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Will Pericak

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by GoBuffs08, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have any update on how he has been playing? It sounds like he has gotten much bigger since arriving on campus, and they have him playing DT.
     
  2. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    A lot of indication that Nate Bonsu will NOT redshirt suggests to me that either Pericek OR Kaynor have been overtaken. Given that Nate is a much bigger body than either of them, it would appear that Bonsu is spelling Goree and it's between Pericek and Kaynor to back up Cunningham. There really hasn't been much reported on this situation though if anything. Pericek being a RS-freshmen is certainly in line for some playing time either way which should bode well for the future.
     
  3. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Remember that Pericek played LB in high school. The DL is not his natural position. It could take a while for him to get accustomed to playing there.
     
  4. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I could see Will working in at DE in the 3-4 alignments along with playing inside when they are in more of a 4-3 set.

    Either way, I maintain that the DL is going to surprise this season, in the same vane that the DB's did last year.
     
  5. buffaholic

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    There are no 3-4 alignments, I think that's been put to bed with some recent confirmation from Bandison. They are always in a 4-3, sometimes with a LB lining up at DE. He said he will always have two big bodies in the middle and thus the other DE will be Herrod or whoever can bring the heat best. That won't be Will P.
     
  6. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Well, I can still see Pericak playing some DE if he's needed there in addition to playing inside.

    I've been gone for a few days, when did they talk about no 3-4?
     
  7. sackman

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    I still have to wonder about him playing DT. He must have really bulked up if that's where they want him. Bonsu comes in with that bulk already on the frame, which makes it easier to adjust to playing there. Will has had to put on weight and worry about making the adjustment to playing a new position.

    As much as I love the kid, I don't think he'll contribute much this year. I hope I'm wrong, he's got a motor and hits like a bus.
     
  8. buffaholic

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  10. LilBunky

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    Uh..."scuse me?:wow: Will's now at 280....bulky enough for DT, while Bonsu is essentially a NOSE tackle, a position which he played for the Texas HS 5A champs. They're not really competing for the exact same position.

    As for Will, he put 35 lbs over the course of a year under tutelage of Pit, so it ain't jes' fat and has now practiced two full fall camps, (one redshirted) and spring ball at DT. If a 3.97 student such as WP, can't learn the DT position during that time, going against the likes of Iltis, Miller, Solder and Givens in drill work and scrimmages, there's little damned hope for anyone else! On top of it all, he graded out well on regular scout team duty last fall as a first-time DT!:thumbsup:

    Will ain't learning, while gaining both size and strength anymore---Don't you bother to read the players bio's?:rolleyes:

    Since Bandison said he likes to rotate players, I expect Pericak to be a regular contributor on the field this fall.
     
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  11. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    This was probably the only halfway sensible thing you said in your entire post. I see it as a distinct possibility.
     
  12. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    I disagree with Snow. I think this is a nice post, and gives me hope for WP!
     
  13. leftybuff

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    I liked lil bunky's post...
     
  14. sackman

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    Read the players bio? How about this: I saw every single home game the kid ever played at BHS. I saw every tackle, every play. I saw it from a vantage point that's better than the coaches get. I've seen him play one hell of a lot more than 99.99% of the rest of the world. I've heard he's bulked up, but I haven't seen it. He hasn't played a down of football for CU - yet. I remember the kid from when he was a freak of a LB playing at 230 lbs soaking wet. Pardon me if I have reservations about moving a kid from his natural position to one where he needs to add 40 lbs to his frame in order to be successful. I'm not saying it shouldn't be done, that he isn't coming out of High School, like Bonsu is, with the weight already on the frame, and THAT is why Bonsu may be ahead of him on the depth chart. And before you go all nuclear on me again, you should know that I'm probably the biggest Pericak fan around. I really hope he does well.
     
  15. leftybuff

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    I liked Sacky's post even better...:popcorn:
     
  16. Darth Snow

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    this is why I said what I said.
     
  17. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    The substance was A+ The delivery was A-hole.
     
  18. 92Buff

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    Suck up...:smile2:
     
  19. GoBuffs08

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    way to take a side lefty.:drink2:
     
  20. leftybuff

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    :lol: I was just funnin'....
     
  21. LilBunky

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    As the great Ronald Reagan said in his debate with Jimmah the Doofus, "There you go again!"

    Your quote, "...needs to add 40 lbs..." is a world of difference from "has added 35 lbs..." which you admit you have't seen or presumably weighed. That would make him just a couple lbs. short of what both Hypolite and Nicholas played at last year. I further recall Hypo started his DT career (shifted from RB) as a true frosh at about 240, without benefit of a RS year. I think Hypo ended up okay.

    If you're the big fan you claim, why the doubt?:confused: Are you saying he won't be successful, because he's been moved from "his natural position" to a different position and now you're setting up the coaching staff for a claim of a major f***-up if he fails? (Which he very likely won't). So soooorry if you think I went "nuclear" on you, I just didn't like what originally appeared as negative hand-wringing post about a talented local kid (I saw him play in HS, too; though living in Denver, not "dozens" of times) who I believe will contribute this year!!! Didn't realize you were an expert at "natural positions" in football!
     
  22. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Don't ever compare me to Jimmy Carter again.

    Here's my point. And I'll type really slow so you will be sure to understand...


    Pericak played LB in high school. Not DT. Not DE. Not safety. He was a LB. That's his natural position until he plays something else.
    His HS weight was around 230.
    In order for him to play DT, he needed to put on a good 40 lbs - at least.
    So, in order for him to play DT, he needed to both learn a lot of totally new assignments while simultaneously adding weight.
    Nate Bonsu played on the DL in High School and already weighs what, 280? He's already there.

    The original post was what the deal with Pericak was, and why we haven't heard much. Furthermore, Buffaholic mentioned that Bonsu was probably not going to redshirt, and speculated that perhaps Pericak had been overtaken.

    Still following along? good.

    I chimed in and said that Pericak's natural position (again, remember that he's never played another defensive position, so please keep up), was linebacker and that he *could* be having issues with both adding the weight and learning a new position at the same time.

    Then you go ballistic.

    It seems to me you have a great deal to learn about how fan sites work. There's a lot of speculation and conjecture that gets posted here because we don't get a lot of information straight from the source. If you have a problem with that, bring it up with the junta.

    have a nice day.
     
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  24. sackman

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    Kai Maiva agrees with you.
     
  25. buffsyko

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    KABOOM! Glass houses.
     
  26. BehindEnemyLines

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    I specifically recall, during the mizzoo game of his frosh year, the announcers said he was listed at 270. TRG had added the weight mostly prior to arriving on campus.

    Pericak came to CU around 265, so it's safe to presume that his weight is at least that. Yeah, he's going through a learning curve, but he's had 2 summers and one season (r/s) to work on stances, techniques, explosion, etc. He's a player, and I feel pretty confident he'll be in the d/l rotation this year. Here's hoping we see good things out of Pericak this year, and beyond.
     
  27. dyemeduke

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    Look, you're writing like you have short-man syndrome. Sacky made some quality points, and your first post in this thread was rather unintelligible. You're just being overly defensive for no reason.

    I for one do not expect to see Pericak playing too much this season as a DT. Maybe next year, but the fact that Bonsu, a freshman, has overtaken him does not speak to well. Tearing it up on the scout team doesn't mean he's ready to play in games on a consistent basis - you're on the scout team for a reason, whether it be not being able to play or not being good enough.

    There was talk about Pericak playing DE or TE, but this off-season is the first I've heard of DT. I think he's there primarily due to team's needs, and not due to his natural abilities putting him there. I hope he succeeds though.
     
  28. The Guest

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    Roger and Wilco? Roger means "I understand." Wilco means, "I understand and I will comply". It's ABSOLUTELY POINTLESS to use both of those in the same sentence! What were ya thinkin, bucko?

    I don't see where you're coming from on this!!! Why, in God's name, would you say "I understand" twice??!

    You're just not making sense to me. You essentially said, "I understand, I understand, I will comply"! Who the **** talks like that? That's a stupid compilation of words, and totally redundant.

    Sheesh, don't you read your brevity code manuals?








































    :smile2::smile2:
     
  29. SpacemanSpiff

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    Besides everyone knows, the complete call is "roger, wilco, over and out!"

    You helo bubbas are used to using wilco (as in "movie starts in the wardroom in 10 minutes, be there."..."Wilco"), but us SWOs are trained that only the CO can say wilco over the radio. It still makes me grind my teeth when I hear fellow flight controllers use the term. Almost as bad as the phrase, "GMT time."
     
  30. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    I asked if anyone had an update on Pericak, and it has turned into a discussion on the proper use of radio communication terminology.

    I love AllBuffs!

    Can we break down the errors in the CB talk during the Smokey and the Bandit movies next.
     

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