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Observations from work

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Shldr2Shldr, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    So I work at Red Robin at the flatirons mall, and have had some folks from the football program in recently. Here are some observations

    1) Coach Blacken, is a very large man. If anyone doesn't look at him and immediately respect his coaching and trust that it will get them some strength results needs to have their head examined. It does not surprise me he held the same position in the NFL that he does at CU.

    2) Shane Dillon, Clay Norgard, De'Jon Wilson, and Austin Ray were in there the other night. Knew they played football (from the amount of CU gear they had) but didn't immediately recognize them. Dillon has gotten bigger, not nearly as thin as he looked in film last year. De'Jon is a big guy. He may make an impact early. Ray fits the mold of a tight end. Enough said. Norgard looked a little tall to me to be a full back, but what do I know.

    3) Former assistant athletic director was in there some time ago, had a good chat with him about the program and the band and discussed mostly the NCAA tourney run and the C-Unit more than football
     
  2. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    More importantly wtf is up with the Red Robin closing in Boulder?
     
  3. Darian3Hagan

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    The crispy chicken sando is ****ing delicious!
     
  4. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Apparently the owner of that shopping center had other plans for the space they were using. That being said the new Red Robin Burger Works (in the same parking lot) caters more to the college crowd. I think it is stupid too, but luckily my job wasn't affected
     
  5. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    #1 is an interesting argument.
     
  6. Jaximus

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    Maybe Norgard ends up at LB after all.
     
  7. BuffClass90

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    Been hearing good things about Blacken...I think he's key to turning the 2-3* types and get them to play at the 3-4* level. Gotta get these kids stronger and faster so we don't look like we're standing still or getting blown away against the likes of Oregon.
     
  8. MtnBuff

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    Much rather he was turning 3-4* types into 4-5* level NFL prospects but I'm glad to have him here.
     
  9. Shldr2Shldr

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    He looks like a strength and conditioning coach, the same could not be said for Pitman
     
  10. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    That will come when we aren't 3-10 and completely irrelevant. My dream is we go to and win a bowl game. That will do wonders on the recruiting trail...3-10 to 7-6 with a bowl win will get more 4* looking at us...maybe even a 5* or two.
     
  11. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    A bowl win this year would absolutely send recruiting into overdrive. CU would be relevant again in the minds of teens
     
  12. buffaholic

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    I've seen Clay N in person several times and he is not too tall to be a FB. Unless he grew a bunch since last summer.
     
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    did you hook them up with free refill on fries? we don't want any kind of illegal booster benefit.
     
  14. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Didn't have their table, and free fry refills are free for everyone so no booster benefit. I don't think.
     
  15. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    Heh, I've had a good Oly lifting coach that was probably 160lbs at 5'7". Just because he can do the movements doesn't mean he can teach them. They are two different skills.

    That said, Pittman didn't have nearly the resume as Blackman and in videos posted to youtube had the team training with really ****** technique.
     
  16. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    This is a big question mark. It would show that the staff is delivering, but I wouldn't say it would make us relevant to the blue chippers. More would be willing to listen and we'd probably get more than we have this year, but I doubt we could close with a top 20 class unless that bowl was the Rose Bowl or another significant bowl game. We would improve, I just don't know how it would make us relevant when these 18 year olds were in elementary school when CU won its last championship and weren't even born when we won our MNC. To a lot of these kids we've never been relevant so it's hard to be "relevant again."
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    A bowl game would be absolutely massive for recruiting. Look at the 2008 class after the Independence Bowl. Not sure if we would have a top 20 class but that's because we're nearly full unless Embo turns a few loose.
     
  18. MtnBuff

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    A bowl, even a lower end one would make a huge difference. It wouldn't put us in contention for the USC and Oregon recruits but it would give us a reason for guys going the Washington and Cal level to at least listen.

    It would do a number of things. It would show that we are making forward progress, it's hard to sell 3 wins and no bowls for multiple years. If guys feel like they have a chance to win some games it matters. It would also do wonders for the attitude of the current players which used correctly gives kids on visits a whole different feel. They get to hear the current players talk about the great time they had at the bowl game and the expectations for the future.

    It still isn't going to make us a favorite with 4*s and top 3*s but it will give us a better chance to get them to listen to us. Right now a lot of these guys won't even listen to us, a bowl would give us a better chance to get some of these guys to visit which gets us one step closer to getting some of them to commit.
     
  19. SBG

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    That happened because the top rated running back in the west had an uncle that was at CU and because Hawk recruited players that were academic risks. How many of those highly ranked players from that class have graduated or are still on the roster?
     
  20. SBG

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    In a way, I see UDub as the team to show what is realistically possible. They've recruited well given how far they were and are kicking ass this year. They will struggle early on this season, but Sark has that program in a much better position than the guy before him. We line up more so with a team like that than the Bama team that beat us by 3 in '07 and when on to dominate cfb.
     
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    That's not the point though. That bowl game put us back on the radar and at the time, that was a very good class.
     

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