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Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by GoBuffs08, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    I swore I would not attend a CU game after the CSU fiasco. Unfortunately I caved and attended last night.

    QB- Webb is bad. Bad to the point you can't even say what he is good at. Can't throw long and can't throw short is a bad combination. I don't know how much worse Wood or Herschman are, but at this point who cares. Make a change.
    RB- Nothing at all to be excited about. No Pow means no chance.
    WR- I can only assume there is some type of agreement that prevents CU from sending Thomas in for plays other than the bubble screen and end-around.
    TE- Kasa has some great skills. We must be saving him for games later in the year.
    OL- We field people in that position.
    DL- Nothing exiting. Handled easily last night. Of course when you rush 3 it isn't hard, and when we blitzed they simply tossed a screen for 30.
    LB- Probably the worst part of the team. Constantly out of position, and when they somehow manage to be in the correct spot they can't tackle. The next play that any of the LB's make will be the first play they have made all year.
    DB- Very young but at least putting in some effort.

    All of are coaches are a joke. Embree looks lost. Whoever our OC is calls the most predictable plays in the history of football. When every DB is in press coverage the bubble screen is not going to work. There is no chance for the one WR to get out and make a block. I saw it, everyone in the stands saw it. Our OC must have decided that if you run it 27 times, eventually it has to work. The DC has no clue how to make any adjustments. ASU in the second half could run any play they wanted and the D was clueless to stop anything.

    But really all I kept thinking about last night during the beatdown were the new scoreboards. They pretty much sum up CU's attitude towards football. The north board looks great. The size fits perfectly on top of the Dal Ward building. Then you look at the south board and the first thing you notice is the ribbon boards are 3x as wide as the scoreboard. The effect at night made the board look even smaller than it is. It was the equivalent of having a 27" TV hanging on the wall at home in a space designed for a 55" TV.

    CU does a nice job at one end, and then does it completely half-assed at the other.
     
  2. buffs04

    buffs04 Well-Known Member

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    A great microcosm of the failure that is this football program is the pining for a mediocre running back. Christian Powell playing in this game doesn't change a damn thing.
     
  3. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    But if Polk plays we only lose by 20
     
  4. jpbuff

    jpbuff Active Member

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    I'm curious. Could Polk just sit the rest of the year and apply for a medical redshirt and come back next year? I believe he went down on the 20th play of the first game.

    I know, I'm desperate and reaching for things?
     
  5. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    yes.
     
  6. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    I think the biggest missing puzzle piece is OC. Our entire offense is a joke. We have a QB who should be trusted to not give the game away, not expected to win the game. We should be 2 tight with a FB & RB every ****ing play. We recruited studs at FB who are more likely to die of tetanus from bench splinters than CU running anything resembling a competent offensive effort. Bieniemy needs to go back to coaching running backs in the pros. The defense is bad, but they actually hung tough until the wore down.
     
  7. JWP303

    JWP303 Active Member

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    There are no positives with this program. Everything is bad and unenjoyable.

    ESPN showed a shot of the sideline in the 4th quarter and it was embarrassingly lifeless. A bunch of deer in the headlights looks.

    I think (hope) attendance falls off a cliff for the rest of the season.
     
  8. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    45k for a blackout primetime game... it's already off a cliff.

    and the OC is terrible. we had a solid running game going with Ford... and in the 3d quarter we completely abandon it. Not that we ever dedicated ourselves to it in the 2d or 1st, but at least we gave it lip service. For a running back, EB sure hates running the ball.
     
  9. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    I thought the great Microcosm was how we had completely gained control of the momentum of the game by scoring 10 points going into half time, and CU completely **** the bed by allowing the absolute worst possible thing to happen to open the second half with a kickoff return for a TD. Absolutely disgusting.
     
  10. JWP303

    JWP303 Active Member

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    The offensive play calling is atrocious. It's as if the coaches are perfectly content running plays that our roster is incapable of executing, with absolutely no regard for how it may impact our defense. It's like EB has one playbook, which isn't suited to any of our talent, but he's bound and determined to stuff a square peg into a round hole.
     
  11. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    If webb is that bad - how bad is wood or dorman or schrock or dillon or well we see how bad hirshman is
     
  12. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    that zone stretch play was yielding 30 yards every time they ran it... that is linbacker responsibility, has cabral forgotten how to coach now being around all the pop warner type coaches since Barnett???
     
  13. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    that was a talent issue... our kick off team looks slow and small - all of them got blocked
     
  14. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    No it was a coaching issue and not staying in your lane. Idk who it was but he left his lane to pop the blocker and that's where the seam was
     
  15. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    I guarantee you that many teams with similar to slower players have no trouble covering kicks with good coaching. It is coaching.
     
  16. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    How about you just kick the ball out of the ****ing endzone!? Is it that difficult for a BCS level team - playing at altitude - to kick the ball out of the endzone?
     
  17. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    We could run the ball.

    J. Ford7385.4
    T. Jones9374.1
    D. Goodson11111.0

    Why did we move away from it early in the second half???
     
  18. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Ding ding ding!

    Four kickers on the roster and we have opponents returning most kicks.
     
  19. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Apparently tough. Castor is ****ing awful.
     
  20. Jaximus

    Jaximus Club Member Club Member

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    I've been out of football for 7 years and can still kick a football off of a tee 75 yards. The fact that they can't find someone to kick it out from the 35 is a joke!
     
  21. zbuff

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    Maybe EB can go to the other side of the ball and teach 'em how to stop the run?
     
  22. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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  23. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    :lol:
     
  24. Jaximus

    Jaximus Club Member Club Member

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    I thought that these coaches could convince us to give them another year. I thought I'd see the team gain confidence and the coaches find a way to improve the play calling. But all I'm seeing is a bunch of coaches who are making a case to be fired. Which isn't a bad thing. I'd rather that they made it an obvious decision to fire them rather than barely keep the job and have an even worse year and recruiting class. I appreciate Embo and EB for their recruiting class and scouting abilities. We have a good young base to build off of. Hopefully the next coach can come in here and keep our top recruits. I really want to see Parsons as a Buff because he is in the right place at the right time. I could easily see him playing big dividends for our new young QB next year.

    Embo and EB are great assistant coaches. I wish they were here in that capacity. They can't handle running a program on game-day unfortunately. I don't blame them. All they did was want the job. I blame the people who hired them. They need to be fired and we need to get a real coach and leader in hear to build us back up.
     
  25. Jaximus

    Jaximus Club Member Club Member

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    If coach would of put me in 4th quarter. I'd take state.

    P.S. **** you
     
  26. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    i thinkit s fernandez
     
  27. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    ^ this and I was not a big fan of bringing mac back as a mentor, but as of right now, that is what should have happened. Relly should have hired one of these guys that went to - asu, ucla, az, fresno state, csu you get the point
     
  28. rynobuff

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    Hell no... how do we plan on making a bowl game if we don't bring him back now. Gotta win these next two on the road, and Polk's gonna be a big part of that. :lol:
     
  29. BlackNGold

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    My own observations:

    • The team has no chance of winning with the poor QB play we have seen this season. I was hoping that Webb would be a little better than TH (not a high expectation) but that is not the case. Webb is not very accurate. The 4.5 yards per attempt is horrible. If Webb is the best then how bad are the rest. This killed CU more than the Kickoff return - too many 3 and outs.
    • Josh Ford looks to me to be our best running back (since Powell is not around) - do not know why he does not play more. I watched him block on pass plays and he did okay.
    • The oline looked better IMO.
    • I agree the linebackers seem lost out there last night. I also think the D just got wore down mentally with no help from the O. It was discouraging to see the team take the series off after Daigh got hurt.
    • Orms has been tagged by the refs as someone to watch out for on late hits...the one personal foul was a joke - no impact on the game but an observation.
    • Having the east stands half empty at the start of the game due to the students not showing up is tiring.
    • The ASU fans have become my KSU of the PAC12. I always thought the KSU fans showed the least class in the Big 8/12 - I did not consider them a rival but loved to see them lose. ASU fans I met were lacking class on so many fronts - their team losing in the future will always be a weekend bonus for me.
    • Since we stayed until the bitter end we had no problem getting out of the parking lot - the other 30 people in the stadium at the end must of parked in a different lot.

    If I was Embree I would start building for the future at the QB position, let someone else take some snaps that are meaningful, maybe we will get a surprise.
     
  30. BuffaloSoldier76

    BuffaloSoldier76 Unsound Meat Club Member

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    The microcosm of the season for this game to me was with 9:40 left in the 2nd quarter, ASU gets flagged for PI in the end zone. We get the ball 1st & goal from the 2, and we have to burn a time out because the OC can't get a ****ing play call in to the QB. We must have had trouble because the OC couldn't find a play for 1st & 2 on his script.

    Also, the screen pass is always going to be open as a check option for any team we play as long as we opt to never feint a blitz. Every time the LBs approached the line as if they were going to blitz, they blitzed. That makes it awfully easy for the offense to audible into a screen and burn us for as many yards as they'd like to have.

    I really enjoyed how they talked about how the team worked on tackling fundamentals really hard during the bye week, and then we saw those fundamentals in use on, I think, one play in the 1st quarter to an uproarious cheer. We then never saw those tackling fundamentals again. Glad those lessons are taking hold.:rolling_eyes:
     

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