Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by cmgoods, Apr 1, 2013.
CU is tied for 9th? Really?
It mentions nothing of quality starts.
We have one of the most experienced QB situations in CFB.......
This will help. It doesn't make us good, but it's better than the alternative. An experienced team, if well-coached, can beat a more talented team.
Nik - I'm not so sure that the experience of being pummeled to death is useful. Not for much. You grow up a little on the field for sure.
Webb must have 30+ starts at QB, but everyone is hoping Dillon (with zero starts) gets the call.
This is akin to our punter setting punting records for things like most punts, most yards punted, most punts within the 20.... Punting records that are attained because of no other reason than we punt more than any team in the modern history are not impressive.
Our team only knows how to lose. Not sure returning a lot is going to change the mentality. It's all going to start with coaching at this point because we aren't going to have a lot of talent and confidence when we step on the field at first.
Since this stat is tied to last year, and nothing was good about last year other than the Embree firing, I'm ambivelant about this at first glance. However, Phil Steele and the like will put some stock into this in their pre-season write-ups.
It can't hurt if you believe the returning starters have potential to dramatically up their game year over year. I think some do, but we'll see.
HCMM's biggest task is to build confidence and trust in each other. Fortunately, he's been through this before. SJSU was actually a worse situation.
While it is easy to point to Cody Hawkins :sorry: and Jordan Webb as experience being unimportant, of course you can be experienced and bad. But look at Brandon Weeden in his last year at Oklahoma State, his OC Dana Holgorsen left before his senior year so he basically ran the offense with a new and learning OC. Knowing a system or blocking assignments help, especially if you are a talented player to begin with.
Experience is very important with offensive line, since there is a certain level of cohesion needed. Due to the level of talent at CU, it does not mean as much but there are a couple good things:
1. We were (even though we still are) a young team. Along with more experience should come increased size at the least.
2. The talent we do have (see Crawley, Wright) might have the game slowing down for them for a better performance.
It is an interesting list, but not all that meaningful. Ask Alabama if they care they didn't make the top 30 at the end of the season...
Doesn't that just mean that we had no decent upperclassmen to be the starters so we had to go with the frosh/rsfrosh/sophs as our starters.
It means that. It's also due to way too many injuries. It's also due to Embree deciding that if it was anywhere close, the start would go to the younger guy.
This is certainly true. There is certainly a downside to so many of our FR taking snaps last year, mostly in the fact they didn't RS for later.
But many of our freshmen last year have/had more potential than more senior players so I think mostly it is now a benefit that so many of them played last year. They learned they can't just rely on their athleticism like they did in HS and they hopefully learned (some of them for the 1st time) that losing sucks.
Our talent gap is still pretty big - and still in wait and see mode with the staff. The QB thread actually has me grimacing.
This is certainly true. An experienced team, if well-coached, can beat a more talented team. it's better than the alternative.
Sorry, I've been watching the Buffs for the last few years, what does this term, "well-coached" mean?
If its between "most returning starters" (CU 2013) and "most starting freshmen" (CU 2012)...I'll take the former. Too bad there isn't a sortable column that gives a grade to the returnees.
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