Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by TuffBuff32, Dec 2, 2010.
His name has been on some of the leaked lists. Same with Cabral, although sometimes they are listed and sometimes not.
It all depends if they are asked to stay and if the deal is something they want.
I would think that if Greg Brown is on the new staff they would probably retain Ambrose. Wasn't it Brown who helped bring Ambrose to Boulder ?
Yep Brown coached Ambrose with the Saints and brought him on as an intern.
granted, he has not been around here for a very long time, but out of curiosity, from everyone's perspective, what has he done thus far to be a such a good coach? It seemed to me, even with two shut down corners, teams threw ALL over us this year.
For one thing, players and recruits really like him.
As much as we need to clean house with the Boise staff, there needs to be SOME continuity. These guys have been through a lot.
How many people played safety for us this year? How many of those were playing for their first time when they were suddenly the starter?
To lose the top two NB's in the first two games caused real problems for Ambrose for sure.
jalil got burned a few times, but usually against top notch competition (nebraska game excluding, but then, everybody **** the bed in the fusker game). Jimmy was more or less a shutdown corner. our 4th string nickle and 3d string safety got torn up pretty good tho. and putting our 4th string CB on ryan broyles didn't work well either. Not Ambrose's fault tho.
Someone is going to have to define "shutdown corner" for me. Many said we needed more D-Line pressure but when QB's are dumping the ball in 2.4 seconds even unblocked D-Line won’t stop that pass. Opponents and receivers were open all year long and it was a serious problem.
One very noticeable play at Nebraska showed Nebraska double teaming perfectly each of our four DL pass rushers. That left us with seven pass defenders "defending" against just two receivers and they completed the freaking pass! Define shutdown corner for me.
A guy who has about 12 completions against him in man coverage over 2 years. A guy who went whole games without getting a pass thrown his way. A guy who didn't let AJ Green make a single catch against him in several attempts, including getting burned deep and then recovering and making up 3 yards of seperation (against AJ GREEN) to knock the pass down.
Jimmy had 0 interceptions this year. But he also had less than 10 completions against him. Two were for TD's, and one of those was when he had the misfortune of his feet getting tangled up with the WR's. His only "Oh ****" moment was, sadly, against nebraska. Strangely, both TD's were on weird fade routes in the red zone.
Jimmy is first team all big 12 I believe. He spent the entire UH game taunting the UH coaches about not throwing to him. They finally went after him deep, and he owned the WR and knocked the ball away. AJ Green and Ryan Broyles spent most of the game against us running around trying to line up on the side that Jimmy was NOT on. Jimmy Smith was as shut down as a corner gets in the college game. Teams did everything to stay away from him, and he would still make great tackles in run support.
We will miss Jimmy. A LOT.
Terrel smith was a tackling machine against nebraska
thats more of an indictment of our front 7 than t-smiths tackling prowess... that said... it would have been uglier without him
I've heard that the players love Ambrose. I think he'll stay.
A pass rush would have made Ambrose look a lot better this season. I'm not sure about him, he was the most fun coach to watch though.
just sayin... it I was on this team.... as long as I had 2 guys as passionate about CU football as JE & EB..... I wouldnt care right now who my assistants are....
Passion is good, but it can only go so far. CU needs a staff that can develop and teach the players fundamentals.
It was very painful watching the offensive line struggle and especially the special teams, as they seemed to regress every year under the comic book character's coaching.
Hopefully, Emburrito will bring in assistants that have the passion and know what the f*** they are doing!
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