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Who was the best LB ever at CU?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by MattThompson, Aug 16, 2009.

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Who was the best ever LB at CU?

  1. Bud Magrum

    1.1%
  2. Alfred Williams

    34.5%
  3. Kanavis McGhee

    1.1%
  4. Matt Russell

    21.8%
  5. Jordon Dizon

    5.7%
  6. Chad Brown

    13.8%
  7. Jashon Sykes

    2.3%
  8. Ted Johnson

    6.9%
  9. Geg Biekert

    12.6%
  10. Ron Woolfork

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Someone else not on the list

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. MattThompson

    MattThompson Banned BANNED

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    Put your vote in a back it up!
     
  2. FlaBuff

    FlaBuff I drive a Dodge Stratus! Club Member

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    That is a helluva list. Kanavis and Beik would knock you sideways 3 days to Sunday, Alfred would taunt you then beat you then taunt you again, Ted just didn't make mistakes and hit like a truck. Woolfork Used that running QB speed and knowledge to go with Maddog developed size, but I voted for Chad, because he just brought so many weapons to the table, plus he had a bag of snakes for picture day.
     
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  3. chipwich

    chipwich Administrator Club Member Junta Member

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    another stupid poll. don't you know there are people starving in Africa ?
     
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  4. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    I think Kanavis could have been had he not broken his leg like a twig against the huskers.

    Gotta go with Alfred (even though he played more of a LB/DE hybrid), but it is a tough list. We have definatly been one of if not the best linebacker producing school the last 20 years.
     
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  5. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    My home island requires me to vote for nothing but Dizon. Kauai FTW
     
  6. Mick Ronson

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    what was the story with Ty Gregorak? my buddy and i were talking about this the other day....i remember he got hurt but looked like a real stud.

    i'm going to vote Russell though it was tough between him, Chad Brown and Ted. i'm going to stick with the position conventionally played (otherwise, it's Alfred prolly). Sykes could really be dominating in ways that were scary when they turned him loose. give Jashon one of Mac's DL's to eat up blockers and JS would have been a freight train.
     
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  7. LilBunky

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    In college, McGhee and Williams were DEs or hybrid DE/LBs. Magrum was a Nose Tackle as it was referred to back in the day.

    To take their places on the list I suggest three excellent college LBs who turned into great coaches: Brian Cabral, Steve Sidwell and Dr. Jeff Geiser.

    Sidwell was a long-time coach and DC for a couple of pro teams, we know all about Cabral's rep and Geiser almost single-handedly destroyed the CU-AFA rivalry with a hit he put on an AFA player during a freshmen game CU won 69-0!

    In my mind I can still hear the crack coming from that very clean tackle on a sweep play; it was like a rifle shot. Ten minutes later, they scraped the AFA guy from the turf at Folsom, as CU went on to blow the Zoomies away!

    Wasn't too long after that the Zoo cried "Enough!"! That hit had to have been lingering on the mind of the AFA AD! Geiser went to become a successful HS and small college coach at Adams St. He got his PhD and retired after serving as long-time AD there at Adams St.

    You could always throw in Barry Reminton and Eric McCarty, too! They helped bring respectability back to the program under Mac, as big-time Colo recruits who decided to stay home and play for the Buffs. Anyone else remember Mac's "letter' to McCarty, signed by over a thousand students and fans, begging him to sign with the Buffs?
     
  8. dyemeduke

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    Gregorak severely injured himself (I want to say it was his back, but I may be wrong) and never really finished playing out his scholarship. His senior season he was on the sidelines the entire time if I remember correctly. I too was hoping for great things from him.

    When Rick left, Ty was the one that stood up in the room and told him that they'll see him when they play him. He later on stated that the didn't intend it as a challenge, but I'm not sure if I believe him. However, Ty did end up coaching beneath Rick at UW.
     
  9. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Joe Romig was a good one too. he played both offensive guard and Linebacker
     
  10. CUJim

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    I thought Ted Johnson. He was just so steady and didn't miss many tackles and could deliver a good blow when he met the runner in the holes. Wasn't real flashy but just so consistant.
     
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    Aflred Williams was friggin awesome!
     
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    When God was making linebackers he made Chad Brown. The guy didn't have any weaknesses imo. He could lock down a RB or TE in the passing game, or he could blow up the line for a sack. His speed was second to none. Chad Brown was the best imo.
     
  14. LilBunky

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    That!!
     
  15. FlaBuff

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    all that and a bag of snakes. But not on a plane.
     
  16. BehindEnemyLines

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    Jashon was a freight train - or fright train. During a televised game, one announcer described Jashon as, "he gets there fast and arrives angry". Exactly how a lb should play.

    Cabral was a good backer, but wha't really impressive is how many players on your list were coached by Mr Cabral.
     
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    Alfred was awsome, but IMHO he was not a true LB. I went with Russell but either him or Brown were great to watch.
     
  18. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Brown gave South one of his albino pythons. Lucy. Creepiest frigging thing. Still gives me the heebie jeebies. She was still small here.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Chilly

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    I voted Sykes. All these LB are beasts, but Jashon just did so many things well, and he did early is his career as well.

    This guy would take over a game.
     
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    Jashon was a mad man his freshman year at Lincoln. It would have been interesting to see what kind of career he would have had if he could have stayed healthy and played on a better team.
     
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    Jashon was a freak in the 1998 Aloha bowl too. He and Freddie Jones had huge games that day, despite the D giving up 40+ points.
     
  22. Unleash Hell

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    Gaah I hate snakes!
    Does Brown still operate a exotic pet store?
     
  23. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Yep.

    Pro Exotics

    Although it looks like Chad could use some help with the website design.
     
  24. Unleash Hell

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    $10,000 for a ****ing snake!!!:wow::wow:
     
  25. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Why not? People pay that much, or more, for a ****ing dog.
     
  26. Unleash Hell

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    Dog:wow: snake:wow:

    Actually a snake probably lives longer than a dog, so the dog is even more :wow:. Still both:wow: A freaking pet in general for anything over 1K:wow:
     
  27. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    my dog was $70. She does everything a 10,000 $ dog does, and probably more than most. I like my value :smile2:
     
  28. MattThompson

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    I can't believe McGhee only has 2 votes.
     
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    For me it was between Alfred and Matt Russell. I chose Russell because he was one tough SOB.
     
  30. BuffNut99

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    I went with Chad Brown on this one. Russell would have been my #2, Williams my #3. Very tough poll.

    Kanavis will get the shaft in any of these discussions, as he will never be viewed to be as good as Alfred (even though he is one of my alltime favs). Apologies to Ted Johnson, Woolfork, and Dizon - really everyone on the list. Woolfork still has the CU sack record.
     

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