Now that Lyle Moevao was denied his sixth year, it’s time to look at the numbers on the Oregon State football team roster for the coming season.
With Moevao done and LB David Pa’aluhi gone to join the military, there are 83 scholarships out including the incoming players.
Another is out there for WR Reggie Dunn, but his academic status is questionable until he’s actually in OSU. That leaves at least one, maybe two for walk-ons to earn a scholarship.
The top candidate would be starting OG Grant Johnson. Another one of the walk-on OLs, Michael Lamb or Ellis Burke, may earn one if he claims the other starting OG spot. Another deserving walk-on would be WR Aaron Nichols.
Chances are the Beavers won’t pickup a late JC guy, but you never know. The five greyshirts are greyshirting for a reason – academics or too many people in a position.
Here’s the class breakdown for scholarships: Seniors (19), juniors (15), sophomores (22), redshirt freshmen (12) and true freshmen (15).
So by deduction, expect at least 15-18 recruits to be signed in the class of 2011 to go with the five greyshirts.
OSU this weekend
It’s another busy weekend for OSU sports. Most of them are on the road. Only men’s hoops is in Corvallis today for the regular season finale against Washington.
The baseball team is in Surprise, Ariz. The track team is in Seattle for an NCAA last-chance qualifier. The gymnastics team had a miserable outing at LSU. Looks like some SEC judging, jet lag and too many alligator po’ boys got to them.
Women’s hoops has lost 17 straight. Last time it got this bad was Judy Spoelstra’s last season. And 6-11 isn’t a good start for softball. The Beavers usually pad their record in nonconference before it gets rough in the Pac-10.
Check out this interview with baseball catcher Andrew Susac. I love the baseball culture, since I grew up in it, as he points out he’s staying at OSU for three years. Good baseball players only use college to get them ready for the pros.
Things are getting so crazy I truly am seeing beaver everywhere I go. I walk into the office this week and I see this below.
I didn’t know Benny was such a classy dresser. Actually, it’s my publisher Mike McInally with a beaver on his head.