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Jarrod Darden, Zach Grossnickle, DaVaughn Thornton leaving the team

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Jens1893, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    per Ringo

    assume they´re graduating and moving on
     
  2. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Hopefully all 3 earned degrees. The other two aren't surprising but Thornton is
     
  3. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    well, the only question is who else. sucks about thornton. He had talent. Also sucks that Grossnickle never got an honest shot on kick offs.
     
  4. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Good luck to them. I hope they all got their degrees and enjoyed their time at CU, despite what happened on the football field. They're always Buffs
     
  5. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    fixed. Maybe Thornton should have been a DE too, but he never seemed that physical
     
  6. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    "We are so young at wide receiver and tight end."

    -Embree, August 2013
     
  7. SuperD

    SuperD Club Member Club Member

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    Glad to see they are at least determining this now so that they can be honored at Senior Day.
     
  8. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    ZG was a better punter than DiLallo IMO, so I was always surprised he did not take over the punting job. He was the only one who consistently put it into the endzone on KO's, so naturally, he did not get to do that much either.
     
  9. GoBuffs08

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    Touchbacks don't let our special teams D work on missing tackles.
     
  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    ZG was a better placekicker than punter, actually. But "Money" owned that job.
     
  11. jpbuff

    jpbuff Well-Known Member

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    Kind of sounds to me that another 3 Hawkins guys are being shown the door.

    Telling them over the summer they would not be here for their senior season. Not cool in my book.
     
  12. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    As soon as we get rid of them all, we'll win a game or three.
     
  13. InTheBuff

    InTheBuff Well-Known Member

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    don't get the Thornton situation... he played a role in CU winning the Wash St game only to then disappear afterwards-
     
  14. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    That'll show him for not staying humble afterward.
     
  15. boydbuff

    boydbuff Club Member Club Member

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    I am not a fan of JE's leadership, etc. and think he should be fired, but I am just not convinced that he would discriminate against players recruited by someone else.

    He started Buffs4Life which doesn't discriminate based on who your coach was. He bleeds black and gold and wants to win as badly as all of us (or more) and if he thought one of those players could help him win I think they'd be playing and I am sure he wouldn't show them the door.

    Embree has proven to be an inept HC but I don't buy that he is pushing out all of Hawk's players. He may be trying to push out all those with loser mentalities which Hawk tended to encourage.
     
  16. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    :stupid:
     
  17. letsgoavs192

    letsgoavs192 Well-Known Member

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    Does this open up any scholarships?
     
  18. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    I posted this in the other thread but this should do wonders for our recruiting at Denver East. Coaches just doing a great job these days.
     
  19. torerobuff

    torerobuff Dancing is forbidden Club Member

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    My understanding of this situation, gathered mostly from other people here on Allbuffs, is that it is more a position coach and their guys that they recruited kind of thing rather than Embree specifically pushing out Hawk guys. This is Embree's staff though, so the buck stops with him.
     
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  20. aik

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    True freshman year he had his arm in a cast I believe so they put the redshirt on projecting him as punter. Would've had a shot at beating DiLallo otherwise.
     
  21. BlackNGold

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    Coach Mac did the same thing in the early 90s. At least Embree gave them a heads up well in advance so they could complete their education.
     
  22. Ozbuff

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    Best of luck to these guys in the future. Tough to go out after a year like this one.
     
  23. Virginian

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    Jarrod has transferred to Wyoming to play his final year of eligibility for the Cowboys. From all accounts, he'll be a starter.
     
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  24. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Good news, glad to hear he's landed and can make good use of the year of eligibility.
     
  25. aik

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    Rep for the news. I would enjoy seeing him finally get on the field and hopefully he can get some TDs for those guys.
     
  26. Virginian

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    You and me both. I'm a Wyoming fan and alumnus and hope the Pokes finally get over the hump. From the reports out of training camp he's doing real well and will fit in nicely to an already loaded reciever corps. He'll get his first shot when the Pokes open on the road against the Huskers.
     
  27. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Are you the same Virginian from the Shag?
     
  28. Virginian

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    That would be me. Only I'm THE Viginian on the Shag, All Buffs wouldn't give me that many letters...
     
  29. Virginian

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    Nico Brown (left) and Jarrod Darden celebrate a TD by Darden during Saturday's scrimmage at War Memorial Stadium. ( Photo from Wyoming Tribune Eagle)



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  30. Junction

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    Could have dropped the "ian" instead of the "THE"....
     

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