Andrew Luck has left Stanford for the NFL. Will the Cardinal be the same? And can the Oregon State football team take advantage of the situation?
“I haven’t stopped working on things since I got the job,” coach David Shaw. “My philosophy hasn’t changed. We are going to do what we’ve always done.”
Brett Notthingham and Josh Nunes are battling for the starting QB job. A decision will go on into training camp, Shaw said.
“It was fun to help molding them,” Shaw said. “It will be fun when someone takes that job. It’s a different battle for the starting job instead of fighting to be the backup.”
“There still is an Andrew Luck hangover, but we have smart accurate passers,” Shaw said. “The quickest way to lose the competition is to try and be Andrew Luck. They just have to be efficient.”
And it looks like the offense had some issues in the spring game. The competition was dominated by the defense. Read more here.
Here’s a good rundown of where the team is at position-wise from a report from the middle of spring practice. Like most teams, the Cardinal is rebuilding a many areas.
The Beavers get Stanford in Game 10 at Stanford. At this point the Beavers should be over the early season rust but will injuries have caught up to them?
Being on the road and this late in the season, I don’t have this game as a win. However, the Beavers are usually good for one upset. And they match up well against the Cardinal in respect to scheme.
“I think it’s going to be similar,” Shaw said of his view of the Pac-12 race. “I was a voter for the top-25, and I don’t want to be again. It’s hard. Our competition is at a level most people east of the Mississippi don’t understand.”