This doesn’t say much about the possibility of getting Oregon State football turned around.
Andersen also reiterated that if he didn’t believe he could win at Oregon State he would pull the unprecedented move of tearing up his contract and letting the Beavers go free. And that appears to be what happened today in Corvallis in an announcement that shocked the campus.
It’s a rough job, no doubt. It’s a football program with absolutely no pedigree, in a city where there is nothing but the university, far away from the bright lights. Corvallis doesn’t even have an airport. The closest one is in Eugene, the nearest major one is Portland, a good two-hour drive. It’s a stadium with less than 50,000 seats, that still rarely sells out.
I enjoyed the time we spent living in Corvallis, but if I was there on an official visit, and compared it to just about every other Power 5 conference school? Um, yeah. I don’t think so.
Still, good on Coach Anderson for not holding the school hostage, and good luck Oregon State. You’re going to need it.