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8/7 Practice Report

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by sliderNcider, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Sorry for the late reply I had to get lunch after practice.

    Today was the best practice thus far, and by far.
    QB's: Not much to report here. They were having trouble getting the ball off in the 11 ons
    RB's: Speedy broke off a long run in the 11 ons completely untouched. He showed an impressive second gear on this play atleast for him. Tony looks good but he has mental breakdowns with fumbles and false starts etc. Towards the end of 11 ons Lockridge didn't pick up the blitz well enough which enraged Bieniemy. He was shouting at him, "I REFUSE TO ACCEPT SOFT PLAY!! I REFUSE!" It was awesome. Then he told BLock he was done for today's practice. He is serious bidness.
    FB: Harrington looks pretty natural here. I'd still like to see Ahles moved back to LB, he did well there last year
    WR: No one can cover PRich. IDK if that has more to do with our CB's or with PRich skills. Embree told him he was done because no one could cover him and we needed to find another one. I think McCulloch might eventually move to TE but he will def push for playing time this year.
    TE: Nothing much to report here. Davaughn still looks good catching the ball.
    OL: I got to see a lot more OL play today. I think we have 3 solid young OL in Lewis, Munyer, and Asiata. Asiata is big and strong. Him and Nembot continued to battle today. You can tell Asiata has an attitude about him. He will likely play at Guard if Miller or Adkins go down imo but he was playing some OT today. They OL was actually struggling in pass pro during 11 ons. MTM was at practice again. He looks football ready right now, tough luck on the knee. Greyshirt OL Alex Kelley was in attendance. He was shorter than I had guessed but really thick. He had tree trunk legs like Kozan
    DL: Obi looks like he has built upon his Spring performance. He was making some plays in the backfield during 11 ons. Chidera continues to looks like a beast. His footwork is really good and he along with Hartigan could play LB if needed. Kasa looks slimmed down and quicker.
    LB: We seem pretty deep at LB, yet unexperienced. Major and Rippy appear locked to start and the 3rd LB spot is up for grabs. Liloa played well last year so I think he'll get it
    CB: Still pretty rough here. They rotated in a bunch of different CB's with the 1st team. Olatoye was pretty physical and battling it out with Toney. I think he'll grab one of the starting spots. Of the frosh Henderson was getting the most reps. Sherrard was MIA
    S: We need to find a way to get Terrel on the field, he is a playmaker. He beautifully picked off a screen pass and took it to the house, along with causing a fumble. Polk and Perkins both seem like the leaders on D. I was surprised on Harlos. He looks pretty good but is tall and lanky. He won't switch to LB for atleast a couple years, if ever.
    K: Castor has the stronger leg, Oliver appears a little more accurate. Castor made a nice 53 yard FG on 11 ons.
    P: The Punters show promise but are very inconsistent. Each one will boom one then shank the next

    You can tell these coaches are competitive. They really want their units to win and you can just sense it. The OL and DL were battling it out and the coaches were getting after it. Marshall will not accept failure. I heard him say multiple times, "You can't win with that" if a OL made a mistake. Brookhart was not happy with ST's play. He was letting Speedy have it for lining up incorrectly... I'll leave it at that. And, there was a lot more situational work today. The defense definitely beat the O. Impressed with that. I'll post more if I remember anything. Go Buffs
     
  2. btbuff

    btbuff It's an inside joke Club Member

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    Quality summary. Good job.
     
  3. bigbang

    bigbang Member

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    Thanks for the write up. But i got ask you a couple of question, didn't make it to camp.


    Who is running with the first and second team Offense and defense?



    How is Parkers Orms looking after coming back from knee injury?
     
  4. MontanaBuff

    MontanaBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Great write up. Thanks for the effort!
     
  5. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    doesn't sound good for Lockridge though. EB's doghouse seems like a deep, dark place. historical evidence suggests....
     
  6. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    and updates on bonsu?
     
  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I was checking out the photos from today over on Rivals. There's one shot of Nembot and Asiata locked up. Holy mother of God! Those two look like 5th year seniors (no exaggeration). Premium content, but I know that many of you are members so be sure to check out photo #21: LINK.

    Also, there were several photos of Cordary Allen with the ball in his hands out in space. On Saturday, he was pretty much an observer for 11ons. Did he get into the mix today?

    Last, I've read a couple other places where it looks like Vigo has made some huge strides. Honestly, I never thought we'd see him contribute much. But on Saturday I saw him lock down Richardson a couple times and then I heard today that he was matched up with him and winning most of the battles. Olatoye dominated Clemons, apparently, and prompted Embo saying in his post-practice comments that we only have 1 wide receiver right now (P-Rich). Sounds like the smart money is on Olatoye and Vigo as our corners with Sandersfeld sliding in to the nickel spot.
     
  9. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    **** you
     
  10. ChadNikk

    ChadNikk New Member

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    Thanks for your updates! They are greatly appreciated!
     
  11. bigbang

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    Thanks for the info. Losing Jered Bell is a big blow but for some reason, i still like our cornerback situation, secondary depth, just a gut feeling.
     
  12. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Depth? Are we talking about the same secondary?
     
  13. bigbang

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    They are going to surprise some folks this year. Deji, Hawkins, Vigo, Pugh and one of the freshmen maybe Henderson.
    The key would be the DL play, if they are dominant, it will make it easier for Secondary. And they are getting good coaching from Coach Brown.
     
  14. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Love the no non-sense approach but not happy to hear Clemons' not performing.
     
  15. DBT

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    A little confused. You said this was the best practice so far then described something wrong at just about every position. So, what was good except EB kicking BLock off the field, if that is, indeed, a good thing.
     
  16. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    Still a long way to go until the 1st game. Not surprised about the wide receivers. We haven't recruited too many good receivers in a while. Lots of lunchpail guys.
     
  17. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    To answer the ?'s. Bonsu looks good but Obi, Pericak, and Cunningham are still ahead of him. Didn't see Cordary on 11ons. Parker dressed but was still held out of practice. And I could probably post a close 1st/2nd team but I think that would be teetering on "too in-depth."
     
  18. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    barzil :smile2:
     
  19. bigbang

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    There is a clip on Cubuffs.com. Tyler Mccolough wears #87 looks like a stud WR in the making. Hawkins was so poor in recruiting, we had to depen on Scotty Mcknight non scholarship walkon that got on scholarship and then Kyle Cefalo who is at best a division 1AA player. Hopefully those dark days are behind us.
     
  20. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I can't believe no one has repped this man for 1) being a member and 2) that ****ing allsome signature pic.

    Dude you take homerism to a scary level.
     
  21. Unleash Hell

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    PRich and Clemons are good
     
  22. bigbang

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    No homerism whats so ever. Going up against the likes of P Richardson, Clemons, Gray every day is going to make them better. They can only get better, i don't see need to be negative here.
     
  23. ChadNikk

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    Thanks for the compliment on the sig and glad to be a member! GO BUFFS!
     
  24. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    ^^^ Hasn't seen practice(bigbang)
     
  25. bigbang

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    But i was at the Spring game


    :nod:
     
  26. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    I'm heading to tomorrow's practice as well. Any specific players or things ya'll want me to keep a look out for?
     
  27. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Love the reports.

    I like the attitude I am hearing from camp so far.

    Nothing wrong with things being good but not good enough for the coaches. We are finally in a new age of Buff football, no more feel good juicebox mentality, it sounds like excellence is the standard now. Refuseing to accept anything less than that standard is the first step towards rebuilding this team mentally.

    I am not in any way comparing the talent level but McCullach is sounding like what the Broncos discovered in Sharpe so many years ago. Not a pure WR, not a pure TE, but a missmatch because of his talent set. To big for DBs to cover, to athletic for LBs, he may become a playmaker for us.

    Going to be interesting to see what happens on the OL. Linemen tend to respond positively to a get agressive, get nasty attitude. The problem is going to be unlearning the confused, passive attitudes of the past regeim. If we get back to the level we all want it will all start here. Wisconsin and some other schools show that you can win with O-linemen who are not neccessarily the highest rated but have the right attitude, good coaching, and are used in a way that matches the talents they have.

    Again, I hope that the change of staff lets Kasa finally perform to the expectations we had out of high school for him. So far he has been a huge disapointment, I am hoping that this is again something we can blame on the last staff. It would be huge for us if Nick has a breakout year.

    I am mixed about the corners. I believe in Browns ability to get the best out of what he has to work with but we are young and thin at the position in a league full of some of the best QBs and most talented recievers in the country. Damage control may be the realistic target this year.

    Special teams overall have to be better. Our kickers may be very inconsistent but our return game and coverages will be much better if on nothing else than attitude and effort exerted. Being a kicker at this level is hard enough, to have your head coach screwing with your head makes it almost impossible. This may be the one position were the coaches are more understanding and forgiving until the kickers get their confidence up and they can just go out and kick.

    Lastly, if the various positions are adopting a mentality of competition and a focus on winning it can do nothing but help. I love it.

    I have no realistic idea how many games we will win this year. I would love to be able to say we are bowl bound or going to win X number of games but realistically we have a brutal schedule and a distinct lack of talent at a lot of positions and depth at almost all positions.

    I will say right now though that if we go out a compete in every game, win the ones we should and give ourselves a chance to win the ones we shouldn't I will be happy with this year.
     
  28. RK

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    Made it out to practice for the 4th consecutive day today. And first i wanna say that sliders Punter assessment is a bit off IMO
    each punter had 4 punts today and all bias aside heres how it went.
    Gross:Average, Average, Bomb, Shank
    Darragh: Average, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb
    Brundage: Line drive, Average, Line Drive, Average
    Im pretty sure most would agree that Darragh was far and beyond the best today. I hope someone else was there to second this.

    FYI: Darragh changed his cleats today from the ones they gave him, to the ones he started punted with this summer. Seems to have helped him out.

    Also i noticed that Parker Orms was on the cart today will a giant ice bag on his knee. hope thats nothing big.

    Second I'm loving the intensity, especially during the line drills even the coaches are getting competitive with each other.
     
  29. bigbang

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    The Cornerbacks

    The players coming back from injury

    Potential starters

    Freshmen
     
  30. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm really curious to see how canty does once the pads go on. That goes for all the frosh in contention for playing time (which appear to be asiata, nembot, Mccolough (sp?), and parker first and foremost. Next up is the corners. Leave the biased special teams reporting to UBL :wink2:
     

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