Oregon State Coach: "Effective at the end of the season I will be leaving my post at Oregon State University. I will be taking my talents to The Palouse. First, I have enjoyed my time in Corvalis, I am sorry to the fans and alumni that I could not deliver a conference title. I believe very strongly this could have been the year if not for the injuries to Sean Mannion. As for the reasons for this abrupt decision, I believe several coaches in this conference believe it is easy to rebuild a program into winner. I believe it takes hard work and serious dedication to turn programs around. I was able to turn OSU around quickly because talent was here. There is really no talent to be found with WSU Cougars. I am not leaving immediately because I must show everyone in the PAC-10 how to beat Oregon. And second I don't want to play OSU with the Cougars that game might get really ugly. Will my Florida/Mississippi State philosophy be coming to Pullman for next season. It is unclear, I must evaluate the talent on offense to make that determination. Finally, the schedule for next year and years to come will not be easy as Wisconsin, Iowa, Texas A&M, and possibly Oklahoma may be on the schedule for the Cougars next season."