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Joe Theismann's Leg

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This is legit. I posted in Barzil earlier today.
Shoot, I missed that. I don't disagree we need toughness etc, but those are two guys that were gonna be in the mix to start. Whew.

I really hope we can start building up the offensive line over the next few years. HCMT seems like a guy who wants to build around the lines, which I think is the only way to go. Let's keep our eyes on OL recruiting, especially since Colorado has some excellent prospects coming out in the next couple years.
 

Sykobuff

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Kap reminds me of the way dads were back in the day. "My job is not to be your friend. My job is to prepare you to be a man." Adams was a new school friend dad.



Can't put it any better then that, which goes to your post about a culture change at the OL position. It may cost us a few but it will be a much better group in the long run.
 

4BienemyTDs

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Sucks to lose anyone that wanted to be a Buff, became a Buff, battled as a Buff, and will always be a Buff! Good luck to everyone. Seems like the old adage of "Chance to Play Early" is legitimate, and with Kap being a top flight OL Coach, then maybe, just maybe we can nail the 2020 Commits on the OL!
 

manhattanbuf

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Kap reminds me of the way dads were back in the day. "My job is not to be your friend. My job is to prepare you to be a man." Adams was a new school friend dad.
I always hated that my dad was an old school hard ass.

Then, we went to Salina, KS to meet the man who raised him (Grandfather). We pulled up to the home where my father grew up. The first thing we saw was my Grandfather’s car.

On the back of his 1968 Cadillac, the bumper sticker read: “I fight poverty... I work!”

Inside the house, the first image you see as you walk in the front door on the foyer wall is of a black soldier who fought in the US Civil War. The title of the painting, “Colored Man is No Slacker”.

It was that moment that I realized my adolescent life was one of luxury compared to my father’s.
 

buffaholic

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This is legit. I posted in Barzil earlier today.

We need to change the culture of our OL. Based on the performance the last 2 seasons, everyone we had is just a name on a list -- not real depth. I'm fine with attrition. Don't care if we end up starting 5 guys who are all under 6'5" if they are big, strong and tough. Ideally, we want to have some guys with natural builds for OT starting at those 2 spots but I can live without that as we recruit toward the future as long as we fix the "soft" issue we've had.

P.S. I'm not saying that anyone who we have lost or will lose is soft. I'm saying that there's a toughness developed within any group when things are made really difficult and stressful, then a certain number of guys pull together and get through the other side together.
Kap reminds me of the way dads were back in the day. "My job is not to be your friend. My job is to prepare you to be a man." Adams was a new school friend dad.
Nik, honest question. Is this based on information from good sources, or gut feel, or things you think are probable? I just haven't seen anything on the premium boards or published elsewhere. What you wrote above was my gut feeling, but I don't personally know their situations. Was also thinking that there could be very different and personal situations, unrelated to how tough the new coach is for example.
 

SBP

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I always hated that my dad was an old school hard ass.

Then, we went to Salina, KS to meet the man who raised him (Grandfather). We pulled up to the home where my father grew up. The first thing we saw was my Grandfather’s car.

On the back of his 1968 Cadillac, the bumper sticker read: “I fight poverty... I work!”

Inside the house, the first image you see as you walk in the front door on the foyer wall is of a black soldier who fought in the US Civil War. The title of the painting, “Colored Man is No Slacker”.

It was that moment that I realized my adolescent life was one of luxury compared to my father’s.
That is a great story! My grandfather had a 1975 Cadillac. He was Italian. Other than that I'll bet we could interchange characters. Brought a smile to my face!
 

BuffsNYC

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Nik, honest question. Is this based on information from good sources, or gut feel, or things you think are probable? I just haven't seen anything on the premium boards or published elsewhere. What you wrote above was my gut feeling, but I don't personally know their situations. Was also thinking that there could be very different and personal situations, unrelated to how tough the new coach is for example.
Also, if it is because of the new OL coach, I have to think it was based just on conversations. I mean they haven't practiced under him and workouts started a few days ago.
 

MtnBuff

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I always hated that my dad was an old school hard ass.

Then, we went to Salina, KS to meet the man who raised him (Grandfather). We pulled up to the home where my father grew up. The first thing we saw was my Grandfather’s car.

On the back of his 1968 Cadillac, the bumper sticker read: “I fight poverty... I work!”

Inside the house, the first image you see as you walk in the front door on the foyer wall is of a black soldier who fought in the US Civil War. The title of the painting, “Colored Man is No Slacker”.

It was that moment that I realized my adolescent life was one of luxury compared to my father’s.
I had a grandfather who after working on fishing boats in Norway from the age of 14 and merchant ships in his early 20's emigrated to Minnesota and homesteaded. After he proved up the homestead he sold it, went back to Norway, married my Grandmother and returned to Saskatchewan where he was a section foreman for the CN raising 10 kids.

Despite all his challenges I can't imagine his life being any more difficult than that of your grandfather who was hated by many and limited by most for the sole reason of the color of his skin.
 

manhattanbuf

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I had a grandfather who after working on fishing boats in Norway from the age of 14 and merchant ships in his early 20's emigrated to Minnesota and homesteaded. After he proved up the homestead he sold it, went back to Norway, married my Grandmother and returned to Saskatchewan where he was a section foreman for the CN raising 10 kids.

Despite all his challenges I can't imagine his life being any more difficult than that of your grandfather who was hated by many and limited by most for the sole reason of the color of his skin.
My grandfather was raised by parents who were first generation free from slavery, but grew up in segregation. People in my grandfather’s generation viewed racism as one of the costs of being a black person. He was most definitely a no excuses man.
 

Buffnik

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Nik, honest question. Is this based on information from good sources, or gut feel, or things you think are probable? I just haven't seen anything on the premium boards or published elsewhere. What you wrote above was my gut feeling, but I don't personally know their situations. Was also thinking that there could be very different and personal situations, unrelated to how tough the new coach is for example.
Good, but fair to say that the sources I mostly get on this type of thing are a bit biased because they have relationships with players.
 

oldtxbuff

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Grandfathers were badasses. Most on this board are intimidated by toxic masculinity. Everybody can be a badass when posting.
 

Ralfie

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This is legit. I posted in Barzil earlier today.

We need to change the culture of our OL. Based on the performance the last 2 seasons, everyone we had is just a name on a list -- not real depth. I'm fine with attrition. Don't care if we end up starting 5 guys who are all under 6'5" if they are big, strong and tough. Ideally, we want to have some guys with natural builds for OT starting at those 2 spots but I can live without that as we recruit toward the future as long as we fix the "soft" issue we've had.

P.S. I'm not saying that anyone who we have lost or will lose is soft. I'm saying that there's a toughness developed within any group when things are made really difficult and stressful, then a certain number of guys pull together and get through the other side together.
What’s Barzil
 

4BienemyTDs

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My Grandfather was a scary dude when I was growing up, but when he got much older and right before he passed away he became an amazingly sensitive and caring guy to all of us. We found out after he died that he had a record of small loans and gifts to people who needed help throughout his life that he would always help out, but never told or showed any of us that he did it. He was a Navy guy, tough as hell, drank a 12 of Bud Heavy every Saturday when we came over to their house to hang out, and if I ever messed up, he would flick my ear with his bony ass finger and it would sting and turn bright red and I was mad as hell, but I realized that I probably did something wrong! God I miss him, he was a hero.
 
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