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08:21 AM ET 10.18 | Thomas Tyner has made things interesting in the Pacific Northwest. Tyner decommitted from the University of Oregon on Tuesday. The kid with 2,328 rushing yards in seven games this season is working to schedule visits with both the Bruins and the Beavers. A source close to the situation said the running back contacted Oregon State on Wednesday morning, and planned to schedule a visit with the Beavers later Wednesday night. Also, Oregon State will dispatch an assistant -- my bet is offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh -- to the Aloha-Jesuit football game Friday night for a first-hand look. ... [The] competition to land the most coveted high school running back in the region has now pitted in-state rival programs against each other.

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October 18, 2012  08:37 AM ET

A good start to this season may work wonders for the future to!!! go Beavers!!!

October 18, 2012  08:39 AM ET

This kid just wants frequent flier miles that's all.

October 18, 2012  08:45 AM ET
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This kid just wants frequent flier miles that's all.

That would be a shame. I think the kid could benefit from playing with OSU as Riley has shown a penchant in the past of featuring backs and potentially getting them to the NFL (Jackson, Rogers), whereas at Oregon even a kid like this could get lost* in the shuffle of other great players (see Barner v. Thomas for an example).

*Both are noticed, but how well would they do if they were featured rather than splitting time and carries?

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October 18, 2012  10:18 AM ET
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A good start to this season may work wonders for the future to!!! go Beavers!!!

You know, I'm not a Beavers' fan, but I am rooting for them to crush the Ducks into unpalatable pate. Stupid uniforms and video-game football: Mr Big Bucks giving them everything their widdle hearts want. Wretched. Go, Beavers.

(Look for Mr. Nike to be charged soon with tampering.0

October 18, 2012  10:47 AM ET
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They'd be injured because its an up tempo offense.No seriously, in todays world splitting carries isnt a bad thing. Ask Lattimore.

I wonder if Tyner is viewing that way... Hopefully for the Beavers' sake he's considering that he could get a feature back type of role, and turn out to be the next Jackson... Regardless of how this works out, without the good start I don't know if the Beavers would have been in consideration by a kid like Tyner.

On another note, the Beavers just got a commit from a 340 lb guard... the video I saw looked OK, but it was against players significantly undersized compared to him.

Hopefully the Beavers can parlay this early success on the field into some more success in recruiting beyond Tyner...

October 18, 2012  11:07 AM ET

Bama Lock if Bama wanted.

October 18, 2012  11:42 AM ET
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Bama Lock if Bama wanted.

There is something to be said for proximity to home in recruiting... That said, I would not like to be testing that against Saban't recruiting prowess... Of course, can a northwestern kid have SEC speed?

October 18, 2012  12:01 PM ET
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Bama Lock if Bama wanted.

Nah, we'd already have him if we wanted him. The REC knows all and sees all. Who knows? The REC knows.

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October 18, 2012  01:06 PM ET
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Nah, we'd already have him if we wanted him. The REC knows all and sees all. Who knows? The REC knows.

What is it with Rural Electric Cooperatives? And what is the connection to Bama and/or CFB?

October 18, 2012  01:08 PM ET

So the kid's a big Ducks fan and committed early, and now he wants to check other schools. Big deal, I'm sure Oregon is still his primary interest. If he chooses another school good luck to him, I'm sure he'll be successful. But honestly, I hope its not the Beavs. ; )

October 18, 2012  01:12 PM ET
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Texas boosters have already approached Chip Kelly about replacing Mack Brown at $5 million a year for 6 years. Not sure if it is a good move?

Link or it didn't happen.

October 18, 2012  01:16 PM ET
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Besides he's not that good. yeah he has 2300 yards in 7 games but 700 of those came in 1 game so that means he only had 1600 in the other 6.

He probably would be kind of average playing Texas h.s. ball. He looks like a grown man playing against middle school kids in Oregon. He is built well and fast so IMO he will be successful in cfb.

October 18, 2012  01:17 PM ET

Quick Quack Quad!

October 18, 2012  01:32 PM ET

Justin Hopkins@JHopkins 247...Breaking story: Thomas Tyner (Thomas_Tyner) won't take any visits. He's a Duck. oregon.247 sports.com/Article/Thomas...via@247Sports#Go Ducks

October 18, 2012  01:44 PM ET
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Justin Hopkins@JHopkins 247...Breaking story: Thomas Tyner (Thomas_Tyner) won't take any visits. He's a Duck. oregon.247 sports.com/Article/Thomas...via@247Sports#Go Ducks

@#$%!!! Oh well...

October 18, 2012  01:58 PM ET
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Texas boosters have already approached Chip Kelly about replacing Mack Brown at $5 million a year for 6 years. Not sure if it is a good move?

Better than keeping Mack. His days as a top coach are behind him.

 
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