Oregon State 2010 Football Preview


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Team Quick Facts


2009 Overall Record:


2009 Pac-10 record/Finish:

6-3, T-2nd

Starters Returning/Lost:


Offensive Starters Returning/Lost:


Defensive Starters Returning/Lost:


Starting Kickers Returning/Lost:


First year of Football:


All-Time Record:


All-Time Pac-10 Record:


National Championships:




Alabama, 1975

10th Year at Oregon State

Record at Oregon State: 64-47 (.577), 9 years

Overall career record: same

Coaching Experience

Head Coach, Oregon State, 2003-Present

Secondary/Assistant Head Coach, New Orleans Saints, 2002

Head Coach, San Diego Chargers, 1999-2001

Head Coach, Oregon State, 1997-98

Off. Coord./QBs/Asst. Head Coach, USC, 1993-96

Head Coach, San Antonio Riders, 1991-92

Head Coach, Winnepeg Blue Bombers, 1987-90

Defensive Coordinator, Northern Colorado, 1986

Secondary Coach, Winnepeg Blue Bombers, 1983-85

Defensive Coord./Secondary, Linfield College, 1977-82




Eight starters return to the Oregon State offensive unit and if one of them were All-Pac-10 QB Sean Canfield, the Beavers might be the favorite to win the league. Canfield is NFL-bound, but there is still plenty to like about the OSU unit that averaged 31.5 points per game last year. Sophomore Ryan Katz start at quarterback and will have the Rodgers brothers--TB Jacquizz and WR James--to rely upon. Both James and Jacquizz were named first-team All-Pac-10 and second-team All-America selections last year after combining for more than 4,200 all-purpose yards. Last year, Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for 1,440 yards and 21 TDs, while brother James Rodgers led the league in receptions with 91 for 1,034 yards and nine scores. In addition, four starters return on the offensive line led by C Alex Linnenkohl and OT Michael Phillipp. OSU also returns a scoring threat in PK Justin Kahut, who connected on 22-27 field goal attempts last year.


Seven starters return to a defensive unit that will seek to bring more pressure this year. Three senior starters return on the defensive line led by stellar DT Stephen Paea, who earned the Morris Trophy as the Pac-10's top defensive lineman last season. WLB dwight Roberson is a standout at linebacker and three starters return to the secondary, including CB James Dockery and S Lance Mitchell.


The Schedule:

Oregon State faces a challenging non-conference schedule as the Beavers meet last year's opponents in the Las Vegas bowl as they travel to Boise State and meet TCU at Cowboys Stadium. In Conference play, OSU gets Oregon, USC and California at Corvallis.


2009 Results

Result Score Opponent
W 34-7 Portland State
W 23-21 at UNLV
L 18-28 Cincinnati
W 28-17 at Arizona State
W 38-28 Stanford
L 36-42 at USC
W 26-19 UCLA
W 31-14 at California
W 48-21 Washington
W 42-10 at Washington State
L 33-37 at Oregon
L 20-44 BYU (Las Vegas Bowl)


2010 Schedule

Date Location Series
Sept. 4 TCU (at Cowboys Stad.) First meeting
Sept. 18 Louisville Louisville leads, 1-0
Sept. 25 at Boise State Oregon State leads, 4-2
Oct. 2 Arizona State Arizona State leads, 24-11-1
Oct. 9 at Arizona Arizona leads, 21-11-1
Oct. 16 at Washington Washington leads, 57-33-4
Oct. 30 California California leads, 33-29-0
Nov. 6 at UCLA UCLA leads, 39-15-4
Nov. 13 Washington State Washington St. leads, 47-44-3
Nov. 20 USC USC leads, 59-10-4
Nov. 27 at Stanford Stanford leads, 48-25-3
Dec. 4 Oregon Oregon leads, 57-46-10



Pos Name Year Height Weight
TB Jacquizz Rodgers Jr. 5-7 188
FL/KR James Rodgers Sr. 5-7 188
DT Stephen Paea Sr. 6-1 311
PK Justin Kahut Sr. 5-8 178
C Alex Linnenkohl Sr. 6-2 303
WLB Dwight Roberson Sr. 6-0 232