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Pressure in College Football

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by aghcsm, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. aghcsm

    aghcsm Well-Known Member

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    Would like to offer some thoughts on what 'pressure' means in college football, and hear some thoughts from others.

    Frequently over the last 2-3 years it is mentioned that some team the Buffs are about to play is going to be under a lot of pressure to win, and this is portrayed as an advantage for us. Certainly there's an aspect of pressure on Michigan in the sense that they have to win this Saturday to keep their goals alive, whereas Buff preseason goals will still be achievable regardless of the outcome. But what does this actually mean in terms of game time performance?

    Pressure is a frame of mind. If Michigan views CU as an easy win, they will feel very little pre-game pressure. If the Buffs jump out to an early 14-0 lead, stuffing Michigan's offense, the pressure in the minds of Michigan's coaching staff and players will skyrocket.

    But then, what does that mean to their performance? The assumption seems to be that pressure is entirely detrimental, presumably resulting in errors of nerves such as passing too cautiously or overthrowing, fumble-fingered receivers, or RBs giving higher priority to getting a first down than ball security. Even offensive linemen might be affected by holding onto defenders in desperation to create a successful play, and DL may jump offsides out of heightened concern to get a quick start. All these liabilities can and do happen under pressure, in addition to FG kicking which needs no further elaboration.

    However, pressure can also have a positive impact on performance. In particular, it can enhance concentration and intensity. Envisioning the season going down the drain early in the first half could be a remarkable motivator to pick up the effort, with the outcome depending on whether the Buffs have the wherewithal to resist the counter-attack.

    Quarterbacks in particular are unlikely to fail the pressure test, as they are auto-selected from Middle School on as able to deal with pressure. RBs and WRs, on the other hand, are often former QBs that failed the pressure test.

    On the other hand, if Michigan enters the contest feeling no pressure because of a perceived weak opponent, and scores two or three unanswered TDs out of the gate, they may never feel pressure the entire game. I do believe this Buff team (like all of MMs teams thus far, IMO) will not quit regardless of the score, and could fight their way back from a deficit, perhaps ultimately putting Michigan under pressure late in the game. But whether pressure is a positive or negative for Michigan's performance can't be taken for granted. It depends a lot in the frame of mind for each individual.
     
  2. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Good post, Mtn. Is there a question in there somewhere?
     
  3. lvbuff

    lvbuff Well-Known Member

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    If Tupou and Carrel can whip their guys a few times we will see a bunch of holding penalties against their Oline.
     
  4. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    I think pressure is overrated in football, except for maybe kickers.

    Pressure is having zeroes on the clock and having 2 free throws to sink.
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Pressure is when you play for five dollars a hole with only two in your pocket.
    - Lee Trevino

    :D:cool:
     
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  6. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Or calling a timeout when you have none remaining.
     
  7. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    That happened to us in the state quarterfinals the year before Chris Webber did it.

    Almost the same situation, so most of us experienced flashbacks when it happened to Michigan.
     
  8. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Who is Chris Webber?
     
  9. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    Ask Tini's mom.


    Do I do that right?
     
  10. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Want to smell my finger?
     
  11. aghcsm

    aghcsm Well-Known Member

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    Question is, what do you disagree with in the post? or Do you have any additional comments about pressure in CFB?
     
  12. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    this post reminds me of this scene

     
  13. DBT

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    Pressure can change a lump of coal into a diamond.
     
  14. zbuff

    zbuff Club Member Club Member

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    tl;dr
     
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    Morgan freeman said time and pressure....

    The pressure is on michigan this game.

    After the game, the pressure is on the buffs every game to get to 6 wins, if the "pressure" is too much, it will be "time " to move on from dream weaver Mac.
     
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  17. Mighty Buff

    Mighty Buff Asshat BANNED

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    Dream Weaver. Nice.

    I've just closed my eyes again
    Climbed aboard the dream weaver train
    Driver take away my worries of today
    And leave tomorrow behind

    Ooh dream weaver
    I believe you can get me through the night
    Ooh dream weaver
    I believe we can reach the morning light
    Fly me high through the starry skies
    Maybe to an astral plane
    Cross the highways of fantasy
    Help me to forget today's pain

    Ooh dream weaver
    I believe you can get me through the night
    Ooh dream weaver
    I believe we can reach the morning light
    Fly me high through the starry skies
    Maybe to an astral plane
    Cross the highways of fantasy
    Help me to forget today's pain

    Though the dawn may be coming soon
    There still may be some time
    Fly me away to the bright side of the moon
    And meet me on the other side

    Ooh dream weaver
    I believe you can get me through the night
    Ooh dream weaver
    I believe we can reach the morning light
    Fly me high through the starry skies
    Maybe to an astral plane
    Cross the highways of fantasy
    Help me to forget today's pain

    Dream weaver
     
  18. Swish

    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    He'd rather pull it.
     
  19. The Ogre

    The Ogre Club Member Club Member

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    Damn. Take your ****ing meds, SlightlyBuff.

    Syko. WTF? Can't you at least act like you're not upset at the season thus far?
     
  20. Sykobuff

    Sykobuff Club Member Club Member

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    I'm loving these blowouts, you? I will check with you on what to post and when from now on....not.
     
  21. lvbuff

    lvbuff Well-Known Member

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    What a gay song that was.
     
  22. Sykobuff

    Sykobuff Club Member Club Member

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    Dreamaphobia?
     
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  23. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Fail.
     
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  24. Mighty Buff

    Mighty Buff Asshat BANNED

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    Damn go eat your ****ing babies "Ogress".
    Can't you at least act like you're not upset about the word or the words or the song. Or understand it?

    Bit of a dick now are ya? Get a grip wiener. Or not.
     
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  25. The Ogre

    The Ogre Club Member Club Member

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    I'll try to be helpful.
    NSFW pics of your mom won't persuade me.
     
  26. Sykobuff

    Sykobuff Club Member Club Member

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    Mommy, make the bad man at allbuffs post what i want, I'm sensitive and insecure.
     
  27. Mighty Buff

    Mighty Buff Asshat BANNED

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    Mom? My Mom? Naw it's you. A sneak pic of the lil statue you keep next to your basement plumbing. Nice deflection but an ogress fits you better than ogre.
     
  28. The Ogre

    The Ogre Club Member Club Member

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    I don't think your mom posts here anymore.
     
  29. buffalo1

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    Glad I don't need to know, or want to know where 'grip weiners' are sold.

     
  30. Sykobuff

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