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Nickel question.

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by hawg1, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. hawg1

    hawg1 Member

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    I assume CU begins to play more 3-3-5 scheme in P12 games.

    Back end seems to be Awuzie, Spoon, Thompson, Laguda and either Moeller or Oliver

    Who is up front?

    Who are the LBs?
     
  2. Buffs35

    Buffs35 Well-Known Member

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    If I had a dime for every time someone asked me about the Nickel
     
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  3. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    DE Carrell
    DT Tupou
    DE Kafovalu

    ILB Gillam/Gamboa
    ILB Olugbode
    OLB Gilbert/NJ/Severson/Hasselbach

    NB Awuzie

    CB Witherspoon & Oliver
    S Thompson & Laguda/Moeller
     
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  4. hawg1

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    Thanks. Time for Gilliam and Falo to make a difference.
     
  5. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Have to hope they can. We need their speed.
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    You forgot Gilbert at OLB, who is probably the main guy. Otherwise spot on. I don't think we will see a lot of 3-4-4 this week.
     
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  7. patebuff

    patebuff Downgraded to half a star Club Member

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    I think Gilbert will be playing first in the OLB before any of those other guys listed. I wonder if we see Severson some at ILB with Oregon's speed?
     
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    Forgot all about Gilbert. Which is really bad, because he is probably the most gifted OLB on the roster when he is focused.
     
  9. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    My 2 cents

    Up front: Carrell, Tupou, Kafovalu
    LB: Olugbode, Gamboa, and other (Gillam, Severson, Falo, Gilbert)
     
  10. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Dude Gamboa scares me this week.
     
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    I wonder if Gamboa and Olugbode tag team this week and the other 4 faster line backers swap out the other two spots?
     
  12. BuffsRising

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    This week? You mean any week where the other team isnt idaho state or csu?
     
  13. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Well true dude is slow. He can defend the run a bit but out in space, bad idea. Oregon has some dudes that can run.
     
  14. BuffsRising

    BuffsRising Well-Known Member

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    It might be a good idea to have george frazier to spend some time being a decent linebacker instead of spending not very much time being a not that great tight end.
     
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    I've never saw him as a TE really, fullback maybe. LB, interesting.
     
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    patebuff Downgraded to half a star Club Member

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    Frazier does not have the speed to play LB.
     
  17. BuffsRising

    BuffsRising Well-Known Member

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    He played defense a couple years ago and showed some things as a pass rusher. Hes faster and bigger than rick gamboa, and hes faster than hasselbach.

    At this point, i dont know if he could transition back to linebacker after two years on offense, but hes not a good tight end and we dont even use tight ends much. Id rather see him at lb than see him sit on the bench.
     
  18. BuffLuKe

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    Inside backer or outside?
     
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    Hes faster than rick gamboa, and hes about Forty pounds bigger. In any event , i was thinking more of moving him to outside linebacker, as he seemed like a decent pass rusher two years ago.

    If we used tight ends more than 5 plays a game, and he could catch, and if we had better depth on defense, i wouldnt be making this suggestion. But christian shaver and terran hasselbach arent good enough that we can leave a guy who might have decent pass rushing skills on the bench at a position we dont use, and that he doesnt play well.
     
  20. patebuff

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    He played OLB out of pure desperation a few years ago. All I know is they won't be moving him, especially at this point in the season. That would seem like another desperation move to me. I like Shavor and NJ in these roles.
     
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    Are we sure Frazier is faster than Gamboa because I have never watched him play and thought he was fast. He doesn't seem very shifty either. He played defensive end under Baer not OLb.
     

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