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"We are a young football team"

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Duff Man, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    We played a lot of young guys in 2008. Shouldn't some of those names be popping up on lists like this?

    http://cfn.scout.com/2/820611.html
     
  2. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Scout's/CFN's website sucks ass.
     
  3. KingPants

    KingPants Club Member Club Member

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    Our best bets for those list went down with injury. (Stewart and Miller).
     
  4. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Miller is not a freshman.
     
  5. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Looking at that list, probably the two guys with the best shot at making the team were Speedy and MTM, if not for injuries. MTM might have had a shot at first team, Speedy might have made the second team, at best.

    We also have a ton of guys redshirting who will have a shot at making that team next year (Katoa - hopefully, Major, Givens, hell even MTM will probably be eligible for it again...) And we did have 3 guys on the team last year who were still pretty young (or hurt) this year (McKnight, Miller and Hawkins - although they listed him as a QB for Washington :rolleyes:).
     
  6. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    None of the freshmen who played stayed healthy long enough to make any lists.

    Speedy broke his leg

    MTM blew out his knee

    Scott was in and out all year with injuries

    Major blew out his knee before the season began

    None of the other frosh played enough to be on the Frosh AA radar.
     
  7. KingPants

    KingPants Club Member Club Member

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    They had a sophomore list as well. Even a second-team sophomore list.
     
  8. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    oh.

    :doh:
     
  9. jjbuffs13

    jjbuffs13 Well-Known Member

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    How in the world was Julio Jones not on that list? The kid played as though he had been at Bama for 4 years! That list has zero credibility
     
  10. KingPants

    KingPants Club Member Club Member

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    He was on the honorable mention list. Still I agree with you, he was a beast this year.
     
  11. Wise Old Man

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    ... I can't think of a Single player on our team who stands out in any way.
    Stewart. Anddddd.... Stewart?
    Granted didn't get to see Miller the whole way through. but he didn't ever seem to dominate.
    And people keep bringing up our linebacking core. Major, Katoa, .. honestly . I STill am going to have to say that they were by and far the WORST part of the team this year. ..
     
  12. 2HellNback

    2HellNback Well-Known Member

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    This guy loses all credibility when Julio Jones is not on that list... :rolleyes:
     
  13. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Yeah, Major and Katoa aren't very good. They were the WORST part of our team this year. I saw Katoa miss a tackle in a Sunday practice I think.
     
  14. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    "Wise?" :huh:
     
  15. Buffocrat

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    He can't be on the list if the two guys in front of him were unstoppable from the beginning of the season to the end.

    Julio Jones grew into his dominance. AJ Green and the Southern Miss kid walked in the door ready to play.....
     
  16. TheTruth

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    I agree. Damn Major and Katoa. JUST WHO DO THEY THINK THEY ARE GETTING REDSHIRTED/INJURED. KICK THEM OFF THE TEAM
     
  17. Hugegroove

    Hugegroove Club Member Club Member

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    I can't imagine the Buffs getting the same kind of critical injuries next season as they went through this year. Our depth should be much better next season and still remain young and very experienced at the same time.
     
  18. MiamiBuffs

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    2008 was an aberration because of the injuries, transfers, benchings, and bootings. I'd say that next year will produce a better record and probably a bowl berth. I still see this team as very young and inexperienced. However, they are more experienced and thus, barring injury, should play better next year.
     
  19. DBT

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    I'll post this one here as well. This year, we had 50 Freshmen and 22 Sophomores out of 107 players. That is 67%. Optimum would be 50%. Our two deep on offense as of November 23rd had 14 freshmen/sophomores. Our two deep on defense consisted of 12 freshmen/sophomores. This doesn't count guys out for the season like Miller or Mariner. It doesn't count guys out for academics like Simas or Obi. It doesn't count red shirts like Major (injured) or Polk. Add Katoa to that as well.

    Some so called "fans" of the team decry the coaching staff for poor coaching and play calling. What the hell? How do you put a patchwork team together, throw out at least half the play book, and have the ability to run the stuff you want to run?
     
  20. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    this is the first time I heard that Obi was out on academics. He played in a few games early. What's the story?
     
  21. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Oops. Maybe I was wrong there. Someone please correct me. Who were the academic guys, not that it matters.
     
  22. The Fusker

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    I think the Buffs will be very good in 2009. Tyler Hansen should be your guys starting quarterback. His running ability is a dangerous element.
     
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  23. bch9

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    During the banquet Hawk said he expects the team to win 10 games next year. Now that is putting yourself out there! He also said next year there are no excuses.
     
  24. buffaholic

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    Tau - OT
    Simas - WR
    Faatagi - OG

    Obi was eligible but didn't play in the last 4 games. I thought maybe the staff held him out b/c of mid-term issues or something (rather than NCAA).

    I was thinking he would emerge this year as a big time player of the future and instead, he saw 12 plays. Larson saw 6, Shields saw 4, Kaynor 20, Goree 89, and Cunningham (true FR) saw 145. That's our DL next year!
     
  25. DBT

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    Thanks. Faatagi was who I meant. I have an old and feable brain.
     
  26. Buffsfan09

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    "Probably a bowl berth" -- Yikes...I'd hate to see what happens if we don't win 6 games and get to a bowl. You think recruiting is going bad this year, I don't want to imagine what it would be like next year with another 5 win season.
     
  27. sackman

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    I like that Hawk is setting the bar at 10 wins. That's an aggressive goal, but not completely out of the question. OOC is undeniably easier next year, and we get Missouri, Kansas and the nubs at home.
     
  28. SkiTownUSA

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    Does that mean if we don't have a winning record we can call out our coaching staff? I don't want to see just a winning record I expect at least 8 wins or I'll be disappointed.
     
  29. Buffarino

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    That's how I feel, too. Minimum should be 7 wins for Hawk to keep his job, IMO. I won't be happy unless they get 8 or more wins.
     
  30. DBT

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    So, you would have fired Mac?
     

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