We’re just four weeks away from the start of the college football season when the Oregon State Beavers and Colorado State Rams face off in Fort Collins, Colorado. Yogi Roth of the Pac-12 Networks joined the Rip City Drive with Travis and Chad on Monday to preview the season.
Most of us expect Jake Luton to be named the starting quarterback for the Beavers. Roth gave his thoughts on the junior college transfer.
“I think for Oregon State specifically, like every team in the Pac-12, you’ve got to have a passer. We can say we want to run the quarterback zone read. We want to do all these great things, but at the end of the day on third and seven, you’ve got to be able to rip the ball and make spot throws. I think he can do that. And I’m really looking forward to get there for training camp to see it in person.”
Roth also talked about the Oregon defense and what he saw from it last year.
“I don’t know if I was an NFL evaluator how many guys on that defense I’d say are NFL prospects. Last year after calling a couple games, I would have said Troy Dye. But that was about it. They just struggled there and I think they would tell you that.”
He also said that Washington is going to be the team to watch in the Pac-12 north.
“I think they’re loaded and I would expect them to roll throughout the season. They’ll get everybody’s best but to me, they have the ability to win out. And we’ll see what happens when they get to Stanford on a Friday night in late November.”
Take a listen to the fantastic interview below.