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Dizon a Butkus finalist

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Highflyer, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Awesome news:thumbsup:

    It's going to be tough for him to beat out the other two though. Laurinatis is the son of one of the Road Warriors (Animal I believe) and plays for the #1 team in the country. Dan Connor from PSU plays on the east coast. Not to mention that they are both stud linebackers.
     
  2. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    He needs to have a huge game on national television the day after Thanksgiving. I don't think he'll win, but to be a finalist is a huge accomplishment.
     
  3. Cornh8er

    Cornh8er Well-Known Member

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    link?
     
  4. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    Worked for Matt Russell, I'm convinced that game put him over the top.
     
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    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    :thumbsup:
     
  7. Wyo Buff

    Wyo Buff Club Member Club Member

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    Not exactly the same quality of opponent as in '96. That being said, Dizon should only need an average game which for him would be 8 solos and 11 total tackles right? Congrats to Jordan who resurrected the legacy of fine middle backers during a very challenging time to be a Buff. People will look back at Dizon and T-Wheat as being some of the foundation blocks for future success. Great Buffs!!!
     
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  8. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Congrats JD, we're proud of ya.

    LuKe
     
  9. BuffGuy91

    BuffGuy91 Well-Known Member

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    Was there really any doubt that he wouldn't. Doesn't he lead the nation in tackles?
     
  10. chipwich

    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    CU = "Linebacker U" :thumbsup:
     
  11. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Not anymore...in total tackles but he does still lead in solo tackles.

    Dizon has 85 solo tackles. Laurinatis has 85 TOTAL tackles (His 34 total tackles does not rank in the top 100 in the country). Connor has 52 solo stops.
     
  13. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    here's a more complete break down of the numbers

    Dizon is #5 in the country in total tackles (119, 11.90 pg)
    Dizon is #1 in solo tackles with 85, 8.5 pg(17 more than #2)

    Laurinatis is #77 in total tackles, not ranked in the top 100 in solo tackles (34 solo tackles)

    Connor is #16 in total tackles and #55 in solo tackles

    Dizon has 11 solo tackles for loss, 4 sacks 2 ints, 1 TD, 1 FF and 4 QB hurries

    Laurinatis has 6 solo tackles for loss, 5 sacks, 2 ints, 0 TDs, 0 FF 0 hurries

    Connor has 10 solo tackles for loss, 5 sacks, 1 Int, 0 Tds, O FF O hurries

    Based on numbers, this should be a slam dunk for Jordan Dizon. Unfortunately these other two candidates play on the east coast and for more prominent programs.
     
  14. DustyRhodes

    DustyRhodes Active Member

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    Dizon has my vote. Both Lauranitis and Connor are overrated.
     
  15. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Jordan Dizon has been a freaking beast since the day he stepped on the campus at CU. He deserves this recognition.

    Good luck Jordan, we're rooting for you.
     
  16. NW Buff

    NW Buff Club Member Club Member

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    I wonder if both Conner and Laurinatis being from the B10 and east of the Mississippi will hurt them (split vote).

    Congratulations to Jordan. Recognition well earned.
     
  17. IDBUFF

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    I vote for Dizon and I know that's very important but will be hard to overcome the east coast bias; stats aside - maybe the Ohio State will lose???

    Go Buffs
     
  18. IDBUFF

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    Reply to self: Holz was talking about the best defensive player in the country: Laurinatis!!! Guess he did not check the stats.
     

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