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Griffin: Colorado's All-Decade Team

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    ESPN Blog - Comments are interesting

    Colorado started the decade as one of the North Division's dominant teams, earning bowl berths in five of the first six seasons of the decade.

    The Buffaloes have fallen on hard times recently, but they still have provided many outstanding players during the decade.

    Here are my choices for Colorado's all-decade team.

    OFFENSE

    QB: Joel Klatt
    RB: Chris Brown
    RB: Bobby Purify
    WR: Scotty McKnight
    WR: Derek McCoy
    TE: Daniel Graham
    OL: Brian Daniels
    OL: Andre Gurode
    OL: Victor Rogers
    OL: Justin Bates
    C: Wayne Lucier

    DEFENSE

    DL: Abraham Wright
    DL: Tyler Brayton
    DL: George Hypolite
    DL: Justin Bannan
    LB: Jordon Dizon
    LB: Sean Tufts
    LB: Jeff Smart
    DB: Michael Lewis
    DB: Terrence Wheatley
    DB: Jimmy Smith
    DB: Donald Strickland

    P: Mark Mariscal
    K: Mason Crosby
    KR: Jeremy Bloom

    Offensive player of the decade: Chris Brown. He was the key player on Colorado’s Big 12 championship team in 2001 and was even better the following season before injuries derailed his Heisman hopes.

    Defensive player of the decade: Jordon Dizon. Colorado’s only consensus All-American defensive player of the decade also was the Big 12’s defensive player of the year in 2007 after a four-year career as a starter for the Buffaloes.

    Coach of the decade: Gary Barnett. Even with his unseemly departure, Barnett still coached Colorado to its only Big 12 championship and took the Buffaloes to four Big 12 title games in a five-season period. They haven't been back since.

    Moment of the decade: Colorado stuns Texas for 2001 Big 12 title. The Buffaloes’ 39-37 victory was sparked by 182 yards rushing and three touchdowns by Brown, pushing them to their only Big 12 football championship and lone BCS bowl appearance of this decade.

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    Agree? Disagree?
     
  2. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Where's Iwuh? I'll take Thad Washington over Smart too.

    Some high praise for Jimmy Smith too. Lorenzo Sims was a pretty good CB
     
  3. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Agree - Washington of Smart
     
  4. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    where the **** is the alaskan assassin?
     
  5. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Vickers too....
     
  6. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    Washington or iwuh. Then again where is sykes or is he not considered since he shined in his late freshman and sophmore years?
     
  7. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    This. I hate seeing that we had an All-Pro FB on our roster and he wasn't in very often. The guy was just mean.
     
  8. rynobuff

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    Hackett?
     
  9. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    I would take Strickland over Dizon for DPOD.

    [video=youtube;PNHXRHN-75U]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNHXRHN-75U[/video]
     
  10. BehindEnemyLines

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    Fun watching the vids of DStric. That dude played with an attitude.
     
  11. Idot Buff

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    Still does....playing well with the Jets....
     
  12. BehindEnemyLines

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    I didn't realize he was with the Jets until the playoffs began. Nice to see him doing well.
     
  13. 4DemBuffs

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    yeah. am i the only one who would take Hackett over Scotty McKnight? not a shot at SM. he is a solid player and i am glad CU has him but i really thought Hackett was a very good player.
     
  14. BehindEnemyLines

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    DJ was good, on a team that stressed run-first-and-foremost. I wouldn't have any issues putting him on the list above Scotty (and by no means a knock on SM).
     
  15. Mick Ronson

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    while i really like the guy as a player, i think Smart was a bit of a token, mercy inclusion to the Hawkins era. I, too, immediately thought: "where's Bad Thad?"

    McKnight may be a part of that same logic re: Hackett.
     
  16. BehindEnemyLines

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    agreed
     
  17. Hugegroove

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    Things must be getting real slow at es pee in for Tim "the hack" Griffin, he is usually all things Texass.
     
  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    He did say that our win against Texas in the B12C game was our biggest moment of the decade. For money, I'll take the 62-36 over #1 Nebraska and I'm sure that most CU fans agree with me.
     
  19. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    I have to disagree. I was at that Nebraska and it was for me the greatest moment at Folsom Field, but its all about winning championships.
     
  20. calibuff81

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    I don't think this decades team could even compete with an all second decade team from the 90's.
     
  21. Hugegroove

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    I agree to a point. I believe they could compete but not win against any of Mac's glory teams.
     

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