Danny Langsdorf

Courtesy of the NFL, Beavers on the hunt for new OC


As it looks to finalize its 2014 recruiting class, Oregon State must also begin a search for to replace a key piece to its offensive coaching staff.

The New York Giants announced Monday afternoon that it has hired Danny Langsdorf as its new quarterbacks coach.  Langsdorf first met with the NFL club last week, with the Giants offering the longtime OSU assistant the job on Friday.

Langsdorf said that while it was tough to part ways with head coach Mike Riley, it was also too good of an opportunity for him professionally to pass on.

“He was nothing but supportive like he’s always been,” Langsdorf said of the Beavers head coach. “We’ve spent a lot of good times together, a lot of good memories and a lot of experiences with each other. That part of it I’m going to miss dearly. But I think this opportunity was hard to pass up. …

“These relationships are tough to leave. They’re great friends and great coaches. Everybody that I’ve worked with here, I think they all understand and are supportive, yet we’re all going to miss each other. We’ve had a lot of good times.”

Langsdorf had spent the past 10 seasons in Corvallis.  In 2013, the Beavers set a school record in total offense while quarterback Sean Mannion set a Pac-12 record for passing yards in a single season.

However, those record-setting numbers came two years after Riley had taken over the play-calling duties from Langsdorf.  Riley did give those duties back to his coordinator late in the 2013 season.

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Diagnosed with bovine leukemia, Bevo XIV retires immediately

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Turns out Steve Spurrier isn’t the only iconic college football figure to retire this week.

Texas announced Tuesday evening Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with bovine leukemia and has been retired to his pasture, effective immediately.

Bevo XIV missed Saturday’s stunning upset of then-No. 10 Oklahoma with what the school called a “life threatening” illness, and rumors circulated around the internet this week he had passed away.

Bevo XIV officially hangs up his horns with a 106-41 record with two national championship appearances.

There is no word at press time on a possible debut of Bevo XV.

Dabo Swinney won’t stop talking about “Clemsoning”

Dabo Swinney
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Urban Dictionary defines “Clemsoning” as “the act of an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.”

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was asked about the phenomenon following the Tigers’ destruction of Georgia Tech Saturday and promptly went off. The question, asked by ESPN’s David Hale, was in reference to Swinney’s program shaking the label – Saturday marked Clemson’s 34th straight win over an unranked opponent – but Swinney didn’t see it that way.

Armed with some new facts (Clemson SID Tim Bourret noted 50 teams have fallen as ranked opponents to unranked foes since the Tigers last did so on Nov. 19, 2011), Swinney again targeted the “Clemsoning” label.

“I think it’s an agenda. It’s just bias,” Swinney told the Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier Tuesday. “People are uneducated. They’re just ignorant and lazy because they’re not looking at the facts. If they did, they’d be focused on other schools and not Clemson. They’d be dialed in on what Clemson has done. There aren’t three other schools in the country as consistent as Clemson, in all aspects.”

I hate to break it to you, Dabo: you are absolutely correct, but the term, as they say, has been coined.

Just go beat Florida State, beat South Carolina, win the ACC and win a national title and maybe Urban Dictionary will delete that pesky page out of a sign of respect.

Also, No. 5 Clemson hosts unranked Boston College on Saturday. This would be a very, very unfortunate time for the Tigers to suffer an upset.