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After This Weekend...

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Flatirons2, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Flatirons2

    Flatirons2 New Member

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    The Buffs bowl hopes may but may not come down to the Utah game. After what I saw this weekend nothing that convinced me that we couldn't have 5 Ws going into that game. OSU = live by the pass die by the pass ie 13 yds rushing, Cal = can't stop water, ASU just looks fast because of their dark unis, UofA = all RB no QB, USC = all defense no offense...Lee should've jumped ship his draft stock is tanking.
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    ASU is the one game where out players will look really tall. I don't know if we can win that one, but I choose to measure the Buffs against other teams by height.
     
  3. OUBuff

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    Hmm, didn't realize Chevy Chase was a Buffs fan.
     
  4. zbuff

    zbuff Club Member Club Member

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    While I agree the bottom of the PAC doesn't look great, the only thing we've proven so far is that we're a better team than last year, on offense anyway. We didn't get the FSU measuring stick, so we have to wait for OSU to tell us where we're at.
     
  5. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

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    Things that need to show steady improvement the next 9/10 games:

    1. Protect Connor against a Pac-12 defense. If this happens consistently our receivers will take care of their business.

    2. Get to the other team's QB. One of ASU's flaws I have seen in the last decade is they are notoriously sieve-like in allowing their quarterback to be sacked. Our pass rush thus far has been disappointing but we'll also need someone other than CUD to emerge as a threat.

    3. Get some push in the running game and move the pile. Our speed RBs seem to make better plays in space but can't net much from taking the ball from scrimmage. Introduce Adkins and see if he brings any different traits to that aspect of the game. Establishing this could work wonders for opening up our passing game even more.

    4. Cover some kicks!

    Coach those areas up and we're looking at a 13th game this winter. Oregon and Washington may still put on a clinic offensively as expected but we'll remain competitive with the majority of the schedule, even win a few when we're not favored to.
     
  6. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    The defense is absolutely improved over last year
     
  7. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Not feeling ASU on the road. Somehow ASU beating Wisconsin (or at least being very close, if you're pissed about it) and losing at Stanford doesn't have me feeling any differently than I was about that one.
     
  8. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Yeah, I'm not seeing the confidence with ASU. They are going to attack the edges and succeed.
     
  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Handler's going to have a bitch of a matchup in that one, too.

    Our shot in that one would be turnovers and if our DTs have a big night.
     
  10. zbuff

    zbuff Club Member Club Member

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    I suppose that's true, although I couldn't be as emphatic as you. They've given up 51 points to two poor teams which isn't too promising IMHO.
     
  11. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    special teams and field position gave up about 27 of those
     
  12. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Special teams. How many pick 6's did we have the last two years?
     
  13. zbuff

    zbuff Club Member Club Member

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    They also gave up an average of about 315 yards, plenty to account for those points.
     
  14. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Except they didn't so...
     
  15. zbuff

    zbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Love it, an ellipsis instead of a point.
     
  16. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    315 yards is really freaking good.
     
  17. DavisBuff

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    Defense is night and day better. Special teams is responsible for 21 of the 51 points we have given up. Plus the we have scored 3 defensive Tds. The biggest difference is how much more organized our secondary is. Better speed too
     
  18. Medford M.

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    In case you havent noticed, in college football, 315 yards a game is upper echelon defense. Thats a number 3/4 of the country strive for, so thats not much to be giving up.
     
  19. Eggon

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    Our progress is encouraging! I do predict improvement on special teams as they have spent more time together. And we do have talented kickers which is huge.

    I am having a tough time looking past OSU though. The road is just daunting after these past few years. What a huge step forward a win would be if they can find a way!
     
  20. DavisBuff

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    I think all our remaining games will be tough (except hopefully the FSU replacement game). It is going to be a challenge to win anymore games. I think we will win at least 2 more, hopefully 4; but even if we don't win again this season it is so much more fun to watch a well coached team. Also, they coach to win as opposed to trying to establish a smash-mouth running game without the talent at OL to line up toe to toe and play smash-mouth.
     
  21. zbuff

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    Taken out of context. All I was saying is that it justified the points scored, roughly 3 TDs per game.
     
  22. azbuff

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    There is a small chance we can upset ASU, but ASU is much better than us talent wise. I have a feeling ASU will lose at least one game they are supposed to win every year during Graham's tenure. Maybe we're that game this year.
     
  23. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    ASU could be on a 3-game losing streak when we play them. At the least, they're going to be a little worn down after 4-straight against Wisconsin, Stanford, USC and Notre Dame.
     
  24. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    I agree that we are vastly improved this year. I also think that we come down to earth a bit against a decent OSU team on the road. Not a big deal, but I think it will be tough to win in Corvalis.
     
  25. Denver_sc

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    Nowwaitaminute... I love the Buffs as much as the next guy, but unless I missed something, this is a team that needed a 4th quarter rally to put away an FCS team at home. It's a little early to be talking about getting 4 other wins in Pac 12 play.
     
  26. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    I say we get, and win a Hawaii game meaning 3 needed wins in Pac 12 play, which isn't completely whacky to see happening.
     

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