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What's the story at nickel back?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by buffsyko, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    I know sandersfeld is the first in line and he had a nice pick, was wondering what happened to vigo. I'm sure I read that he was going to be the first option and they were very pleased with him. Just wondering...
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Vigo is the first option at Corner and Safety. Nickel's kind of a specialized "rover" position in our defense. Maybe that explains it.

    But,

    I'd think Vigo would be really good there, with his background as an OLB in high school. It is kind of surprising they haven't worked him in there. I'm with you, syko. Although I think Sandersfeld is a nice player, I'd love to have more speed on the field.
     
  3. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    Yeah, more speed is a good thing. Travis has a good sense though. I read in the post that mahnke could rotate there. I really thought he'd be great there but 2009 exploited his lack of speed. I think we have a solid group across the board at db, they are young but the future looks good.
     
  4. ScottyBuff

    ScottyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Vigo or put Hawkins at CB and Jalil plays NCB. Probably not ideal either. Maybe Jaffee can step in, he seems to have better quicks than Sandersfeld, and he's been a good special teamer for a good while. Tough to ignore Travis' playmaking after his acrobat pick on Saturday.
     
  5. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    nickelback is a ****ty pop band that got even ****tier when they went country... they should be put into the fire pit instead of the koran
     
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    ^^^Yes, that!!
     
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    What about Terrel Smith? With all the stuff I have been reading about him I thought he would havebeen in serious contention for play the nickel position.
     
  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    He is good enough to play. But they're trying to redshirt him.

    Now that Olatoye has moved to safety, we've already got 3 in that class (Orms, Ussery).

    Honestly, I think that Ussery needs to move back to WR. But either way it would still be best if Smith could redshirt.

    Here's how our scholarship guys break down this year:

    Safety
    Seniors:
    Juniors: Anthony Perkins, Travis Sandersfeld
    Sophomores: Vince Ewing, Ray Polk
    Freshmen: Deji Olatoye, Parker Orms, Terdema Ussery
    Redshirting (FR): Terrel Smith

    Cornerback
    Seniors: Jalil Brown, Jimmy Smith
    Juniors: Jonathan Hawkins
    Sophomores: Makiri Pugh
    Freshmen: Jered Bell, Paul Vigo
    Redshirting (FR): Josh Moten
     
  9. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    plus terrel got what sounded like a nasty concussion right before the CSU game...

    However, if Hawkins and Sandersfield don't get it done against Cal, I wouldn't be surprised to see him come on either in the 2d half or against UH.
     
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    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    Terrel won't be traveling or playing real soon.
     
  11. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    ****.
     
  12. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    Yes, ussery should move back to wr. Will darden ever play?
     
  13. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Darden had some snaps at WR against CSU
     
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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    It's also worth noting Darden is a redshirt freshman at a position dominated by upperclassmen. The fact he will not be counted on heavily until next year at the earliest is a good thing.
     
  15. BehindEnemyLines

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    When should expect to see him on the field? Is it bad enough to warrant a r/s this year?
     

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