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What's next, and now, for Beaver stop corps

STEPHEN PAEA

THERE'S STILL A bowl game to go before the book closes on 2008. And a convincing win over a strong opponent, say, No. 23 Pitt, would help salve at least some of the sting from a Civil War loss. But it's also never too early to look ahead and one of the questions surrounding next season; whither the '09 Beaver stop corps? Also, a look at a rather amusing misconception making the rounds these days.

Oregon State's defense wasn't supposed to be much good this year. After all, defensive coordinator Mark Banker was replacing his entire starting front seven. And it sure seemed like coachspeak when OSU defensive line coach Joe Seumalo boldly said this past February that OSU would be faster up front, and better, than the vaunted '07 crew. Until the Civil War, however, the Beavs were surrendering...

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