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Props to Will Oliver

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    A lot of us were down on him after he missed in a key spot against CSU.

    Many more of us went ballistic after his struggles at Cal.

    But since then, he was absolutely lights out this year. He went 12/13 after that Cal game and his emotional manning up on the post-game podium.

    76% on field goals for the season, a career best.

    And he was great this year on kickoffs.

    Last, he set the CU record for consecutive extra points made. If I'm remembering correctly, his active streak reached 102 on Saturday (which was like 30+ better than Mason's previous CU record).

    Great senior year. It's so awesome to see a guy overcome some adversity and take his play to such a high level. He'll be missed.
     
  2. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Yup. Will miss him next year. Scary wildcard next year: all new kicking game
     
  3. rosstr

    rosstr Well-Known Member

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    Took him for granted. Excellent college kicker. I feel we've been lucky with kickers the last decade in spite of it all.
     
  4. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Thanks, Will!
     
  5. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Really impressive to see him take ownership when he did miss. Guy has the kind of character that will carry him far in this world.

    You could also see when he had bad days that his teammates truly felt for him, he had the respect of those who played with him and saw him every day.
     
  6. patebuff

    patebuff Downgraded to half a star Club Member

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    He did a great job at CU!
     
  7. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Club Member Club Member

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    I noticed he was one of the guys to console Sefo after his pick 6 as well. Thanks, Will.
     
  8. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Great career! Good luck young man!
     
  9. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    That kick he made yesterday was clutch. He was really good after the Cal game.
     
  10. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

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    Very impressive guy....he mastered what I try to teach my kids....using sports as a life lesson. His handling of adversity will serve him extremely well in the future. I see him making multi-millions in business and returning as a super donor for Colorado athletics.

    Great job, Will.
     
  11. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    Holy **** you have kids.
     
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  12. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    FIFY
     
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  13. SuperBuff

    SuperBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Earlier this season I would find it hard to say thanks. But that would be very short sided. I was bitter after that cal game, but he owned up to it. This guy has guts and I say thanks.
     
  14. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    Will is a great buff and will be missed. Forever buff


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  15. 14er

    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    I have nothing to add except, thanks Will.
     
  16. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    That's a quote of ... well ... me. I made it up. But somehow it seems to apply to Will Oliver and how he responded after the Cal game. He "manned up" ... acknowledged that his lack of performance had possibly cost his team a game, and vowed to get better. Can't ask for much more than that. :thumbsup:
     
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  17. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Bragging about making up a quote about humility being necessary for greatness.
     
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  18. goalline

    goalline Club Member Club Member

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    this. I hope he has a great career following his time at CU
     
  19. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    good point
     
  20. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    I don't prop kickers usually and he had rough times this year. Cool he stuck with it and was pretty solid. Good job.
     

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