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Official 2022 Fall Camp Thread

Stampede

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Last year our defense was on the field too much as our offense couldn't begin or sustain most drives. It's hard to judge a system or players after a certain point because they're gassed.
I'm not saying our defense will be better than last year, but I'm hoping a more consistent offense will allow them to play faster late into games. Especially if we're able to run the ball and shorten the game.
 

Buffalo Brad

Club Member
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Love all of the pre first game optimism creeping in. This team is bad folks. The o will be moderately better but not much and the D will be markedly worse. The coaching will tick up slightly. Every other team made at least the same if not substantially more improvement in the off-season. That is a recipe for regression overall. Quite a bit actually. Everyone should be ecstatic 🤩 f they win 3 games. That will be the best this team will deliver
 

The Alabaster Yak

Club Member
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How many snaps are all these edges going to get? Where is Main on the projected depth chart? Somewhere behind Lange? Or Thomas?
Main seems to be DE2 behind Lang and Alvin Williams seems to be EDGE2 behind Thomas.

I don’t see Thomas/Lang as any kind of drop off from a pure pass rushing standpoint from Wells/Mustafa last year.
 

LesGrossman

Club Member
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Love all of the pre first game optimism creeping in. This team is bad folks. The o will be moderately better but not much and the D will be markedly worse. The coaching will tick up slightly. Every other team made at least the same if not substantially more improvement in the off-season. That is a recipe for regression overall. Quite a bit actually. Everyone should be ecstatic 🤩 f they win 3 games. That will be the best this team will deliver
“It’ll be different this time! I’m sure it’ll happen!”

-Everyone who has shaved the boys before their bday with the wife, elected a dictator, crawled back to an ex, or been a fan of the Colorado Buffaloes

We know the ending to this story haha
 
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Medford M.

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Love all of the pre first game optimism creeping in. This team is bad folks. The o will be moderately better but not much and the D will be markedly worse. The coaching will tick up slightly. Every other team made at least the same if not substantially more improvement in the off-season. That is a recipe for regression overall. Quite a bit actually. Everyone should be ecstatic 🤩 f they win 3 games. That will be the best this team will deliver
I have to laugh at this part of the post. It's asinine to say everyone else will improve too. That just isnt how it works, or everything would be the same every year and every team would improve into perpetuity.
 

The Alabaster Yak

Club Member
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This is quite a statement. Every team gets better every year?
And the Buffs only get worse. Every year.

ron burgundy anchorman GIF
 

Da Lama

****ty hot take machine
Club Member
This is quite a statement. Every team gets better every year?
It's more important to look at positional/unit match ups and where and when we play our opponents. For instance, TCU will be better than us at most positions, but it's Game 1 and we're at home. You could say we have an advantage due them having a brand new coaching staff, but we basically do as well so that's wash. Against Arizona, if it was a home game we'd likely blow them out like last year because we're better than them at most positions. The road game throws it off a bit. You also have to figure that they will be 0-4 at that point. Will they be checked out or will they be pissed off and see CU as an equal opponent that they have a great chance to get win #1 against at home?
 

CULifer

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I think it’s entirely possible, and maybe even likely, that while Sanford’s track record is essentially mediocrity, he elevates the worst FBS offense from last year, to a serviceable unit in 2022.

I think fans are actually underestimating just how awful the offensive coordination, play calling, QB coaching and OL coaching were last year. I think this could be a rare circumstance where there is pretty large addition by subtraction.
One could argue that given BLewis's stats despite all the offensive dysfunction around him, that he actually did pretty well. I mean, to have the bull**** dysfunction in the line, to take the pounding he did and still only throw 3 INT and make the best of historically ****ty OL coaching and offensive play calling is to me, actually a bright spot. I don't think it's kool-aid or the new season for me, I just think he kept at it really well for being a frosh last year. I think we go 4-8, but we're actually competitive and lose by just a few some exciting games.
 

CULifer

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I think that even Chev would have had us at "unacceptable team weakness" last year on offense if our OL coaching hadn't been such a nightmare that we improved by switching mid season to an intern who got along with the guys & did nothing more than say to go back to what you did before the blocking sled system.

From there, serviceable isn't a big jump with upgrades to OL, TE, WR and especially an experienced OC who also coaches the QBs. Hell, just having a legitimate offensive staff all on the same page - even if they aren't world beaters - is orders of magnitude better.
Yep, no idea how we won 4 games last year, but we did it! Yay!
 

steph

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This time of year a little Kool-Aid tastes good, even to all the curmudgeonly Debbie downers of allbuffs. Start with a little sip and pretty soon the whole pitcher is gone.
 

Not Sure

Sets low bar, barely exceeds it.
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I think if we hadn’t had such a mass out-migration and were going into this year with roughly the same roster as we had last year, just with better coaching, I’d be far more optimistic. The talent level on this team is very, very suspect.
 

Creebuzz

Survives on seaweed and Natty Boh.
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There is zero Kool Aid in this thread. A winless season is possible. A mild surprise to the upside to produce a couple more wins could happen if some of the offseason moves really pan out in coaching changes, some incoming transfers, and some serviceable depth on the defensive line.

*Upside does not mean a bowl game. A bowl game would be a shocking upside development.
 

Buffnik

Real name isn't Nik
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There is zero Kool Aid in this thread. A winless season is possible. A mild surprise to the upside to produce a couple more wins could happen if some of the offseason moves really pan out in coaching changes, some incoming transfers, and some serviceable depth on the defensive line.

*Upside does not mean a bowl game. A bowl game would be a shocking upside development.
When sunshine pumping is "I see a path to competence that could make us competitive enough that games are watchable and we're not eliminated from bowl eligibility before November"... well, that's just sad.
 

Preston Slaughter

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I got a little triggered when Dorrell's first response to what he looks for in QB1 was ball security. The 3 interceptions last year does not prove that Brendon Lewis performed well but is more an outcome of his unwillingness to throw the ball. We never challenged the defense down field and the ball often never came out of Lewis' hands when short passes were available. I hope that this was all coaching and that things have changed but it didn't inspire much confidence in me that Brendon Lewis will become a good QB.

Side note: I saw J.T. Shrout a few months ago and he looked large and jacked. He told me that he will be starting this year. If he wins the job I will start to get more optimistic for the season.
 

JMBuffs

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Not sure why we couldn't see both; Shrout bombs, sprinkle in some Lewis RPO, as long as we're not dying with Chev's predictable ****.
 

hawg1

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There is zero Kool Aid in this thread. A winless season is possible. A mild surprise to the upside to produce a couple more wins could happen if some of the offseason moves really pan out in coaching changes, some incoming transfers, and some serviceable depth on the defensive line.

*Upside does not mean a bowl game. A bowl game would be a shocking upside development.
Serviceable depth on OL? Not sure.
Brown is dinged. He needs to be healthy. He’s OG1 and OT3. Otherwise, Femske at OG. Somebody has to emerge. This unit is 6 now, max.
 

The Alabaster Yak

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Serviceable depth on OL? Not sure.
Brown is dinged. He needs to be healthy. He’s OG1 and OT3. Otherwise, Femske at OG. Somebody has to emerge. This unit is 6 now, max.
It’s the best depth at DL this program has had since at least 2016, though. I would rate DL as probably the top, maybe #2 or 3 position group that determines success in CFB. QB/OL may be more important
 

Creebuzz

Survives on seaweed and Natty Boh.
Club Member
Ha. Gotcha.
The offensive line on the other hand isn’t a huge question mark. It’s not going to be good. It may be better, but to your point that depends on the success of the transfer portal with both Fenske and Brown. Fenske didn’t show a whole bunch last year, but that was with good ol Mitch Rod trying to unlearn him all that bad technique he learned at Iowa (insert eye roll). Brown being injured this far away from the time of transfer brings back bad memories about ten times over starting with Clint Werth eons ago.
 

hawg1

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The offensive line on the other hand isn’t a huge question mark. It’s not going to be good. It may be better, but to your point that depends on the success of the transfer portal with both Fenske and Brown. Fenske didn’t show a whole bunch last year, but that was with good ol Mitch Rod trying to unlearn him all that bad technique he learned at Iowa (insert eye roll). Brown being injured this far away from the time of transfer brings back bad memories about ten times over starting with Clint Werth eons ago.
Yep.

Salsa is big. But will be new at C (or G).
Fenske looks small to me.
Wiley will struggle against a good edge.
Roddick clearly went to work in off/season
Frank F gotta stay healthy, with Brown.
DeVan gotta develop somebody fast.

We’ll see soon.
 
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