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Never seen Brian Howell this frustrated

skibum

Did not pee on the Alamo.
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It's obvious that KD does not have a read on his players, coaches, schemes, or locker room. All he sees is that we've had effective practices with guys making plays and then none of that translating to Saturday. He's in over his head. I don't agree with people saying that KD is mailing things in and collecting a paycheck. The reality is that he's simply not capable of doing the job he was hired for.
The game passed him by.

Not the recruiting aspect, or the portal, or the NIL stuff. I mean he either was never able to do that stuff or it passed him by too.

But on a basic Xs and O's, blocking, tackling and schemes, the game has evolved beyond his capabilities.
 

pcbuff

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What did KD do that qualified him to coach the CU Buffs? Where were his fantastic recruiting and results at UCLA?

It was never going to work out. The fact that someone thought it would shows how disconnected from the athletes and game they were. Herm Edwards was the better hire. Think about how screwed up that statement is.
 

pcbuff

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I wonder if dorrell will panic and throw McKown to the wolves Saturday.
The issues are deeper than one player. So frustrating to see the kids that chose this program so frustrated. I was thinking of Vickers, and Cordell, and Rasham, and…… last night while watching the highlights. I am living in the past while trying to deal with the present.
 

bombay

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I don't think anyone will save dorrell's job or that any one player changes much. Just speculating what he may do.
 

Buffnik

Real name isn't Nik
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11 starters plus their backups that were all a cut or two above the level CU recruited, within a program with a good coach and has the momentum of winning 6 straight games.

I thought our main hope was that they'd sleepwalk and then let us hang around. But after how poorly they played vs S Alabama, I think we're going to see a hungry and pissed off UCLA.
 

Buffs@5345'

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The issues are deeper than one player. So frustrating to see the kids that chose this program so frustrated. I was thinking of Vickers, and Cordell, and Rasham, and…… last night while watching the highlights. I am living in the past while trying to deal with the present.

No reason to do that to yourself.
 

BuffUp

Skeptical
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11 starters plus their backups that were all a cut or two above the level CU recruited, within a program with a good coach and has the momentum of winning 6 straight games.

I thought our main hope was that they'd sleepwalk and then let us hang around. But after how poorly they played vs S Alabama, I think we're going to see a hungry and pissed off UCLA.
every team the Buffs face the reat of the season are going to be gunning to run the score up, guaranteed
 

Buffnik

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First question from yesterday's chat (it was a good one in general):


Hey Brian. If the Buffs lose their next two, and they’re not all that competitive in either, would you expect George to part ways with Dorrell going into the bye week?
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2010Buff

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    I would, yes. In fact, if they lose the next two - especially at Arizona - and they aren't close, I'd be stunned if Dorrell isn't fired.
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NW Buff

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First question from yesterday's chat (it was a good one in general):


Hey Brian. If the Buffs lose their next two, and they’re not all that competitive in either, would you expect George to part ways with Dorrell going into the bye week?
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2010Buff

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    I would, yes. In fact, if they lose the next two - especially at Arizona - and they aren't close, I'd be stunned if Dorrell isn't fired.
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I wonder if that is based on any actual knowledge from within the AD or he's just a fan looking on like the rest of us.
 

The Alabaster Yak

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I wonder if that is based on any actual knowledge from within the AD or he's just a fan looking on like the rest of us.
It's the latter for sure. No chance Howell or Adam have been fed any kind of info around Dorrell's job security from within the AD. Unless, of course, RG has decided to throw the fan base a bone. Doubt it, though.
 

Master Blaster

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It's the latter for sure. No chance Howell or Adam have been fed any kind of info around Dorrell's job security from within the AD. Unless, of course, RG has decided to throw the fan base a bone. Doubt it, though.
Who was it that reported that McIntyre was getting fired? Apparently they had a legit source
 

Denver_sc

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SP+ has UCLA's defense right at 50th best in the country. Their passing defense yards allowed and points allowed come in right around the same mark.

The good news is that SP+ has UCLA's defense as the second worst CU will have seen, well behind Minnesota (8th), Air Force (26th), and better than TCU (67th). UCLA has also not played extremely tough offenses, although Southern Alabama's passing attack seems ok.

However, the EPA added (non garbage time) chart that @FM-Buff posted in the Fire Dorrell thread has those defenses as Minnesota, TCU/UCLA close to tied, and then Air Force in terms of Expected Points added.

SP+ says that UCLA is the worst defense CU will face at home for the rest of the year, whereas EPA thinks ASU is much below average, and that Cal is worse than UCLA.

So... long answer short- it wouldn't be the worst idea in the world, but probably not the best, either. Better than trying to start him in November, though.
 

The Alabaster Yak

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Who was it that reported that McIntyre was getting fired? Apparently they had a legit source
I can't remember if it was MM being fired or something else, but Vic Lombardi broke some fairly big news a few yeas back. He doesn't tweet about CU often, but he's proven to have a legit source within the AD. Not sure if that person is still there and I haven't seen him tweet much about CU recently.
 

ahoelsken

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The game passed him by.

Not the recruiting aspect, or the portal, or the NIL stuff. I mean he either was never able to do that stuff or it passed him by too.

But on a basic Xs and O's, blocking, tackling and schemes, the game has evolved beyond his capabilities.
That might be one of the issues with hiring a guy who has been in the NFL for 14 of the last 15 years. The innovation scheme wise happens at this level-not there. It started when Chip Kelly took over at Oregon, and we've seen others-Lincoln Riley, etc.

With the NFL, how many sitting HCs are off the Mike Shanahan tree? I can think of 6 off the top of my head, and they all run the same offense.
 

cu3x

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I watch S Frost go from a 'coach of the year' status (like Dan) to looking totally inept, and wonder if he and KD are similarly out-of-touch, or whether maybe **** just happens.
 
11 starters plus their backups that were all a cut or two above the level CU recruited, within a program with a good coach and has the momentum of winning 6 straight games.

I thought our main hope was that they'd sleepwalk and then let us hang around. But after how poorly they played vs S Alabama, I think we're going to see a hungry and pissed off UCLA.
What is going to kill me is Chiaverini will be back in town...
 
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