Monday, September 06, 2010

Have Patience Beaver Fans, We've Seen This Script Before

Take a deep breath and just relax about the Oregon State football team's performance last Saturday in Dallas.

We've seen this script before. In the past I think the situation has been much more dire. After getting blown out 40-something to 14 nothing appears to have gone right. Sure, the score could've been much worse. But that it wasn't is a good sign. These guys aren't giving up.

Some food for thought:

* The coaches have proven they can improve the team from these kinds of games fairly quickly.

* Katz is already ahead of other first time QBs we have experienced in recent years.

* There is a lot of young talent on this team.

* The older guys are solid leaders.

* They coaching staff and players never get too high or low. Some people think this is a liability. I think its key in these kinds of situations.

I remember years past where we were complaining about the LBs being slow or the O-Line not run blocking. The coaches generally got the kids coached up for the Pac-10 and changed things to open things up (fly sweep, wildcat, etc). I wasn't that impressed with the Pac-10 teams I saw over the weekend.

So don't be too hard on the kids and coaches after this loss and root them on against Louisville for a big win. Then maybe, just maybe we can pull off something amazing at Boise St. I mean, it has to happen eventually, right?

Go Beavs!


Jason said...

I gotta say, that was the BEST opening game from the Beavers I've seen in a long, long time. Hearing media types go on and on about "another slow start by the Beavers" had my blood boiling a bit. When, exactly, did they play a team ranked as high as TCU and look that good? Sure, it was a loss, and yes, the game was winnable, but considering it was Katz' first start and the history of the Beavs, I think Riley and company did a great job. Win would have been better, but this can be built on too. Katz just needs to relax a bit and look short every so often.

Jason said...

Yea, I have the same feeling. We came to play. Even in the worst phases of the game we figured out how to get things done at key times.

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