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It's Dillon's time

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by buffaholic, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    He is either the answer starting next year or he isn't.

    If he is to be the answer that helps JE keep his job, they need to start playing him in mop up duty.
    If he is not the answer, his 5th year of eligibility will mean little to the future.

    Webb is not the future. This offense will be better next year, but not 6 wins better.
     
  2. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    is his arm healed?
     
  3. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    He dressed with pads for the asu game, first time I have seen him with full pads.
     
  4. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    Medically unable to play.
     
  5. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    This came up on Rivals to be fair, and evidently yes. He has been practicing. Even if he can't throw the long ball, so what? We don't have anyone who runs that route.

    Get him some game experience so we can see him be as competitive as possible in the spring. Put him in situations to succeed, not the situations that Hawk put Hansen in his Frosh and Soph years. Put him in during the blowouts. Let's play the young guys in the 2nd half who already have taken off the redshirt.

    We are young. Is that a valid enough excuse to keep JE around? Not sure. But development of the young guys has to be up there near job 1.
     
  6. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    If he isn't going to take every snap - save the redshirt.
     
  7. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Hell. No. Don't waste his redshirt in the middle of an apocalyptic season. It is just continuing the viscious cycle that we saw with Klatt and Hansen. Both were serviceable quarterbacks, and both would have had additional years of eligibility if not for completely pointless play time as true freshman. Let him keep maturing and get into spring ball fully healthy and able to compete for the starting job.
     
  8. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    The flip side to this argument is that if he is the answer at QB, let's get 4 full years out of him - he's not bringing us to a bowl this year.
     
  9. BlackNGold

    BlackNGold Club Member Club Member

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    Redshirt him. He is just getting back to be able to practice a little bit. No where near ready to play.
     
  10. boydbuff

    boydbuff Club Member Club Member

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    I don't care if he is 1000% healthy-no way I'd put him in now. Not only would he be throwing away a year of eligibility but he would be thrown to the wolves. Our OL is not playing well right now and we have a death row of teams ahead of us on the schedule that would be gunning for him. He'd get creamed way too many times, probably reinjured, and also lose confidence. I see that as a TOTAL lose-lose!
     
  11. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Throwing Dillon in for half of a 1-11 season with nothing to work with is literally the dumbest thing I've ever heard. With this OL it's downright dangerous. You don't waste a year of eligibility on this mess.
     
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  12. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    The pessimist in me also thinks redshirting him makes it slightly less likely he would ever transfer since he wouldn't be able to use the RS while sitting out a year.
     
  13. Hi.O

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    I'd much rather try our luck with Wood or Hirshmann. I hate freshman. Wood and Hirshmann are both in their third year already. This is usually the time when QB's start to blossom.
     
  14. RK

    RK UBL Club Member

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    Hawk? Is that you?
     
  15. Hi.O

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    You talking to me?
     
  16. Chuck_Schick

    Chuck_Schick Active Member

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    Two things that will not happen this year:

    1. Dillon will not play.
    2. Embo will not be fired.
     
  17. Daaah

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    Double negatives.
     
  18. boydbuff

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    Gramatically you are correct however factually so is he.
     
  19. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    Let's just stop this now. In a lost season you do not burn the red shirt of a kid who had shoulder surgery in Dec and really could be valuable down the road. Just silly talk
     
  20. buffsyko

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    Let's not have another hansen scenario. Let him heal fully and unleash him next season.
     
  21. White_Rabbit

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    Negative ghostrider.
     
  22. Ozbuff

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    I agree with 1, but if we lose out and aren't competitive I think Embree might lose his job.
     
  23. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    If I was Dillon, and Embo told me I was going in, I would laugh at him.
     
  24. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Honestly. Has anyone even seen Dillon in practice? Threads like this are based on hope. Not reality.
     
  25. bigbang2

    bigbang2 Typical, brain knowledge or the ability to have a

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    1. Embree will be given one more year
    2. Dillon will not play until next fall.
     
  26. SECOBuffsFan

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    He needs to redshirt
     
  27. RK

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    No. OP.
     
  28. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    OP was not a suggestion in any way that Dillon could help us win this year.
    A thread on Rivals states he has been practicing for some time.

    Embree has likely got until next year, but this team has to really step forward next year (if not sooner).
    You are not going to take a big step forward if you are playing a RS-Frosh next year with no experience at this level.
    College programs do this ALL the time. They get a QB's feet wet as a true freshmen so that they are groomed and ready to go for 3 years.
    See how Utah uses Travis Wilson right now. They are grooming him to be the starter next year. He needs live bullets now to be ready for that.

    The opening premise was "if he is the answer" and "if he is healthy"..... None of us have a clue. But Embree has an opinion.

    IF he is the answer (and healthy now), I would expect Embree to start getting him slices of PT to groom him to be the leader of the revival. Don't expect Embree to ever be looking ahead further than next year.
     
  29. SINKRATZ

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    I don't see us being markedly better next year (4-5 wins would be a big jump), so I'd rather he take those live bullets next year after another offseason to add some meat to that frame. Kid's going to get crushed and with a lanky frame and recovering shoulder, that sounds like a recipe for disaster.
     
  30. Jaximus

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    No way it makes sense to play Dillon now. I'll trade his best year for his worst year every time. I'd argue that you would do more harm to him by sending him out there to be killed by the best 3 schools we play, mentally and physically. This year is a throw away.
     

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