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Gary Andersen blasted his staff in texts to reporter before leaving Oregon State

For The Win logo For The Win 6 days ago Michelle R. Martinelli

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Oregon State and its football coach Gary Andersen announced they were mutually parting ways Monday, sparking the obvious question of why? Especially when Andersen left about $12.7 million on the table, USA TODAY Sports reported.

But when you combine the Beavers' 1-5 start - most recently a 38-10 loss to USC on Saturday - with the candid text messages Andersen sent to a reporter for The Oregonian about his team, it makes a little more sense.

Andersen sent reporter John Canzano a series of increasingly frustrated text messages throughout the last six weeks, and The Oregonian published some of them Tuesday. It was noted that the former Oregon State coach was told his words were going to be published in advance.

Here are a couple that shed a little light on Andersen's mindset, including his obvious frustration with his coaching staff.

Via The Oregonian (emphasis is reporter's):

Andersen (Sept. 1):"Love my kids just want to see them take a step!! Don't expect greatness but I do want to see progress!.. I will fight! It's an interesting battle. However I asked for it and love my kids! We still need to step up around here and stop being small time!! … We played hard as hell … blown coverages and poor run fits… our youth hurt us bad… it's on us. This team should get to a bowl game. If not I will be highly disappointed!! Getting old… patience isn't what it used to be!!"

That was the first one published chronologically, and according to the paper, it was sent the day before the team's lone win against Portland State. But the rest go downhill from there.

More from The Oregonian:

Andersen (Sept 12):"I have them by the (expletive) for every penny, no buyout for the next four not counting this year… but that's not my style!! If it does not improve I will do some crazy (expletive) with my salary so I can pay the right coaches the right money!!"

Andersen (Sept. 20):"I hired the wrong (expletive) guys and are still working our way through a bunch of recruiting years that stunk!! It's year three! If these (expletives) can't get it right I will not just say fire them and start over!! That's not the way to go about it. If I (expletive) it up that bad I will take the bullet and ride off into the sunset! I will stay old school!! I will not die doing this (expletive)!! Stay tuned!"

Read more of the messages and full story over at The Oregonian.

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