McLaughlin: Beavers Turning Corner Under Jonathan Smith

Spencer is joined by Carter Bahns of to talk about OSU's transformation

Posted on May 18, 2023

  By Spencer McLaughlin of Locked on CFB for SuperWest Sports


Oregon State Football has had a slow and steady build under Jonathan Smith and is now seeking to launch its brand as a program to levels it hasn’t been before.

The Beavers enter the 2023 season as one of six teams with a win total of at least eight, sitting at 8.5—which is a great place for them to be.

On today’s episode of Locked On Pac-12, I’m joined by Carter Bahns of and 247Sports.

We go through Oregon State’s schedule and explain why it has so many advantageous components to it.

We also discuss the best-case scenario for Oregon State and the worst-case scenario for their 2023 win total, and why going over 8.5 wins seems more likely than under.

Plus, what would likely happen for each scenario to play out?

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