Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Duff Man, Sep 15, 2013.
Risky but I've wanted to see it. He's a pretty big dude so I think he could handle it.
8-10 runs. Sounds risky.
I don't think Connor is Wilson.
Wilson's running hurt the Beavers, but he couldn't really exploit the intermediate passes that Connor can. So while Connor probably can't do what Wilson did, he can do what Wilson couldn't.
We need to run Connor Wood a lot against Oregon State
So you saw that too, huh?
if the middle is soft, we best be attacking it. Need to get the running game going. if it takes connor 8 runs to do it, we gotta do it.
I'm thinking that's a big mistake. Connor already likes to throw off his back foot enough as it is. Having him run and take more hits will only exacerbate that problem, IMO.
He'll be running given the state of our OL. May as well make some of them designed runs instead of scrambles.
My impression of the OSU defense is similar to what the Buffs were doing last year. They know they have huge issues and are trying to make up for it with blitzes. Utah was taking advantage of that.
Seems like the word on Connor coming out of spring ball was that has ability to run (while definitely not a Johnny Football/RGIII-type), was a real asset and something that separated him from a guy like Hirsch. In my mind, it is only a matter of time before the staff introduces more of the playbook that features Connor's running ability, and with a team that has struggled against a mobile QB, now seems like as good a time as any.
At the very least we need to give the read option a lot of action. We've seen how devastating that play is when your defense isn't very disciplined.
You realize our back up QB is a true freshman, right? We need to keep Connor upright. I'd keep the designed QB run to a minimum unless you are comfortable with Sefo taking a bunch of snaps.
The best shot we have to get a W is keeping CW upright. That's hard enough with our OL situation. :smile2:
Whatever it takes to win.
As long as GIA doesn't see him before the game, I'm ok with Connor running the ball some.
I didn't see Wilson taking big shots last night. If anything, Wood might be taking bigger hits in the pocket.
It will be interesting to see what our OC will roll out on Saturday.
This. A smart runner is way less vulnerable on the move then he is standing in the pocket
I honestly see few QBs get hurt running the zone read. They take bigger shots in the pocket when blindsided.
Wilson ran it last night and OSU had no answer. I think Wood is a better runner honestly. We have only seen glimpses but he would look pretty good running the plays that Wilson ran last night. OSU LBs are slow.
I guess I haven't seen out of Wood what you all have seen. I would be thrilled if Connor would turn up to be the running threat Travis Wilson is.
I'm not averse to him running, as long as it works. I just don't know that it will. I hope I'm wrong.
How about Pow just taking direct snaps a few times instead? He should be 100% by then.
I wouldn't mind the Buffs using some zone read as long as Wood is good at doing the actual read of the play and not just guessing whether to give or keep. Have they worked on it at all in practice?
I'll be holding my breath every time he tucks the ball.
Wood and Abron running zone read = big offensive day.
Could we see Sefo for a few plays this week?
Sure, shoot first and ask questions later. Connor has 4.5 speed and he should use it when he can.
His speed must not translate to football speed
So far, he has looked good running the ball.
You were tested and you failed
Wow, that one really got to you, didn't it?
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