Beaver have chosen Washington co-offensive Coordinator and former OSU QB Jonathan Smith as their new head football coach. Smith held back emotion as he passionately declared his allegiance to the Beaver Nation:
“And now I’m sitting here in front of you guys at my dream job, in my dream town, at my dream school.”
Smith realizes that the road ahead will be tough, especially with recruiting, but he says that his personal experiences at OSU will be what he uses to convince young men and their parents to come to Corvallis
“but when you look in my eye and have seen how it means to me, I believe I can sell this place.”
Smith pulled out a catch phrase throughout his speech and the Question and Answer. “it’s been done and it can be done again.” Smith says he has already met with the team to discuss concerns and get a feel for where to move forward.