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Brooks: Tau Lightens His Load, Eyes Final Chance

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  1. RSSBot

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    Sione Tau is out of time. He's a fifth-year senior whose hope for playing in his first college football game has dwindled to a final season. Lost time has become a last chance.

    Originally posted by CUBuffs.com
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  2. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    I know its cliche' but when i read stuff like that i jsut shake my head and wonder about wtf went up with the last coaches.
     
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    I'd love for Tau's story to have a positive ending. Good luck!
     
  4. CUFan

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    I always had high hopes for this kid. Keep at it Sione!
     
  5. Heywood

    Heywood The actual El Guapo Club Member

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    I think the most interesting part of the story is how Blacken is really working with the kids and building a successful (I hope) S&C program. Not only is Blacken helping Sione eat better, work harder and loose weight but it seems like the attitude adjustments evident in the article bode well for the entire program.

    I am sure that it being his last year is a big motivator, but I would also like to think that all of the talk by the new staff about competition, attitude and winning is for real and this is just one example.

    Good luck Sione! Keep up the hard work and you should be rewarded.
     
  6. chipwich

    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    I like that Blacken is building athletes not lifters.
     
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    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    I only saw him in action once, at the spring game in 2007, I believe it was. The kid is huge and very strong, but his footwork and agility were what was holding him back. Now that CU has a S&C coach with a clue, we may get a glimpse of what I have always thought Tau had the ability to be: a dominating OL.
     
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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Harris and Bakhtiari will start at Tackle. Even if he loses 30 more pounds he will be at 350. That's still too heavy imo
     
  9. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    I'd like to see him moved to OG.
     
  10. MtnBuff

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    I'd like to see him jump up and make an impact. Even if not getting him on a better diet and dropping a bunch of weight is going to make his life easier. Being a 380lb guy in your early 20's with no more football to play isn't a recipe for a long, healthy life.
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Whether he makes an impact this season or not, hard work & competitiveness are contagious on a sports team. Tau's commitment doesn't just make him better, it makes his teammates better.
     

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