- Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune is reporting that Thomas Tyner will not pursue a 6th-year of eligibility from the NCAA due to medical reason. Tyner said his heart is not in football anymore and it is time for him to move on. Tyner (like many Beaver fans) was frustrated with his usage and role in the offense. Tyner received just 64 carries all season and was thrust into situations in which he was ill-suited for. The poor season and lack of continuity amongst the coaching staff did play a role in Thomas Tyner’s decision to hang it up. Thomas Tyner was also quoted saying “I just think we had a lot of weapons on the team, but they didn’t use them properly. For example, Isaiah Hodgins was one of our top receivers, and he didn’t play at all in one game (against Washington). Strange things happened all through the season. It was tough on all of us.” Many Beaver fans would agree with Tyner’s assessment, but it’s frustrating to have it confirmed that the previous regimes failures could negatively effect the current coaching staff.
- In other news, Seth Collins has been granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA. He can now transfer to any FBS school and not be forced to sit out a year. Seth Collins has been a polarizing figure during his Oregon State career. He’s played quarterback and wide receiver and was often the most dynamic athlete on the field. He also dealt with severe illnesses and injuries and even legal troubles. Beaver Nation will certainly miss Seth Collins though and we wish him the best where ever he decides to go.
IM APPROVED!! I CAN PLAY ANYWHERE RIGHT AWAY ON THE FBS LEVEL WITH 2 YEARS OF ELIGIBILITY. God is sooo good!! pic.twitter.com/cOj1DTqJuZ— Seth Collins (@_SethTheGreat) January 26, 2018
- Lastly former Oregon State point guard, JaQuori McLaughlin, who withdrew from the university six games into the basketball season appears to have found a new home. According to the Oregonian’s Danny Moran, JaQuori McLaughlin will attend UC Santa Barbara and will continue his collegiate career in California. The former four-star recruit set an Oregon State freshman record with 58 three-pointers but struggled as a sophomore before withdrawing from school. Meanwhile the current Beaver squad is getting ready for a Civil War showdown at Oregon tomorrow.