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Encouraged by the play of Freshman

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Gary Indiana, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Gary Indiana

    Gary Indiana Club Member Club Member

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    In my opinion the Buffs are starting to turn things around. Sure we were smoked by the Bruins yesterday but I was very impressed with the growth from game 1 to yesterday by many of the young guys, particularly Crawley. The first 3 games of the year Crawley was getting exposed on nearly every play, yesterday he was stride for stride with his receiver and knocked down a couple of balls. I know this isn't the progress most people on these boards are looking for but there's no skipping steps. Our guys are not going to go from playing against High School kids last year to dominating college athletes in a BCS conference, there is a learning curve.
    Kasa is getting more and more impressive while learning the TE position and could be a serious offensive threat down the line. Minus the one INT, which was a poor decision, I thought Webb did well at QB again. P-Rich is the teams only deep threat and with him on the sidelines we are left with a dink and dunk pass game but Webb is doing well to manage that. My only critique, for what it's worth, would be the inability to establish a running game. Perhaps slowing the tempo down and keeping our defense off the field by running the ball more could establish the deeper ball more effectively. Teams are not worried about the run against us and key in on our receivers. All in all though I liked the maturation of the young guys and hope it continues against ASU at home.
     
  2. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Tupou had a nice TFL and Abron broke a longer run
     
  3. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    We have some good freshmen, but not nearly enough. We're not closing the gap on other teams in the conference. More experience next season is not going to make a difference against UCLA a year from now.
     
  4. FlatironsBuff

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    I just can't help but wonder.....what is Alex Gibbs doing? Any retired OL coaches out there...NFL or NCAA, that could come in and make this line nastier? I think with the line playing better we could still win two or three games. Marshall is NOT getting it done.

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  5. lvbuff

    lvbuff Well-Known Member

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    I think UCLA started three Freshman on their O-line...For those of you who may know, aside from size and quickness what is the x factor that makes one lineman better than another one?
     
  6. josef

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    Form, smarts, communication, toughness (physical and mental) and long hair with a beard...
     

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