By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Oregon State Beavers have fired defensive coordinator Tim Tibesar on Sunday night. The announcement was made to the team during a team meeting.
Trent Bray, who began the season as the inside linebackers coach, will now serve as the interim defensive coordinator. Defensive Analyst Kendrick Van Ackeren will serve as the team’s linebackers coach for the rest of the season.
“I felt it was the right time to make a change in our football program and have relieved Coach Tim Tibesar of his duties at Oregon State. All of us thank Coach Tibesar for his hard work and professionalism the past four years and wish him nothing but the best moving forward,” Smith said in a statement.
This will be Bray’s first time as a defensive coordinator. He previously was a linebackers coach at Arizona State and Nebraska before coming to Oregon State.
He was previously the Beavers linebackers coach during his first stint from 2012-14 under former head coach Mike Riley. His father, Craig, was the team’s defensive coordinator from 2000 through 2002.
The Beavers have given up 30 or more points in their last four games. In their last two games, the team was defeated by the Colorado Buffaloes and the California Bears.
Tibesar’s final game with the team was a 37-34 double overtime loss to the Buffaloes on Saturday in Boulder, Colorado.
Oregon State had a shutout under Tibesar earlier in the season. The team shut out the Idaho Vandals on Sept. 18th.
Two teams were also held to less than 30-points before the coaching change. The school held the Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors and the USC Trojans to 27 points.
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