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The Ultimate Slap in the Face...

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by JWP303, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. JWP303

    JWP303 Well-Known Member

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    CollegeFootballNews.com released their 2011 Spring Preview Rankings of all the FBS schools. This is how they think the final rankings will end up.

    78. Colorado State 7-5
    The Spring Call: The Rams will still be struggling to breathe against the teams with a pulse, but they’ll get just enough easy games to come up with a winning regular season. When the best win of your season will be at UNLV, you know the schedule is light and bouncy.


    82. Colorado 4-9
    The Spring Call: The Buffs will be pumped up for its Pac-12 debut against California, and then it’ll be uh-oh time. The secondary won’t handle Hawaii’s passing game in the season opener, going to Ohio State won’t be a plus, and then conference play gets really, really rough. If the Buffs win three Pac-12 games, consider it a success.


    http://cfn.scout.com/2/1061646.html
     
  2. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    scary thing is thats not even a worst case.
     
  3. LongHaulBuff

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    This is reality. Nobody is going to pick CU to do anything positive until we show something.
     
  4. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    But why in the **** would they pick CSU? They're terrible.
     
  5. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    CSU plays in the MWC
     
  6. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    As much as I'd like to believe Embree will deliver a winning season in year one, I'm not counting on it.

    He's got the passion and will to win. But it's not proven that he has the capacity...yet. As much as I hate to admit it, 4-9 doesn't shock me given this schedule. It sucks, but it's realistic.

    If we played CSU's schedule, however, I'm confident CU could do better than 7-5.
     
  7. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    This makes sense. CSU has a joke schedule this season
     
  8. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I'd be thrilled with a 7-6 record. Thrilled. I don't know exactly where those seven wins are going to come from, though.
     
  9. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    I can see this if we lose to Hawai'i. But if we start the season with a road win against a game opponent, it will mean good things.

    Hawai'i = huge Brick game
     
  10. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    This.

    Beat a good Hawai'i team on he road to start the season, and Colorado is looking good.
     
  11. Bill Cody

    Bill Cody Well-Known Member

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    I see it little differently. I think that the coaches could do a great job of coaching, and we could still easily end up 4-9. We are going to STRUGGLE on defense. We have very little athleticism and no depth on that side of the ball. The games we win will be shootouts where we outscore the other team IMHO.
     
  12. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    And yet they are coming off of back to back 3-9 seasons while being outscored 93-10 their last two games.
     
  13. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    not saying csu is going to win 7 games. But I am guessing thats the writers reasoning.
     
  14. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    I agree wih your concerns about the defense.

    A few other big question marks are 1) special teams play, 2) Depth at WR, and 3) what kind of game day coach JE turns out to be.

    I'm hopeful that the OLine and running game are able to fire on all cylinders, and that Hansen will be a servicable QB.
     
  15. sackman

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    A middle of the road team can't afford to be awful on special teams. Let's face facts - CU is a middle of the road team with abyssmal special teams. That's a lethal combination.
     
  16. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Scout does know that HaLk has been hanging around CSU right?
     
  17. boulder77

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    If they knew that, they'd have predicted 10 wins ........... :saythat:
     
  18. zbuff

    zbuff Juiceful and useful. Club Member

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    I agree. And I don't disagree with the writer's statements or potential records, just with using them as justification for putting CSU in front of CU. That is clearly a joke.
     
  19. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    No argument there. The writer also screwed up on the Cal reference. He should have thrown in the obligatory Cal is a non-conference game.
     

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