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Which non-Seniors are we losing?

hawg1

Well-Known Member
My suggestion would be that if you want to search for some small acorns of optimism, a better zone of hope might be a noticeable improvement in the play at the
QB position as Lewis probably gets better, Shrout is a big-arm wildcard, and McCown could be a steal. While these ideas are "Hopey" and depend on salvage on
the O-Line, they might be more realistic than trying to pump up the B-/C+ (so far) recruiting class. But yeah, to your post #295 above, we welcome the new guys
and wish them all the best.
Bang likes to aggregate his small acorns of hope into massive hot takes.
 

leftybuff

Unreconstructed Luddite
Club Member
So far:

Blayne Toll TE/DE
Lloyd Murray DL
Ashaad Clayton RB
LaVontae Shenault WR
Zephaniah Maea ILB
Keith Miller WR
Chris Carpenter WR
Jayden Simon DL
Trustin Oliver S
Alec Pell TE/LB
Max Wray OT
Colby Purcell C
Ray Robinson S
Jon Van Diest LB
Curtis Appleton S
Christian Gonzales CB
Mark Perry S
Mekhi Blackmon CB
Brendan Rice WR
Carson Wells LB
Joe Davis RB
Kanan Ray OL
Jarek Broussard RB

23 by my count.

Best young defender (Gonzo) best young offensive player (Rice) , 3/4 of the starting defensive backfield, one of your best pass rushers (Wells), 2 of your OL (Purcell and Ray), two highly rated offensive players (Clayton and Shenault), the starting RB and two depth pieces behind him. This is a disaster.

I don't even know what to say. Sunshine pumpers will be saying there will be transfers coming in, but so far, one.
 

bigbang2

blindslighted
The data on stars in the aggregate are irrefutable despite exceptions.

Period.

Stop.

Looking at just recruiting rankings is like watching the first quarter of a movie and then falling asleep. The rankings we should be looking at is the resources available to each school. It is no coincidence that the teams that have the money recruit better(big recruiting budgets, NIl deal era, paying players in Miami era) and have better talent development(coaches and facilities) win more games. Some programs like Texas got the resources but don't use it wisely on talent development. They get the 5 star players, but have bad coaches but still win more games because they have better athletes. Offcourse the teams with more rescources will win more games, it is just that corelates to offerr lists and recruiting star rankings. The journalist that fix the system even go back and adjust the star ranking after a player is offered by a program like Alabama. If the same player is offered by Colorado, he will get a lower ranking. The system is a farce. It is not an exception. There are many players that are not properly ranked.
 

hokiehead

Gobbler on the Mountain!
Club Member
Maybe they can play 3 v 3 hoops.
I know a lot of people on here like to poke fun at those of us who appreciate the Flatirons, but honestly right now, the idea of sitting with friends drinking beer and looking at the mountains on a beautiful Boulder April day is the motivation that'll get me to Folsom for that.
 

nolabuff

Club Member
Club Member
I can understand everyone else's reasoning for transferring, I'm not sure I get Broussard's though. Seems like a grass is always greener situation to me. I'm not sure there's a program higher on the totem pole than CU where we walks in as the RB1 in line for 15-25 touches a game.
 
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J.R. Ewing

Club Member
Club Member
So far:

Blayne Toll TE/DE
Lloyd Murray DL
Ashaad Clayton RB
LaVontae Shenault WR
Zephaniah Maea ILB
Keith Miller WR
Chris Carpenter WR
Jayden Simon DL
Trustin Oliver S
Alec Pell TE/LB
Max Wray OT
Colby Purcell C
Ray Robinson S
Jon Van Diest LB
Curtis Appleton S
Christian Gonzales CB
Mark Perry S
Mekhi Blackmon CB
Brendan Rice WR
Carson Wells LB
Joe Davis RB
Kanan Ray OL
Jarek Broussard RB

23 by my count.

Best young defender (Gonzo) best young offensive player (Rice) , 3/4 of the starting defensive backfield, one of your best pass rushers (Wells), 2 of your OL (Purcell and Ray), two highly rated offensive players (Clayton and Shenault), the starting RB and two depth pieces behind him. This is a disaster.

I don't even know what to say. Sunshine pumpers will be saying there will be transfers coming in, but so far, one.
The scary thing is pass defense was the only thing we did reasonably well this year. We gave up 7.2 yards/attempt (53rd nationally) and a 17/9 TD/INT ratio despite a nonexistent pass rush (13 sacks, 126th rank). Now 3/4ths of the backfield is gone along with our best pass rusher.
 

bigbang2

blindslighted
The Brousard transfer makes no sense to me, He is the featured back in a run heavy team. If a player like Brousard can enter the portal then I think it is best to assume that CU can lose anyone on the roster that is not a new arrival. The coach got to be aggresive in the transfer portal. We have to sign the maximum allowed players this year. The numbers will work its self out
 

AEROBUFF

Well-Known Member
So far:

Blayne Toll TE/DE
Lloyd Murray DL
Ashaad Clayton RB
LaVontae Shenault WR
Zephaniah Maea ILB
Keith Miller WR
Chris Carpenter WR
Jayden Simon DL
Trustin Oliver S
Alec Pell TE/LB
Max Wray OT
Colby Purcell C
Ray Robinson S
Jon Van Diest LB
Curtis Appleton S
Christian Gonzales CB
Mark Perry S
Mekhi Blackmon CB
Brendan Rice WR
Carson Wells LB
Joe Davis RB
Kanan Ray OL
Jarek Broussard RB

23 by my count.

Best young defender (Gonzo) best young offensive player (Rice) , 3/4 of the starting defensive backfield, one of your best pass rushers (Wells), 2 of your OL (Purcell and Ray), two highly rated offensive players (Clayton and Shenault), the starting RB and two depth pieces behind him. This is a disaster.

I don't even know what to say. Sunshine pumpers will be saying there will be transfers coming in, but so far, one.
Edit: See below.
Did Broussard make an announcement? His twitter is all retweets of other players entering the portal.
 
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bigbang2

blindslighted
Attrition has never been this bad. Walkons may have to be put on scholarship

We have lost 4 starters to the portal,
 

hokiehead

Gobbler on the Mountain!
Club Member
I can understand everyone else's reasoning for transferring, I'm not sure I get Broussard's though. Seems like a grass is always greener situation to me. I'm not sure there's a program higher on the totem pole than CU where we walks in as the RB1 in line for 15-25 touches a game.
at this point, I have to question whether HCKD is a total dick to the players and they just hate playing for him. it doesn't seem to be about playing time or a chance at a championship, it seems to be something else.
 

leftybuff

Unreconstructed Luddite
Club Member
I can understand everyone else's reasoning for transferring, I'm not sure I get Broussard's though. Seems like a grass is always greener situation to me. I'm not sure there's a program higher on the totem pole than CU where we walks in as the RB1 in line for 15-25 touches a game.
Can you think of a team that has more OL issues than CU? I can't. JBrou is probably willing to take his chances he will be behind a better OL.
 

Da Lama

****ty hot take machine
Club Member
Can you think of a team that has more OL issues than CU? I can't. JBrou is probably willing to take his chances he will be behind a better OL.
I'd lay even money that Broussard (and others) see that next year is going to be brutal. Why waste a year losing AND getting the crap kicked out of you when it's just so damn easy to find a new spot with better opportunities.

And FTR, with the new offensive scheme coming and the absolutely horrific "talent" we have on the OL, Brou likely wouldn't make it through the season. He's got a reconstructed knee and a future to think about.
 

Hank

This land was made for you and me
Club Member
at this point, I have to question whether HCKD is a total dick to the players and they just hate playing for him.

Seth Meyers Yes GIF by Late Night with Seth Meyers
 

bigbang2

blindslighted
KD has had a difficult job. First he had to deal with Covid intruppting his first spring practice. Then he had to deal with NIl era wiping out most of his roster. But there is also an opportunity. Opportunity to revamp the rsoter that went 4-8 last season. Also most of the guys KD recruited are still enrolled at CU.
 

SeanMSan

Well-Known Member
There is no action that RG can take at this point, due to the financial ball and chain that is KD’s contract. If it’s KD going total Todd Graham, then the amount of attrition happening would be an indication. Starters and leaders of this “young” team are heading to the portal en masse. With all the new coaches coming in (yet again), pushing their vision and scheme. This one being a power run first with some spread (maybe).

Maybe J.Brou was tired of trying to make something of running up the middle, and hoping a sliver of an opening would show itself. That is if the entire line wasn’t pushed back 2-3 yards when he got the handoff? The uncoaching of this year’s O-line was the only elite thing for CU this year.
 
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