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Time for Beavs to start fast

RYAN KATZ

IF OREGON STATE was ever going to be jacked up for a game, this is it. The seniors got together this week, and players and coaches have answered questions until they're blue in the face and about everything from motivation to execution. They're tired of it. And the best way to ensure they don't have to answer more of those types of questions is to come out onto the field keyed up and flying high.

But if Ryan Katz and the Beaver offense have the ball to start the game, it might be nice to see them start off with something like a misdirection quarterback keeper rather than Katz winging it deep. When players are too keyed up on offense to open a game, that tends to result in three and outs. Overthrows, missed assignments and blocks that occur because players are trying to demolish their...

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