Coach Rob. Talks Inauguration, Baseball Update, and Langsdorf to Miami?

Coach Robinson hasn't been getting much sleep lately after his whirlwind trip to Washington D.C. for the Inaguration, but he took a few minutes to speek with the the media on Wednsday about his trip. Buker has some good quotes, as does Kirkpatrick

Robinson said sitting on the podium behind brother-in-law Barack Obama and sister Michelle Obama and looking out at an estimated 1.9 million people packing the National Mall was an "unbelievable" rush.

He seemed in disbelief that he actually spent Tuesday night in the Lincoln bedroom in the White House.

Robinson said hit the sack at "2:30 or 2:45" and then woke up at 4:30 a.m. to catch a 6 a.m. flight to the West Coast, where he met his players Wednesday afternoon at the Oakland airport.

Sounds like an extremely long day-- we can only hope he slept better last night, and is ready to take on Cal tonight at Haas Pavilion.

Scroll down the page to see more Cal-related content.

Oregon State's baseball team will start the year ranked 25th in the nation by Baseball America. Here's a excerpt of the official release:

The Oregon State baseball team will open the 2009 season ranked 25th in the nation, according to a preseason release Tuesday by the publication Baseball America.

Oregon State is one of four Pacific-10 Conference teams in the top 25, and it also marks the fourth set of rankings this season that places the Beavers in the top 40. The four Pac-10 teams are tied for second-most among conferences, following five by the Big 12. The Atlantic Coast Conference also has four in the top 25.

Oregon State, 28-24 a year ago, is also ranked 24th by Rivals.com, 31st by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and 38th by Collegiate Baseball.

Other Pac-10 teams in the Baseball America top 25 include No. 12 UCLA, No. 13 Arizona State and No. 15 Stanford. Texas A&M is ranked as the No. 1 squad, followed by No. 2 LSU, third-ranked North Carolina, No. 4 Texas and No. 5 Cal-State Fullerton.

The staff of Baseball America determines the top 25 rankings.

We'll have more baseball-related content as the season approaches. The Beavers start out the year February 20, in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Rumors have been floating around the internet that Oregon State offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf is being efforted by Miami's Randy Shannon. 

From Allcanes.com:

This talk of Langsdorf goes against the 'inside scoop' so many others are reporting, with all their signs pointing to an NFL assistant as the next Miami OC.

Personally, I don't know much about Langsdorf but I did watch Oregon State's offense stick it to Southern Cal earlier this year.

I also watched them muster up a 3-0 win over Pittsburgh in this year's Sun Bowl, though in fairness all everything tailback Jacquizz Rodgers - the hero in the upset of the top-ranked Trojans - was sidelined.

Rodgers also missed the season-ending showdown with Oregon, where OSU lost and played their way right out of a Rose Bowl berth.

Langsdorf used a healthy dose of the run and the pass in the few Beavers games I watched this year and could be a good addition to The U, if this is the direction Shannon goes.

So, we'll se how that story plays out. Losing Langsdorf wold be a big blow to the offensive staff, especially with all the talent we have coming back next year. Lyle and  Sean will be seniors, James and Jacquizz will be a year older, as will McCants, etc. 

--Jake (jake.buildingthedam@gmail.com)

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