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From what I’m hearing, he’s considering Oregon State, Portland, and Gonzaga. He wants to stay close to home and play major ball. I don’t see why he can’t do that at Oregon State.

With the loss of Florida C Isaiah Manderson (who I think would be the first person to come because of Wayne Tinkle’s bigs-oriented motion inside out offense), that leaves the Beavers with 3 available scholarships in 2015. 2 will be going to the coaches’ sons, and I think one goes to Eubanks. This lines up with the mission of Tinkle laid out in May at his hiring conference: Take Back the Northwest. Getting a good player from the state benefits the Beavs. Getting one that has great upside is a plus.

It’s ended up that for the most part, the losses of Faust and Manderson could be positive with accelerating the progress of the Tinkle era with making more scholarships available. In 2016 is when things really get interesting, with 6 players graduating. I would imagine that the staff would bring in a transfer from another school or a Juco since the 2016-17 season would feature (assuming zero attrition): 2 seniors, 2 juniors, and 3 sophomores. Getting some junior transfers would be imperative.

This kid has length, good athleticism, and soft hands. He also is a very Oregonian looking white kid. I think he would thrive in Corvallis, and I think the kid knows it too. Times will be tough, but things are looking brighter with a new coach who is making a concerted effort to get players close to home.

Oregon State football prospects

I think this ought to be a decent year for the Beavers. 

That defense should be VERY good this year. Even though there are losses from Crichton and Reynolds, I think Hunt has the potential to be better than Reynolds and the upgrade in sheer depth at linebacker makes up for the loss on the line. There are gonna be three seniors in the 4-3 with 2 backups who got starts last year. 

Not to mention that there is a transfer from Miami in Grimble who moves well and will be a solid defensive tackle. Wynn is proven. Having Gwacham at D-end will be useful and interesting since he’s so tall and athletic.

In the secondary, the aforementioned Hunt will play across from Steven Nelson, two good corners. Zimmermann and Murphy are both three year starters, so I expect nothing less than greatness from them. Overall, I see the defense has strength and experience and depth. I wanna see them perform and hold teams to 24 points and let the offense go for broke.

The offense has some concerns but looks good. Mannion at QB is poised to have a great year, like he’s a sure thing. There’s a lot of questions, but I think optimism. The O-line has some good players but isn’t that good really, and there is experience at running back with Woods and Ward. I think Brown is the best OSU back, but that’s neither here nor there.

I also think the receivers are gonna be better than what they’re given credit for right now. They are catching passes from Mannion, plus there’s a ton of talent in my opinion. Bolden is very fast, but maybe isn’t all the way there. Mullaney is sure handed. Villamin is big with good speed and hands. Dockery is gonna be real solid. Gilmore should step up. Jarmon, Hawkins, there’s talent there.

Truthfully, the only sure pieces are Mannion and an injured Seumalo. But I expect good things. I think the offense will cost them a few games, and the defense one game. 

I hate saying “win” when really I expect good play and let the chips fall where they may, but the Beavers gotta beat Oregon this year. Like it has been 6 straight. It’s not a rivalry when one team keeps beating you in every way. They’ve won big, they’ve won close games. Just put a game together man. I root for the Ducks and they are national contenders but for the love of God please beat them in Corvallis. Ideally, the Ducks are undefeated in conference coming into the Civil War, the Beavers are 6-2 coming into the Civil War (beating Colorado, Utah, Cal, Wazzou, Arizona St, and Stanford and dropping games to UDub and USC…maybe 5-3 and losing to Stanford too), and the Beavers win a close one but the Ducks win the Pac-12 North, the championship game, and land in the college football playoff.

fuckyeahfluiddynamics
fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

If you’ve ever watched a swirling vortex disappear down the drain of your bathtub and wondered what was happening, you’ll appreciate these images. This dye visualization shows a one-celled bathtub vortex, created by rotating a cylindrical tank of water until all points have equal vorticity before opening a drain in the bottom of the tank. A recirculating pump feeds water back in to keep the total fluid mass constant. Once a steady vortex is established, green dye is released from the top plate of the tank and yellow dye from the bottom. The green dye quickly marks the core of the vortex. Ekman layers—similar to the boundary layers of non-rotating flows—form along the top and bottom surfaces, and the yellow dye is drawn upward in a region of upwelling driven by Ekman pumping. (Photo credit: Y. Chen et al.)
Just a reminder for those at Texas A&M University: I will be giving a talk today Wednesday, October 2nd entitled “The Beauty of the Flow” as part of the Applied Mathematics Undergraduate Seminar series at 17:45 in BLOC 164. 

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

If you’ve ever watched a swirling vortex disappear down the drain of your bathtub and wondered what was happening, you’ll appreciate these images. This dye visualization shows a one-celled bathtub vortex, created by rotating a cylindrical tank of water until all points have equal vorticity before opening a drain in the bottom of the tank. A recirculating pump feeds water back in to keep the total fluid mass constant. Once a steady vortex is established, green dye is released from the top plate of the tank and yellow dye from the bottom. The green dye quickly marks the core of the vortex. Ekman layers—similar to the boundary layers of non-rotating flows—form along the top and bottom surfaces, and the yellow dye is drawn upward in a region of upwelling driven by Ekman pumping. (Photo credit: Y. Chen et al.)

Just a reminder for those at Texas A&M University: I will be giving a talk today Wednesday, October 2nd entitled “The Beauty of the Flow” as part of the Applied Mathematics Undergraduate Seminar series at 17:45 in BLOC 164.