A brutal schedule (SOS #2) and one of the worst power conference defenses in the country (45.0 ppg, 128th) were enough reasons for Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen to abruptly leave his post this past weekend. Assistant Cory Hall will step in as the interim head coach
. Hall doesn't have much coaching experience. He was a graduate assistant with Andersen at Wisconsin and coached the secondaries at Weber State and Oregon State. The Beavers get a slightly more manageable foe this week with Colorado headed to town. The Buffs are currently -11.5 road chalk.