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Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Unleash Hell, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    and the recruiting class you think will come in does. What is your two deep? It should be interesting with the incoming class plus the injuries/inelligibilites/ and RS's last year that should be ready this season. Half our team didn't even play much last year.
     
  2. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    okay leash, I'll give it a whirl.....

    QB 1 - Hansen
    QB 2 - Ballenger (Cody starts coaching...I may be way off base here)
    RB 1 - Scott
    RB 2 - Stewart
    RB 3 - Polk
    Short Yardage - Sumler
    Passing downs - Lockridge
    FB 1 - Behrens
    FB 2 - Burgner
    WR 1 - Simas
    WR 1 - Smith
    WR 2 - McKnight (if one of the frosh or the jc explode during summer, Scotty moves to slot)
    WR 2 - Blackmon
    Slot 1 - Espinoza
    Slot 2 - Ham (just a guess here)
    TE 1 - Geer
    TE 2 - Deehan (wouldn't surprise me if he quickly became the #1)

    RT 1 - Miller
    RT 2 - Dannewitz
    RG 1 - MTM
    RG 2 - Tau
    C 1 - Behrens
    C 2 - Stevens (or Eastburn)
    LG 1 - Head
    LG 2 - Iltis
    LT 1 - Solder
    LT 2 - Givens (it wouldn't surprise me if he became the starter)

    DT 1 - Cunningham
    DT 1 - Goree
    DT 2 - Kaynor
    DT 2 - Shields
    DE 1 - Herrod
    DE 1 - Obi
    DE 2 - Poremba or Cooney
    DE 2 - Kasa (yes, I actually said that)
    Mike LB 1 - Katoa
    Mike LB 2 - Sipili
    Strong LB 1 - Major
    Strong LB 2 - Burton
    Will LB 1 - Mohler
    Will LB 2 - Beatty or Rippy (the other will become the pass-rush backer)
    CB 1 - Burney
    CB 1 - Jimmy Smith
    CB 2 - C Brown
    CB 2 - A Wright
    Nickle 1 - C Brown
    Nickle 2 - J Brown
    Dime 1 - J Hawkins
    Dime 2 - L Smith
    SS 1 - Mahnke (dood can hit!)
    SS 2 - Ewing
    FS 1 - Perkins
    FS 2 - Hicks (altho, he may have the speed/athleticism to move to corner)

    Punter - DiLallo (I think he'll get his act together)
    PK 1 - Goodman (his until he loses it)
    Kickoff - Davis
    Long snapper 1 - Drescher (what a find he's been)
    Long snapper 2 - Brisnow
     
  3. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Poremba and Cooney are nothing more than scout team players. I'm glad they work their asses off for the BnG, but we are in deep doo if they are in the two deep.

    I think Pericak will be a DE/DT type player and should see time ahead of the two listed above.

    Beatty, Rippy and possibly Major will be that hybrid DE/OLB that Jones and Beatty played last year too (as Red Dirt mentioned)

    Assuming Nuckols makes it in at a reasonable time this summer, I think he get early PT. 6-2 290 as a hs SR?!?! If Sale is healthy he could see some time in the DL rotation as well.

    I feel the same way about Espinoza and Ham as I do Poremba and Cooney. Glad they are Buffs but if they are seeing any significant PT we have had a ton of injuries or the guys ahead of them are not as good as we believe.

    I think you are spot on for most of you two deep minus these areas. We shall see.
     
  4. The Guest

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    The backfield should be interesting.

    I watched the many 2008 in Review games on youtube and was amazed at what Scott could do when he was healthy. But Speedy's tenacious and Sumler won me over at the end of the season. What a great Buff. Lockridge is one tough hombre and showed us some freaky speed in 2007.

    The starter is a toss-up, but I think we're more likely to see Sumler on passing downs than Lockridge, as I believe he's our best pass blocker. Both are legitimate threats out of the backfield.
     
  5. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    I really pondered putting MTM and Major on my guestimate 2-deep; knee injuries are tricky to come back from. It may take another year before they really are ready to contribute.

    I did the d-ends that way kinda tongue-in-cheek. We are woefully thin at DE. Additionally, it's possible that Pericak, Shields, and/or Kaynor may get moved to DE, to help the numbers.

    Sale and Lawson might improve enough to make it into the rotation. Even tho Nuckols has made some real strides in the classroom (reportedly), he still needs to finish it up strong. If he does, there's no way in Hades he doesn't see the field this year.
     
  6. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Yeah. I really really hope that Scott learns to pass block this year. It was a real liability when he was in there as you pretty much knew that it was going to be a run.
     
  7. Bill Cody

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    Herrod becomes a DT in my opinon....and a damn good one at that. He could easily be a slim 290lb guy.
     
  8. BuffNut99

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    (starters in bold, backups are after commas)

    QB 1 - Hawkins, Hansen

    RB - Stewart, Scott/Polk
    Short Yardage - Scott/Sumler/Polk
    Passing downs - Sumler/Stewart/Lockridge
    FB - Behrens, Burgner

    X WR - Josh Smith, A. Simmons, Espinoza, Ham
    Z WR - McKnight, Simas, Blackmon, Darden

    TE 1 - Geer, Devenny, Deehan

    RT - Miller, Dannewitz, Bahr
    RG - MTM, Tau
    C - Iltis, Stevens
    LG - Head, Behrens
    LT 1 - Solder, Givens, Adkins

    DE 1 - Herrod, Pericak, Poremba
    DT 1 - Cunningham, Goree
    DT 2 - Kaynor, Nuckols
    DE 2 - Kasa, Obi

    Mike LB - Katoa, Sipili, Smart
    Will LB - Major, Mohler, Burton
    Sam LB - Beatty, Rippy
    CB - C Brown, Burney
    CB - Jimmy Smith, A Wright
    Nickle Back - Burney, J Brown
    Dime Back - J Hawkins, L Smith
    SS - Mahnke, J Brown, Ewing
    FS - Perkins, Vigo, Hicks

    Punter - DiLallo
    PK - Grossnickle
    Kickoff - J. Davis
    LS - Drescher
    KR - Josh Smith, Lockridge
    PR - Espinoza, Josh Smith
     
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  9. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I think Jameson Davis might be done playing football. He's got two bad knees and should Grossnickle come to Boulder, I think that cements that
     
  10. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    No idea on the two-deep but I'll do the starters
    Offense

    QB-Tyler Hansen
    RB-Rodney Stewart
    FB-Jake Behrens
    TE-Riar Geer

    WR- Scotty McKnight
    WR- Markques Simas

    LT-Nate Solder
    LG-MTM
    C-Mike Iltis
    RG-Blake Behrens
    RT- Ryan Miller

    Defense
    DE- Marquez Herrod
    DT-Curtis Cunningham
    DT- Eugene Goree
    DE- Conrad Obi

    OLB-Shaun Mohler
    MLB- Jeff Smart
    OLB- B.J. Beatty

    CB- Chapelle Brown
    CB- Ben Burney
    FS- Anthony Perkins
    SS- Patrick Mahnke
     
  11. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    That talent level is awesome.....but there are three ACL tears on that starting 5 this past year. Fingers crossed they all come back healthy, strong and ready to maul people.
     
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    I think Major will be great down the road, but no way does he keep Mohler out of the starting lineup next year.
     
  13. dio

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    :yeahthat:
     
  14. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Mohler has a shot at all conference honors next year.
     
  15. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    People we haven't seen yet that will start or be starting by confrence IMO are: Simas, Katoa, Obi and Kasa. Possibly a frosh WR as well.
     
  16. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    It would be great to see Obi step it up. If I remember right Rivals had him as a 4-star until he got injured before(or at the beginning) of his senior season, then went down to a 3 star.
     
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    QB: Hansen, Hawkins, Ballenger
    RB: Scott, Stewart, Polk
    WR: Simas, McKnight, Espinoza
    WR: Smith, Simmons, Blackmon
    TE: Geer, Deehan, Walters
    LT: Solder, Givens
    LG: Iltis, Tau
    C: Behrens, Eastburn
    RG: MTM, Head
    RT: Miller, Dannewitz
    DE: Herrod, Shields?
    DE: Obi, Kasa
    DT: Cunningham, Nuckols
    DT: Goree, Kaynor
    LB: Mohler, Katoa
    LB: Smart, Major
    LB: Beatty, Rippy
    CB: C Brown, J Smith
    CB: Burney, J Brown
    S: Perkins, Hicks
    S: Mahnke, Orms
    K: Grossnickle
    P: DiLallo
    KR: Smith, Stewart
    PR: Orms, Espinoza
     
  18. buf

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    There's no way Grossnickle beats out Davis at kickoffs if he is healthy. I think he is having surgery.
     
  19. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Ok. So looking at these lists, where are the weaknesses?

    DE?
    DT?
    P/K?
    QB?
     
  20. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Quoting myself. Can't believe I didn't put Oline. We were so ****ty there last year. Are you all worried?
     
  21. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King Club Member

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    our o-line got shredded by injuries and inexperience from backups year plus academic ineligibility we plug the injured and academically ineligible members not to mention the backups who gained a world of experience...not only an am i not concerned... im encouraged!!!!
     
  22. Daaah

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    Ok. But I think the marjority of our oline is coming off injury. That's cause for concern, no?
     
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    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King Club Member

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    i dont think so.... well concern maybe... problem no
     
  24. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Until proven otherwise, offensive line has to be a concern IMO. For one, we are unsettled at the center position, it is not easy to replace a three-year starter. Then you take into account the serious injuries several guys are recovering from and it still remains a big question mark. Most potential in quite a while, but it needs to be proven on the field before I believe we're truly set.
     
  25. BuffNut99

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    Miller and MTM I believe have the most potential to be all-conference or NFL bound etc., but I really think that Mike Itlis is the "best of the rest" and the most important guy to have in the fold - coaches really like him, and he can play just about any position. He's had a ton of recovery time. I think he'll be our center.
     
  26. CUwhit21

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    I'm thinking our OL for CSU will look like this:

    LT - Solder
    LG - Head
    C - Behrens
    RG - MTM
    RT - Miller

    Iltis might work his way into the rotation, but I just hope we have 5 guys that play above the rest and have a chance to gel together all season long.

    And I can't wait to see this split formation with Stewart/Scott, Scott/Polk, Polk/Stewart.
     
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  27. Buffarino

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    I wouldn't be surprised to see Givens work his way into the OL mix as well.
     
  28. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Yeah, I gotta hunch it's gonna be hard to keep Givens off the field. The competition amongst the o-linemen will be intense. I can hardly wait to see how this all turns out.
     
  29. buffaholic

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    Anyone putting Head in their starting lineup hasn't been watching closely. Head was benched in 2007 in favor of TRUE freshmen Maiva. When Iltis went down and Faatagi went bye-bye, he found himself starting again. Until TRUE Freshman MTM took that job away. Then MTM blew out the ACL.

    Head is a Senior and will be a backup to more talented younger guys.

    I still expect Miller to be moved to guard.....
     
  30. AlferdJasper

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    There's a lot of time for that to be decided - let Jameson get through his surgery first and see how he does. He played for us injured last year and I don't want to give up on him.

    If he comes back 100% - and he's very good - then Grossnickle sits out a year and is ready to take over punting when DiLallo graduates.
     

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