I came away really impressed with what CSU was doing in their running game and offensive blocking schemes. i rewatched certain portions of game several times and I realized CSU is teaching an offensive scheme and blocking techniques that feed into the scheme. This is probably why Bibbs had such a great year last year. I am not saying their scheme is going to make them a national power but it is a scheme that is very effective against defenses that do not change it up much (CU). They have designed blocking lanes (Gap Running) and are maintaining their blocks, the guard or the center gets out on the mlb and the backside tackle is working to cut off backside pursuit. The playside someone kicks out the DE. This is not rocket science - they just executed it very well against the Buffs. CUs defense hardly ever penetrated the LOS - there was one big run by Hart where an Olineman was 7 yards downfield and engaged on Gillam by the time the Hart was at the line of scrimmage. Tupou got put on the grown constantly - not a good performance at all. This scheme is very prevalent in the SEC so obviously the coach brought it with him from Bama. On this clip Hart is 4 yards past the LOS and has not been touched, Gillam is being blockes and Hart goes for a big gain. Looking at the CU offense I could not pick up a blocking scheme - it looked to me like a one on one blocking assignments for a play instead of schemes like gap blocking or zone blocking. If that is the case it is easy to see why our line is just so so - they are not working as a unit. I came to the conclusion that CU is just too plain vanilla on both offense and defense. We rely on individual performance instead of unit scheme for success - Paul Richardson and Greg Henderson making big plays last year. Many are high on Gillam but I feel a lot of his tackles are made on downfield pursuit instead of being a true disrupter to the offense like Matt Russell or Jordan Dizon...some of that may be scheme. Anyway it was fun breaking down the film but miserable watching the game (it ended the same). It is now deleted from the DVR.