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My proposed rule change

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by DBT, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    This has bugged me for a long time. Not coincidentally for as long as CU's sucking streak. I believe teams that do not make a bowl game should be allowed a certain number of December practices. It seems like almost a self perpetuating disadvantage for a team that doesn't make a bowl. Teams in bowl games get a jump start on next season. UNFAIR I SAY!!!
     
  2. nolabuff

    nolabuff Club Member Club Member

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    Agreed, I think up until winter holiday would be fair. I do see the flip side of the practices being a reward. Like you though, the losing has gotten to me.
     
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    how does it work with seniors? they are excused from practice?
     
  4. josef

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    The only thing thats makes bowl practices tolerable is the bowl... This would be a tough sell with a lot of players.
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Yeah. I don't know how you make that happen.

    Seniors are done.

    Players are pretty worn out mentally & physically.

    On the positive side, you do get a jump on rehab from all the dings and get into the offseason conditioning program. Frankly, even though it's better to practice, our team probably needs an extra month of lifting weights more than it needs practice reps. We're small.
     
  6. Walter White

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    You are 100% correct.
     
  7. Walter White

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    I think there is a lot you could do that does not involve lots of hitting. Change things up, make it fun, work on different things, etc.
     
  8. SINKRATZ

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    Despite CU's recent struggles, it's really not that hard to make a bowl game.
     
  9. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    good point, nik. this team needs to rest and get bigger.
     
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  10. Buffellow85

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    I think more practices in the Spring and Fall would be more advantageous than December.

    Buffs would have time to install a new offense or gameplan for the first game.
     
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  11. DBT

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    Why is this any different than spring practice?

    What!? THIS IS PAC 12 FOOTBALL!!! THIS AIN'T INTRAMURALS, BRUTHA! Listen, if this would be too tough for a team that hasn't been to a bowl game since 'tini was knee high to a grasshopper, then they shouldn't be here. Wait, isn't 'tini still knee high to a grasshopper?

    I'd have thought we do strength and conditioning year 'round. When does the "no contact" period begin between coaches and players, BTW? (I understand they work with the strength coaching staff during the "no contact" period.
     
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  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    In-season conditioning is very different than off-season conditioning. Players don't generally make any strength gains during the season.
     
  13. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Some might go so far as to argue that it's better not to make a low-level bowl game...
     
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  14. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    nm
     
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  15. Junction

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    What guy?
     
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  17. Junction

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    Was there? Sounds a bit familiar, but I don't really recall... :huh:
     
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