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CU v. ISU banter

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Al_4_State, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State New Member

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    I'm a Clone fan, and I come in peace. I vacation in CO every summer, climbing 14ers and sampling the local brews. Would be headed to Boulder, but I'm in a wedding that day.

    Anyways, I didn't see much chatter about Saturday, which isn't surprising given all that's happened around here the last day or so. I was just wondering what Buffs fans were feeling for the game.

    My thoughts are that you guys probably have an edge in the talent column, and we'll have a major edge in the coaching column. There are so many external factors that could either be good or bad for you guys. Sometimes the firing of a coach sparks the team, either because they loved him and want to win one for the Gipper, or because they hate him and are relieved that he's gone. I get the impression that your team is somewhat split in their opinion on The Hawk.

    Our guys are obviously coming off an emotional game, so it's hard to tell how they'll be. We came out really flat against KU, but just flipped the switch at half time, and blew past them. Our offense has really started to click the last 3 games, but is still a little too mistake prone. Arnaud and Robinson are going to pick up yards on the ground, and eat clock, but they might turn the ball back over. Our receiving corps struggled to get open most of the year, but has done a much better job recently. Our TE Collin Franklin is an NFL talent, but we don't get him the ball enough.

    Defensively, we epitomized "bend but don't break". We do a good job of forcing TOs and stopping teams in the red zone, but we've always surrendered a ton of yards to Cody Hawkins. Speaking of Hawkins the Younger, where is that kid's head going to be? Is he finishing the season? If he quits, who would take over under center?

    Our special teams have been an asset this year, overall. Our kicker has a giant leg, but has some consistency issues. Our coverage has been good (save the Utah game), and our return teams have consistently generated yards both in the kickoff and punt returns. We've returned 1 kick off and 1 punt for TDs this year. Our punter is a freshman who has looked very good since the first game. The fake @ the end of the NU game is the first we've failed on.

    In the end, I think this is a game that we need to win to ensure bowl eligibility and should win, especially due to the disarray with your staff, but you never know how that works. Your guys certainly have the talent to win, but I think our coaching will trump. Good luck in the Pac 12!
     
  2. PhillyBuff

    PhillyBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Hello... McFly???

    There is a game this week?
     
  3. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    We will deal with you tomorrow. Today is Coachmas day. ttyl.
     

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