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Breakout player -- what guy's breakout would give the most upside?

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Of all the guys we're wondering about, who is the one you think would have the most impact on wins if he busted out from being "just a guy" or "a name on the depth chart" and turned in an All-Conference Honorable Mention or better performance this season?
     
  2. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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  3. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    a pass rusher
     
  4. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    Kafovalu. If we can get a dangerous pass rush (and he may be the only one to do it), we can get more stops, and hence more wins.
     
  5. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

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    I was torn between offensive linemen. Nembot or Callahan. Hopefully both. If that right side could move people off the line of scrimmage, I think our offense would have a dimension the younger generations of Buff fans aren't used to seeing.

    On defense, Crawley. If there was a defensive back the opposing QB would not throw at it would go a long way toward making our defense look like we're not playing shorthanded. I liked his progress each year so I'm ready to see what he brings as a senior. Even though Mac isn't coaching a position I guarantee he will take a special interest in lighting the fire under KC to be excellent.
     
  6. patebuff

    patebuff Downgraded to half a star Club Member

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    A linebacker. Anybody in the line backing core. We've got to find someone who can step in here and make plays. With saying that I am going to go with Rippy. If this happens, I think our defensive success changes drastically. With the DE's not holding the edge and the linebackers being a liability last year, this would be a big step forward, imo.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    He was P12 HM as a soph last year, though.
     
  8. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    How can the answer be anything other than the QB? I agree with holic -Sefo is the correct answer.
     
  9. BehindEnemyLines

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    TE position. Someone who poses a threat to the middle of the field beyond the lb's.
     
  10. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Sefo didn't throw ints in spring ball last year. We wont know if he has taken a step forward until he plays a real game.

    Got to hope for an lb, te, or wr.
     
  11. GoonieBuff

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    Way to ruin our answers nik.
     
  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    :smile2:
     
  13. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    In no particular order:

    Connor Center: a 6'7" TE making all conference would be huge and totally unexpected.
    Bryce Bobo: This can't just be the Nelson Spruce show again, who steps up at WR?
    Grant Watanabe: we need LBs badly.
    Pass rusher: anyone would suffice
     
  14. Yung Buffalo

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    One of the RB's. Adkins, Baltazar or Carr.

    I don't know if Carr would count as "breakout" as a freshman though.
     
  15. Duff Man

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    Derek McCartney.
     
  16. BuffTuff

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    An interior or edge pass rusher who can also defend the run. Have to stop the run better. I wanna talk to Samson.
     
  17. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    another vote for center. watching those OSU tight ends kill us last year was an eye opener for me.
     
  18. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    Pass rushers any of them.
     
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    Whoever it has to be to keep the other team from scoring as many points as they (always) do. Sooo, a DE I guess.


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  22. White_Rabbit

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    Like others have said, a pass rusher. Our offense was pretty decent last year, but the defense snatched defeat from the jaws of victory countless times. The best way to fix a ****ty defense is for a legit pass rush to appear. So.. Kofavalu.
     
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    Whoever the left guard is.
     
  24. skinsfan55

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    Watanabe or Rippy breaking out would make us a lot better team. The secondary is halfway decent, the line should be adequate... LB is the biggest question mark. We could go bowling with our 2014 offense and a competent D.
     
  25. DiggerBuffs

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    Sefo turnovers from less than 2:1 to 3.5:1 or better and a defense that gives up less than 400 yds/game and less than 28 ppg and we make a bowl.

    For player, it is Jordan Carrell on DL. He presents that size/strength you need in a pass heavy defense.
    On offense, it is one of the backs. I don't see them going 4 backs for 400 yards. I see more like 1 back for 800-100, 1 for 500-600 and the rest get 200.
     
  26. TSchekler

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    On defense, it will have to be one of the DL, unless it's a LB that is just an overwhelming, Scooby Wright type force. No single player in the secondary is going to make a big enough difference to broadly effect the outcome of multiple games. I would say Samson or Rippy as "breakout players". If Gillam is healthy all year, he could be the LB that we're looking for but he doesn't qualify as "breakout".

    On offense, we saw what having an elite WR (statistically) has done for the success of this team, so I won't say Bobo or Ross (although the emergence of one of them is going to be a nice piece). If Carr, Baltazar, Adkins, Lindsay or Powell have a 1st team, all Pac 12 season, I could see that really helping the team just as much as Sefo. However, I just don't see us running the ball enough for that to be the case, so I will go with one of the TEs. Having that big bodied, pass catching TE that can work the seams and present match up problems for the defense, it would go a long way in helping the offense keep pace with the elite offenses in the P12.
     
  27. Eggon

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    Offense: Fields

    D: Awuzie and Thompson
     
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  29. DiggerBuffs

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    Fields YAC should be much better and he should see 50% more targets.

    Those two were the best DBs when healthy. If they are healthy and Bell can return, we have a very good Defensive Backfield.


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  30. zbuff

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    Rippy. 4 star athlete who needs to get it, get on the field, and deliver it.
     

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