(AP) -- Oregon State has seven walk-on players on its roster, which pretty much sums up the challenge that new coach Wayne Tinkle has before him.
Tinkle takes over an Oregon State team so depleted he had to hold open tryouts. Some of those guys are going to have to help the Beavers as Tinkle takes the first steps toward rebuilding the team.
"We've never had seven to eight like we do this year," Tinkle said at Pac-12 media day. "That's OK. We're proud of the guys that came out, are sticking to it. We know they're going to contribute quite a bit. Quite frankly there are going to be several of them that have to compete and play for us night in and night out."