The new Athletic Director for Oregon State University Scott Barnes says he looks forward to working with coaches at the school.

That includes Football Coach Gary Anderson whom he hired when Barnes worked at Utah State.

Barnes says his top priority is student athlete academics while working to make sports programs more competitive and finding ways to boost fundraising and other revenue sources.

Barnes comes to Oregon with his wife, daughter and son...along with their Golden Doodle named Benny. He says the OSU mascot Benny Beaver will need to give his dog Benny tips on life in Corvallis.