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Which red shirt and freshmen will have biggest impact

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by trappedinks, May 11, 2009.

  1. trappedinks

    trappedinks New Member

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    I will say Major for RS and Ussery WR, because we need him to step it up.
     
  2. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Givens as RS freshman, and Kasa as true frosh.
     
  3. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I think Major is going to have a hard time seeing the field/significant playing time this season except on ST.

    If nothing else I hope that Ussery or Darden push the guys we have on the roster already. WR is scary thin depth wise.

    Rippy is my RS player that will turn the most heads and as far as a true frosh, I think that the DE West has a chance at seeing some PT. He's my pick for the "Speedy" of this class.

    Bonsu is also going to turn some heads.
     
  4. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    i'm with you on west. i know its tough for frosh DEs to make an impact but i just have a gut feeling about the kid.
     
  5. BroncoBuff

    BroncoBuff New Member

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    Beat me to it .... these two.

    But I'll throw in Doug Rippy and Vince Ewing as a darkhorse.
     
  6. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    RS Frosh - S - Ray Polk
    True Frosh - K - Grossnickle

    Polk is a 4-star recruit who left a clogged RB backfield and requested to play safety in order to provide depth to the defensive backfield and get more playing time.

    Grossnickle is the forth kicker on scholarship brought onto the team to address a kicking/punting unit that is mediocre at best. If Grossnickle kicks PATs and FGs with a better percentage as Goodman (or Jamison), it's hard to ignore his impact, even if he's 'just' a kicker.

    These two have stiff competition from Ussery, Nuckles, Givens, Major or Rippy.
     
  7. The Monk

    The Monk Club Member Club Member

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    Givens for better or worse being the starting right tackle.
    Grossenickle because holy **** Goodman is beyond terrible and anyone can kick better than him (except our backup last year).
     
  8. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    i seriously doubt polk will see much playing time this year. he has all the athleticism in the world to play, just doesn't know the reads and what not yet. i have no doubt he'll be a star in two years however.
     
  9. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Nailed it. I also think big Eddie Nuckols will have an instant impact.
     
  10. Hugegroove

    Hugegroove Club Member Club Member

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    Tough call. I say Nuckols on D and Givens on O
     
  11. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    cant wait to see the signs in the the stands regarding "knuckles." he's gonna be a fan favorite.
     
  12. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    No doubt. That guy just looks like a mean mofo.
     
  13. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    When's the last time CU recruited two DT's that were 295 pounds before getting to CU? Never?
     
  14. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    If we have before, it has been a good while. Seems like we have always had trouble getting true DTs out of high school. If we can land a couple more in the 2010 class, we will have really good depth at that position for the first time in years.
     
  15. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how big they were before they came, but Steed, Holland and Clavelle were pretty big.
     
  16. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    That.

    I saw a pic of him once staring down the opposition with some crazy look in his eyes, and I thought, damn! I'm glad he's a buff.
     
  17. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Since speedy was such an unexpected surprise last year, I'm going with the longshots:

    O - Ussery

    D - Webb
     

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