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To all prospective tight ends:

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by buffaholic, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    CU's new pro-style offense makes big-time use of Tight Ends. You will be used as they use Tight Ends in "the League".

    CU will use a lot of 2 Tight End sets. After Deehan graduates in a few months, that leaves only one true Tight End left in the program, #88 Slavin, who is an unproven Frosh.

    Don't worry about Thornton or the new big WR playing tight end. They are more hybrids who do a lot of motion stuff and are really WR's. Cordary Clark (or is it Allen) is practicing there now, but he's a FB. He's not tall enough to be an ideal TE.

    No need to redshirt. We didn't take a single Tight end in 2011.

    If you are a true TE with designs on playing in the league, come to CU and you will have a lot of playing time. Your head coach just left the NFL to come here. He coached a couple guys in the league you may have heard of, one by the name of Tony Gonzalez.

    This is one of the thinnest positions on the team and also one of the best places to be in this offense. A real offense, like they play at the next level. Not a gimmicky offense played by nobody at the next level, nope, we are talking the real deal.

    Seriously, this is a golden opportunity, unlike one I've seen in awhile.
     
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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Preach it!
     
  3. MtnBuff

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    And you didn't mention having a HC who played in the league at the position and then coached the position in the league as well as coaching under some of the best offensive minds in the game.
     
  4. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    JCF pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    And Caleb Smith and Sean Irwin.
     
  5. bigbang

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    We need Caleb Smith at CU.
     
  6. bigbang

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    Thornton is going to have a break out season. Still don't get why Dan Hawkins didn't make use of him last year.
     
  7. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Thornton isn't an every down guy. They are using him in a different position than the TE position I'm talking about.

    Our offense:

    1. establish running game
    2. release tight end on play action

    Repeat often.

    3. Find P-Rich open deep.

    TE (the power type) is so fundamental to this offense. You look at the depth chart and you got the unproven Kyle Slavin all to his lonesome there come December.
     
  8. buffs

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    Make this a 'Sticky'.
     
  9. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    I like the direction of this thread. From the title, I initially thought buffaholic was looking for a date.
     
  10. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    We need a "Tight Ends" video like the "Linebacker" video.

    Very few schools in the country have a history of success at the TE position that would rival CU.

    From as far back as Don Hasselback, JV Cain, Embree, Graham, through our recent guys who got looks in the pros despite Hawkins. With a good year Deehan should follow a long list of others to an NFL training camp.
     
  11. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    He's not that picky, he just wants and end, tight or loose.

    He'd even take one that's a "Sticky."
     
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  12. The Guest

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    Yeah but "prick" is spelled with a "k" and no hyphen.
     
  13. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I wonder if some of these guys will switch their commitment once they see how we use tight ends in our offense. If you look at the stats from the past few years, the TE was one of the least used positions on our team.
     
  14. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    I've always thought of CU as "Tight End U", 'cept for different reasons.
     
  15. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Amen.
     

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