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Brooks: Marshall Believes Young O-line Shaping Up

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  1. RSSBot

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    Like Colorado's other position coaches, Steve Marshall's second spring is being spent in more of a get-better than a get-acquainted mode. Teaching and polishing have supplanted introducing.

    Originally posted by CUBuffs.com
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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    The helmet/pant gold used to be soooooo bad
     
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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Also, Nembot not practicing til today is a bummer. He definitely didn't get a head start on learning his new position
     
  4. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Moved Alex Lewis inside. Interesting move.

    Going to be a tough year with the line so young, some of them just haven't physically developed yet. Good news about that is that they can grow together over the next couple of years.

    If we can be effective running the ball that will help a lot, much easier technique for running than passing and the coordination is a little less critical. Also run blocking doesn't take as much energy out of the guys and it seems like you get fewer injuries run blocking.
     
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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Interesting that Marshall considers Bakhtiari and Harris our two best OL. We may be "younger" but last year Munyer, Dannewitz, Handler, Harris, Crabb and Lewis (even at TE) all played their first snaps ever. They all add a year of experience along with Bakhtiari. It's still TBD how big of a loss Adkins/Miller will be (probably more than most think)
     
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    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    5 years in a row I hear this tune in the spring.... I will withhold judgement until I see it on the field against CSU.
     
  7. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Time for Marshall to earn his sizable paycheck. We are experienced enough to be an average PAC-12 line.
     
  8. JimmyBuff

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    Going out on a limb but I'm bullish on the Buffs OL this year.
     
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    OL seems like the unit where experience matters most imo
     
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    It would be so much fun to see the O-Line be the strong piont at C.U.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    This team will only go as far as the OL can take us. I think it's a talented group. But they are young, which makes them a bit undersized. I'm hopeful that we'll see improvement. Starting in 2013, we should finally have depth back on the OL and only be playing vets unless someone is a superstar.
     
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    I still remember "Smash mouth Football" and it starts with the O-Line.
     
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    Ah yes, the old spring practice "OL looking pretty good" routine
     
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    I thought I was the only cynic....
     
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    we are also bigger, stronger, and faster than last year.
     
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    Considering we don't have a d-line right now, if our O-line didn't look good against their competition we would be in trouble. In fact, good should be an understatement. It should be O-line looking dominant over non-existent d-line.
     
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    that seals it. Oline is gonna struggle again
     
  18. sackman

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    And we also know the playbook and are better adjusted to the coaching staff. It does seem like I've heard this tune before.
     
  19. Burrito Palazzo

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    What would be a different tune this time of year?
     

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