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Who Steps Forward in 2016

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by vinniew_11, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. vinniew_11

    vinniew_11 Well-Known Member

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    With another year in the system and a full year with JMFL, I have a few questions:

    • Who has the most room for growth?
    • Who has plateaued in talent?
    • Who will make the most gains this upcoming year?
    • On both sides of the ball, who will be the biggest surprise?
     
  2. onealcd

    onealcd Club Member Club Member

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    I would expect Isiah Oliver to make a nice jump on defense along with Carr on the offensive side of the ball.
     
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  3. stretch

    stretch Club Member Club Member

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    I agree with Oliver and Carr and also think Dylan Keeney will become much more of a threat and that NJ Falo will make big strides as an ILB.
     
  4. GoBuffs88

    GoBuffs88 Active Member

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    • Who has the most room for growth? Nick Fisher/Isiah Oliver
    • Who has plateaued in talent? Chido, not a bad thing, he's amazing.
    • Who will make the most gains this upcoming year? Franke
    • On both sides of the ball, who will be the biggest surprise? Bobo, I think DC will get more production out of him.
     
  5. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Dunno
     
  6. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Davis Webb.
     
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    pcbuff Well-Known Member

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    I hope it is Sefo. He's been an exceptional Buff through some adversary. An increase in accuracy from him would be huge for the team!
     
  8. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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  9. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Since we always blame the coaching staff, I say:
    - Mac
    - Jeffcoat
    - Lindgren
    - Lindgren
     
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  10. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    Bernardi
     
  11. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    Neinas!
     
  12. Bufffan68

    Bufffan68 Club Member Club Member

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    The OL needs to step up period...IMO. If we had a competent OL we may have gone bowling IMO. Sefo is good enough to win...he's not clutch but with a good OL he can win for us. Our WR are not great, but good enough if Sefo had time to hit them. Our RBs aren't great, but with a better OL they are good enough to create a balanced attack. I still can't believe Bernardi is still on staff...ugh. Our D was okay and will get better this season. And with Neinas gone and hopefully DC helping with the hiring of a new ST coord, those will improve. So without a significant improvement in OL play I have absolutely no reason to think 2016 will be any different.

    But to answer the OP...
    • Who has the most room for growth? Witherspoon
    • Who has plateaued in talent? Adkins or Sefo
    • Who will make the most gains this upcoming year? Carr
    • On both sides of the ball, who will be the biggest surprise? Gordon (O) / Oliver (D)
     
  13. Sykobuff

    Sykobuff Club Member Club Member

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    Oliver and i hope carr and bobo if our oc can figure a way to actually USE them. The 4 back rotation has to stop.

    We need some OL to step up but not confident in starters or deprh.
     
  14. MiamiBuffs

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    Player X. He will be our bestiest player.
     
  15. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    I just hope nobody takes a step back.
     
  16. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    hopefully a LB any LB
     
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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Somebody at WR (behind Fields). Basically somebody has to
    Samson Kafovalu pushes for all-conference
    Gillam
     
  18. Big Jim

    Big Jim WTF? Club Member

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    The important improvements will come from players that have the underlying physical size, speed, and aren't injury prone to be legitimate Pac-12 players. This makes for a small pool of candidates. Clearly Oliver is a prime candidate. Fields needs to take a big jump forward to be a #1 WR.
     
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    Buffenuf massive tool

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    Shhhhhh, don't interrupt him, he's on a streak of brilliance!
     
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    • Who has the most room for growth? All the WRs now that Spruce is gone and DC is their coach. (Walters on-field results belied his popularity here.)
    • Who has plateaued in talent? Evan White
    • Who will make the most gains this upcoming year? Keeney and Carr on "O". Falo and Franke on "D".
    • On both sides of the ball, who will be the biggest surprise? Montez and Lisella
     
  21. FtColBuff

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    I would like to see Jaleel Awini moved to running back and see what he could do. Next year we do not have a big back and Jaleel at 220 with some speed makes for an interesting dynamic to our offense.
     
  22. onealcd

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    George Frazier should be able to handle the big RB role.
     
  23. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    The absolute LAST thing this team needs is to take away a LB and move him to RB.
     
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    It sucks that were still 2-3 years from having a great team again.
     
  25. Big Jim

    Big Jim WTF? Club Member

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    It's felt that way since 2002.
     
  26. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    It felt that way from 2002 until 2008. Then it started to feel that way in 2014. It did not feel that way in 2009-2013.
     
  27. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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  28. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Not RB. Maybe some snaps at wildcat
     
  29. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    then we could bring the HB pass back
     
  30. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    This does not feel the same as 2011 or 2012
     

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