Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by lawdogg, Apr 1, 2011.
Jon Embree article in SI
So much quotable stuff from this article. From what Jon Embree screamed to the team in their first spring meeting to Perkins talking about the culture in the program to Hansen describing the "Perfect 12" 20-yard sprint drill to other things Embree and Bieniemy had to say about the program.
But this passage really made me understand what type of man we hired (and also made me hope that his daughter plays tennis for CU some day):
"and the 24-3 embarrassment against Colorado State"
THANK YOU COACH!!!
The fact that we beat CSU by 3 touchdowns is considered an embarassment to Embree is absolute music to my ears. The expectations he is setting are absolutely what this program needs again!
how did he watch the kansas game when it wasn't on TV?
also... i see that u are from Midlothian VA.... I spent a week there for a roller hockey tournament at a great facility in Midlothian.....
(sarcasm on the tape)
I follow VCU, ODU and Richmond. I wouldn't call myself a fan of any of them though. Went to a Spiders game this year and saw them get crushed by Xavier. I couldn't care less about UVA and VT basketball.
Seems like putting your throat on the other persons throat would be counter productive. He meant foot, right?
Yeah. Almost positive he was misquoted.
Fox Sports later replayed it. It was on tape, just not on live tv.
I really liked this...but still wonder if the writer thought we LOST to CSU.
Loved this quote:
"my wife tells me, 'You know, not everybody's like you. Not everyone wants to be like that all the time.'"
Dude's a winner, wired pretty much the opposite of ol' Danny Boy.
maybe he is correct about the CSU game. We did not play extraordinarily well, CSU just sucks. Maybe to Embree the score didnt matter, but the effort he saw on film. Or maybe the writer just doesnt double check his facts.
This kind of attitude goes all the way back to Lombardi. Jerry Kramer (HOF guard for those of you who are to young to remember the Lombardi Packers or the echos of them) said a number of times that some of the hardest weeks of practice were after wins that Lombardi thought they didn't play well in. Other times after a loss when the players expected to get reamed, Lombardi came in and either took the blame himself or told them that they played well and got beat by a better team that week and proceded to move on to the next game.
I am getting the idea that Embree is wired in a way that excellence is the standard, win or lose. Of course if you meet the standard of excellence then you are going to win a lot more than your share.
That was kind of how I felt about that statement. I think the writer is accurate in the quote and is talking about the correct game. After the first half CU did not play very well, as a matter of fact didnt CSU almost score multiple times but they coughed up the ball before they could punch it in? I honestly think we won that game on luck, and if CSU had showed up to play serious football we would have been in trouble.
That's taking it a little far. CSU was never a threat in that game.
Only because they were bad enough that even the coaching staff we had couldn't screw it up.
Last years Buff team probably had the least talent of any Buff team in recent history. That said CSU's talent level was enough lower that the game should have been a laugher, a 30+ point margin. CSU didn't threaten only because they lacked to ability to threaten, any decent team would have killed CU in that second half.
I am not saying given the way CSU played that we were in trouble. They played horrendous football. However like i mentioned we kept them out of the end zone due to some very lucky turn overs. Most teams would have killed us with the performance we gave in the second half. First half was decent football second half we just coasted with the lead we had.
And thus the problem, how many complete games, four solid quarters, have the Buffs played in the past 5 years.
In college football you get 12-13 games a year, 60 minutes of clock time. Play well and you get one more game. The rest of your football time is work getting ready for those games. Make every minute of every game count and it will be a good experience. If you aren't going to do that, why bother with all the work and effort.
The comment by Perkins where he said that "losing became acceptable" permeated with *awkins. I can't picture JE "EVER" allowing that kind of attitude to happen.
Now on the front page. Nice!
And getting back to the article...
my vote for the 'money shot' is the sprint drill. 56 sprints to get the drill right.
"That's when I knew," senior quarterback Tyler Hansen said, "this guy is not joking around. He's going to get us back to where we need to be."
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