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Beavers Hire Former QB Jonathan Smith as Next Head Coach

The Beavers went with a familiar face in Jonathan Smith, co-offensive coordinator at Washington and former OSU QB, as their new head coach.

Posted: Nov 29, 2017 4:11 PM

CORVALLIS -- Jonathan Smith has held the Beavers' fate in his hands many times before. The former Oregon State quarterback was used to turning the tide with his arm, but now he will do it with a headset. Oregon State will hire Smith, their QB from 1998 to 2001 and co-offensive coordinator at Washington since 2014, to be its next head coach. 

The hire comes after more than six weeks of searching, following the departure of head coach Gary Andersen mid-season. Smith brings an offensive mind to the table the Beavers haven't had around in a while. 

After graduating from Oregon State, he served as a graduate assistant coach in 2002 and 2003 at his alma matter. He served as an assistant for Montana and Idaho after that. Then, he caught on with Chris Petersen at Boise State, where he served as an assistant in 2012 and 2013. 

When Petersen was hired at Washington in 2014, Smith went with him. He is currently their co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. It's unknown whether or not he will coach the team in their bowl game. Under his watch, quarterback Jake Browning has developed into one of the top signal callers in the country. Browning is projected to be drafted in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He took a step back this season after a breakout year as a sophomore in 2016. 

Smith is the 30th head coach in the 124-year history of Oregon State football. 

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