Team preview: Oregon State

The Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook previews the 2006 Oregon State Beavers, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: August 2, 2006, 6:26 AM ET
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(All information as of July 1, 2006)

COACH AND PROGRAM

Every new season holds the promise of great accomplishment, some more so than others. The 2006 football campaign at Oregon State is an example.

It's not that coach Mike Riley's job is in jeopardy, because it's not. Even a second straight losing season wouldn't change that.

So what exactly makes this season any different than the previous two since Riley returned to Oregon State after four years in the NFL? (Riley also coached the Beavers in 1997-98.)