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Rashard Higgins leaving CSU early for NFL

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Jens1893, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Good
     
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  3. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    In the zero surprise category of news.

    Be interesting to see how highly he is drafted. They have had some other kids who came out then were disappointed with the results
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm kind of surprised. I saw an article earlier in the week saying he was leaning toward returning. Big blow for the Rams. Kid's a player.
     
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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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  6. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    I'm sure some sure some tight end that looks (and dresses) like Chris Penn in Footloose, will compensate for Higgins loss by racking up 160 receiving yards in the RMS.
     
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    Hansley graduated too so that's a ton of production at the Wr position. Anyone think Hansley might be practice squad material?
     
  8. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    Good for him and them and Orr nailed it in post #6
     
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    Looks like the NFL evaluation process gave him a 3rd Round estimate. That seems about right.
     
  10. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    from what i've read, sounds like he had a pretty tough upbringing. good for him, go get paid.
     
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    At least Tini won't be here before the game yelling at everyone about how garbage the Rams oline is.
     
  12. onealcd

    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    Pictures?
     
  13. CUFan

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    Yeah. His post was annoying and true at the same time.

    Edit: Orr's post is the kind of post I would like to rep since he "nailed it" as you mentioned. However, I do not want to "like" it because I don't like that fact that we have so much trouble with CSU.
     
  14. Clean Undies

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    Just PM him a rare and special photo of Chris Penn holding a trout. That's what I do.
     
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    Hansley is not practice squad material by any means.

    CSU loses a ton on defense. They lose 4 of their top 5 tacklers and about 9 key defenders of their top 13 or so including:
    Davis
    Pierre-Louis
    Mathews
    James
     
  16. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Big opportunity for Bobo in his second year to prove his value as a recruiter and talent developer.

    Hard to know what surprised are in store without Higgins and others recruited under Sparkles.
     
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    Bobo is going hard at the JUCO route this year. Hoping for instant plug 'n play another bowl appearance and an opportunity to move up to P5.
     
  18. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    Completely agree. Big year for Bobo's career. If he can lead the 2016 Rams to an 8 or 9 win season, I think he'll get his dream SEC job somewhere.
     
  19. MtnBuff

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    Channeling your inner "tini"
    Last time I read about how much the sheep had lost we went out and got beat.

    I don't think that is going to happen this year but it won't be a walk over either. This is their game of the year, they will come to play.
     
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    A lot of that depends on what is on the other side fo the field, when you are game planning for a player like Higgins it opens up room for the other guys.
     
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    I was the first to drill 'Tini then because he was talking out of his ass. They mostly lost offensive linemen and a RB, and like a lot of programs, they had a full and deep offensive line and it's a position that even MWC teams can be strong at year after year. The Rams seemingly ALWAYS have had good to great OLine play. And they had a RB transfer in from Alabama. They did NOT take a step back and I told him they wouldn't.

    Higgins was a once in a decade guy for them, and really the last QB was as well. Those two at same time was big.

    I think Bobo appears to be a good coach, but I honestly feel he walked into a situation that is a tough one. They had peaked in 2014 in terms of their talent level and were set for a step back in 2015 due to QB inexperience and really, lack of talent there. But the real land mine is their defensive talent. How does that pipeline look for them, especially at LB, Safety and DE? They just reloaded with a bunch of Jucos, so I'd guess it didn't look great. They also signed a grad-transfer QB, again because I think Bobo knows his roster is weak.

    They lose roughly 8 starters from defense and clearly most of their best players. They had a true frosh named Thomas at CB who is going to be good though.

    So if Bobo found a bunch of Juco guys who can play solid in game 1, and the transfer QB is an upgrade from Stevens, then yeah, CSU might be decent. But if not, they are primed for a big step backwards this year and I wouldn't blame this on Bobo, but everyone will.
     
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    Fair assessment.

    As I stated they will give us their best game and we need to be ready for that.

    They don't have the depth now to replace guys that they did a couple years ago, they don't have the the playmakers they had, and while Bobo may be a good coach I think we saw that Sparkles was a better coach than we gave him credit for.

    We still have obvious weaknesses but it is also fair to say that we are also a deeper, better team than we were a couple years ago.

    If we lose this game this year I think it will be a very negative indicator about this coaching staff because we should win the game.
     
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    I think it's crystal clear that McElwain is an incredible coach.
     
  25. Clean Undies

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    Yes. I have mixed feelings about him. If CU would have hired Sprarkles, I strongly suspect Dee Hart and other serious D1 talent would be our heroes and I suspect we'd have gone bowling by now.

    I also suspect that he wouldn't have stuck around.
     
  26. J.R. Ewing

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    I'd take it.
     
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    I definitely think he would have used any HC job as a stepping stone back to the SEC. However, he drastically increased the talent level and coaching competence at CSU to get them from a 3 win team to a 10 win team in 3 short seasons. I'm not saying he would have made CU a 10 win team in the same time frame, but he would have definitely increased the talent base and had us bowling by now. The flip side, though, is would he have been looking long term enough to demand the facilities upgrade that MM did?
     
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    A lot of talk here about our non-rival rivalry.
     
  29. Duff Man

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    I kinda laugh about people still talking about CU needing to match CSU's intensity.
     
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    There was a first quarter intensity problem almost the entire year last season but it was bad for the CSU game.
     

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