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Looking forward to 2008-Defense

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Highflyer, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Okay, same deal as earlier but the other side of the ball.

    DL (9 of 10 on the current depth chart returning. Loss- Barrett)
    DE M. Lucas SR
    DE M. Herrod Soph
    DE C Obi (RS-FR/Soph TBD)
    DE D. Hudgins JR (I'm pretty sure he was granted a RS year this year)
    DE/DT C. Perri JR
    DE/DT E. Goree RS FR
    DE/DT L. Shields RS FR
    DT G. Hypolite SR
    DT B. Nicolas SR
    DT E. Lawson Soph
    DT J. Brace JR
    DT T. Kaynor JR

    A couple of DTs (already have one verbal in Columbine DT Curtis Cunnigham) would be great, seems like I've said that before. I'm not so sure a DE is a must in this recruiting class. One thing that I have to say about Hawkins and staff is how well they have re-stocked the OL and DL in their short time here. Both lines were a complete mess when he got here, the numbers were thin, tons of attrition and the spacing was awful. The cupboard appears to pretty well stocked now.

    LB (Everyone but Dizon is back)
    LB J. Smart JR
    LB RJ Brown SR
    LB J. Duren JR
    LB B. Jones SR
    LB B. Stengel JR
    LB N. Vaiomounga Soph
    LB BJ Beatty Soph
    LB M. Burton JR(Assuming he comes back from academic issues)
    LB Micheal Sipili Soph
    LB T. Ahles RS FR
    LB J. Hartigan

    While the numbers appear to be here, the talent is not quite up to CU standards if Sipili and Burton are not on the 2008 squad. The addition of at least three LBs is a must, and it appears the Buffs have two of those in recent verbal commit Will Pericak and Josh Berard. Landing the top player in the state of CO would be huge here. Come on down Mr. Major and be a buff!!!

    DB (8 of 10 return from current depth chart. Losses- Wheatley and Harris)
    CB G. McKay SR
    CB J. Smith Soph
    CB B. Burney SR
    CB C. Brown JR
    CB J. Hawkins Soph
    CB L. Brown RS FR
    CB/S A. Perkins Soph
    CB/S J. Brown Soph
    CB/S A. Wright RS FR
    S D. Dykes SR
    S R. Walters SR

    So far the Buffs have two safety prospects that have verbaled, but another top flight CB would not hurt the 2008 class. There is actually a lot of talent among the secondary. They are just really, really young minus the seniors.

    I suspect that the Buffs will sign 17-20 kids in this class. Hopefully Gates is still in the mix and can be a spring enrollee and count towards last year.

    So Buff fans, the future is pretty bright and the talent on the roster is good. Another solid recruiting class, another year in this system and we are going to have a team that's not just talked about after an epic upset victory, but in the same breath as the top B12 schools as well as the top teams in the country each and every week.
     
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  2. 66BUFF

    66BUFF FTW Club Member

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    Burton will be a Jr. he is using his redshirt this year.
     
  3. lvbuff

    lvbuff Well-Known Member

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    The offense will be fun to watch as well.

    3 o-line starters return maybe 4 by end of season
    14 return 10 comeback as redshirt freshmen

    If Faatagi gets eligible and Tau gets going the line will be monstrous

    lots of potential at rb

    lots of youngsters at WR & TEs


    This will be an exciting team the rest of this season and next

    I just hope the staff can keep getting some big nasty linemen for both sides of the ball
     
  4. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Agreed. I broke the O down yesterday as well

    Looking Forward 2008- Offense

    It also looks like Pericak is going to be a TE, not a LB at this point. That makes landing Major much more important
     
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  5. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    Definetly need to keep adding size to the roster. That was the most glaring thing on Saturday was the lack of size. Okie was just so much bigger. It sounds like that was addressed pretty well on the o-Line in the last recruiting class. Hopefully it was on the D-line as well. The next couple of recruiting classes will be critical.

    But I agree HF. Their not too far away from becoming a top team in the Big 12. I don't know if CU can get the kind of depth that OU or UT has, but they can definetly get some sick talent in the 2 deep. Gotta beat Baylor and keep the momentum rolling.
     
  6. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Updated 11-28-2007

     

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