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2010 Buff schedule & projection

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Selous, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Selous

    Selous Member

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    Losses = CSU, Cal, JoeJah, Mizzou, TTech, Swooners, and Corns

    they others are winnable, but not certain - Haw, Baylor, Ku,Ks,Cyclones


    looks like a 4 win season at best.......a real reach would be a 6-6 and some Toilet Bowl thing in early Decemeber, but thats only foir the most delirious to consider..................fortunately they Buffs dont have Texas this year...the Hornz will be way better than last year, and a game this year would look like the 2005 Big 12 massacre game



    Sat, Sep 04 Colorado State at Denver, Colo. 12 p.m.
    The Mtn.
    Sat, Sep 11 California at Berkeley, Calif. TBA
    Sat, Sep 18 HAWAI'I BOULDER TBA
    Sat, Oct 02 GEORGIA BOULDER TBA
    Sat, Oct 09 *Missouri at Columbia, Mo. TBA
    [​IMG]Family Weekend Sat, Oct 16 *BAYLOR BOULDER TBA
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Homecoming Sat, Oct 23 *TEXAS TECH BOULDER TBA
    [​IMG][​IMG] Sat, Oct 30 *Oklahoma at Norman, Okla. TBA
    Sat, Nov 06 *Kansas at Lawrence, Kan. TBA
    Sat, Nov 13 *IOWA STATE BOULDER TBA
    Sat, Nov 20 *KANSAS STATE BOULDER TBA
    Fri, Nov 26 *Nebraska at Lincoln, Neb. TBA
     
  2. HuskerHater

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    fortunately they Buffs dont have Texas this year...the Hornz will be way better than last year, and a game this year would look like the 2005 Big 12 massacre game


    Yes, because usually teams are much better the year after they graduate all of their starters.
     
  3. Selous

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    They have guys redshirted and on bench who would already have been started at any other school in " Big 1 & Little 11 ".................Gilbert will be better than Colt, much improved running game, more mobile OL and DL etc...................I doubt our Buffs have a single player who could start for them
     
  4. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    How about a best-case scenario of 7-5 and a December date in Yankee Stadium? At least that sounds better than "Toilet Bowl"
     
  5. huskermike

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    Texas won't be better. Sure they have talent . . . but it's unproven.
     
  6. tante

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    why do you see is losing to CSU? they lost everyone on the o-line and don't have a QB.
     
  7. DBT

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    3 posts and you've already pissed me off! You will fit right in with about 98% of the folks here. You are WAY underestimating this team. :smile2:
     
  8. goldenchild

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    CSU W
    CAL L
    Hawaii W
    Georgia L
    Missouri L
    Baylor W
    TT W
    Oklahoma L
    Kansas W
    ISU W
    KSU W
    Nebraska L

    I'm hoping we upset Cal, Georgia, or Nebraska because we will lose at least one home game we should win
     
  9. sackman

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    Given this teams inability to win on the road, I think 7-5 is as good as they can hope for. Throwing out all the road games as losses (until proven otherwise, every road game is an automatic loss in my opinion), their only hope at a .500 season is to keep their home losses confined to the UGA game.

    @ DBT - I overestimated this team last year. Or, more precisely, I overestimated the coaching staffs ability to get this team adequately prepared and motivated last year. I won't make that mistake again. CU football is in trouble, and will continue to be in trouble until this coaching staff is replaced with a more competent group.
     
  10. DBT

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    If it does not turn around this year, fire him, for sure. This is the last chance for the Hawkins regime. From the looks of things, i.e. his demeanor and Cody's silence, Hawkins knows it.
     
  11. sackman

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    I think that's where most fans are. It's not like they're going to fire him now, so it's a matter of seeing what transpires on the field this year. But here's the catch - if somebody is going to ask me what I think of the teams chances this year, I have to base it on the fact that I truly believe Hawkins is totally incompetent for the job. He doesn't know what he's doing. When the head coach is clueless, it doesn't portend well for the prospects of the team he's coaching.
     
  12. DBT

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    And that is where I have a problem. The guy built a power at Boise and has been, not just successful, but HIGHLY successful, everywhere he's been up until now. So, there just seems to be this huge disconnect to me. I guess that I've taken the more positive viewpoint, which I know most of you disagree with. One thing for sure, we will know a lot more in the next 6 to 9 months.
     
  13. Mick Ronson

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    i posted this last week. while last year's schedule set up to make a legit run at the North title with KU, MU, and NU all in Folsom (though, yes, we stunk and that scenario was out the window by October for the most part)....this year's home schedule should allow the Buffs to win some home games at least to pad the W column. Hawaii, BU, ISU, KSU, and Tech...are all games i think CU should win. UGA, maybe. weirder things have happened. so, i see more than 4 wins....but no more than 6.

    as others have pointed out, to be bowl eligible beating CSU is a must and the best road W opportunity is @KU. the latter may be the swing game between 5 and 6. i don't think necessarily this team will be *that* much better than the last 2 or 3 Buff squads but this schedule could add to more W's. it could be (much improved), but i have no reason to think our in-game coaching will allow us to beat teams of equal talent (to me, the worst aspect of the Hawkins tenure) which is something we absolutely have to do this season. i'll guess 5 or 6....though 4 would not surprise me. 7 would surprise me.
     
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  14. DBT

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    I think that if this team gets off to a good start and gains confidence and swagger, they have the talent to be a lot better than people think.
     
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    I'll agree that the talent is there. But it was there last year, too. How did that work out?
     
  16. Duff Man

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    The only way this team has any chance at success is to get off to a quick start. There's a good chance we could be sitting at 2-3 after five games, which would mean the Baylor/TT are must wins at that juncture with the tough road trip to OU looming. The last month of the schedule is an easier road, but it may not matter by then.
     
  17. NW Buff

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    Given what happened last year, I have no interest in projecting next season. Honestly, I've heard nothing that has happened in the off season that leads me to believe this team will come out any stronger than they did last year. I wish that wasn't true.
     
  18. Selous

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    I bet they hammer the Corn in Lincoln, as usual
     
  19. Duff Man

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    Texas usually beats NU, but they rarely "hammer" them. Texas is going to be good (as usual) in 2010, but to automatically assume they are going to be better than a team that was in the NC game this past season is a bit foolish, especially saying stuff like "Gilbert will be better than Colt".
     
  20. Ralphandler1

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    Why???? Because Hawk is among the worst coaches in the NCAA and I would be shocked if he actually had the team ready to play by the first week. I would be shocked if he even knew who the starting QB will be..... even tho anyone who follows college football or this program knows Cody is not the answer
     
  21. Ralphandler1

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    Why???? Because Hawk is among the worst coaches in the NCAA and I would be shocked if he actually had the team ready to play by the first week. I would be shocked if he even knew who the starting QB will be..... even tho anyone who follows college football or this program knows Cody is not the answer

    sorry for the double post
     
  22. Liver

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    i am not so sure that the "talent is there."

    i think you guys are being overly optimistic. sure, with good coaching, we'd see improvement, but i am not entirely certain that we have the raw materials to be anything more than a bottom-feeder in the b12 right now.

    just compare our probable starters at every position against teams we will play that are likely to be in the top half of the b12. ask yourself whether you'd rather have their guy or our guy at that position. then, consider the contention that the talent is there.
     
  23. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    How can the talent be there when our recruiting has sucked **** through a straw, as noted by many on this site?
     
  24. absinthe

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    I said that last year....
     
  25. ScottyBuff

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    Because that talent is only 1 or 2 deep on the team. We have "sucked" comparatively to national programs at recruiting but we have 4-6 kids out of each class that can play ball.

    Program-wise we need much more depth and progression of talent.

    The talent is there, but we need nearly all of them to "hit" this year, otherwise we don't have the talent behind some of those positions to take over successfully.

    The secondary is a prime example of this. Josh Smith-Jalil Brown-Ray Polk-Anthony Perkins-Parker Orms look like they could be a solid secondary, but once one or two of them misses games the replacements are not ready/talented to step in and be effective.

    The DL is basically the same, although the report about Goree and Obi "turning the light on" sounds encouraging, I'll still reserve opinion until gametime.

    At LB we have really good "talent" behind the starters, but it is unproven (Webb, Nobriga, Rippy, etc), I feel more confident in their athletic skills but hard to say what their decision-making will be if forced into the lineup.

    On offense, the O-line is the same. Behind the starters there is some talent but it is very inexperienced.

    Let's not talk about QB.

    At RB we have one guy that has taken snaps that matter. B-Lock has talent but whether or not it can translate to the offense, is unknown.

    So, in summary. The talent is certainly there, that doesn't negate the fact the overall recruiting hasn't been very good.
     
  26. lvbuff

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    until the offensive line can block as a unit....3 wins max for the buffs. it is really disappointing to see the "gentle giants" out there. It says a lot when a juco guy can come in and work his way into the starting lineup in 1/2 a spring. A "culture of softeness" has been created and Hawkins is taking them all to Abiline Tx.
     
  27. huskermike

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    They might. Hard to predict that one in March.

    I can tell you one thing. Nebraska has a better chance of beating Texas than Texas does of going to the National Title game again. That team is going to miss McCoy and Shipley. Their running game is not spectacular. That puts the pressure on the shoulders of a first year starting quarterback.

    Texas will be down this year. (Down by Texas standards. They'll have a couple losses.)
     
  28. Buffsfan09

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    7-5 - Hawkins gets a one-year extension and our recruiting is f-ed for another year...with ripple effects for years to come....

    CSU - W
    CAL - L
    Hawaii - W
    Georgia - W
    Missouri - L
    Baylor - W
    TT - L
    Oklahoma - L
    Kansas - L
    ISU - W
    KSU - W
    Nebraska - W
     
  29. BuffNut99

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    I'm not going to predict anything CU until at the earliest the Spring Game (I actually think we'll know much more about how the QB race will play out once we see which QB plays with whom in the Spring Game). I'd settle for 6 wins, a bowl game, and a new coach. Texas will be down, and if it weren't for their absolute joke of a non-con schedule they might be downright mediocre. Someone else will win the South this year.
     
  30. Mick Ronson

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    i'm continually amazed they don't get more criticism for this.
     

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