Tyler Perry

Oregon State Beavers Losing Wide Receiver and Tight End for 2014

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We are quickly closing in on two months to the start of the 2014 College Football season and word came yesterday that the Oregon State Beavers will enter the season without two potential play makers. Walter Jones, who played a good part Spring Practice behind Victor Bolden will transfer from the football program to run track at another school. Tight End Tyler Perry is retiring from football due to multiple injuries.

Oregon State Beavers Football
Oregon State Beavers Football
(Doug Beghtel/ The Oregonian)

Of the two, Perry will be missed more, as Jones has yet to see the field at Rieser Stadium. Perry, a Senior played in sixteen games and had seven catches for fifty eight yards in sixteen games during his career. Oregon State is looking to replace one of the most successful Wide Outs from the Program with Brandon Cooks now in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints and Jones could have been a piece to that puzzle for the 2014 season and beyond.

Junior Richard Mullaney, not yet a household name, has an opportunity to be the leader in 2014. Last season he pulled down fifty two catches for seven hundred eighty eight yards and three touchdowns. After Mullaney, the Oregon State Beavers depth at Wide Receiver has plenty of young talent including Hunter Garmon, Malik Gilmore, Jordan Vallamin, and Blair Cavanaugh. Tight end for the Beavers is a different story with virtually no depth at the Tight End position.

Sean Mannion
Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion drops back to pass in the Beavers’ 31-14 loss to the USC Trojans at Reser Stadium in Corvallis | (Don Ryan/AP Photo)

Several players have changed positions or left the team altogether that played Tight End for the Oregon State Beavers. Dustin Stanton moved from Tight End to Left Tackle and Hayden Craig departed due to multiple concussions. There are some returnees at the position and OSU did pick up a post graduate transfer from California in Jacob Wark who will look to pick up some time during the 2014 season.

For Oregon State I would say that Tight End and Wide Receiver are key positions that need to be filled in the Fall and also need to have players that remain healthy. An injury at any of these positions could lead to trouble in a big way come Pac-12 Conference season. Of course, having a Quarterback in Sean Mannion returning will help soften the blow somewhat, but he also has a question of durability during the regular season.

Fall Camp for the Oregon State Beavers begins on August 4th.

Toomb’s New Releases for Friday 4/22

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Whew, well hello Eugene! I’m recuperating from the laugh-tacular Doug Benson show last night, so I apologize for the late release… but there’s really not much going on in the theaters this Easter weekend. Hollywood is on autopilot in anticipation of Fast and the Furious Five next Friday, and the official summer movie season starts the weekend after with Thor.

There IS an amazing documentary at the Bijou this weekend called Queen of the Sun, I personally believe this is one of those “every kid should see it in school” movies. It’s very informative, thoughtful, and absolutely beautifully filmed. Highest marks for Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? See it soon!

However in the meantime, we’re stuck with African Cats, a nature documentary centered on two lion families and their effort to teach their cubs the ways of the wild. African Cats is a Disney production, so I’m sure it’s a top-notch hard-hitting documentary. Go to the Bijou and see Queen of the Sun instead. Sorry Disney. African Cats is rated G for everyone.

Next up we’ve got the very demographic-oriented Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family. I’ve never seen a Tyler Perry movie, they aren’t aimed at me, however he was great in Star Trek for the few speaking lines he had. In this episode in the Madea films, she jumps into action when her niece, Shirley, receives distressing news from the doctor. Hilarity ensues. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family is rated PG-13 for drug content, language and some mature thematic material.

Lastly we have the chick-flick Water for Elephants. (I don’t want to be inundated with “That’s so not a chick flick!” Cause anything that has Katy Perry shrieking about “Fireworks” in the preview is a chick flick…) and it’s Reese Witherspoon and that Twilight kid... so you do the math. Reese is a circus girl who falls for a veterinarian student who joins the circus after his parents die. Based on a beloved novel, Water for Elephants is rated  PG-13 for (IMDB doesnt say, hmmm I’ll guess) some language, adult situations, and a scene of sensuality. ($10 says I’m right).

That’s it for this weekend folks, I’m personally going to head outdoors, and down to the Saturday Market, then some Earth Day celebrations (where I can litter freely, haha), then the big E-Day on Sunday. Make sure to stock up on Mylanta before the Easter Baskets come out!