Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Sexton Hardcastle, Aug 16, 2009.
While I am not surprised to see CU dead last on the wide receiver position, I was surprised to see us dead last on the defensive line.
I don't pretend to know as much as the rest of the allbuffers on the D-line, but was that a fair assessment?
We're a real unknown on the DL. I cannot say I'm surprised to see us 12th. I think we're better than that, but it has to be proven on the field. If we can get even halfway decent line play there, we're going to have one of the better defenses in the conference.
The one I was surprised about was our ranking at DB. C. Brown is good but Jimmy Smith is our best DB and is better than some of the players on that list.
I thought for the most part that was a pretty fair list. ONe of the better and less biased ones I have seen.
Am I understanding this list right .... that the team list is a ranking of the overall strength of that school's team in that category and that the name following it is who he considers to be the best player in that category?
That's the way I understood it.
That's arguable. Cha'ppelle Brown is probably the most complete corner we've got.
I like Smith. He has size and speed, but Brown has put it all together. He has the best awareness of any CB and is clutch. His size is his biggest drawback, but nonetheless he has shown that he can manage on the field. Smith has the most potential though and I hope this year he breaks out because we are going to need a solid CB next year. It wouldn't surprise me if Smith is our best CB by the end of the year.
You gotta like argueing about who our best corner is. Man I can't wait for this season to start.
Yep, it's nice to have 4 solid corners. All bring something to the table and all of them are also very good tacklers and contribute very well to stopping the run.
Didn't find too much disagreeable about these rankings. I think they may have been a bit generous to Oklahoma, but no surprises for much of these either. I both like and don't like that our corners are getting respect. Shhhhhhhh! Don't give too much away, writers.
Oh, and I'd like to personally welcome Joe Pawelek to his eighth season of college football.
Yeah. That ranking would have made more sense on special teams.
Going by that list, CU would have the 3rd best rushing attack in the Big12 North.
Yeah, and Jimmy Smith may have all the potential in the world but Chapelle has done it for 3 years on the field. Until Jimmy proves it on the field with reliable play game in and game out, Chappelle and Burney are our best DBs.
My thoughts exactly. That's about where I would put them.
Colorado secondary > Nebraska Secondary
You sure its only his eight? He and Bluto Blutarsky started college together didn't they?:wow: I thought it was his tenth! Sorta like Sypnewski or Kory Sperry.
Actually the Buffs didn't deserve the No. 12 in "WRs" since they lumped in TEs with them. Our TEs are pretty darned decent. Geer, Devanney and that soph from Cali (gawd, I hate brain farts!) shoulda moved us up a couple of notches.
I just found this archived pic of Ryan Miller as an incoming freshman.
University of Colorado incoming freshman lineman
Ryan Miller, from Columbine High School, gets ready
before 7-on-7 drills Thursday afternoon.
Photo by Joshua Lawton / Camera / June 7, 2007
photo by Cliff Grassmick
Ryan Miller during the August 12, 2007 scrimmage.
Whole series of CU photos here.
(Says from ringo66in98
but there are a number of photographers.)
It's funny to see him so young and tiny! Bless his heart, he was probably only six foot six and 290 pounds back then.
And yet, he may be only the second-best OL, with Solder having more long-range potential. Its great they were able to move Miller to guard.
Pretty much have an All-Colorado line with Geer at TE. Gotta love it!
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