for the financial well-being of the university. I believe that Andersen saw this and realized that this was the best way for everyone involved to get what they want. He left 12 million on the table and put the university in a good position in terms of being able to hire a new head coach. No one near the program saw this coming this soon.”
He might not be the best quarterback on the field this week, let alone the best player.
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Where does the vacant Oregon State job rank in the Pac-12?
extraordinary series of text messages from Andersen over the season in which he bares his frustration and flays his assistant coaches.Talk ‘N’ Shoot Boxing Podcast 2017 Talk N Shoot Podcast w/ Miguel Iturrate – 52nd Edition – (Sept 29)
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“I really don’t know what it’s like down there,” he said. “Been gone for a while.”
Both teams will be looking for their first Pac-12 victory. Oregon State (1-5, 0-3) has lost four straight and all four have been blowouts. Colorado (3-3, 0-3) has dropped three straight after starting the season 3-0.
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Reporters asked Smith about the coaching transition at OSU, where he played quarterback from 1998-2001. The conversation naturally shifted to rumors linking Smith to the Beavers’ head coaching job, which have come from numerous national outlets.I think Andersen’s two-and-a-half season tenure as coach might well go down as the worst in modern OSU football history. At least Craig Fertig, Joe Avezzano, Dave Kragthorpe and Jerry Pettibone stayed the course and didn’t publicly blame the people around them on their way out the door.
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Mike MacIntyre, whose relationship with Andersen dates to 2010 when MacIntyre was at San Jose State and Andersen was at Utah State. “We definitely need people like him in college coaching. …
Jonathan Smith (Offensive Coordinator, Washington) — He’s a natural candidate and checks all the boxes. Smith played quarterback at Oregon State (1998-2001) and led the Beavers through that magical Fiesta Bowl win over Notre Dame.
Wilson spoke highly of Hall, a former Fresno State safety who played in the NFL for six seasons.
One thing is for sure: Like Huck, you never know what’s coming out of Leach’s mouth.
Former Oregon State coach Gary Andersen hurling assistants under the bus
Oregon State and coach Gary Andersen surprisingly parting ways on Monday, the Beavers now join Ole Miss as Power Five programs in search of a full-time head coach. While the Rebels have their own share of problems, Corvallis has also proven to be a tough place for coaches to succeed, as evidenced by Andersen’s time with the Beavers.
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John Canzano of The Oregonian, that Andersen was contemplating this move for some time. The texts also show that Andersen blames much of his failure at Oregon State on his assistant coaches.Colorado is never going to be able to go toe-to-toe for five-star recruits, but out-of-state prospects from Texas and Florida have shown a willingness to sign with the school in recent years.
“After many discussions with Scott, waiving my contract is the correct decision and enables the young men and the program to move forward and concentrate on the rest of this season,” Andersen said in a statement. “Coaching is not about the mighty dollar. It is about teaching and putting young men in a position to succeed on and off the field. Success comes when all parties involved are moving in the same direction.”
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I suspect there’s more to it than this. Andersen blacked out at his home in 2010, falling in his bathroom and cracking two vertebrae in his neck. He said afterward it was a matter of pushing too hard. He vowed to keep things in perspective after that.
Oregon State Beavers will pick up the pieces on offense and go forward
Thank you for signing up! We have not been able to find your subscription.The conversation looked both back and forward as we addressed what’s next for the Beavers:
We engage the enemy by posing five questions to BeaversEdge.com writer Brenden Slaughter.Sports editor of the Albany Democrat-Herald and Corvallis Gazette-Times
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Kyle Whittingham and his staff have done a great job expanding the school’s recruiting footprint. Utah is also underrated as a state in terms of producing talent and the more the Utes win the more appealing the job becomes every year.
Time was right for Andersen and Oregon State to part ways
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Husky’s offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith checks all the obvious boxes when it comes to Oregon State’s next head coach. He played quarterback for the Beavers during some of their best seasons, including year 2000 when they lost only one game and trashed Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. The 38-year-old Smith was a graduate assistant at OSU before making his way up the coaching ranks.During his three-plus years at Washington, Petersen has lost defensive line coach Jeff Choate, who wanted to become head coach at Montana State. Chris Strausser left last season to take the assistant offensive line coaching gig for the Denver Broncos. Bush Hamdan jumped at the chance to be the Atlanta Falcon’s quarterbacks coach under offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.