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Official 2022 Fall Camp Thread

PAC MAN

CU in 2023
Club Member
BuffZone says out of 118 players, 62 freshmen & 30 sophs. 26 upper class men.

OP’s gif is probably an accurate assessment of how this season will go.
 

SpacemanSpiff

Be curious, not judgmental
Club Member
Special teams looking, um, special.
Fail Fun And Games GIF
 

PAC MAN

CU in 2023
Club Member
I'm curious to see how the LB corps plays this season. It seems like we got a good transfer from WVU in JCS (Josh Chandler-Semedo) and we have Barnes who repped the D at P12 Media Days.

On defense, it seems like we are going to more of a 4-3 defense this season. That D is going to have to make some stops while the new O takes its lumps early in the season. With JCS, Barnes, and Perry at LB, it seems like we are good at LB but I read about a young secondary.

I hope the CU coaching staff just doesn't hand B-Lew the starting QB job right away after a poor season on offense last season. I hope Shrout and the other QBs give him quite the competition this month. I'm going to disregard all the good reports about Arias being excellent in practice until he shows us something in actual games.
 

CUAviator

Well-Known Member
I'm curious to see how the LB corps plays this season. It seems like we got a good transfer from WVU in JCS (Josh Chandler-Semedo) and we have Barnes who repped the D at P12 Media Days.

On defense, it seems like we are going to more of a 4-3 defense this season. That D is going to have to make some stops while the new O takes its lumps early in the season. With JCS, Barnes, and Perry at LB, it seems like we are good at LB but I read about a young secondary.

I hope the CU coaching staff just doesn't hand B-Lew the starting QB job right away after a poor season on offense last season. I hope Shrout and the other QBs give him quite the competition this month. I'm going to disregard all the good reports about Arias being excellent in practice until he shows us something in actual games.
Who’s hands are more sus - Arias or DD Goodson
 

The Alabaster Yak

Club Member
Club Member
Do we have the offense to score 28?
We will be bigger and faster than them at every position, but they are well coached and great with their fundamentals. CU’s gameplan, IMO, should be to try to overwhelm them with the running game until they prove they can stop it and then it’ll come down to Lewis/Shrout making enough plays.

Even a bad P5 program like CU has more athletes and talent than the academies, but when P5 programs lose these games, it’s because of coaching.
 

Creebuzz

Survives on seaweed and Natty Boh.
Club Member
As we go into fall camp, it’s hard to be optimistic. The media have picked the Buffs last, the coaches aren’t scared, and the fans of every team slot the Buffs as a sure win on their schedules. Unfortunately, the consensus is usually right. Nobody should expect a good season, or even a middling one. However, if you want to be optimistic, there are a couple of things to hope for that may allow the Buffs to mildly surprise to the upside.

On offense, the changes really need to come from coaching. The disastrous tenure of Chiaverini is over at OC. Mitch Rodrigue is long gone and was universally despised by his position group. The offensive line was just completely lost last year. You have to hope that Sanford and Devan can be significant upgrades that will be better able to position the offense to win some games.

On defense, there aren’t any stars on the defensive line, but it’s a decent group that can run maybe three units deep. Rotating in a bunch of fresh players may allow the team to win the line of scrimmage as the game wears on, particularly in the altitude of Boulder. It’s not much to pin your hopes on, given the enormous losses in the secondary, but something that may help the youngsters back there.
 

leftybuff

Unreconstructed Luddite
Club Member
As we go into fall camp, it’s hard to be optimistic. The media have picked the Buffs last, the coaches aren’t scared, and the fans of every team slot the Buffs as a sure win on their schedules. Unfortunately, the consensus is usually right. Nobody should expect a good season, or even a middling one. However, if you want to be optimistic, there are a couple of things to hope for that may allow the Buffs to mildly surprise to the upside.

On offense, the changes really need to come from coaching. The disastrous tenure of Chiaverini is over at OC. Mitch Rodrigue is long gone and was universally despised by his position group. The offensive line was just completely lost last year. You have to hope that Sanford and Devan can be significant upgrades that will be better able to position the offense to win some games.

On defense, there aren’t any stars on the defensive line, but it’s a decent group that can run maybe three units deep. Rotating in a bunch of fresh players may allow the team to win the line of scrimmage as the game wears on, particularly in the altitude of Boulder. It’s not much to pin your hopes on, given the enormous losses in the secondary, but something that may help the youngsters back there.
..also our opponents could have several starters fall ill before the game, that would help too.
 

The Alabaster Yak

Club Member
Club Member
As we go into fall camp, it’s hard to be optimistic. The media have picked the Buffs last, the coaches aren’t scared, and the fans of every team slot the Buffs as a sure win on their schedules. Unfortunately, the consensus is usually right. Nobody should expect a good season, or even a middling one. However, if you want to be optimistic, there are a couple of things to hope for that may allow the Buffs to mildly surprise to the upside.

On offense, the changes really need to come from coaching. The disastrous tenure of Chiaverini is over at OC. Mitch Rodrigue is long gone and was universally despised by his position group. The offensive line was just completely lost last year. You have to hope that Sanford and Devan can be significant upgrades that will be better able to position the offense to win some games.

On defense, there aren’t any stars on the defensive line, but it’s a decent group that can run maybe three units deep. Rotating in a bunch of fresh players may allow the team to win the line of scrimmage as the game wears on, particularly in the altitude of Boulder. It’s not much to pin your hopes on, given the enormous losses in the secondary, but something that may help the youngsters back there.
In college, you either need elite talent on the DL, or you need experience. We all know the talent level isn't elite, although Lang, Sami and Rodman are all good players, but Lang is a 6th year player, Rodman is a 4th year player, Sami is a 5th year player, Chance Main is a 6th year player, Justin Jackson is a 5th year player, and Jordan is a 6th year player. You then have guys like Tyus Martin, Ryan Williams and Aaron Austin who were promising recruits.
 

leftybuff

Unreconstructed Luddite
Club Member
In college, you either need elite talent on the DL, or you need experience. We all know the talent level isn't elite, although Lang, Sami and Rodman are all good players, but Lang is a 6th year player, Rodman is a 4th year player, Sami is a 5th year player, Chance Main is a 6th year player, Justin Jackson is a 5th year player, and Jordan is a 6th year player. You then have guys like Tyus Martin, Ryan Williams and Aaron Austin who were promising recruits.
Word. Or should I say Incarnate Word.
 

hokiehead

Gobbler on the Mountain
Club Member
all the negativity for the team, I was curious how many of our road opponents scheduled CU as the homecoming game...it appears none did (I'm not sure if AFA has a homecoming)
 

LesGrossman

Club Member
Club Member
-5 or less wins
-Young team excuse
-Some form(s) of hostile interaction with media
-Fan shame in some form/avoida
-Vote of confidence
-No communication/outreach to stakeholders

None of this will be surprising. The only surprising piece of it all is an executive making $1MM/yr who guaranteed an employee $18MM for these results.

This is not leadership. This is leeching a paycheck
 
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