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Oregon St. assistant Brent Brennan hired as head coach at San Jose St.

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After a few years away, Brent Brennan is coming back to one of his college coaching homes.

San Jose State announced Wednesday afternoon that the 43-year-old Brennan has been hired as the program’s new head football coach.  Brennan will replace Ron Caragher, who was dismissed late last month after four seasons with the Spartans.

From 2005-2010, Brennan was an assistant at SJSU under both Dick Tomey and Mike MacIntyre.

“We want to recruit high-character young men that are tough and love to play football and also take their academics seriously,” Brennan said. “We’re going to help them grow from young men into men and put a product on the field that anybody who has a connection with Spartan football can be proud of.”

In between stints at SJSU, Brennan spent the 2011-16 seasons at Oregon State.  He coached wide receivers in each of his seasons with the Beavers.

This will be Brennan’s first head-coaching job at any level.

“We are thrilled to have Brent back at San José State. He is an exceptional football coach and one of the most respected recruiters in the country. His coaching background and ties to San José State make Brent a perfect fit,’ athletic director Gene Bleymaier said.

The Spartans went 4-8 in Caragher’s last season.

Oregon State’s second-leading receiver released from hospital

PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 12:  Seth Collins #22 of the Oregon State Beavers catches a pass past the defense of Randall Goforth #3 and Fabian Moreau #10 of the UCLA Bruins during the first half of a game at The Rose Bowl on November 12, 2016 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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After nearly two weeks, Seth Collins is finally going home.

According to The Oregonian, Collins has been released from Corvallis’ Good Samaritan Medical Center.  The Oregon State wide receiver was hospitalized very shortly after returning from the Nov. 12 UCLA game with an unspecified illness and had remained there since.

The newspaper wrote that “Benton County officials released a statement last Monday stating that an [unidentified] OSU undergraduate student had been admitted to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center for ‘suspected meningococcal disease.'” Collins wasn’t specifically identified as the student suffering from suspected meningococcal disease, which the CDC describes thusly:

Meningococcal disease can refer to any illness that is caused by the type of bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis, also known as meningococcus [muh-ning-goh-KOK-us]. These illnesses are often severe and include infections of the lining of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and bloodstream infections (bacteremia or septicemia).

Meningococcus bacteria are spread through the exchange of respiratory and throat secretions like spit (e.g., by living in close quarters, kissing). Meningococcal disease can be treated with antibiotics, but quick medical attention is extremely important. Keeping up to date with recommended vaccines is the best defense against meningococcal disease.

Earlier this week, OSU officially ruled Collins out of this Saturday’s Civil War rivalry game with Oregon.

Collins is currently second on the Beavers with 36 receptions and 418 receiving yards.

Back in January, Collins abruptly announced his departure from the OSU football program. The decision seemingly centered around the coaching staff’s decision to move the then-quarterback to receiver. Three months later, Collins had a change of heart and returned to the Beavers at his new position.

Still hospitalized, WR Seth Collins won’t play for Beavers vs. Ducks in Civil War

PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 12:  Seth Collins #22 of the Oregon State Beavers catches a pass past the defense of Randall Goforth #3 and Fabian Moreau #10 of the UCLA Bruins during the first half of a game at The Rose Bowl on November 12, 2016 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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An apparent non-football health issue will keep one very productive offensive member of the Oregon State football team out of its rivalry game this weekend.

After OSU returned from its Week 12 game against UCLA in Los Angeles, Seth Collins was hospitalized with an unspecified illness.  Over a week later, Collins remains hospitalized in good condition.

Because of the issue, however, the starting wide receiver will not play in Saturday’s Civil War matchup with Oregon, the school has confirmed.

Collins is currently second on the Beavers with 36 receptions and 418 receiving yards.

Back in January, Collins abruptly announced his departure from the OSU football program. The decision seemingly centered around the coaching staff’s decision to move the then-quarterback to receiver. Three months later, Collins had a change of heart and returned to the Beavers at his new position.

Beavers’ 2nd-leading receiver remains hospitalized in fair condition

PASADENA, CA - NOVEMBER 12:  Seth Collins #22 of the Oregon State Beavers catches a pass past the defense of Randall Goforth #3 and Fabian Moreau #10 of the UCLA Bruins during the first half of a game at The Rose Bowl on November 12, 2016 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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The availability of one of Oregon State’s most productive playmakers for this Saturday’s game is up in the air because of a health scare.

OSU officials confirmed via Twitter Monday that Seth Collins had been hospitalized and was being treated for an unspecified illness. Collins was transported to a local hospital sometime after the team’s flight returned to Oregon from the UCLA game Saturday.

Citing privacy concerns, head coach Gary Andersen talked around the wide receiver’s issues later on Monday.

“We’re going to support Seth and we’re going to be there for him any way we possibly can,” the coach said. “My thoughts and prayers are with him just like the team.  That’s really all I can say.”

There has been no update from the school on Collins’ status since, although reports from the area indicate the receiver remained hospitalized in fair condition as of Tuesday morning.

Collins is currently second on the Beavers with 36 receptions and 418 receiving yards.  In the loss to the Bruins, he caught two passes for 44 yards.

Back in January, Collins abruptly announced his departure from the OSU football program. The decision seemingly centered around the coaching staff’s decision to move the then-quarterback to receiver. Three months later, Collins had a change of heart and returned to the Beavers.

No. 5 Washington continues to roll through the Pac-12 North after throttling Oregon State

SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 22:  Quarterback Jake Browning #3 of the Washington Huskies passes against linebacker Caleb Saulo #35 of the Oregon State Beavers on October 22, 2016 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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It’s been 16 years since Washington has won a conference title but the Huskies took another step toward their goal of ending that streak on Saturday as they blasted Oregon State in a game that wasn’t even as  close as the 41-17 final score indicated.

While most of the college football world was undoubtedly focused away from the Pacific Northwest, quarterback Jake Browning did not hamper his budding Heisman Trophy campaign by throwing for 291 yards and three touchdowns in just over three quarters worth of work (he also added a rushing score). Fellow sophomore Myles Gaskin didn’t need long to top the century mark on the ground, finishing with 128 yards and a touchdown before the fourth quarter began.

Receivers John Ross and Dante Pettis both had big games as well, with each going over 100 receiving yards and recording catches of over 40 yards. Pettis also found the end zone twice.

The Huskies defense also stepped up to turn in another nice outing, recording four sacks and two interceptions while holding the Beavers to just 4-of-13 on third down. It was a tough task for Oregon State quarterback Marcus McMaryion (148 yards in the air) as the team’s third-stringer was making his first start of the year on the road in a difficult environment and facing one of the best defenses west of the Mississippi.

The win keeps Washington undefeated on the year and sets up a big showdown in Salt Lake City against fellow top 25 team Utah, which moved to 7-1 on the season with a nice win over UCLA earlier in the day. While it might be quite unexpected on both sides, it’s probably not a stretch to think that contest is the Pac-12 game of the year and a potential league title game preview given how both sides looked this weekend.