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How much do we miss Mike Iltis at center?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Sep 5, 2011.

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How big is the Iltis loss?

  1. Huge - transformed the prospects of this OL

    5 vote(s)
    23.8%
  2. Significant - we'll be ok but it will take a few weeks at C

    14 vote(s)
    66.7%
  3. Negligible - he wasn't an impact player and the freshmen are just as good

    2 vote(s)
    9.5%
  4. We're better off - the freshmen are better anyway

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Going into the spring, it was looking like we'd have one of the most experienced OLs in the country. We lost Givens, but I'm not sure that there was a lot of trust that he'd play like a veteran anyway so Harris isn't much different.

    But at center, we went from a 5th year senior who was a returning starter (and had 2 years of starting experience) to a pair of RS-Freshmen getting their first game experience.

    How big is the impact of Iltis deciding to quit playing football?
     
  2. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Water under the bridge my friend.
     
  3. Tadploe

    Tadploe Member Club Member

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    Iltis was a stud, now the pups have to try and fill the void.
     
  4. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    Iltis was okay, but it still is a loss nonetheless.
     
  5. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    A loss for sure, but it was a stretch to expect him to stay healthy over the course of a 13-game schedule anyway. I think his absence highlights the lack of athleticism in the interior OL more than anything.
     
  6. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    I'm going with pretty big loss. Iltis wasn't amazing as a player, but that veteran leadership from the center was key imo. I wonder if Munyer/Handler weren't failing to call things properly as the line got set. Munyer especially got pushed around quite a bit too.
     
  7. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    This guy never stayed healthy. It would be better than Handler or Munyer obviously but i'm not sure how long he'd last.
     

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