After 0-9 Pac-12 season at Oregon State, Beavers 'continue to move forward'
LOS ANGELES - Oregon State went 0-9 in Gary Andersen's first year as head coach.
Heading into his second season at the helm at Reser, the program is still in a rebuilding phase.
This isn't the first time Andersen has found himself in this position.
He posted losing seasons his first 2 years at Utah State, followed by a 7-6 record before going 11-2 in 2012.
Andersen wants to see that feelling of turning a team around take hold in Corvallis.
"It was a special time when it flipped to see those kids faces," he said Friday at the Pac-12 media day in Hollywood. "For coaches, yeah it's great. It's special, it's awesome. But as a player, I mean that must be unbelievable. I never went through that as a player, but that feeling has got to be like 'yep, I'm going to be remembered forever'. Right? And that's what I want to see for these kids as we continue to move forward. Where is that? Where's the end of that rainbow? I don't know, you know, and none of us do, and again, we're not going to talk about where the end of that rainbow is. We're gonna wake up tomorrow, and we're gonna battle our ass off and see what happens."
Andersen brought junior punter Nick Poresbski with him to LA.
The coach believes the punter can one of the best in the country - and demonstrates the Australian influence on American football.
"There's probably over 30 programs now that have Australian punters," Porsebski said with his accent from down under. "Ohio State has one, Rutgers, Michigan had one, yeah really big name conferences, five in the PAC 12 now. So it is really taking off."