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2021 Offseason Thread

BuffsNYC

Captain Jazz Ass
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Crazy part that I hadn't even considered... Strategically going after a bunch of transfers so you don't have to worry about them transferring again.

That would work in reverse, no? Meaning your then stuck with the player you may not want.
 

TSchekler

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That would work in reverse, no? Meaning your then stuck with the player you may not want.
I would assume there's very little buyer's remorse on a transfer, especially for a program that is on the below average spectrum of talent and depth. I honestly can't think of a recent transfer to CU who wasn't a starter or very meaningful depth piece, outside of Alfano, and he was obviously a unique circumstance and well worth the risk.
 

BuffsNYC

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I would assume there's very little buyer's remorse on a transfer, especially for a program that is on the below average spectrum of talent and depth. I honestly can't think of a recent transfer to CU who wasn't a starter or very meaningful depth piece, outside of Alfano, and he was obviously a unique circumstance and well worth the risk.

I Wood not agree with you.
 

BuffsNYC

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Good call, although I wouldn't consider him a guy that a program is unfortunately stuck with. He wasn't a great player, but on a team with adequate QB talent and depth, he would have been a good backup.

I disagree. Had he stayed for 3 years, it would've been a wasted scholarship.
 

TSchekler

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I disagree. Had he stayed for 3 years, it would've been a wasted scholarship.
Eh, every program has mediocre depth guys who never see the field. You need a decent QB2 (and in CU's case, a QB3), which I think CW was.

Regardless, the old transfer rules never stopped programs from "encouraging" players to move on, so I don't see why any program would be stuck with a transfer who they didn't want, but had already used the one time transfer
 

BuffsNYC

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Eh, every program has mediocre depth guys who never see the field. You need a decent QB2 (and in CU's case, a QB3), which I think CW was.

Regardless, the old transfer rules never stopped programs from "encouraging" players to move on, so I don't see why any program would be stuck with a transfer who they didn't want, but had already used the one time transfer

Interesting point. I'm guessing that second transfers will be relatively rare, but I guess we'll see.
 

Always BUFF

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Pretty sure Tyler Hansen would've entered the transfer portal his 2nd or 3rd yr. had it been available point being he wouldn't have stayed under the new rules.
U's are pursuing players in the portal to fill positions of need that in years past would/probably have been filled by a Juco player with 2 yrs of eligibility remaining. Under the new rules we're seeing players with 3yrs of eligibility remaining, it's changed the dynamics of recruiting for depth. It's going to be interesting to see how high school players are recruited other than the obvious of 4 & 5 star players. I see a percentage of 3*s that won't have the offers they would've and fall into the G5.
 

CUAviator

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I Wood not agree with you.
Good call, although I wouldn't consider him a guy that a program is unfortunately stuck with. He wasn't a great player, but on a team with adequate QB talent and depth, he would have been a good backup.
Didn’t he actually start a bunch of games. And I remember him being everyone’s favorite Buff QB after that P-Rich highlight reel v CSU.
Hardly the best transfer a team could ask for, but not necessarily a waste. Maybe coaching and O-line play could have helped?
 

Highlander

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Didn’t he actually start a bunch of games. And I remember him being everyone’s favorite Buff QB after that P-Rich highlight reel v CSU.
Hardly the best transfer a team could ask for, but not necessarily a waste. Maybe coaching and O-line play could have helped?
I LOVED him after the CSU game. Then it became apparent he couldn't read defenses or handle the pressure coming from a P5 team vs a ****ty G5 team.
 

CUAviator

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I LOVED him after the CSU game. Then it became apparent he couldn't read defenses or handle the pressure coming from a P5 team vs a ****ty G5 team.
I’m not a Wood apologist, just saying that in 4 games (2-2), with one of those losses coming against #2 Oregon, he did essentially statistically as good as Liufao did in 8 games. And considering is was MacIntyre’s first year and Lindgren was OC, I’m giving Wood a pass.
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Highlander

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I’m not a Wood apologist, just saying that in 4 games (2-2), with one of those losses coming against #2 Oregon, he did essentially statistically as good as Liufao did in 8 games. And considering is was MacIntyre’s first year and Lindgren was OC, I’m giving Wood a pass.
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Wood against CSU and Central Arkansas
56-82 741 yards 5 TDs 3 INTs

Wood against OSU and UO
25-67 351 yard 2 TDs 4 INTs

Sefo’s stats came in the next 8 games, 7 of which were conference play.

They made the change for good reason.

To your point, that year sucked regardless of who was at QB. Every opponents drive after a kickoff started at the 35 yard line or better because we couldn’t kick it inside the 10 and even still couldn’t get far enough down field to cover up between the 20-25 yard line. It was pathetic.
 

Rob DeVere

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Fat guy yoga/stretching is hilarious.
Yeah, imagine trying to turn fat guys into, ya know, "athletes"!!! Anything that keeps 'em on the field, or gets 'em back quickly when they do get hurt!

Turley's record at Furd speaks for itself! FLEXIBILITY: you can't have too much!
 

CUAviator

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Wood against CSU and Central Arkansas
56-82 741 yards 5 TDs 3 INTs

Wood against OSU and UO
25-67 351 yard 2 TDs 4 INTs

Sefo’s stats came in the next 8 games, 7 of which were conference play.

They made the change for good reason.

To your point, that year sucked regardless of who was at QB. Every opponents drive after a kickoff started at the 35 yard line or better because we couldn’t kick it inside the 10 and even still couldn’t get far enough down field to cover up between the 20-25 yard line. It was pathetic.
That was really my point.
 

wsp4820

Sally
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Junta Member
That would work in reverse, no? Meaning your then stuck with the player you may not want.
I believe that they can still transfer down a level without sitting out. Using a school like CU, if we took someone from say LSU or USC who couldn't get on the field, and then he flames out here too, he'd be pushed out and is probably going D2 for his next stop regardless of the rule changes.
 
On the QB point, I feel like we should focus on the future rather than the look-back. We potentially have 3 pretty able QB’s w different attributes/skills...there’s a decent chance one of ours actually work out. Sure is a lot better than one season ago, if we do the short rear-view mirror.
 

onealcd

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Knew it would come from the TE group but surprised about Williams, he seemed pretty ready as a freshman and was hoping he would progress to good player. Another player from the south not staying his whole career....
 

TSchekler

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Knew it would come from the TE group but surprised about Williams, he seemed pretty ready as a freshman and was hoping he would progress to good player. Another player from the south not staying his whole career....
Yeah, not pumped about Williams, but I think we all knew Stillwell and Passarello weren't going to be here.

I wonder if they expect another transfer this Summer?
 
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