Nowhere to go but up
for Oregon State second-year head coach Gary Andersen. The Beavers went winless in PAC-12 play last year and in the process managed to allow 42.3 ppg. Anderson brought in former Utah State DC Kevin Clune to take over the defense and promoted Kevin McGiven (QBs coach) and TJ Woods (o-line coach) to serve as co-OCs. Chuckie Keeton has also been added to the staff. OSU appears to have upgraded at the quarterback position as former Utah State starter Darell Garretson
who filled in for the oft-injured Keeton
has already been named the starter. The Beavers finished last season with a sub-100 team QB rating after using three freshmen. Oregon State went 6-18 ATS over the past two seasons and is likely to be underdogs in all 11 games against FBS competition in 2016.