Agreed. The Buffs' defense doesn't work at this point without QB pressures. To be fair, they did sack Mobile Martinez like 7 times yesterday.The Buffs have to get more, consistent pressure on opposing QBs. To me, that is the primary issue right now and without it it puts too much pressure on a secondary that can’t carry that load.
Respectfully, what does any of that have to do with this team? Those were all different teams with different coaches and different players.Some monkeys that are on CU’s back.
Losing record at home vs UofA since joining conf. Just 1 win in 2011.
0-5 in Tempe against Sparky all time
0-9 vs UDub since 1999. Not a single win home or away since joining Pac12
0-13 all time versus Troy
The prospect of Tucker vanquishing these monkeys is quite exciting. From your lips to God’s ears.
Nine wins is really tough for me to see. USC looks like they may have found lightning in a bottle. Not unlike when Darnold stepped in. ORE has speed that kills which is particularly worrisome with CUs current defensive edge contain problems.15-0 Until we aren’t. Who truly scares you until the playoffs? Not completely unserious with this comment
Legit prediction. 9-3 with a bowl game.
The freshman QB for USC looked great. He also locked on to one receiver on every throw, he can be exploited.Nine wins is really tough for me to see. USC looks like they may have found lightning in a bottle. Not unlike when Darnold stepped in. ORE has speed that kills which is particularly worrisome with CUs current defensive edge contain problems.
The Buffs just have to take care of business.
Quite simply, the act of getting rid of said monkeys would be quite the accomplishment.Respectfully, what does any of that have to do with this team? Those were all different teams with different coaches and different players.
What you’re stating is factually correct but I don’t see how it correlates with this team’s success.
I think last year's gotta go up there too-We've been critical of FHCMM plenty, but Fusker inducted that piece of **** Tom Osborne into their HoF (that had been planned for a while) and debuted their current ***clown of a coach against us.........and we go out there and ruin their ****ing party.Random thoughts.......and nothing you probably haven't already heard LOL
This game was a complete 180 from last year against Oregon State.
The slow starts are concerning but the halftime adjustments are great, plus the fact that the team plays hard for a full 60 minutes and doesn't lose their mojo. And they do indeed look like the stronger and more conditioned team late in the game. Defensive players being out of position has also been a big issue in the first half of both games but once again that gets corrected in the 2nd half. The big play aside, we only had 1 bad drive on defense in the 2nd half and that was the late one they had that put them up 31-24
Montez is great at times and very bad at other times, but as has been mentioned by @TSchekler (and probably others), this is what he is.
Fontenot and Mangham are a great duo in the backfield and I love Mangham's tough running style. And I only expect him to get better.
The receiving corps looks great so far but Viska nees to be featured more, his talent is too good not to use him more. Teams will eventually stop focusing on him with all the other weapons we have. And love the return of the TE to the offense.
It was mentioned by someone (maybe @Highlander ??) that we had a number of major setbacks yesterday but still managed to hang in there and pull off the big comeback. Running into the punter, Viska's fumble on the big return, the big play by NU after the flea-flicker, going down by 7 after we finally tied it up....
Did anyone point out how complacent Martinez seemd on the key sack in OT? Not to take anything away from Mustafa but I was shocked at the lack of awareness Martinez showed in that situation, given that a sack was the last thing he could take there aside from a turnover.
Easily one of the top 3 or 4 wins over them all time. 2001 of course, 1986, and 1990 where we dominated the 4th quarter in Lincoln. 1989 too.
Sitting in the stadium, right before that play, I said to my wife: "Great stop. Now I hope they don't do something stupid like try to block the punt." And sure enough . . . I wonder what the stats are on trying to block the punt, whether it is worth the risk of a roughing or running-into penalty for the possibility of better ball position. I think that unless you absolutely need the block to stay in the game, it is a total bonehead move.Special Teams
2 mistakes nearly cost the game -- penalty for running into the punter on Arias and fumbled kickoff return on Viska. Can't have that. Otherwise, punting and kicking were outstanding. Burying the Nubs in bad field position all day was the big key to that win that we probably haven't talked about enough.
The Trojans find a way to lay an egg or three each year under Helton. Typically CU has been a team they "get right" against. However, I believe if we continue to put out good tape that it is quite possible that the pressure will build for that game, and it will be a game where USC doesn't play its typical perfect game against us. SC will crater at least a couple games, would love to see it be in Boulder. If so maybe we can get Tad to do the post game handshake!I think we will win the next three to go 5-0. Getting a win in the final 7 will be a struggle. UCLA is the worst of those but we play them on the road.
I just want to get to 6 wins. I felt like beating ‘braska was critical for our chances to win 6 and go to a bowl. USC looked really good. I don’t see us winning that one.
Meh, players can be coached to attempt a block and not run into the kicker. You have to run to a spot well in front of the punter. Arias erred, but I’m not gonna fret about an effort mistake.Sitting in the stadium, right before that play, I said to my wife: "Great stop. Now I hope they don't do something stupid like try to block the punt." And sure enough . . . I wonder what the stats are on trying to block the punt, whether it is worth the risk of a roughing or running-into penalty for the possibility of better ball position. I think that unless you absolutely need the block to stay in the game, it is a total bonehead move.
CFN also predicated us to make a bowl today (the one in Houston, Texas Bowl?)
I swear, did you a-holes not learn anything from last year?? No talk of bowl games until we hit 6 wins