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Adding more fuel to the football fire! Forbes weighes in on the Coach Riley 2011 assessment!

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Oregon St. Coach Riley made the Forbes list of "College Football's Greediest Coaches In 2011" coming in at number nine. Now I know this is looking at one season's results, and I personally would argue that is a bit unfair overall, but it does make for provocative sports journalism! I also think this is interesting in light of the criticism about Coach Riley from the last couple seasons from many here and within the fan base. But to make me take it a bit more with a grain of salt, former Penn Coach Joe Paterno made this year's "Most Efficient College Football Coaches" coming in at number 9! They did provide a "note" about him being replaced this season. And it cracks me up that one side is "efficient" and the other side "greedy" but hey it is Forbes and the bottom line you know!

The Underrated Mike Riley

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A nice piece about Riley. "Do not be fooled or misled by Mike Riley’s outwardly placid, Pacific Northwest-mellow, uncomplicated attitude. Oregon State’s veteran football coach is ultra-competitive, motivated by what he calls a 'fear of sliding backwards.'"

Corvallis Gazette-Times: Riley loves how far the Beavers have come

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Oregon State's football history can't be forgotten, so it won't be repeated. The Beavers were once the worst program in the nation, enduring 28 consecutive losing seasons. Most of them weren't even near-misses. Success was rare with 16 seasons of two or less wins. Coach Mike Riley began the renaissance of the Beavers in 1997, took a four-year break for an NFL opportunity and returned to finish the job. The Beavers are now headed to their fourth bowl game in a row, and sixth in seven years since Riley's return. All those contests were victories. The five-game bowl winning streak is the second-longest in the nation. More HERE...

Open letter to Coach Mike Riley and the Beavers - Ken Woody

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This is a must-read article from former Duck player Ken Woody to Oregon State coach Mike Riley and his team. I know that not all Duck fans will feel the way Ken expresses in this article, but I certainly do. FYI, there may be some controversial comments about overrated chants. Feel free to ignore those Gorby

Some Good News: ESPN - Time to hand out hardware, Dash style

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I like everyone else am pretty down about the season after that terrible game. BUT I think we all should feel good about the season and we should get ready for more of this type of recognition to come back at the Beavs. So check out Pat Forde's Frosh of the Year and also his Pac-10 awards (a little ways down the page). It won't totally bring back that warm and fuzzy feeling we had before Saturday but should put a little bit of pride glow back into your step.

Mike Riley's on-field interview after NUKING Tuscon, Arizona

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This is Good Stuff, but it's a little bit dusty in here after watching it.

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