Beavers' Guyton dismissed from team
CORVALLIS — Wide receiver Datrin Guyton has been dismissed from the Oregon State football team for violation of athletic department and team rules as it relates to the expectations of a student-athlete.
Guyton was sent to the locker room during Saturday's 41-0 Pac-12 loss to UCLA and coach Gary Andersen made the announcement on Monday.
"Datrin and I have definitely talked and we're in complete understanding with each other that the goal is to help Datrin get somewhere where he can start his next journey," Andersen said.
Guyton had worked his way into some playing time this season and started three games.
He is third on the team with 14 catches for 178 yards and a long gain of 26 yards.
"I'm very willing to help him. I wish it wasn't this way, but it is that way. I'm excited for his future when he decides where to go and I'm here to help him. I'm not excited with the way that he's not with us. He is a good kid, it just is what it is," Andersen said.
"I am going to help him get to his next spot because I think he can be successful. Kids make mistakes and that's where we're at."
MIXED SIGNALS: The Bruins were called for seven false starts during Saturday's game, and both coach Jim Mora and quarterback Josh Rosen said it wasn't the fault of the offensive line.
Rosen pointedly accused the OSU defensive linemen of calling cadences.
"I want to say it was B.S. what their defensive line was doing," Rosen told the Los Angeles Times. "They were calling out cadences, saying 'set' and 'hut.' All the false starts on the offensive line weren't on them."
Andersen had a different view of the situation.
"If you watch how we play defense, we've moved the same way for five years," he said. "It was taken away from us in one game this year and the officials have come back and told us exactly how we can do it. I keep the piece of paper in my pocket to let anybody that would like to read that rule and they can surely read that rule exactly how it's been given to me from the Pac-12.
"It's within the rules. If we can't say, 'move' and our defense can move side to side, then I suppose the offense should not be able to go on two, the offense should not be able to motion. We're not gaining any more of an advantage than they're gaining by doing what they're doing. That's how I see it."
KEEPING HEADS UP: The season has been a struggle for the Beavers (2-7, 0-5).
They are still looking for their first Pac-12 win and are coming off the big loss to the Bruins.
Andersen and the players talk every week and said he has not seen a problem with morale.
"We just sit back and just talk about where we're at and the challenges that are out in front of us and the commitment that we made to grind this thing out regardless of what happened," Andersen said. "You can't sit back and feel sorry for yourselves. I've never felt that from this team and I don't feel it again today."
Andersen said the players have a responsibility to play for the seniors and for OSU.
"If they cannot do that and they're questioning themselves on their ability to be able to do that, then they're in the wrong place and they understand that," he said.
TOUGH GUYS: Andersen often talks about the importance of having tough players and said there are a fair amount of Beavers who fit the bill.
He singled out senior center Josh Mitchell as the first one to jump out in his mind.
"That kid, he doesn't waver," Andersen said. "I'd say there's a number of those seniors that have continued to battle through this year. Kyle Peko faced a lot of adversity throughout his career, but you watch him and he's going as hard as he can go in those games.
"There's a lot of tough kids on this team and I hope it's contagious."
WILLIAMS' STATUS: Cornerback Dwayne Williams was taken to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center for precautionary measures after a collision in Saturday's game.
He had feeling in all extremities and was OK, but Andersen does not know if he'll be good to go this Saturday at California.
"That will still be very questionable at this point. So we'll see what happens," Andersen said.
"He had a smile on his face (Monday). That was the most important part of the whole thing for me right now."