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Quick Links: Ryan Gipson Joins Oregon State Baseball Coaching Staff

Football landed a big running back recruit...baseball will play at Mississippi State in 2020...Justin Gardner has left the football program.

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  • A member of Oregon State Baseball’s 2006 national championship team has returned to Corvallis in a coaching role. Ryan Gipson will be a volunteer assistant coach after a stint as the head coach at Linn-Benton Community College.

  • In other baseball news, Mississippi State head coach Chris Lemonis made an appearance at a local rotary club and confirmed that Oregon State will play MSU in Starkville in 2020. No word yet on if it is a home and home, which would be nice. However, trips like this never hurt for recruiting in a region loaded with baseball talent like the Southeast.

  • Football got some great news on the recruiting front on Tuesday night. 2019 Running back Taron Madison from Banning, California committed to OSU. Banning is a three-star prospect according to 247 Sports. That site also ranks him as the #38 running back in the nation. Rivals lists him as the #25 running back in the nation. The Beavs could always use more depth with the way that they are piling up injuries, especially at running back.

  • Now for some not-so-great news on the football front...Cornerback Justin Gardner has reportedly left the program. Per Beaver Blitz, the redshirt freshman will transfer at the end of the semester.

We talked about it a bit earlier this week also, but quarterback Jake Dukart has also left the program and the rumor right now is that he will join the baseball program. No objections here.

But in positive news for the program, Beaver Blitz has also reported that wide receiver Job Dockery has joined the team as a walk on. Job is the brother of former OSU standout Rahmel Dockery.


  • I’ll wrap this up with one more piece of football content. With the Wazzu game in a few days, I went on CougCenter’s podcast this week to talk about the Beavs and what they’re up against in Mike Leach’s squad. Check that out in the link below.

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