Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by buff4bcs1985, Jul 17, 2008.
Probably can't post it due to forum rules, but here is a brief synopsis:
Half the article is a run down of last season.
Reportedly the no-huddle offense will be used more at home to take advantage of the altitude.
Then it just runs through the positions and discusses who will start, etc. Nothing new in that rundown.
Miller and Solder have really "raised the bar." Looks like Cunningham will get at least some time on the D-line in the fall. The article implies there is a bit of a back-up at weakside LB w/ Burton, Stengel, Major and Mohler. Burney will probably RS this year after surgery this offseason. Redshirt freshman Perkins will probably get the nickel or dime back job.
Guess I didn't realize how solid DiLallo was last year with 22 punts inside the 20 and only 3 touchbacks.
In the end the prediction is a 6-6 season due to a poor secondary, "upheaval" on the o-line and the difficult schedule.
I don't buy there comment about the O-line. The O line looked good at the spring game
Don't shoot the messenger, thats just what the article says. I'm assuming they're referring to the loss of two pretty solid starters (Polumbus and Harrison) and the debacle with Maiava.
ESPN's college football insider stuff is pretty weak. They don't have very fresh or insightful info, so I highly doubt they had anyone at the CU spring game or any of the spring practices. The "upheaval" comment is likely based on the loss of Polumbus, Harrison and Maiava alone - and nothing else.
It would have to be, because anybody who really follows the team knows that O-Line may be the biggest strength of the team heading into fall camp. Big, strong, fast and deep.
Which is very good news. I'm looking forward to seeing the line this year. All those recruits from last year will really start paying off. I want to see the baby lams rolled flat into the grass.
Hopefully, it is still young and very inexperienced. Faatagi hasn't played in a game in 3 seasons and Solder is switching positions. It will be a strength for us but it will take time for them to gel. Hopefully CSU and EW will be enough time for the line to work out any kinks and be ready for the brutal rest of the schedule.
I think that's a fair preview... I still think the defense is slow, so I still expect problems stopping teams.. And it seemed the past two years under Hawk the defense really went from a strong or above average in the beginning of the season to being really worn out by the end of the year by giving up lots of yards and points...
I'm a little more optimistic on the offense.. Thinking back now, it really improved as the season went on last year.. I expect Cody to be better this year and the offense to be more consistent throughout the year..
The defense wore out late in the season because the offense was getting themselves into to many " 3 and out" situations. I don't expect to see that very often this year.
In the CSU game, the opposite will be true. The CU offense will tire out when the defense forces the young sheep offense into lots of 3 and outs.
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