Mike Price spent 14 years as the head coach of the Washington State Cougars, which included three 10-win seasons and two Rose Bowl berths. He joined Travis and Chad on Rip City Drive Tuesday to discuss his career and to preview this weekend’s matchup between the Beavers and Cougars.
Price talked about how the Beavers can rally and try to turn this season around.
“Now is the time really for all good men to come to aid of the party. They’re struggling right now. The guys that stay are going to be champions. The guys that leave and don’t compete, they’re not going to make it.”
He also gave great praise to Oregon State head coach Gary Andersen.
"I’ve known Gary since he was 18 years old. I’m surprised that you aren’t winning more right now. But I really believe in him. He’s doing the right things, the right way and he’s eventually going to win. I really believe he’s the right man for the job and sooner or later, you guys are going to be really happy with the way it goes there."
Finally, he talked about the rebuild currently going on at Oregon State.
“I think it’s going to take five years. I’m not saying that they can’t win this year, but it kind of depends on who you’re left with, who you have coming back, how the seniors are, what recruits you get, what league you’re in, who you play non-conference wise. There’s a lot of things to determine to just get you those six or seven wins that you need to get yourself started in the right direction and get to a bowl game.”
Take a listen to the fantastic interview and be sure to tune into sister station 1190 KEX Saturday to hear the Beavers take on the Cougars in Pullman.