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What if Iltis wins the starting LG spot?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    There's a very real possibility that Iltis is our starting LG in 2010. Players raved about how tough he was to match up against this spring.

    Also, our best OL of 2009 may have been the Nebraska game when we went Solder-Iltis-Stevens-Miller-Givens.

    How would you guys feel about Iltis as the starter?

    If it played out this way, would you try to redshirt Richter?

    Something to consider, since there are 7 OLs other than Richter in the junior class but only 3 OLs in the sophomore class (with Max maybe getting a 6th year and being a de facto freshman this year).

    If this happened, would you see Iltis sliding inside to center for 2011 and another big position battle at LG?
     
  2. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    I've given up trying to guess with this staff in charge. But, we certainly can't have the same 5 starting more than 1 or 2 games together.
     
  3. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    I agree that if either Adkins or Iltis wins the job outright that we should redshirt Richter.

    Next year's position battle at center with Iltis and Shaun Simon would be good for the team as well.

    I would much rather have Iltis be the starting LG than Adkins, and I would rather have Ryan Miller be the starting RT and let Givens develop some more by redshirting.

    My CU O-line would be: Solder-Iltis-Stevens-Behrens-Miller

    Anyway, most likely it will be the lineup you listed with Solder-Iltis-Stevens-Miller-Givens.
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Scotty, Givens did redshirt. He was in the 2008 class and did not play during the '08 season. He'll only be a sophomore in 2010.
     
  5. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Yep. Brain fart on my part.

    I still think he needs to bulk up to play in the Big 12, is he still under 280?
     
  6. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    I don't give a rat's butt who starts where on the OL. I just want the combination that gives us the best, kick-ass OL out there this year.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I haven't heard different. Even 10 pounds would make such a difference.
     
  8. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    If Iltis wins the LG spot, I will be amazed if we have both guards making it through the season healthy. Miller and Iltis each have had some issues.
     
  9. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    Oh good, I was worried you were going to say Mad Cow Disease.
     
  10. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    My Hopes: Richter wins it. However.... Richter>Iltis>Adkins. I wouldn't mind iltis being in, the team was much better with him in. However, if he doesn't win he better get a good look at the C spot.

    And ya, I want someone else besides givens at RT. The guy is not only underweight, he is the definition of inconsistent. Hell, you don't even know if he will show up at any given game!
     
  11. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    The first thing I saw when I saw the thread title on the forum page was ".....G spot", so this thread really let me down.
     
  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    That may be the one thing harder to find than a starting LG for CU. :lol:
     
  13. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I heard that Cody is in contention for that postion, as well as QB, RB, WR, TE, S, LB, CB, K and P. Dan says that it is a game-time decision.
     
  14. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    If Iltis wins the LG spot, I'd like to see MTM and Richter battling for the RG spot and shift Miller back over to tackle. Givens doesn't seem ready, I'd rather he have more time to bulk up so he can compete with Harris at LT next year.
     
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    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I don't like Miller at tackle, he seems to get owned by speedy rushers.
     
  16. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    Maybe, but I like him better than Givens at the moment.
     
  17. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Move him to fullback.
     
  18. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    :rofl:
     
  19. lvbuff

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    Odds are that MTM will never be back in it. Both his knees are shot.
     
  20. buffs04

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    Can't say I ever understood why Miller is playing guard.
     
  21. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The reason I've heard is that he doesn't have great feet. This has come from both within the program and from outside talent evaluators. I'm certainly not qualified to evaluate OLs to that detail, so I'm not going to argue. We have seemed to play pretty well with Miller at RT, though.
     
  22. GoBuffs08

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    I think that if everyone is trying really really hard in practice that they should all get a chance to play. Was that not the reason behind player groupings last year?
     

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