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2011 Pac-12 Outlook: Running Backs

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by NashBuff, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    There is the list of RBs who earned over 1,000 yards for the season for the Pac-12 who are coming back next season plus players who are close to the 1,000 yd mark. (* denotes that player's season is incomplete)

    *LaMicheal James (UO) 1,548 yds and 19 TDs
    Rodney Stewart (CU) 1,318 yds and 10 TDs
    *Jacquizz Rodgers (OSU) 1,097 yds and 14 TDs
    Shane Veeren (Cal) 1,167 yds and 13 TDs
    *Johnathan Franklin (UCLA) 1,018 yds and 7 TDs
    *Chris Polk (UW) 954 yds and 6 TDs
    *Stepfan Taylor (S) 1,023 yds and 15 TDs
    *Marc Tyler (USC) 868 yds and 9 TDs

    I don't know how many OL starters are coming back but I can tell you that four out of five OL starters (might be three depending on Ryan Miller) are due back for the Buffs plus the starting TE will be back as well.

    The Ducks will lose maybe four OL starters after this season.
    The Utes will lose both top RBs after this season. I don't know about their OL.

    *still working on collecting more information on the other Pac-12 teams*
     
  2. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    Calhoun has never had to recruit at the BCS level, what makes you think he can get it done...oh I'm sorry, I must have stumbled in here by mistake - can you point me to the thread about potential coaching candidates?
     
  3. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    You are on to something here...coaches and RBs...since four OL starters are back next season, will the Buffs need a RB coach next season as that CU OL beats up on opposing Pac-12 defenses?
     
  4. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    http://www.pac-10.org/Portals/7/images/Football/2010-Stats/HTML/CONFLDRS.HTM

    Out of the current Pac-10, CU would be facing five out of the bottom six Pac-10 defenses in rush defense. ASU is the lone exception since they are the top rush D...maybe those RBs are terrified of one certain ASU LB that draws a lot of yellow flags. Speedy could have a career year next season in the Pac-12.
     
  5. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    speedy needs about 1300 yards to break scooters all time rushing record at CU...
     
  6. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    i like seeing a buff in the pac-12 brings a smile to my face
     
  7. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    Given how bad the rush Ds for UCLA, UW, and WSU are on rush D, I'd say Speedy has a very good chance of setting the record.
     
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    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Unless he gets injured.
     
  9. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    bite your tounge sirrah.
     
  10. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Maybe he'll do it with Scooter coaching him
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    "You better break my damn record this year, Rhonda!!!"
     
  12. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Good thread
     
  13. UrbanaBuff

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    I will admit that I was a doubter as recently as this season. But Speedy is the truth. Kid has a knack for generating yards.
     
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    Losing Solder hurts, but we do have Jack Harris, Bryce Givens, and possibly Ryan Miller waiting to fill in that spot. TNSFR Eric Richter can take over at LG for Miller.
     
  15. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    :lol:
     
  16. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    You don't say!!!!!!!!!!!

    Unlike Barnett leaving the cupboard bare for Hawkins, Hawkins isn't leaving the cupboard bare for the next coach. I can't see any Pac-12 defense having the physical defenses that NU and OU had. I haven't had a chance to look at the other Pac-12 defensive personnel just yet but I'm getting to work on that but you have to like CU's chances for a winning season next season especially games against UW, WSU, and UCLA.
     
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    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    The pac 10 has some very physical defenses. Trust me, the competition is not going to get any easier.
     
  18. Crash Davis

    Crash Davis MA....THE MEATLOAF!!! Club Member

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    What on earth points to us having a winning season next year??

    Cal killed us and their players were calling us soft after the game, and they finished 5-7.
     
  19. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    Because EB as head coach will make us hard! Wait ... wha?
     
  20. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    That was a Hawkins coached team mind you.
     

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