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Trimmed Down Rippy Enjoying 'Breakout Spring'

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  1. RSSBot

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    Even when he arrived on campus in 2008, Doug Rippy looked the part. Learning to play the part was another matter, but in the spring of 2011 Rippy appears to have arrived once more.

    Originally posted by CUBuffs.com
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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    That's a bad, bad man!

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  3. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    He brings pain and suffering. Now if only his helmet was the proper color. And if he was wearing the right uniform.
     
  4. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    We have some playmakers at ILB.
     
  5. Mick Ronson

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    that's a bad, bad uniform.
     
  6. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    we need Major and Rippy to play well this year.
     
  7. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    I think those uni's look sick. I like the throwbacks as well tho
     
  8. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    It would be great if Rippy emerges. Sounds like he is getting to learn all three spots, which is great, cause I think Webb will take back the starting ILB spot when he comes back from injury. That means rippy needs to push out to OLB to start... Which he may be able to do now. He weighs less, should be faster...

    Assuming Major comes back from injury to near his level last year, that leaves us with a pretty decent starting 3 LBs on paper. The problem is that 2 of 3 are unproven on game day, and the 3d is injury prone and recovering from a pretty horrific injury that can stay in your head for a while. And of course, the depth behind them is paper thin. I see a frosh playing significantly this year...
     
  9. CUFan

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    The uni's look like Oregon's and are atrocious in my opinion. They are also associated with the worst coach in CU football history. Trash them and never bring them back.

    I look forward to seeing the new Rippy.
     
  10. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Good for Rip! Also nice to see the # of juniors attending this weekend.
     
  11. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    If I pulled out a hair every time I heard a player say that they "struggled to learn the playbook" the last five years, I'd be completely bald.
     
  12. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    If one guy fails to learn the playbook that's understandable. That falls on the player.

    When many guys are failing to learn the playbook that is a coaching error. I understand that some people may have better study/work habits than others, nonetheless it's the responsibility of the coach to make sure the people that he recruits are willing to learn (and put in the time) and that they can teach it effectively to those willing to do so. The last staff was utterly incompetent in being teachers and gameday coaches.
     
  13. sackman

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    We heard a lot of how Hansen wasn't learning the playbook. Strange, but he's "learning" a whole new playbook this year and seems to be doing just fine. Hmmmm, that's weird.
     

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