By Con / PNW Sports Fans
Friends, family, fair weather fans, fanatics and just plain fans, we at PNWSports have been delayed on posting about what brought us all together in the first place, Oregon State football. Our apologies but it has been hard for us, so BACK OFF!
In the coming weeks you will hear about every position from quarterback to long snapper, to running back to short snapper. You will hear honesty, optimism but realism. Too many times we have seen others use the same repetitive language, analogies, vague detail and false optimism when it comes to Oregon State football (cough cough OregonLive writers)
We are here for a new perspective on everything we write that is a mix of fanatical fan experience, die and cry with your team but realism that some papers just refuse to write or are uneducated to write. Again looking at you Gina, Danny and friends.
Another topic of concern regarding college anything previews is we here at PNWSports stay true to our beliefs that any five star recruit equals a zero star until they prove it on the field. We will mention recruits and frosh that are on campus in our position reviews but we will not give false hope on players who have played the same amount of college snaps that we all have. Needless to say we are sick and tired of writers claiming that some freshy out of high school who weighs slightly more than our own Brian, can catch a pass over the middle with Al Afalava seeking to decapitate him. (or the bus stop) That all being said we will convey our observations of seeing endless practices and who to “watch for” in the newcomers, contributors, etc. but you will never hear us state “his high school coach said he will change the team.”
A few burning topics that we will discuss aside from every position review will be: Will we win more than three games this year? Will Kevin Clune actually bring a blitz not just sit back and get dookied on? How will Gary coaching the d-line impact that position? 3-4 or 4-3? Will Dave Baldwin die of a diet coke overdose? Will Vitamin J be done after this season? Did our beloved Mike Riley really leave us with only ten Pac-12 caliber players? How long will Gary’s rebuild take? Can I get into the Terrace? WTF is the Terrace?
We will give you all just a taste of our thoughts on each position group.
Special Teams: Gary said we have an elite punter…
Corner Backs: One is 5’9″ , one is 6’2″ which side will opponents throw to?
Safeties: No more Cereal please…Our best recruit Shuro… Oh wait…
Linebackers: Mayonnaise (Manase Hungalu) will be key
Defensive Line: Elu Aydon… You heard it here first.
Offensive Line: No IKE, No problem.
Wide Receivers: One word, one letter: Vitamin J
Running Backs: 100% improved, weather forecast says no chance of storms
Tight Ends: I guess DT and TE are really the same position? Good riddance Caleb.
R-Back: Yeah idk either…
Offensive Coaching: Will the Ram run wild or be Cooked?
Defensive Coaching: What is defensive identity?
Special Teams Coaching: Like Gary says, will it produce a game changing play?
Ask questions that you want to be answered via Twitter or comments and we will spin them. Remember people, this was just a preview of a preview. Stay tuned.