Schroeder and Schnell critique UO and OSU
August 1, 2012, 4:20 pm
George Schroeder and Lindsay Schnell separately joined The Bald Faced Truth guest host Bernard Bokenyi Wednesday to talk about the upcoming seasons for Oregon and Oregon State, respectively.
First, in Schroeder's interview, the Oregon expert commented on the apparent quarterback controversy in Eugene between Bryan Bennett and Marcus Mariota.
"It's not so much going into camp with two guys, it's coming out of camp with two guys," Schroeder noted. "If you come out of camp with two guys, that's not a good thing."
Schroeder also touched on Oregon's easy non-conference schedule this season. In his eyes, that could be a better strategy than facing top opponents before conference play.
"It's nice to say that an early season loss to a big boy doesn't hurt you," Schroeder said. "But I think in Oregon's case, you can point directly to the fact that it did last year."
Lindsay Schnell, who covers the Beavers for The Oregonian, spoke in her interview to the belief that a bad season may -- or may not -- be head coach Mike Riley's last in Corvallis.
"If they have another four- or five-win season, I do not think Riley is going to be feeling any pressure," said Schnell, who added if the team didn't do well, "I do think there will be new coordinators."
Another question mark for the Beavers is their offense, specifically the running backs and offensive line.
"Running back and offensive line... who's going to emerge?" Schnell asked. "What are they going to do? Can they be better than last year? Those are all big questions that they have to find answers to."
Both Oregon and Oregon State start their seasons on Sept. 1, and meet in the Civil War game Nov. 24. Listen to the interviews: