Gary Andersen hired as Oregon State's new football coach

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It took the Oregon State Beavers just six days to find a new head football coach. It took about six minutes for that coach's name to trend worldwide on Twitter.

The Beavers' hiring of Gary Andersen from Wisconsin sent the college football sphere into a frenzy on Wednesday afternoon, with several prominent analysts and Oregon State fans showing their support for the hire.

In fact, within minutes of OSU's announcement, Gary Andersen was the #6 trending topic in the world on Twitter.

Andersen comes to Corvallis after two years as the head coach in Madison. He'll be introduced on Friday afternoon. You can watch the press conference on Pac-12 Networks and on pac-12.com.

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