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This is no longer a bad football team

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by KDBuff, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. KDBuff

    KDBuff Member

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    That one hurt. This team keeps finding inventive new ways to break our hearts. At the end of the day, we're not good enough to overcome mistakes. However frustrating, two years ago this team was losing these games by 40, and not looking even remotely competitive.

    I thought the play calling was much better last night, had them on their toes. My only complaint is one that has been brought up here all season, and that's the coaches not have a game-ready backup qb. I blame Apsay's struggles with the blitzes on the coaches not having gotten him more experience. I said it as soon as he came in...we're going to get sacked here. But, he looked good all things considered.

    I hate to keep feeling encouraged through losses, but I'm encouraged. Haven't looked at the schedule for next year, but I think we turn the corner.
     
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  2. buffs04

    buffs04 Well-Known Member

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    What's the game plan for turning these losses into wins? The team is clearly better than Embree era, but we aren't winning more games. There is a pattern developing in losing these close games against better teams. We go up early, then we blow it (seemingly in the 3rd quarter). Frankly I think that the team is used to losing. Hopefully this attitude isn't wearing off on the incoming players.

    Being close is probably going to cut it this year, but I hope it doesn't next year.
     
  3. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    Meh, I am plenty used to losing close. I am not going to feel very encouraged until we win games against legitimate programs.
     
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  4. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    Bad is relative. Better than Embree's teams? Sure. We're still (probably) a 1-win Pac 12 team who will miss out on a bowl. That's bad under most definitions.
     
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    Well, it's time to knock the door down. I don't wanna hear this close bs. If it's there, take it.
     
  6. Sykobuff

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    The concern is, they lost all those close games last year. This year was the next step and they continue to keep losing close games.

    They look good for a half then they implode, especially at home. Until they actually win these close games, they won't get the benefit of the doubt.
     
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  7. BuffLuKe

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    Finish, that's the only word that makes sense.
     
  8. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    I still remember the 40-3 USC beat down in 2002. I am encouraged. Go beat the **** out the Pirate's crew.
     
  9. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Disheartening to read the WeAreUSC thread where CU is "THE WORST TEAM IN THE CONFERENCE" [/ALLCAPS].

    CU is going to have to beat someone other than Oregon State and Wazzou to shake that opinion.
     
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    I knew were in trouble when they put up that stat where USC had not won a game they trailed by double digits at halftime in a decade.
     
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    The game was over when Powell fumbled in the third quarter. Yes, I realize we still had a four point lead at that point, but the game was lost. It was obvious to me. I had seen that play before and I knew how it ended. Until we get past that, we are what we are.
     
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    USC and UCLA were games that would be wins against much of the PAC. Now we need that type of game against WSU and they win by ten.
     
  13. BuffSurveyor

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    Colorado is playing better, but still a poor football team. Building and growing for next year for sure.
     
  14. patebuff

    patebuff Downgraded to half a star Club Member

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    I thought the exact same thing. Unfortunately we aren't talented enough or have enough depth to have back breaking penalties or turnovers. Other teams can weather a few bad penalties and turnovers. Not the buffs. Either they need to play flawlessly or the talent needs to improve drastically.
     
  15. patebuff

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    Still better than Nebraska
     
  16. Bufffan68

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    I would say we are average and improving.
     
  17. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    I would say our record disagrees with you.
     
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    You don't have a say in this matter. Your drive by posts suck.
     
  19. BuffSurveyor

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    I want some of what you are drinking.
     
  20. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    **** off, troll.
     
  21. BuffSurveyor

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    Right! Trolling since '08. NOT!
     
  22. fatbuff

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    As Mike's mentor said "We are what our record says we are."
     
  23. Duff Man

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    Still a bad football team.
     
  24. buffs04

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    Yeah, I don't buy the "we're good, we just blow it in bad moments..."

    A huge part of being a good team is NOT doing that.
     
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    Give me an example of a bad football team in the p5
     
  26. 14er

    14er “Imitation is suicide.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Guess who these quotes are from: "Trust the process! The future is bright for this team." "So close... Wouldn't want to be here with any other group of guys. Love this team." and "The future is so bright for this team and I am so happy to be apart of the process."

    You got it - Kansas! After almost beating a top 5 team yesterday. Every team looks at the positives and thinks their improving. We are no different at Colorado. However, the record is the baseline and right now we barely beat the worst team in the P12 and have 1 victory in conference and arguably the worst recruiting class (bottom 2 for sure). But yeah, I would think we'd beat Kansas.
     
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  28. DrunkPanda

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    No.... no, actually we ARE a bad team... That's.... why we have won 2 conference games in 3 years... That's why we screw up and blow it in every game that we are close in. Good teams find a way to win games, bad teams find a way to lose games. How are people here not seeing that?

    We aren't even getting our opponents' full effort and they are still all beating us. Do you really think they are preparing and playing with the same focus & intensity when they play "2 wins in 3 years" Colorado as they would if they are playing a conference contender team?

    Tell anyone, ANYONE outside of the CU fan base that CU is actually a good team and watch their reaction. They will laugh at you
     
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    Looks like the luster might be off of our signature close loss after last night, too. Hopefully next year our signature close losses will come against teams that are actually good.
     
  30. Big Jim

    Big Jim WTF? Club Member

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    This was the 2005 ISU game all over again. Seniors Vickers and Klatt both had turnovers in the second half that were returned 63 yards for TD's allowing CU to lose a come from ahead game. The team quit on Barnett that day and he was fired after the Big 12 loss, 7000-3, to UT next.

    It is pretty amazing that MacIntyre has not lost this team yet given the past two seasons. But this loss to USC feels like it could be his "ISU". The seniors are done. No bowl, no more home games. MacIntyre is not even trying to hide his disdain for his QB of the next two games. At least one player is publically tweeting he has all but given up.

    It will be interesting to see if the coach and team have enough juice to keep fighting for the remaining two games given that the season goals are lost. I truely believe that the next two games will be make-or-break for MacIntyre in Boulder. If the team plays with heart the next two games then 2016 may see an upswing in success. If the players have quit for the season and get blown out at WSU and at UU than I see a strong probability of a fracured team that will almost no chance of success in 2016.
     

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