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The Unsung Hero

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by HawaiiBUFF, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. HawaiiBUFF

    HawaiiBUFF Well-Known Member

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    This year Colorado has been nothing less than impressive. Our offense has been fast and potent, leaving them ranked 11th in the nation in offense efficiency leading up to the game this weekend at USC. We lost our leader, Sefo Liufau, during the Michigan game, but haven't skipped a beat since with Steven Montez at the helm. The bundance or receivers we have at our disposal has only help make our quarterbacks better week-to-week. If it's not Fields one week it's Ross, and if it's not Ross than it's Bobo. This high tempo well oiled machine wouldn't be worth mentioning at all if we didn't give our O-Line setting some credit. Last year, they struggled to find consistency and togetherness. But this year, they look like a completely different animal. And that has opened up our run game. We don't stick to one running back, but tactically use a group effort to keep the defense honest. Overall, this offense is something we haven't been fortunate to have in recent years.

    This brings me to the other side of the ball. Another year, another group that could only keep us close in games. Wrong! This group has some of the most talented players in the PAC-12 and quite possibly the nation. They are ranked 12th in the nation in defensive efficiency heading into this weekend. The team is led by Senior Nickelback/Corner Chidobe Awuzie. He is the life blood of the defense and keeps them running at a high level. Some are saying he could sneak into the First Round of this upcoming NFL Draft. He is complimented in the secondary by Tedric Thompson, Ahkello Witherspoon and Afolabi Laguda. Ryan Moller has played solid as well as the fill-in man but has since been asked to step-in at outside linebacker after McCartney went down with a season ending injury. Our linebacker core has been be stout and unforgiving. They are the glue that holds the team together. Rick Gamboa had a great pick-6 this past weekend that was provided by our defensive front. We can't forget about the men in the trenches. They have been playing lights out and allow our secondary and linebacker corp to have extra time to make plays. Its a cohesive group that had another year to grow together.

    It's been an exciting year so far for the Buffaloes and we can only hope that there are more good times to follow!

    But wait, how could I possibly forget about the man that this entire post is titled about. Josh Tupou. He is absolutely without a doubt the man that is helping all of this happen. He has endured so much throughout his career at CU going through losing season after losing season, and not to mention his year long suspension. He has the hardest job on the team. The man that has to fill the hole in the trenches and really be the tip of the spear. He's a bruiser of a human, standing 6'3 240lbs. He needed to be mentioned more than anyone because of the importance of having him this year. It's as if his suspension last year was meant to be. What if, he was eligible to play in 2015 and we still ended up with a losing season? Our team, wouldn't have him now and we might not be #21 in the nation after week 5. I'm not saying he won these games by himself, but who knows, maybe he is truly that last puzzle piece to this amazing run so far? I'm inclined to think so. I couldn't imagine not having him on our roster this year and am so thankful he's back!

    Let's keep the good times rolling in Boulder, Colorado! GO BUFFS!
     
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  2. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Ban for linking an article by Kizla.
     
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  3. HawaiiBUFF

    HawaiiBUFF Well-Known Member

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    Can you explain? And it's gone.
     
  4. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Thanks, Mtn. Kisla is a douche.
     
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  5. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Kizla is quite possibly the biggest douche nozzle on the internet. He isn't a journalist, he is a hack. That article that you linked too, was nothing but Kizla trying to bait Tupou into saying something dumb (which he didn't, tupou handled himself entirely with class and maturity). Kizla takes pot shots at CU whenever he can and as such CU fan's should avoid giving him free clicks if possible.
     
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  6. TDforTD

    TDforTD Banned BANNED Club Member

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    I came into this thread all excited to see your opinion on someone who deserves some praise who we've overlooked and I can't find out who it is in the first paragraph smh.
     
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  7. King_George_XXIV_Rules

    King_George_XXIV_Rules Well-Known Member

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    Tupou? No way in hell that boy is only 240 lbs.
     
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  8. HawaiiBUFF

    HawaiiBUFF Well-Known Member

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    Okay 1. My bad on Kizla, I hate anyone who does that to CU as much as anyone. 2. Tried my best to write something interesting and giving praise to Tupou.
     
  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Tupou has been a beast. I'm glad people recognize. But he has gotten some attention. The guys who have been beasts and haven't gotten enough pub are Samson & Carrell. Even Michigan was unable to run between the tackles.
     
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  10. BUFFSROCKS

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    I believe if you look back to the Rocky Mountain showdown thread. I specifically mentioned Carrell's play was the guy who jumped out at me. Guy has been awesome...he had the sack on the ducks qb back at the 4 yard line.
     
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  11. Gramburglar

    Gramburglar Literally has hundreds of dollars Club Member

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    Most pleased with the emergence of Carrell. I'll be honest and I am not great at recognizing individual players on the DL versus the units overall performance, but watching this year Carrell has been prominent (may be a Tupo effect) but the kid certainly can play.
     
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    Carrell has been great but the Oregon sack was Samson. I believe Carell flushed him out and Samson finished it off. Samson had his best game there after stating how much hate he has for the Ducks. Here's to hoping he has a hatred for the rest of the teams on our schedule.
     
  13. BUFFSROCKS

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    Haha, We were both wrong I just watched the clip again and Tupou flushed him out and Kafovalu got him..oh well they did a great job.
     
  14. BuffHerd

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    More like 340lbs.
     
  15. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

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    No, ban by Duff for not throwing anyone under the bus!
    Kizla forgiven (this week, next? Who knows?) for writing ONE positive article about the Buffs.
    One out of 1,743, about par for the Post.
     
  16. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

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    First half UO highlight: Josh shoving the UO center back into the QB!
     
  17. buffalo1

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    Big props for all of CU's interior D line for the havoc they have wreaked! It is making a huge difference.
     
  18. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    Takeaway from this thread:

    CU DL good, ****la bad.

    Sounds about right.

    Edit: **** is censored? That seems a little specific.

    Anyhoo, Jizla.
     

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