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Post-Spring Evaluation

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Apr 12, 2010.

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Compared to what I thought before the spring, the Buffs are going to be...

  1. Much better than I expected

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  2. Slightly better than I expected

    26 vote(s)
    32.9%
  3. Same as I expected

    32 vote(s)
    40.5%
  4. Slightly worse than I expected

    12 vote(s)
    15.2%
  5. Much worse than I expected

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  6. We need a Krispy Kreme in Boulder

    5 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    After watching the Spring Game and reading the reports, has your opinion about the 2010 Buffs changed?
     
  2. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I tend to be optimistic, but I now have some solid information to back it up.

    There are some GOOD players on the buffs this year.
     
  3. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    We have the same coach. Nothing from a spring game is going to change my expectations.
     
  4. bombay

    bombay Club Member Club Member

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    I voted for Krispy Kreme, but really meant Steak 'n Shake.
     
  5. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    I like the wr's and sipili as well as thornton. Other than that, the qb situation is still a mess, running game is non-existant and the same guy is in charge. Ilook forward to seeing it on the field. Csu is starting 5 new OL and 3 DL and they lost wr's greer and morton. If hawk and cu can't beat this csu team,they might as well punt.
     
  6. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    The problem with the poll is that what one "expected" is a variable.
     
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  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    How is that a problem? This is simply asking if people are feeling better or worse about the Buffs while removing that variable.

    If you want to go deeper into the question, people can respond to this post:

    On the following scale, where were you prior to the spring practices and where are you now:

    0 - Thank God that Drake isn't on the 2010 schedule
    1 - Thank God that Montana State isn't on the 2010 schedule
    2 - Thank God that Toledo isn't on the 2010 schedule
    3 - Thank God that West Virginia isn't on the 2010 schedule
    4 - Thank God that Texas isn't on the 2010 schedule
    5 - DBT is a pessimist
     
  8. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    1. Always 1.
     
  9. dcbuffman

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    There are lots of potential bright spots: O-line; D-line; receivers; DBs; young, talented LBs. And, you can win with mediocre, but error-free, quarterbacking. The things that scare me are the lack of depth at RB and pathetic kicking game. I continue to believe that the Buffs would have been a .500 team during the Hawk era if they had had slightly better than average FG kicking, punting and punt returning. While you can hope that Tyler or Cody (perish the thought) will do a workmanlike job this season and keep the offense moving, I don't see the basis for hope in the kicking game.
     
  10. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Lot of holes on this team in terms of depth and I'm not impressed with Hansen's improvement.. I thought he would easily be the starting QB by a wide margin.. I question our speed on defense too.. And the running game is a frickin joke. I am impressed with the WR tandem but they need a QB to get them the ball and an OL to block.. Are we consistent enough at those positions to fully utilize those WR? I'm not so sure.


    So, I think more of the same from the Talkins regime.. I laid out a 8-4 type scenario at the end of last year for this team but now I'm lowering it down to a 6-6 season.. Even that record might be tough to get too..
     
  11. Hugegroove

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    IMO, the special teams play is going to have to step it up. At the spring game I observed better offensive execution and fewer penilties. But the corners got burned by both QB's that in itself might also be because of the WR's improvement. Other than a few FG attempts, I'm sorry to say, that because there was really no other special teams play demonstrated at the spring game that they have a long way to go. The DL and LBs were OK
     
  12. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    I voted slightly worse.

    I thought Hansen's passes would look much better. He was very inaccurate on most of his throws. Also, I was not impressed with Quick, who I'd heard was tearing things up. The secondary getting burned wasn't good either.

    On the plus side, Cefalo looked great, but I don't want to pin my hopes on a guy of his size.
     
  13. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I have been thinking 5-7 for a while and now I am thinking 4-8. The QB situation, offensive line, and the special teams still concern me.
     
  14. Mick Ronson

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    i almost went blind the other day looking at the CSU box score from a year ago. they have 300+ return yards. jesus, c'mon! that is flat out unacceptable.
     
  15. leftybuff

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    We have the kids to be successful. That was proven again on Saturday. We don't have the coaching which will drastically limit how far these kids can go...so no change in my expectations Truly a bummer - these kids deserve much better!
     
  17. CUwhit21

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    Now, I didn't watch every play in the spring game, but I'm curious as to what makes you say "he was very inaccurate on most of his throws." I see a comment like that and then I look at his stat line: 17 for 22, 170 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs. That is 77.3% completion.

    Do you mean his placement is off?
     
  18. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    That is what I mean. Go back and watch the game and look for a perfectly thrown ball. When you're depending upon your receivers to get yards after the catch, you can't have them adjusting to bad passes.
     
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  19. White_Rabbit

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    I voted slightly worse based on a few things: not naming a starting QB again, kicking game questionable again, and just an overall lack of change in the coaches philosophy.
     
  20. Tarzan

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    4-8?? Only if we had the Husker's non-conference games. I'm thinking 2-10.
     
  21. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I voted "slightly better". I actually went into the spring thinking 7-9 wins this season. Now I feel more confident that the season's going to break that way.
     
  22. BuffMania

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    Some of our players looked good while going up against some of our other players.

    It's spring, there's not much that can change an outlook except for transfers, injuries or grade issues.

    We still have Hawkins. :cry:
     
  23. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I thought our defense looked more aggressive and offense looked pretty good so going unit by unit how they fared in the game versus my expectations.

    QB - better
    O-line - better
    RB - worse
    WR - better
    TE - much better
    D-line - much worse
    LB - better
    CB - worse
    S - better
    P - worse
    K - worse
     
  24. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    Hansen needs to learn to step up in the pocket and to not necessarily make a play with his feet. I watched a short 30min replay of the spring game on FCS tonight and he still scrambles. Cody was stepping up in the pocket when he needed to (granted, having Solder at LT is a big plus, but his LG wasn't doing very well).
     

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