Oregon St. to hire Husky OC Smith

Oregon State has reportedly reached agreement with its next head coach

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Five days after Oregon State had reportedly found its next head coach, new reports have surfaced, saying the Beavers have chosen a different coach.

Oregon State is set to name UW's Jonathan Smith as its new head coach, according to the Oregonian.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because an official announcement was being finalized.

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The 38-year-old Smith has been at Washington since 2014, where he's been the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He was the quarterback of the 2000 team that went 11-1 - losing only at Washington 33-30 - and routed Notre Dame 41-9 in the 2001 Fiesta Bowl. Cory Hall served as the interim coach this year after Gary Andersen was sacked in October.

Last week, a report from FootballScoop.com said former Eastern Washington head coach Beau Baldwin would be head coach of Oregon State.

Smith has been part of a Washington staff that has led the Huskies to consecutive double-digit win seasons. The Beavers wrapped up the season with a 69-10 loss to OR in the Civil War to finish 1-11 overall, 0-9 in conference.

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