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Who are the potential All-Conference Buffs for 2012?

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  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Most of the time, football comes down to matchups and whether a team has the difference makers to exploit matchups in their favor. What players are the potential All-PAC 12 players (i.e, difference makers) on this year's team?

    Offense
    David Bahktiari: Arguably the best player on the entire team, he is coming off a second-team All-PAC 12 sophomore season and should only get better as he enters his third year as a full-time starter.
    Tony Jones: This might be a year early, but Jones will get every opportunity to succeed at RB and he is also a pretty good receiver out of the backfield.

    Defense
    Will Pericak: The most versatile defensive lineman on the roster, he will be relied on heavily to help bring along several true freshmen. He is a high motor player who is the epitome of the type of player Embree wants on this team.
    Chidera Uzo-Diribe: This might be a year early, but he is our best pass rusher. That can go a long ways toward success in a pass-heavy league.
    Jon Major: He has shown flashes throughout his career, but injuries have always popped up to slow development. If healthy, he will play as much as anyone on the defense. A true three-down player.
    Doug Rippy: He was well on his way to achieving accolades as a junior before tearing his ACL. A player that "looks the part," if he shows anywhere near what he did pre-injury, the Buffs should be solid on defense.
    Ray Polk: Polk will complete a largely uneven career (to date) as he enters his third season as a starter at safety. As the elder statesman of the secondary, he will be counted on to be the leader of a young group. Is this the year where he puts it all together and becomes a consistent playmaker?

    Not very many bold picks, but do not let me discourage you.:wink2:
     
  2. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    yikes. just yikes. that is a bad list. We need 2 or 3 more to appear.

    here is one:

    Parker Orms. When healthy, all he does is make plays.
     
  3. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    What about Hendo?
     
  4. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    always had the feeling he was the kind of guy who is always solid, but not really a game changer.

    Otherwise... we need someone we don't know about yet to step up.
     
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    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    i think henderson has a chance to be a great one--- he did very well as a true frosh. hell, he was the best player in the secondary for some of the games toward the end of the season. if he takes another step forward this year, he could be a star for us.
     
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    I'll put up a wishful thinking pick: Gerald Thomas for winning an Offense newcomer award. We need someone with speed to pick up the slack...
     
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    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    We'll get a handful of guys on the freshman all-conference team... Bahktiari will probably be the only Buff on the main team. Conner Wood for Newcomer of the Year.
     
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    Greg Henderson, Doug Rippy, John Major, David Bakhtiari, CUD, Ray Polk
     
  9. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Jordan Webb
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    How is someone on the bench gonna get selected?
     
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    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Oh, he can't play this year? We're ****ed.
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    No he can but Wood will be starting for 13 games.
     
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    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Oh yeah?
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    You're that un-confident in Wood that you think he's not going to be worth a damn?
     
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    MrFrumpylane Well-Known Member

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    Can you link me to where it says that Wood has been named the starter? I missed this bit of news somehow..
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Do you honestly think anyone is going to overtake him in the fall?
     
  17. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    I never said that I thought he won't be worth a damn. I've just heard that Webb can run and I'm thinking we might desperately need that at the QB position next year. I'm trying to be optimistic and give myself some hope for next season. I realize that I might be grasping at straws, but it really sucks to start the season without being hopeful.
     
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    Do you honestly have a reason besides hype to think he is a sure fire thing to start?
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    All the 1st team snaps this spring which means lack of anyone stepping up so far to warrant taking the snaps away from him and I doubt Webb can sufficiently learn the playbook in time for the CSU game. The vast majority of the fanbase believes Wood will be the starter, why would we think any different?
     
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    You put way too much stock in 'learning the playbook.' You know, Wood is new too, right?
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Yes but he's been in the system and around the playbook and watching film since August, Webb will just be getting here in the summer and hasn't had that. If Webb can come in and pull a Russell Wilson, that's fine with me. I just want the best players to be on the field.
     
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    EVERYONE ELSE BELIEVES IT is not a persuasive argument.



    1. Wood is getting all the first team snaps by default because of injury.
    2. Hirchman still has more experience in the offense.
    3. Recently Rip Scherer said Schrock had the best grasp of the offense.
    4. Halfway through Spring ball, the coaches went out and got a QB transfer - not exactly a huge vote of confidence in Wood OR Hirchman.
    5. The coaches have steadfastly refused to say anything about Wood. Which could be a ploy to keep the image of a legit fall QB competition alive, OR is a vote of non-confidence. Or it is both.
    6. Shane Dillon isn't on campus yet, and he has been promised a chance to start right away.
    7. Webb has actual experience and can play at this level, even if it appears he has a low ceiling.
    8. There is every indication that there will be a legit competition for QB1 this fall.


    I miss any?
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    So who do you think you will be the starting QB this fall?
     
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    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    What does it matter what I believe? Don't change the topic of discussion, which is the weakness of your argument that Wood is the pre-ordained starter. Sometimes you just lose tini.
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Why can't you just answer the question? Embree has maintained all spring that every Freshman has the chance to start, why would that be any different for Shane and the QB position?
     
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    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Tini will never ever admit that he is wrong or stop making excuses.
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Yes I will but how am I wrong here believing that Wood will be the starter come September? Please, if you can give me some legit reasons that change my mind, I will admit I am wrong.
     
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    No one knows what is going to happen so I can't prove anything, obviously. But snow outlined a bunch of reasons above to point to the fact that it might not necessarily be a shoe-in for wood.
     
  29. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I do not think it is a sure thing Wood is the starter, but I would give it at least an 80% chance it ends up that way. That said (and trying to get back on the topic:smile2:), I think we all know there is not an All-PAC 12 QB on the roster for this season. If it ends that way, forget about any negativity this offseason.
     
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    I can give you legit reasons, but that doesn't mean they will change your mind. I'm just saying that your blanket assumption may be resting on little more than a foundation of hype.

    I also note that I did give you reasons, in fact, a list of them. Those were facts. You seem to be wanting my opinion, which is not a fact. You seem to be basing your opinion on hype, which, by the way, is a collection of other people's opinions.

    Try facts Tini. They help you not be wrong.
     

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