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"It was a dumb move, and it was stupid. I regret leaving Oregon State."

Guess who?

Dennis Erickson.

Check out this great article in USA Today about Dennis Erickson about the success he's had on the college level, how his second stint at Idaho is much like the first, and -knock on wood- how he regrets leaving Oregon State.

He had tremendous success at Miami and Oregon State but had enough ego to leave both jobs for the NFL, first with the Seattle Seahawks, second with the San Francisco 49ers.

"I went there to win the big one -- the Super Bowl," he says. "When I left the University of Miami to go to Seattle, I was going back home. The second time (leaving Oregon State for the 49ers), I just didn't study it enough.

"It was a dumb move, and it was stupid. I regret leaving Oregon State."

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Again, the full article can be found here.

Pat Casey rebuilt our baseball program.

Dennis Erickson rebuilt our football program.

We need them both.

Go Beavers!