Behold, Corvallisites! The stars have aligned, the waters have parted, and the patron saints within the PAC-12 have delivered a message. Oregon State University’s footballers are worthy… of reality television.
PAC-12 Networks has announced that their original documentary series The Drive will adopt a two-team format for its third season and follow both the Utah Utes and the Oregon State Beavers. The series, much like HBO’s Hard Knocks, follows football teams both on and off the field, showcasing the drama and constant chaos that comes with football season.
The Drive will run concurrently with the upcoming college football season, featuring a quick turnaround between the filming and release of their 30-minute episodes. It will run on all PAC-12 networks and channels, touting itself as one of a kind in the college world.
In a statement released by the PAC-12, OSU Beavers’ new head coach Gary Andersen said, “Oregon State football is excited to participate in The Drive. It’s a tremendous opportunity for our student-athletes to be showcased and for fans to see the work they put in during the course of the season. It’s a unique time for Beaver football as a new coaching staff and players build a foundation for the program.”
Bright lights, big cameras, and tons of fun editing await our Beavers in the upcoming season and you can definitely color us intrigued. Student-athletes are constantly scrutinized, so adding in the presence of cameras to make that hyper-focus even more magnified will undoubtedly lend itself to the drama that reality television thrives on.
Keep your eyes peeled for the cameras on campus and for The Drive on PAC-12 Networks later this year.
By Nathan Hermanson