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So who wins the guard spots?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by lvbuff, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. lvbuff

    lvbuff Well-Known Member

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    I think Huckins get one spot but not sure on the other.
     
  2. Buff_since76

    Buff_since76 Still a fan... Club Member

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    Let the best player win.

    In years past we have had threads that are "PLAYER X needs to step up". That was everyones hope as that player was really our only option. This year we have 3 starters returning and 4 guys who were on the bench and want on the field.

    Coach em up, and get the best line out there.
     
  3. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Paul Blart?
     
  4. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    You would have to think the RG spot is Callahans to lose.
     
  5. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    I would hope that we are starting to move into a point where the coaches have to choose from multiple players who can play instead of us hoping that somebody steps up to give us at least one decent player at a position.
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Kough played very well last year when Crabb was out. I think he's pretty locked at LG. Callahan's probably got more competition at RG with Huckins and maybe Wiefels.

    Biggest question on the OL right now seems to be who is going to be able to be the backup OC in case Kelley gets dinged.
     
  7. onealcd

    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    Kough would likely be backup center even if he wins the left guard spot. I just want Callahan and Kough to win the two spots so hopefully Lindgren wants to run the ball more.
     
  8. goldy21

    goldy21 Well-Known Member

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    This is why I have Allbuffs bookmarked. Just can't get this type of insight anywhere else.
     
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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    LG-Kough
    RG-Callahan

    Huckins and Wiefuls fight for back-up Guard and Center spots
     
  10. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    What I wonder about is why they have slotted Callahan at guard.

    He was competitive at tackle at a program with much more OL talent than we have. My personal opinion is that our very best guard is Irwin who is out at LT.

    If Callahan could step up at LT letting Irwin move inside I think he could be devastating leading the run game.

    Of course this and all of what we put here is speculation. The coaches see practice every day which we don't.
     
  11. DiggerBuffs

    DiggerBuffs Well-Known Member

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    They let Callahan compete against Irwin at LT and Irwin was better. They feel Callahan's best fit was at OG after watching him for a bit at both positions. Irwin was solid at LT. No reason to move him if Callahan couldn't beat him last year.

    And to the subject, I see it as Kough and Callahan based off what I have read. Will be interested to see how the group looks at the Spring Game. At least there is competition and depth to choose from!
     
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    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    In an ideal world, Callahan is LT and Irwin is LG, but with Irwin playing pretty well at LT last year, it would be a mistake to move him inside now.
     
  13. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Why do folks want to move Callahan outside and Irwin inside?

    Irwin's twin brother is a good enough athlete to start at TE here. That suggests his athleticism. Also, Irwin did a good job at LT last season.

    I think that this idea comes a lot from what positions these guys used to play. But neither were ever starters at their old positions under different coaches and systems. Seems like they're better suited to the new spots.
     
  14. sackman

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    Bone structure, mainly.
     
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    LG- Huckins
    RG-Kough

    Calahan in close competition with Huckins.
     
  16. BuffNut99

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    I'm also interested in who is going to be the next man up at LT. I think Irwin is pretty good and could be very good, but he seems to be injury prone. I'd like to see Josh Kaiser ready to go if Irwin (or Nembot) gets hurt, but like everyone is saying, let the competition sort it all out.
     
  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I think that would be Kronshage this year. He's the likely replacement for Nembot in 2016.
     
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    goalline Club Member Club Member

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    yep. he needs some reps this year too, just to give Nembot or Irwin some rest.
     
  19. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    uhhhhhhhhhhhh
     
  20. SpacemanSpiff

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    with or without the scarf?
     
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    Callahan & Kough. Was very impressed with Kough last year.
     

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