Most coach in the Pac-12 has to believe that they will contend for the conference title. However, very few will admit that their team had a long way to go. Oregon State's new head coach Gary Andersen seems to understand the task ahead of him.
When asked at Pac-12 media days about how he sees his team right now, Andersen said the following:
"Well, everybody's going to sit here and say they can contend for a conference championship, obviously. For us, we're really a day-by-day working team right now. We are so youthful. We have to worry about today and then take on the fights for tomorrow and find a way to be consistent. I think that's our challenge. We have some very talented pieces of the puzzle. I guess you could say unfortunately everybody in this league has some very talented pieces of the puzzle."
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It seems like he's ready for the challenge but understands that the Beavers have a long way to go.
(h/t Pac-12 Media Days)