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What position battles are you most interested in following?

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  1. Ozbuff

    Ozbuff Member

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    Not sure how much we'll hear from fall camp since it's closed to the public, but I'm anxious to start hearing news. The short list of what I'm most interested in:

    (1) QB battle (Will Wood start game one?)
    (2) D-line (How many true freshmen will get significant playing time? Will Jagne qualify and be in the mix-I hope so!)
    (3) DBs (Will any of the true freshmen start game one? Will Orms be healthy?)
    (4) O-line (Will Nembot steal a starting spot?)
    (5) WRs (Who will the starters be and will G Thomas be the speedster we need for kick returns?)
     
  2. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Nembot grabbing a starting spot would not be the best news.
     
  3. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    DBs for me. Have some talent coming in there, plus guys returning form injury. Really excited to see how Hendo has continued to develop
     
  4. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    The qb spot is, of course, huge for us. Id guess its between 3 guys Wood, Webb, and Dillon. I just dont see it with Hirsch, thats jmho. Im excited to see which freshman, regardless of position, steps on the field and is ready from the get go. It could be somebody we've talked about alot, sometimes tho, its a guy that wasnt expected to do it. That's the fun part.
     
  5. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    QB, QB, and QB.
     
  6. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    the DL. Lots of competition from the frosh. Should be interesting to see if Bonsu ever plays again and if we are starting 1, 2, or even 3 frosh DL...
     
  7. Buffs@5345'

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    ^^^This^^^ QB as well. Fingers in my ears regarding the secondary! I hope to hear nothing about DBs until Sep 1. when they are all exceeding expectations and ready to play.
     
  8. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    1. QB-this will make or break our season
    2. DT-who steps up behind Pericak, and is Bonsu an option
    3. CB-who starts opposite Henderson
    4. RB-who steps up behind Jones, especially as a power back
    5. TE
     
  9. Buff_since76

    Buff_since76 Still a fan... Club Member

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    I would also throw in RB. I am interested to seeing if the Tony Jones spring info was hype or real, along with can any of the freshmen step up right away in a Speedy style?
     
  10. BuffLuKe

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    I wouldnt be surprised if Abron played well, dude can ball. Id hope Payne can give us some carries too.
     
  11. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    I saw Abron yesterday and he is STACKED. I'd be shocked if he didn't play
     
  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    1. Qb
    2. Cb
    3. Dt
    4. Wr
     
  13. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    :smile2: I love hearing this stuff.
     
  14. BLKnGLD_swag

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    Adding to that... I saw Jeff Thomas on campus the other day... I's be shocked too if he didnt get in on a lot of snaps this year
     
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    Agree,and add QB to the list too
     
  16. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Pourquoi?
     
  17. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    He still has a lot of work to do before he's ready. Gotta remember past year was the only time he's played OL. Very raw.
     
  18. White_Rabbit

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    QB, RB, WR, TE, DL, CB, KR, and PR
     
  19. Rraalph 3000

    Rraalph 3000 Well-Known Member

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    All this QB interest....while important, I'm not exactly excited about it as I don't have much confidence in any of them....hopefully it turns into something VERY INTERESTING in a positive way though

    I'm more excited/interested in the CB/DL battle.....DE - FENSE!!!
     
  20. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    Great question! Right now with the Buffs the position battles are probably the most exciting thing we have to look forward to...
    The D-Line is intriguing because it is essentially setting up our expectations and hopes for the next few years, so I think that is the most interesting.
    The same goes for the DBs, but it is more about them living up to their potential than someone emerging as great.
    The QB battle is obviously the most immediate and important one for our season.
    If the O-Line situation is a battle it is probably a bad sign, but I think everyone is intruigued by the development of Nembot for the coming years.
    The RB and WR competition feels like a battle of being the most slightly above average player.
     
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  21. CUAviator

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    Honestly, position battles scare, especially when EVERY position is up for grabs. However, I agree - I'm psyched for the KR and PR battle since we don't have one single person who showed they could play that part last year (4 years)
     
  22. buff4eva

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    Special Teams: Kenneth Crawley and Gerald Thomas cause field position will be the key for this up coming season something we lacked all of last year
     
  23. BuffClass90

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    QB

    We have what looks like on paper a tremendous amount of depth. Former starting DI QB, 4* transfer, Elite 11 true frosh. In a pro set offense, we need a smart, mobile guy to make good decisions and be accurate. Still can't help but wonder what we'd be like if Pigeon hadn't burned Tyler's redshirt, but whatever.

    Other than that, the DL looks like the biggest area of concern to me. If we can't get pressure on the QB and disrupt the offenses of Oregon and USC, it is going to be a long year, at least long games like those 2 were last year.
     

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