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Report: Oregon State To Hire Washington OC Jonathan Smith

Oregon State fans storm field after win over Oregon.

CORVALLIS, OR - NOVEMBER 15: Oregon State Beaver fans storm the field after the Oregon State Beavers upset the sixth ranked Arizona State Sun Devils at Reser Stadium on November 15, 2014 in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Days after it looked like Cal offensive coordinator Beau Baldwin had the job, Oregon State is going with another Pac-12 OC: Washington's Jonathan Smith.

Smith played quarterback for the Beavers from 1998-2001, and served as a graduate assistant the following two years before launching his coaching career.

He has spent that entire time in the Northwest. Before becoming Washington's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2014, he coached QBs at Boise State, Montana, and Idaho.

Now, he will take over at his alma mater. John Canzano and Danny Moran of The Oregonian broke the story this afternoon.

Smith was a four-year starter at Oregon State despite being a walk-on. The Beavers were 28-18 during his run, including an 11-1 season in 2000-01, which culminated in a 41-9 rout of Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. Smith threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns to future NFL stars Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmanzadeh in that game.

[The Oregonian]