"Coaching is not only about the almighty dollar".
After a 48-14 home loss to Minnesota on September 9, Andersen went public with his frustration over how things were going early in the season.
Andersen, 53, came to Oregon State after going 19-7 in two years at Wisconsin. He is 52-54 in nine seasons overall with Utah State, Wisconsin and the Beavers.
Andersen signed a contract extension in December and had more than $12.4 million remaining on the deal.
Of course, he could not-in the three years prior to Andersen's hiring, Mike Riley directed Oregon State to 21 wins and two bowl appearances; in the three years since, the Beavers are 7-23, including their 1-5 start this season. "Success comes when all parties involved are moving in the same direction".
Stay tuned for further updates on this latest development from Oregon State. This shocking news will have quite the impact on the football program for years to come.
The former Beavers headman was an institution in Corvallis, where he made eight- and nine-win seasons something of a norm. It's not like Andersen walked into a stocked cupboard, but things haven't gotten any better under him either.
Oregon State produced a Heisman Trophy victor, Terry Baker, in 1962 and went to the Rose Bowl in the 1964 season. The move is an unprecedented one, but Andersen wanted to be clear on why he made the decision. His final game at Nebraska was a 59-0 loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game. He began his FBS head coaching career with a successful rebuilding project at Utah State that ended with an 11-2 campaign and WAC title in 2012 that landed him the Wisconsin job when Bret Bielema - who continues to achieve uninspiring results in the SEC - unexpectedly left for Arkansas.