Adding Scott Pagano and surrounding him with great coaching suggest Oregon will take larger steps back toward respectability.
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TCU running back Trevorris Johnson is transferring to Oregon State for his final season of eligibilty and will be available immediately as a graduate transfer.
We take a long-term look into our Pac-12 crystal ball, and also forecast the Oregon-Oregon State rivalry and revisit realignment.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
Oregon State coach Gary Andersen spoke at the USC coaches clinic on Friday. Here is Clay Helton on Andersen's message to the group of mostly high school coaches.
With the quarterback situation uncertain, Oregon State needs receiver Jordan Villamin to step up and give stud RB Ryan Nall some help on offense.
Only 22 FBS schools accomplished it last season, but Gary Andersen has set a goal of 60 combined sacks and takeaways for his defense this season.
Oregon State was last in the Pac-12 in sacks and interceptions in 2016 and are banking on these three players to lead the way back to respectability.
Oregon State saw some improvement in Year 2 under Gary Andersen, but uncertainty at quarterback might put a ceiling on the Beavers' progress in 2017.
Erik McKinney ESPN Staff Writer
The 2018 class of prospects in Oregon is as strong as the state has been in years, but the Ducks and Beavers still seem to be fighting an uphill battle for in-state recruits. Oregon and Oregon State missed out on elite in-state defensive prospects Marlon Tuipulotu (signed with USC) and Elijah Molden (Washington) last year, and the Huskies again delivered a statement on Wednesday, grabbing a commitment from Oregon product Trey Lowe, who holds offers from Oregon and Oregon State. There are four ESPN JR 300 prospects in Oregon and they are becoming must-get prospects for the Ducks especially. Wide receiver Chase Cota is the son of former Duck great Chad Cota and linebacker Eli'Jah Winston is the younger brother of current Oregon linebacker La'Mar Winston.
Craig Haubert ESPN Staff Writer
OG/C prospect Justin Dedich (Chaparral) had an excellent performance at LA Nike Opening Regional taking home the OL MVP & earning Opening Invite. Really liked on film as well as he is physical, good with leverage & hand placement & displays good awareness. Coming into today's camp said he had 19 offers including UCLA, TCU & Washington & he would like to unofficially visit all the schools that have offered as well as use all 5 official visits.
Our Pac-12 writers highlight some things to watch this spring.
QB Jake Luton took an odd path to Oregon State via Idaho and a junior college, but he is on the cusp of realizing his dream -- a Pac-12 starting gig.
It's not hard to understand why some Pac-12 teams start with soft schedules. And it's easy to grasp why the league is seen as rich in quarterbacks.
With spring practices starting up throughout the Pac-12, let's take a look at each team's biggest weakness.
In this edition: some key numbers that support the Pac-12's strength versus the Power 5 and teams that are candidates for major turnarounds in 2017.
We take a way-early look at the top position groups in the Pac-12 North, which sees a tough defense in Washington and offense almost everywhere else.
With most of the Pac-12's coaching vacancies filled, here's a look at the arrivals and departures around the league.
The Beavers have a rough early schedule in the Pac-12 with a nonconference game against always tough Colorado State stuck in the middle.
Of the 27 high school QBs signed in the Pac-12 in 2013 and 2014, only four will (or are projected to) end their careers as the school's starter.
Juco quarterback Jake Luton is 6-foot-7 with a solid arm and deceptive speed, and he'll have a chance to take the reins for the Beavers in the fall.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
Oregon State will send three players to the NFL combine: WR Victor Bolden, CB Treston Decoud and OG Sean Harlow.
We revisit each current Pac-12 coach's best squad at any point in his head-coaching career, including Kyle Whittingham's undefeated 2008 Bama-beater.
Even though Oregon State finally toppled rival Oregon, the Beavers have much larger goals in mind for the 2017 season.
For the second year in a row, the Huskies have one of the easiest nonconference schedules. But no one in the Pac-12 has an easier slate than Colorado.
With signing day in the books, here's an updated look at how the Pac-12 Power Rankings will shake out in 2017. Did USC stay on top?