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Jim Leavitt hired as new Colorado DC

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Jens1893, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    buffs likes this.
  2. Buffs99

    Buffs99 New Member

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    I like it!
     
  3. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    To repeat my initial reaction:

    My thought is that it's a big boy hire. He did a great job for the niners at LB this year. Hall of Famers and All pros go down or don't come back, and they kept plugging guys in who performed well. Excited to see what he does with our LBs.
     
  4. J.R. Ewing

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    I expect our defense to improve.
     
  5. MiamiBuffs

    MiamiBuffs Wᴉɐɯᴉ qnɟɟs Club Member

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Leavitt

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    Lots of ties to Snyder during some of his best years at KState.
     
  6. GoBuffs88

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  7. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Really good hire. Guy will bring some fire.
     
  8. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Impressive hire.
     
  9. Tea Rex

    Tea Rex Club Member Club Member

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    Really like the hire.
     
  10. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    Take it or Leavitt
     
  11. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    just effing leavitt alone will ya?
     
  12. nolabuff

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    That's awesome, very solid hires.
     
  13. Shldr2Shldr

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    Add some South east ties and some Tx ties with the two new coaches.
     
  14. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    Isn't he 60?
     
  15. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Already? my god people

    Impressed with what he did a USF... let's hope our D can make some big jumps.

    Curious if this will result in further staff changes.
     
  16. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    Why did this take so long?
     
  17. Shldr2Shldr

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    Probably because of his departure from USF. Kept it on the DL to keep the boulderites quiet.
     
  18. Daaah

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    Why didn't harbaugh take him to michigan?
     
  19. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I assume Leavitt was looking to see if he would get any NFL opportunities after he got fired in mid-January.
     
  20. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    [FONT=Arial Regular, Arial, sans-serif]Prior to becoming the head coach at South Florida, Leavitt worked under legendary coach Bill Snyder at Kansas State from 1990-95. Leavitt served as the linebackers coach for two seasons before becoming the defensive coordinator. He was instrumental in building a Wildcat defense that improved from 93rd in the nation in 1993 to the number one ranked unit in 1995.[/FONT]

    http://www.49ers.com/team/coaches/Jim-Leavitt/5a3d7795-473a-4919-b2bf-174884765f4d

    [FONT=Arial Regular, Arial, sans-serif]While Leavitt opens some opportunities in Florida, he's also well-known in the SF Bay area to help up there and was born in Harlingen, TX so he adds some Buff cred in the Lone Star State.[/FONT]
     
  21. Buffalo Brad

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    So maybe he was looking to jump to Seattle?
     
  23. BuffUp

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    sweet
     
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    He's 58, which is a little bit older than I was expecting. Still, the positive is that he's probably going to be here a while where a younger guy might see this as a stepping stone.
     
  26. SuperD

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    Snyder's coaching tree is always money for coordinators. So many good coaches cut their teeth under him during his first run there.
     
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    [​IMG]

     
  28. TSchekler

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    Chris Borland comes to mind. Guy definitely helped develop that kid.
     
  29. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    We need good defense now. Age is not an issue.
     
  30. Mr. Babar

    Mr. Babar I have no elephant books Club Member

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    It's a good day for the Buffs! Well done HCMM and RG!


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