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Buff's Win Total 2008

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by PacNWBuff, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. PacNWBuff

    PacNWBuff Member

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    So what are everyone's thoughts about win totals for this season? After looking at the schedule, roster, incoming frosh, and everything else, I can honestly say I have 0 idea as to how many games the Buffs will win this year. I could see them winning 6 again, and I could see them winning 10. I have heard quite a few people complain about the numebr of freshman we might be counting on, but is it really that big a deal? With summer camps and extended conditioning programs, aren't incoming freshman more ready to contribute that ever before (totally heard that on ESPN)? The biggest issue in my mind is how well the DBs play. If we get solid play, I think 8-10 is possible and likely. Subpar play and 6 wins might be our number. Poor play, with our schedule, could mean a 4 win year.
     
  2. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    I'm going with 7.

    key is not to get down/out during the brutal stretch such that we are limping into the last month where the more winnable games are.

    winning a roadie at FSU ("neutral"), KU, or ATM would be a real boost.
     
  3. Duff Man

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    I will go with 8-4. Mick is right, if the Buffs can steal a victory on the road at FSU, KU, or ATM, we'll be in good shape. That is certainly within reason too.
     
  4. sackman

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    It comes down to special teams, I think. If we get decent punting and consistent from the 35-in kicking, we'll be in good shape for 8-9 wins. If we're getting a bunch of kicks blocked, missing PAT's, and fumbling punt returns, we'll be lucky to win 6 games.

    I'm not as concerned with the CB's as a lot of you are. I think our defense will be helped by our offense, but only to the extent that we can establish and maintain good field position. If we're constantly giving the opponent a short field, we'll be cooked. And it won't matter how good or bad our cornerbacks are.
     
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    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    I think 7.
     
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    I agree with the 8 win prediction. After our dismal 2-and-10 outing of aught-six, I predicted that we'd win six in 07 and eight in 08. I also predicted that we'd be be a top ten team in 09. I'm standing by all of those (especially my 07 prophecy). Of course I can't begin to predict which games we'll win.

    Take it all with a grain of salt, of salt because historically my predictions have been a disaster. BUT, prior to the '01 season I put $100 dollars on CU to win the Big XII championship with 12-to-1 odds...so I do have my moments.
     
  8. BuffsRising

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    I think 8-9 wins is a good target. The schedule is consistently tough after CSU/EWU, but I don't see any "no chance" games. I am getting pumped for the season. If the Offensive Line comes together quickly, I think we might see something really special.
     
  9. Liver

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  10. Hugegroove

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    After attending the spring game my thoughts are 1. Injuries in positions we are thin. 2. How well the new recruits that start, jell with the team and avoiding those rookie mistakes. 3. Play Execution, by that I mean knowing what your supposed to be doing, route running, following blockers, tackling, being in position to make the play, etc; With all that said, I believe 8 wins is very realistic.
     
  11. 14ers4me

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    I think 7 is realistic, but I believe if our D-line can do what they haven't done in a long time (get serious pressure and sacks) we could win 9. If they do that then winning games against WV, TX, KS, FSU and A&M are reasonable. If they don't then 6-7 is likely. C'mon Rabid Goldfish and friends!!
     
  12. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    A .500 season is about what to expect for now. If more comes along, then it is bonus time. Next year is the one to expect 9-10 wins or changes will have to be considered.

    Keep all heads up and smile once in a while. The sky is not going to fall
     
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    More like BuffSurvivor, apparently.
     
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  16. CUSailor

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    This is my expert opinion using a very complicated mathematical equation of my own design (I was a math major):

    CSU-win
    EWU-win
    WVU-loss
    FSU-loss
    TU-loss
    KU-loss
    KSU-win
    MU-loss
    aTm-win (iffy)
    ISU-win
    OSU-win
    Fuskers-win

    Here is my method...com + please - ase + te (G(U(E)S)S).
     
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  17. BehindEnemyLines

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    I think 7. Still have some unprovens scattered through the lineup. Watch out in '09.
     
  18. neil29fp

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    There is no way we lose 4 in a row during the season--not happening. I don't think Hawk would let us get in that kind of rut--especially since two of those games are at home (I don't think we'll be overlooking either WVU or UT). With that said, I also don't see four consecutive wins to end the season--but who knows. I'm going to be an optimist and say 9, but wouldn't be surprised to see more or less.

    Colo St - W
    E Wash - W
    W Virginia - W
    Florida St - L
    Texas - W
    Kansas - W
    K State - W
    Mizzou - L
    TAMU - L
    Iowa St - W
    Ok St - W
    Nebraska - W
     
  19. JimmyBuff

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    I'll go 7...I think we'll beat CSU, EW,Okie State, Iowa State and we'll split KSU, Nebraska,Tamu, FSU and will upset one of the remaining..

    Of course this is all predicated on Hawk not doing something stupid (do I have to remind everyone how angry I still am about the 21-0 fake punt at Iowa State?)
     
  20. Hugegroove

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    I saw that on espn, but I don't put any stock into what espn or fox has to say about any collage team. They may occasionally get some inside info, but there are alot of things they can't truly measure.
     
  21. MontanaBuff

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    I'm not a math major, but I am a stats geek. I took the national rankings from eight preseason magazines/websites. If you take CU's national ranking average (37th) and compare it to the opponents on the schedule, we end up 7-5. That assumes, though, a four game losing streak in games 3-6. I can't see the Buffs losing all four. We'll win one of those, lose another we are supposed to win, and pick up another win no one expects.

    For 2008, eight is enough.
     
  22. CarolinaBuff

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    At this early stage I'd put our over-under at 7 wins, but I could see us ending up with anywhere in the 5-to-9 win range. How's that for non-committal? :smile2:

    Colo St - W
    E Wash - W
    W Virginia - L
    Florida St - toss-up
    Texas - L
    Kansas - toss-up
    K State - W
    Mizzou - L
    TAMU - toss-up
    Iowa St - W
    Ok St - W
    Nebraska - toss-up
     
  23. azbuff

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    Unfortunately, I see only six victories. I think we'll be lucky to pull off one win in the WVU-FSU-UT-KU stretch and an 0-4 stretch in the middle of the season could be disastrous with such a young team. That said, I think we'll have a good chance to beat FSU and KU. UT will be very tough and people on this board seem to be underestimating how good WVU is.

    The upside of that four game stretch is that it starts with 12 days to prepare for WVU and nine to prepare for FSU.
     
  24. AustinTxBuff

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    14-0

    I'm not giving a thing until football is played. :drink:
     
  25. FlatironsBuff

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    I think we split the WVU and FSU games, beat UT, and beat KU at Manhattan. Pretty sure the off season koolaid has got to me, or am bouyed by the news of Geer playing this fall, but I can actually see 9-10 wins this fall. If we get by WVU, FSU and UT, then 14-0 is possible, im my book. I think if we get hammered by both those teams, then that could lead to some bad mojo.

    But as of now, I think we can beat 'em both!!
     

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