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P12 Returning Starters

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by jgisland, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. jgisland

    jgisland Club Member Club Member

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    Phil Steele on his blog today broke down the returning starters in CFB. CU is pretty much in the middle of the pack with 14 returning starters.

    Offense Defense ST Total
    Utah97218
    USC87217
    UCLA77216
    WSU59115
    CU66214
    Oregon ST67114
    Stanford67114
    UW77214
    Oregon56213
    Zona65112
    Cal65011
    ASU44210
     
  2. Denver_sc

    Denver_sc Club Member Club Member

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    Yikes; if Lane's competent at all, they could be MNC contenders next year.
     
  3. dtd

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    Phil must count players who were lost for the season in October, because Oregon has 15 starters returning from the team that won the Rose Bowl.
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Did you include DT and LMJ leaving?
     
  5. CanadianDuck

    CanadianDuck Well-Known Member

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    Oregon will be fine and the incoming players should do well at replacing them. I actually believe the hardest person to replace will be TE David Paulson because that guy could catch anything and I struggle to remember a time where he dropped one. USC returns an ungodly amount of starters so my guess is they will be favored week 8 or 9 when Oregon goes to USC.
     
  6. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Given that they beat you in your house and return almost all thier key players I think that is a safe bet.
     
  7. CanadianDuck

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    It also helped that Oregon decided to play their worst game of the year outside of the LSU debacle. The Oregon offense will look more like it did under Dennis Dixon because Darron was never a great runner and he had a knee injury for the back half of last season. I do not expect to win at USC and unless Cal or UW steps up it looks like the Pac-12 title will also be held in the Colosseum. USC is the better team in all likely hood, but beating a team 2 times in a season is hard.
     
  8. CVilleBuff

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    Beating USC once on the road next year will be hard, too.

    Expect CU and Oregon State to improve next year. Stanford and Arizona State are the best bet for declining.

    Big year for UW to try and break through.
     
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    Si, señor.
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  10. dtd

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    The game is in LA so USC should be favored. Thus it is likely the CCG is in LA so USC should be favored. 11 wins or bust or Oregon next year.
     

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