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Player Personnel Changes

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by AlferdJasper, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    This was brought in by the RSSbot, but thought it was worth a football forum thread.

    Hawkins completed meetings with every player on his roster as well Friday (110 in number), and announced four walk-ons would not be returning:
    junior placekicker Ryan Aweida,
    sophomore defensive end Kevin Cooney,
    freshman tailback Trevor LaBarge
    and freshman quarterback Jerry Slota.
     
  2. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    no surprise on slota... :wtf: on aweida... how did he think he wouldn't get a shot?
     
  3. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    I still don't understand how Stevens could grade that high vs KjSU since I remember us mostly getting dominated the whole game up front.. :huh:



    Looks like Stevens has the center job locked down especially since they moved Iltis to guard later in the season.
     
  4. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Club Member Club Member

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    Interesting on Aweida since I don't think anyone thinks our kicking game is set for next year. Kinda bummed that Aweida was lining up to take kick the PAT after the last TD against NU, but didn't get a chance to kick it.
     
  5. buffwings

    buffwings Club Member Club Member

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    It's the Denver Johnson method of grading. We all know how succesful an OL coach he was this season.
     
  6. 2HellNback

    2HellNback Well-Known Member

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    Surprised about Aweida, I think the dude has a legit shot since Grossnickle worked as a P only.
     
  7. 2HellNback

    2HellNback Well-Known Member

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    Then you are not paying attention because Stevens was BY FAR the most consistent lineman this year. Don't criticize Keenan who did a nice job, because of AWFUL guard play.

    Many things I disagree with about the staff, but going to Stevens was not one of them...
     
  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Thanks, AJ. I'll update the 2010 roster in the Recruiting Forum.
     
  9. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

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    So we ARE going to have to offer a kicker then. Mandatory!
     
  10. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    OVERSIGN Hawkins, time to be running with a team of full scolarships.
     
  11. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Trevor LaBarge caught my attention at the kNU game with his Ginger beard and shaved head. He had a funky pirate look going on.
     
  12. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    There is no chance people can really say they can evaluate the guards and center play from TV and watching live. I've tried to re-run plays over and over on the DVR. I'm at a slight disadvantage as compared to Denver Johnson:

    1. I don't know the true assignments on any given play
    2. TV camera's focus on the ball, not the o-line

    I think a lot of what I've read on here that was critical to Stevens was a bias against walkons. A lot of folks have thrown crap onto Hawkins for not playing "the best players". Without the benefit of watching them practice and knowing if they've been able to learn the playbook, none of us have a clue really.

    Stevens embodies what college football is about. A guy who worked his butt off and won a scholarship and a starting position as the leader of the offensive line. If people could disassociate that point for what it is, rather than associating it with "some sort of small victory for Dan Hawkins", they'd applaud this point.

    Keenan Stevens played his butt off, started most of the year, as a walk-on, playing for free, not eating at the training table, etc.

    BIG PROPS for Keenan Stevens!
     
  13. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. :thumbsup:
     
  14. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    Speaking of this, anyone know why he wasn't allowed to kick it? From the stands it seemed tha the refs didn't allow it with the assumption being that it wouldn't have a difference in the ultimate outcome of the game.

    I'm all about following the rules (if there is one associated with that) but sometimes you need to do the "right thing." C'mon refs have a little heart sometimes and let a guy get on the stat sheet, even if it is meaningless in the big picture, it's not meaningless to the kid. :huh:

    Side note: I was much more worked up about this at the game b/c I thought Aweida was a walk-on senior at the time.
     
  15. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Stevens is #56
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  16. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Well, it was also the first and only time backup snapper Austin Bisnow would have snapped the ball - and he IS graduating in May. So he never actually played in a game for CU - sat behind Drescher his entire career.

    And if Aweida isn't coming back, it was his only xp attempt for CU. Bummer.

    I tried to find the rule and it was something like, the refs could decide either way on the kick, since time had run out and it didn't affect the outcome of the game.

    In high school (Colorado), they MUST let the play occur because the rules say it could affect the kicker and other player stats. But NCAA apparently not.
     
  17. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    :sad2: NEG REP TO THE REFS THEN! (If we could give it to them, ****ers!):sad2:

    Wonder if any of those bastards were Nubraska grads like the jackass in the '07 ISU game was? :lol:
     
  18. LincolnBuff

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    Actually, we didn't get dominated in that game. It was the -3 TO margin that killed us.
     
  19. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Hopefully these are our only (negative) personnel changes.
     
  20. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    We can hope, but it would be an incredibly weird offseason if we didn't have at least 2 or 3 guys leave the program due to transfer, becoming ineligible or hanging it up.
     
  21. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Agreed. I have the feeling it will be more than 2 or 3 and some will be very valuable players leaving.
     
  22. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Aweida was still a walk-on, paying his own way to school. Should be no "big" surprise despite the potential to play next seaon. Who knows what his personal academic/financial situation really is, but alot of walk-ons that are underclassmen come and go.
     

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