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MIKE RILEY

THE IMPORTANCE OF BALANCE. Mike Riley talks about it virtually non-stop. The No. 1 topic this offseason was "Who the heck is going to be our QB?" but No. 2 with a bullet was, "Are we going to be better at running the football?" After all, conventional wisdom is that without balance, you are destined for failure. And Oregon State is one-dimensional, without any semblance of a running game. Right?

Wrong. The Beavers ARE balanced and have a credible ground game to keep the defense honest. No, seriously. Stop laughing. I started worrying about Sean Mannion early on Saturday night against Cal -- particularly the second time he had a defender bury the crown of his helmet into Mannion's sternum in an attempt to get him rattled. This is not new - back in 2002 when Derek Anderson took...

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