Oregon State football coach Gary Andersen announced Wednesday the team will host open tryouts next Monday. The announcement comes just eight days before the Beavers open the season against the Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium.
The Beavers finished 2-10 and on a nine-game losing streak in Andersen’s first season in 2015 and it appears things haven’t improved much. Open tryouts are unusual at high-level Division 1 programs, especially when held just days before the first game.
The announcement was posted on the team’s website and read “Are you ready to don the Orange and Black? … Students should bring workout clothes and cleats (helmets and pads will not be needed).”
The requirements to try out include a physical exam, proof of sickle cell trait testing, and you must be a full-time student with NCAA Division 1 eligibility remaining.
Andersen also held an open tryout last season.
The Oregon State men’s basketball team has hosted open tryouts in recent years and last season made the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1990.
If Andersen does find the program’s next star on Monday, chances are he won’t be in uniform next Thursday against the Gophers.