Oregon State will be good this year, I'm just not sure how good. They return both of the Rodgers brothers which is definitely a plus. They will also return QB Lyle Moevao who threw for 2,534 yards with 19 TD's and 13 INT's last season.
Jacquizz Rodgers ran for 1,253 yards last season and will be one of the best running backs in the country in '09. The Beavers will look for Rodgers to carry the load and take pressure off of Moevao. Sammie Stroughter was the Beavers leading receiving last season and has since departed.
This means that last years third leading receiver James Rodgers will have to step up. Rodgers certainly has a wealth of talent we will have to see if he can find a way to deploy all of it.
The Beavers have a lot of upset potential. Teams will look to stop Jacquizz first; this will be a very hard task.
If OSU can take advantage of the talent they have at certain positions then they will be a solid team this year. I have only seen a few top 25 polls with them on it, I think they belong one or two teams removed. If I was making a top 30 they are in for sure but to crack the top 25 they will have a little work to do.
If nothing else OSU is a fun team to watch, so if you see them on TV take a second and see what you've been missing.
Projected Record: 8-4
(Let's just say Quizz is hard to tackle)