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3/15/ Friday Scrimmage Report

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  1. Hugegroove

    Hugegroove Club Member Club Member

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    The scrimmage took place at Folsom at 5:30 after drills on the practice field. That was somewhat of a surprise for them to have a scrimmage at Folsom.

    The D had the running game stuffed for pretty much the first 4 series. But as the scrimmage wore on the running game started to come around. Jordan Murphy had a couple of nice bursts and a cool spin move to go for about 30 yards.

    I didn't stay for all the different QB's but Wood was 1st up moved the O and lofted about a 50 yard bomb to Canty that went for a TD.

    Webb was very journeyman like. Moved the O but struggled a little from time to time.

    Shane Dillon was fairly sharp and looked comfortable in the pocket. Had a couple of nice runs when the protection broke down. He throws darts and led the O to a TD

    As I said, I didn't stick around to watch crazy legs Hirshman or to see what Strock did. Dinner was waiting.

    Met Tyler McCullough's mom. Nice lady.

    All in all the O seemed to get the better of the D
     
  2. rialto

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    Good job- this post alone may cause MacIntyre to close practices to the public
     
  3. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    Stop, there were no major revelations or secrets revealed. Pretty harmless and thanks for the report Huge.
     
  4. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Joel rialto has an agenda....
     
  5. 4DemBuffs

    4DemBuffs Most admired poster Club Member

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    fify
     
  6. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    Who is Jordan Murphy?
     
  7. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Transfer from CSU who went to Parker Lutheran
     
  8. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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  9. Gold

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    Very cool of you to post this, thanks!
     
  10. 14er

    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    http://www.buffzone.com/cu-news/ci_...macintyre-trying-rebuild-buffs-confidence-too

    Good to see Gerald and D.D. coming on, can't wait for the season to start.
     
  11. Buffenuf

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    To add just a bit: practice was run in blocks of time, strong emphasis on hustle and precision in doing the drills: one old-timer told me the team runs some unique drills, he'd not seen before.

    Scrimmage started with special teams punt plays. Moved to regular stuff after several punts, punters looked strong. Watched all the QBs and all had their moments, but overall accuracy in short and medium range was good for all QBs, though Wood's throws looked crisp and with a tight spiral. Goodson figured in some vertical plays and made a couple nice catchs. Josh Ford continued his annual spring-time efforts with a couple of nice runs, including one for 25+ yds., where nobody could bring him down. Hirschman had a great throw for a 12 yd. TD, threading the needle to his receiver.

    No offensive penalties, o-line looked fairly sharp. Avira (5'11", 295) reminded me a little of Maiava out there. Again emphasis was on moving quickly and getting set for the next play on both "O" and "D". The coachs really wanted to see hustle and reminded those who slowed down to pick it up. TEs got to see some balls thrown their way and made the most of it.

    On "D", there was some ball-hawking going down, causing a couple of TOs and a lot of swarming to the ball. Yet, overall, the "O" had the best of while I was there. Oliver hit both attempts at FGs that I saw from 35+ yds. Interesting that on FG/EP drills, there were players with blocking pads, holding them up to simulate a high "arms-up/jump" rush, in order to force the kicker to get his attempt up high, quickly.

    Overall: Players looked organized and ready to play. They scrimmaged as if they were in a learning mode---not quite full-ahead game speed---but they did not look "rusty", sloppy or tentative. I was impressed.
     
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  12. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Thanks for the 411.
     
  13. HUFset

    HUFset Well-Known Member

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    I think DD is going to get a lot of time at slot and turn out to be a good player for us. He is definitely passing the eye test. On CUBUFFS.com videos, his hands looked great. I know we haven't seen much and he did muff a few punts last year, but I got a feeling about this move.
     
  14. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    It's fords year this year. He deserves it.
     
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  15. Buffellow85

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    Thank you for the update. Rep sent
     
  16. Hugegroove

    Hugegroove Club Member Club Member

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    I think one of the FG's Oliver made went for 47 yds, right down the middle of the uprights. The ball hawking was something to behold in the scrimmage as the fumble drills with the tethered FB's on the practice field look like a really good way to get the D to create fumbles.
     
  17. buffaholic

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    Official stats do not show Murphy with a single carry. Perhaps it was Ford?
     
  18. Hugegroove

    Hugegroove Club Member Club Member

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    Maybe? I was sitting diagonal to the play, so it was hard to tell.
     
  19. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    I loved reading this in the Notes section:
    MM is putting his money where his mouth is with local recruiting. Build up those local relationships and the commits will follow.

    http://www.cubuffs.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=206785663
     
  20. CUAviator

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    Just out of curiosity, does anyone one have any quotes/quick access from the board regarding scrimmages from 2 years ago....you know just to compare? (Some of you guys are pretty good at digging that stuff up)

    update: found this. Seemed like everyone was happy/impressed with the offense and coaching staff. Not so much the D.
    http://www.allbuffs.com/showthread....k-from-the-scrimmage?highlight=Scrimmage+2011
     
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  21. INTHABUFF

    INTHABUFF Club Member Club Member

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    Is Vincent Hobbs still around? I thought he flashed quite a bit last year. I know I heard he may be leaving but don't remember seeing anything definitive.
     
  22. The Ogre

    The Ogre Club Member Club Member

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    Did Powell move to defense? I've seen no mention of him in the backfield. Also, Dorman went 10-14? I wonder who was on D when he was on the field.
     
  23. INTHABUFF

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    Powell had a few runs for probably 15 yards. I don't know how others felt, but I didn't think any of the rbs looked great. Josh had a long run, but none of them did anything that jumped out.
     
  24. MtnBuff

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    Powell struck me last year as one of those guys who's style liends itself more to games than practice. When you aren't going full speed his ability to create and break from impact doesn't show. If he is healthy I fully expect him to be a key part of the offense next season.

    That said I also hope that Ford or one of the other backs can step up and become a serious threat. Forcing a team to prepare for contrasting styles is never a bad thing and more importantly Powell's style puts a lot of wear and tear on a body. The more he can share the load with other guys the longer he is going to last.
     
  25. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    That's all well and good, but Boulder High doesn't have any players worth recruiting, so I'm sure it was little more than a social call.
     
  26. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Hobbs was held out yesterday, but we really need him out there.

    I agree.
     
  27. MtnBuff

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    I know you are joking about this (even if they don't have anybody) but this is the reason that Hawk and JE turned off so many CO HS coaches. They took the attitude that unless the coach could help them right now they didn't have the time for them.

    Some of these coaches may not have a CU level athlete for the next 5 years but if the relationship is there then the door is already open.
     
  28. CUAviator

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    Seems like Ford was always passed over for his lack of understanding of the play book and inability to hold blocks. Maybe with this "simpler, faster" offensive scheme, it will let itself more to Ford's raw talent???
     
  29. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    I'm hope that we may have a 2001-esque year with running backs. If we can use abron, ford, and jones as our speed backs and powpow as our 3rd down/goal line back... That would make a world of difference.
     
  30. buffaholic

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    I never saw any solid info on this. Just conjecture. Funny how a guys opinion becomes fact sometimes.
     

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