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Phil Steele Blog - Returning Players/Yards/Experience

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by jgisland, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. jgisland

    jgisland Club Member Club Member

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    Phil Steele had a a ton of posts on his blog today. I wish he didn't have any, they were all very depressing if you are a CU fan.

    A couple of the low lights:

    Combined Experience Chart

    CU is dead last, 124th of 124 teams.


    TotalSeniorSeniorSenior% LTR% YDS% TKLOL CAR
    RankTeamExp PtsStrs2 DeepExp PtsReturnReturnReturnSTRS
    124Colorado37.8604358.70%22.30%62.30%51

    Returning Letterman/Lost %

    CU is 119th. They return 44, lost 31 for 58.76% returning.

    2 Deep Class Breakdown

    This is a breakdown done by 2 deep experience, CU is dead last, 124th of 124 teams.

    % of Yards Returning

    CU is 122nd, with 22.34% returning. While is isn't noted, I am sure that number accounts for Richardson returning, so take his receiving yards out and I am sure CU comes in at # 124.


    % of Tackles Returning

    If there is a highlight this is it, CU returns 62.31% of tackles and comes in 69th.
     
  2. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    the upside is we pretty much sucked last year so it is not like we are losing our #1 offensive ranking or anything.

    we were 92nd in the country at 346.4 yards per game. 52nd in passing yards per game and 106th in rushing yards per game. To round out or offense we finished 109th in points per game with 19.8
     
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  3. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    Look on the bright side of things as well. Given that we went 3-10 perhaps it's not a bad thing we're don't have very many guys that are returning. If we are going to suck again this year it's best to do it with younger guys who have more upside than not.

    Doesn't mean this board isn't going to go up in flames after we get torched by a couple of teams again this year.
     
  4. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    what is the deal with steele... why is his word god?
     
  5. jgisland

    jgisland Club Member Club Member

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    Absolutely agree, but it is still nice to have a little experience returning no matter the talent level of it.

    These are just stats, Steele isn't "saying" anything.
     
  6. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    We're going to have some serious growing pains this year.
     
  7. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    These numbers do not account for the loss of richardson, ad that in and we get even worse on the yardage front.
     
  8. BlackNGold

    BlackNGold Club Member Club Member

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    This is my opinion but if Hawkins would of been replaced after the 2009 season - the 2011 season would of been a lot better with a large senior class that would of been coached up. Instead it ends up being a transition year leading into who knows what. I am hopeful of 6 wins but that is counting on a lot of guys stepping up.
     
  9. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    I see this and just shrug my shoulders. Nowhere to go but up in this case, and if anything this allows Embree to make the transition to "his" guys faster.
     
  10. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    6 wins? can i have some of what you are smoking?
     
  11. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Transition year I can buy. Having the worst offense in the conference by a good margin, with experience just about everywhere no less, was much tougher to accept.
     
  12. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    no no... i dont understand what the big deal is about steele
     
  13. Hugegroove

    Hugegroove Club Member Club Member

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    Which one is Phil Steele?

    WTF.jpg
     
  14. BlackNGold

    BlackNGold Club Member Club Member

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    We were 11th in Total offense (Utah was worse). We were last in scoring offense...I really believe a lot of the issues were a lack of mental toughness which was reflected in a poor 3 rd down efficiency. When the team needed a play no one made it. That is my hope for this year...guys step up and make plays when we need them.
     
  15. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    This means we might have hit rock bottom last season.
     
  16. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Well here we are. Welcome to rock bottom, statistically speaking.

    There is only one direction to go from here.
     
  17. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    no, no I don't understand you, go find a tornado:thumbsup:
     
  18. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    i was basically asking why you drool on his nuts every time his magazine comes out
     
  19. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    some good ****! He's picked the national champion like 4 of the past 6 years. And he picked us as a surprise national title contender in his 2001 preview after a 3-8 season.
     
  20. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    If we're dead last in returning yards, and spreading reps between 3 quarterbacks, expect us to have a LOT of turnovers in 2012.
     
  21. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Hey when does experience matter? tc.I mean on offense we wouldn't be better with Toney CLemons, Rodney Stewart, Tyler Hansen e
     
  22. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    He also has the best track record of all the preview magazines over the past 10 years when it comes to preseason predictions for the final conference standings.

    http://preseason.stassen.com/prediction-accuracy/2012-10yr.html
     
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  23. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    Which me mentions ten times through out the magazine in size 28 bolded font with 5 explanation marks.
     
  24. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    The reason is because he is the one studying and writing these previews, while the other mags have local writers send in info about each team. Steele knows college football. Here is what he looks at every Saturday in the Fall.

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  25. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Yes he certainly does.
     
  26. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    As mentioned before he didn't say anything and you can always find a stat to spin things your way. Experience is a huge plus in sports though. Not to mention maturity (think physical and mental strength).

    There's a reason NBA and baseball teams use statistics to pick up players.

    You can imply what Steele was inferring--that we'd be a bad team--but that's also an assumption. We were bad last year. Awful actually. Really ******.

    But the only thing you can say with any certainty right now is that he said we are going to be very inexperienced.
     
  27. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    In his power rankings he has us at 89. Only Kentucky and Indiana are worse. I hate to piss in the Kool Aid.
     
  28. zbuff

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    On the plus side, we have 100% of our coaches returning. That will help the transition.
     
  29. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    Well expectations here are those of a lot of 35 year old alums that were here during the 90s. If Embree goes 19-19 like Sark at UDub I wonder if we'd want him out. It took UDub a while to get even back to were they are--which isn't great by their historical standards--and they seem to support football better than we are currently. Ugh.

    I'm starting to worry that in terms of record we haven't hit rock bottom yet. I'm sure we'll see improvement on the field this year, but it cold also be another 2-4 win type of season. If we are making progress on the field and we start recruiting better then I'll be content. Not happy, but content.
     
  30. zbuff

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    To go 19-19 from here is optimistic to say the least.
     

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