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Looking Back on the 2006 Recruiting Class Part I: Impact of Attrition

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Mar 20, 2010.

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Which attrition loss from 2006 hurt the most?

  1. KY OT Quinton Borders

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. CO OT Bill Boyer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. WA DE Jason Brace

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. JUCO OG Erick Faatagi

    5 vote(s)
    35.7%
  5. CO TE Steven Fendry

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. FL WR Sherman Lang

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  7. CA LB Justin Nonu

    2 vote(s)
    14.3%
  8. TX C Wes Palazzi

    2 vote(s)
    14.3%
  9. JUCO RB Thomas Perez

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  10. Samoan ATH Ino Vitale, Jr.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. None. I don't believe any of them would have been a significant contributor.

    3 vote(s)
    21.4%
  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    2006 Recruit Profile Index

    The 2006 class was a patchwork affair. During Gary Barnett's last season, recruiting was difficult and then a coaching change was made to an individual with a very different personality from GB, Dan Hawkins. Some guys were lost, Hawkins scrambled to pull in his guys over the last month and a half of the recruiting cycle, and a number of guys who did commit ended up not fitting in with the new regime.

    Originally a 22 member class, the following 10 signees either never made it to Boulder or left CU at some point after their career had started:

    KY OT Quinton Borders
    CO OT Bill Boyer
    WA DE Jason Brace
    JUCO OG Erick Faatagi
    CO TE Steven Fendry
    FL WR Sherman Lang
    CA LB Justin Nonu
    TX C Wes Palazzi
    JUCO RB Thomas Perez
    Samoan ATH Ino Vitale, Jr.

    How different might the depth chart look if not for attrition from this class?
     
  2. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    The attrition on the OL from that class probably set us back a few seasons all by itself. You cannot lose four players at one position area and expect to be just fine.
     
  3. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't it Erick Faatagi, not Justin?

    I voted for Justin Nonu, because I think he would have been moved to DT and that would have really helped our transition there. Most likely one of the OL guys would have been key also, just not sure which one of the bunch would have better. Not sure if any of them ever made an impact on another team?
     
  4. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    i voted Perez only because i was VERY impressed with him in the scrimmage/spring game in which he saw action. i think he would have given us a nice physical back for tough yards and gave us the option to run/pass on 3rd and 3, 3rd and 5 to make people stay honest. he and Hugh would have been a nice 1-2 punch.
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Yep. That was a typo. Fixed everywhere but the poll (couldn't figure out how to edit that).
     

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