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Q&A with Red-shirt freshman quarterback Shane Dillon

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by MontanaBuff, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. MontanaBuff

    MontanaBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Red-shirt freshman quarterback Shane Dillon is one of the favorites - if not the favorite - to the starting quarterback against CSU on August 31st.

    In an interview which covered his recruitment to CU, sticking with CU even though he never got to play a down for the coaches who recruited him, and his involvement in the search for the new head coach, Dillon gives Buff fans good reason to be excited about the next few seasons.

    Some excerpts from the interview (the entire interview, which is too long to post here, can be found at www.cuatthegame.com) ...

    On his high school memories ... At the end of the game we had knocked off the No. 2 team in the state, and I had lead a 2 minute drill to set up a game winning field goal that included a 55-yard pass with 1:19 on the clock. Walking off that field I will never forget what went through my head though, I told myself that this wouldn’t be the last championship that I would win. Coming to CU this is exactly what I want to do. Take a team that NOBODY thinks can win and make them come together and WIN.

    On choosing CU ... When I went to each school on visits I wanted to attack the school with the mindset of whether or not I could live there without playing football. Boulder was the ONLY school that had me wanting to move right away. The passion these fans have for us is what makes us want to win so badly. This pushed CU over the top for me; the recruiting process is a tough, stressful thing, and to see a town whose team loses big to Oregon constantly remind the players that they are behind us and know we will see it through, made me want to be a part of something special like that.

    On sitting out the 2012 season as a red-shirt ... I have been ready to lead these guys since the day I set foot on campus. Having to red-shirt this fall was tough at first for me, because I was struggling with my shoulder and was not able to compete in fall camp. After a couple weeks however, I realized that red-shirting was the best thing I could have done. It gave me a chance to really build a relationship with P-Rich because he was right beside me with his knee. It also gave me a chance to settle in and get comfortable with the rest of the team. The best thing about it though is, my arm is now stronger than what it was before, and my confidence about this team and the guys we have coming back on both sides of the ball is through the roof. You are going to see a different Buffalo team next year on offense. I can promise you that and people should start getting excited.

    On being a part of the search committee for the new head coach ... Mr. Bohn involved me and the three other guys a lot more than we really thought he would to be honest. We got a chance to write a letter stating what we had to offer and what our football team was all about, and they was a very cool experience for me. I wanted our new HC to be a man of respect and someone who knew how to win – but how win the right way. Coach Mac is that kind of man.

    This is just a sampling of Dillon's responses. I think the Buff Nation is really going to take to this young man over the next four years ...

     
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  2. BuffNut99

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    Awesome, great work as always Montana.
     
  3. sliderNcider

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    Ouch
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    So out of all of everything you could have used from that interview, that's what you chose to post about?
     
  5. Daaah

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    Dude seems like a class act.
     
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    "my confidence about this team and the guys we have coming back on both sides of the ball is through the roof. You are going to see a different Buffalo team next year on offense. I can promise you that and people should start getting excited."

    The potential exists for Shane to help upgrade the opinion of the talent we already have. Yes we have needs but this team has embedded talent for experienced coaches to work with! Certainly solid QB play could greatly enhance that improvement. I like his confidence a bunch! Go getem SD!
     
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  7. SCB

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    Can't wait to see him in action.
     
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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Yes??? I kinda quit paying attention to offseason fluff pieces anyways. After the last 7 years I'm in show me mode. I just thought that comment was interesting... nothing more
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    There is a couple pieces of fluff in it but overall it's a interview to get to know Shane.
     
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    If I recall correctly, this refers to the 40something to 2 shellacking we took two years ago. There were a fair amount of recruits here, and I recall stories that they were all impressed with the number of people who showed up (season was already in the ****ter) and the noise and support the team received even after the game was out of hand.
     
  11. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Either Dillon has a slim grasp on the English Language or Montana has yet to proofread what he transcribed....

    Did Dillon mean that "CU constantly loses big to Oregon" or that "losing big constantly REMINDS players that".....? I'm hoping the latter.

    How about: and they was a very cool experience for me

    Or: I wanted our new HC to be a man of respect and someone who knew how to win – but how win the right way.
     
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  13. MontanaBuff

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    The quote is accurate, and you can't really argue with the perspective. In Shane's two years being associated with the program, CU has lost to Oregon 45-2 and 70-14 ... and each score could have been much worse. The last time Colorado beat Oregon, Shane was four years old. In his reality, "CU constantly loses big to Oregon" ... and that reality isn't likely to change, at least not for the next few years.
     
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    I see you missed my point.

    The word constant here. Is he talking about constantly losing big or is he stating that losing big is a constant reminder? I would assume the latter.
     
  15. BuffSaid

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    The town/fans constantly remind the players - even with a big loss - that they are behind them no matter what. That is what stood out to him on his visit.
     

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