Oregon State soccer: Tristan Gebbia gets a likelihood, Trent Bray candidate for national assistant of the year

It’s been a lengthy two years for quarterback Tristan Gebbia since he suffered a horrific hamstring damage towards Oregon throughout the 2020 season.

Gebbia had began 5 consecutive video games over two seasons earlier than going to the sideline. Gebbia tried to play in 2021, however restoration from the damage took longer than anticipated.

Some 23 months after the damage, Gebbia noticed his most significant motion since getting knocked out by the Ducks. Gebbia performed quarterback throughout the closing sequence in Saturday’s 38-10 win over California. The sixth-year senior threw two passes, each completions, of 10 and 12 yards to John Dunmore, earlier than kneeling on the closing two performs to finish the sport.

Gebbia is standard amongst teammates, as he’s a three-time workforce captain, one of solely 4 gamers in program historical past to earn such an honor.

“He seemed good. He’s been one of my favorites on this workforce. Talk about selflessness. He’s wholesome and he is thrown it pretty much as good as I’ve seen him round right here,” OSU coach Jonathan Smith mentioned. “It was a minimal quantity of time, however he executed and threw a couple of balls in the proper spot. He’s completely able to go. If we’d like him, he is prepared.”

Breakfast with Beavers: The Beavers play their second earliest sport of the season Saturday, a 12:15 pm kickoff (11:15 am PST) towards Arizona State at Sun Devil Stadium. Only OSU’s sport at Utah (midday) began earlier this season.

Oregon State has not had a lot expertise with conventional kickoff occasions this season, as the convention and tv companions caught the Beavers with a string of late afternoon and evening kickoffs. Nine of OSU’s 11 video games began at 5 pm or later, with 4 having 7:30 or 8 pm kickoffs.

Oregon State’s lone expertise with an early kickoff did not go effectively. The Beavers began slowly and by no means recovered, dropping to Utah 42-16.

Smith does not assume they’re going to change a lot of their strategy from the Utah sport for ASU. The workforce is used to an early routine throughout the week, as the Beavers normally start follow at round 9:30 am

“I feel the guys are excited to play earlier,” Smith mentioned.

Running again shuttle: With Deshaun Fenwick and Jam Griffin doubtlessly out towards Arizona State as a consequence of accidents, what was a deep working again place is thinning.

The Beavers have one of the convention’s high working backs in Damien Martinez, who has 4 consecutive 100-yard video games. If Fenwick or Griffin cannot go, then Isaiah Newell is the backup. OSU additionally plans to get extra time for Trey Lowe, who briefly returned to motion final Saturday after lacking eight consecutive video games.

Newell had 4 carries for 18 yards towards California, solely the second time he is recorded carries this season. Newell was one of the coaching camp surprises. Newell figured in the working again combine till a medical scenario knocked him out of motion for a number of weeks.

Bray award candidate: Oregon State defensive coordinator Trent Bray is one of 51 nominated for the Broyles Award, which fits to the nation’s high assistant coach.

Bray is one of seven Pac-12 coaches who had been nominated. Bray has arguably constructed the convention’s finest protection in his first full season as coordinator. The Beavers are first in run protection, second in complete protection, and third in scoring and passing protection in the Pac-12 this season.

Smith promoted Bray to interim DC for the closing three regular-season video games in 2021 after firing Tim Tibesar. Bray was made everlasting coordinator earlier than the Beavers’ bowl sport in December.

The Broyles Award committee will pare the record to fifteen semifinalists on Nov. 22, then 5 on Nov. 29. The winner is introduced Dec. 6.

He mentioned it: Smith, on making ready for a sport with an interim head coach, as is the case at Arizona State with Shaun Aguano.

“You can chase a lot of ghosts. They’ve obtained a physique of work now. They’ve been there for a few weeks. You’ve obtained to arrange for something and modify throughout the sport for something.”

— Nick Daschel reported from Corvallis.

ndaschel@oregonian.com | @nickdaschel

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