Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by NW Buff, Aug 13, 2008.
Is it really a night and day difference from last year to this?
tempo, organization, agressiveness have all been turned up to 11. There are still significant holes to be filled. But for a first scrimmage, I thought they looked pretty good. Last year....not so much.
I will be interested to see how they progress over the next couple of weeks...particularly the freshmen.
I still say we are a 6-8 win team given our schedule. We still have glaring weaknesses (secondary) and a lot of youth that will have growing pains regardless of how talented they are.
****. It's this kind of objectivitiy that makes me say **** **** ****. I want gold-colored optimism, dammit! :smile2:
There is still time 96. I will probably be here on 8/27 saying that we'll win 10:smile2:
to me, the players look bigger and stronger out of pads than in a few years. i'm encouraged by that. i walk by the Dal and the practice fields about 3-5 times a week year round. I saw Hawk pulling into the Dal at about 7:45 in his black Escalade this AM.
that has to help with depth. not a lot we don't read, but an eyeball witness confirmation.
i can't speak to last year so much but i have yet to come away from a scrimmage feeling real optimistic about the year under Hawk. I missed Monday, but maybe this year will change. to be fair, we've had dark serious uncertainty about the QB situation the lat two years which i think will be more than adequate this year. but, like another posted, i'm still in the 7 win area.
This is a much different team than the last 5-6 years, much diferent than last year.. I think the nation is gonna be surprised. With our difficult schedule I don't see 8-9 wins real impossile. I can see 6 too, but I would be shockd if we don't go to a bowl.
There's a lot of reason to think this team will be real good. The run defense will be good as always, and the offense will be balanced and be able to put up some points. The problem is with the questions about the pass rush combined with a young secondary AND all the great arms in the Big 12.....could be a long year. However, my glass is half full of Darrell Scott so 8-10 wins.
i think a lot of the optimism and hype in the media and everywhere else breeds with the fact that our own players have a definite swagger and demeanor to themselves this year that's been lacking with the Buffs for awhile
8 - 9 wins will be very difficult, 7 would be a very good year for a young team.
If Hawkins wins 9 games - give him a contract extension, and a nice bump in pay. I just don't see this happening, but I hope I'm wrong.
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