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Which non-Seniors are we losing?

BuffTuff

Well-Known Member
Speaking of… What are the biggest transfer portal needs at this point and how many?

I feel like…

2-3 OL
2-3 DE/DT
2-3 OLB/Edge
2-3 DBs (S/CB)

Potentially a QB, depending on who the assumed new OC is and potentially a WR.

In all, 10-12 transfers who the staff believes can start in 2022 are needed.
I would trade out 1 CB for a big RB. Otherwise I’m same as your list. We need speed at all LB spots, SS and FS in the worst way. Seems like we r def gonna need a LT and LG for sure too.
 

BuffUp

[insert punctuation here]
Club Member
If we start losing what little talent we do have, will RG pay attention?
 

SpacemanSpiff

Be curious, not judgmental
Club Member
Expect surprises.
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bigbang2

I like I like, southpaw.
The portal is going to be congested with many players looking for a new home. If I were a player I will think long and hard before entering the transfer portal. Could be a bad move. Makes no sense to transfer if you are a starter.
 

Bliff Cranch

Should be in the Fall of Hame
The portal is going to be congested with many players looking for a new home. If i were a player I will think long and hard before entering the transfer portal. Could be a bad move. Makes no sense to transfer if you are a starter.
It depends, of course, on the individual and you have to consider whether the reps they’re getting here are really quality reps. Were B Lewis’s reps really good for him? It’s debatable. B Rice could start Immediately, almost anywhere, and his reps were wasted here.

Gonzales’s reps were pretty good. He got work. A lot of work. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he wants to stay here. Again, he’s a guy that could compete for a starting spot almost anywhere.
 

Buffalo Brad

Club Member
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Basically, we need more size on the OL and more speed all over our defense but particularly in the front 7.
That the conundrum of the portal. They are there for a reason and more than likely will not be high level contributors at CU. Very little uptick from the portal pick ups last year.

They need to recruit and build this program the right way for the long haul. We know this staff will not. We will be talking the same circles try to find some hope at the end of next year if KD and staff are still in charge going into 23
 

bigbang2

I like I like, southpaw.
It depends, of course, on the individual and you have to consider whether the reps they’re getting here are really quality reps. Were B Lewis’s reps really good for him? It’s debatable. B Rice could start Immediately, almost anywhere, and his reps were wasted here.

Gonzales’s reps were pretty good. He got work. A lot of work. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he wants to stay here. Again, he’s a guy that could compete for a starting spot almost anywhere.

B Rice is already a starter at CU. He has formed relationships with coacches and his teachers. He knows the enviornment. The team play will get better next ryear. Makes no sense for him to transfer and start from scratch. The same applies to the other starters. Lewis is most likely going to be the starter next season. Why would he give up a starting gig?
 

lvbuff

Well-Known Member
The portal is going to be congested with many players looking for a new home. If I were a player I will think long and hard before entering the transfer portal. Could be a bad move. Makes no sense to transfer if you are a starter.
Did you ever consider that a player doesn't enter the portal until he has an offer or two? I don't think its like the Dr Pepper commercial.
 

PAHIBuff

Putin's Dildo
The best way to transfer if you’re good enough is to reach out to a few destinations you’d like and find a home before formally entering the portal.
 

bigbang2

I like I like, southpaw.
Did you ever consider that a player doesn't enter the portal until he has an offer or two? I don't think its like the Dr Pepper commercial.
The vast majority don't have any offers and have to take a step down in competititon to get a new school. There is so many players in the portals. Coaches can be picky.
 

PAHIBuff

Putin's Dildo
B Rice is already a starter at CU. He has formed relationships with coacches and his teachers. He knows the enviornment. The team play will get better next ryear. Makes no sense for him to transfer and start from scratch. The same applies to the other starters. Lewis is most likely going to be the starter next season. Why would he give up a starting gig?
It’s speculative to say that “the team play will get better next year” in my opinion. Bigger numbers can only help him and WR is always a crowded position draft-wise.
 

Bliff Cranch

Should be in the Fall of Hame
B Rice is already a starter at CU. He has formed relationships with coacches and his teachers. He knows the enviornment. The team play will get better next ryear. Makes no sense for him to transfer and start from scratch. The same applies to the other starters. Lewis is most likely going to be the starter next season. Why would he give up a starting gig?
There are multiple reasons to think the team will the same or worse next year and absolutely no reason at all to think they’ll be improved. Anyone thinking otherwise is delusional.

I put the odds on Lewis starting game one in 2022 at less than 50%, if he stays at all.
 

Big Jim

WTF?
Club Member
Beyond Rice and MLC I don’t see any WRs thst would be bad losses individually. Too many leaving does create depth issues.

If Chev stays as the WR coach, Rice should transfer. Rice has NFL potential and he is not getting good enough coaching or touches to justify wasting a potential life opportunity. He will at many P5 programs, programs that can give him the development and exposure he needs to maximize his potential.

MLC is a nice player, not sure he has had enough success to get a P5 offer yet. Maybe Fresno State or San Diego state level G5 schools that within driving distance of his family.
 

bigbang2

I like I like, southpaw.
There are multiple reasons to think the team will the same or worse next year and absolutely no reason at all to think they’ll be improved. Anyone thinking otherwise is delusional.

I put the odds on Lewis starting game one in 2022 at less than 50%, if he stays at all.

Most likely the team will get better on offense. I am actually more concerned about the defense. The odds of Lewis starting is 100 percent. He was already tied with SShtrout coming out of spring ball with no experience. B lewis is now a much more confident kid after 12 starts. And he will get better with another year of offseason work.
 

Bliff Cranch

Should be in the Fall of Hame
Most likely the team will get better on offense. I am actually more concerned about the defense. The odds of Lewis starting is 100 percent. He was already tied with SShtrout coming out of spring ball with no experience. B lewis is now a much more confident kid after 12 starts. And he will get better with another year of offseason work.
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AEROBUFF

Well-Known Member
Did you ever consider that a player doesn't enter the portal until he has an offer or two? I don't think its like the Dr Pepper commercial.
Technically it's against the NCAA rules to have contact with players from other schools until they enter the transfer portal. No one should have an offer before they enter the portal. I am also well aware that everyone bends the rules when it comes to recruiting.

Players need to remember that they give up their scholarship upon entering the portal. The school they are leaving has no obligation to take them back on scholarship. It's going to be very common for players to enter the portal and not find a new home even at a lower level.
 

DeNiro

My Dixie Wrecked
Club Member
Most likely the team will get better on offense. I am actually more concerned about the defense. The odds of Lewis starting is 100 percent. He was already tied with SShtrout coming out of spring ball with no experience. B lewis is now a much more confident kid after 12 starts. And he will get better with another year of offseason work.
How do you know they were tied?
 

MtnBuff

Not allowed in Barzil 2
Club Member
The portal is going to be congested with many players looking for a new home. If I were a player I will think long and hard before entering the transfer portal. Could be a bad move. Makes no sense to transfer if you are a starter.
Would argue exactly the opposite.

At a program like CU if a guy can't start here he isn't going to be in demand by other P5 programs, maybe not even by G5 programs.

They are looking to upgrade, you don't upgrade by taking players who aren't good enough to start for a lousy team.

The guys who will be in demand are the ones who have shown flashes of talent while starting and playing. In those cases a prospective program can look and think they can use that talent.

Good example was KD Nixon going to USC. They had seen enough from him to see him being able to contribute as a returner and a situational contributor with his speed and quickness.

But similar to last year yes there will be a large number of guys in the portal. Anyone who hasn't already shown that they can play shouldn't be surprised if they don't get a lot of interest from other schools.
 

bigbang2

I like I like, southpaw.
Would argue exactly the opposite.

At a program like CU if a guy can't start here he isn't going to be in demand by other P5 programs, maybe not even by G5 programs.

They are looking to upgrade, you don't upgrade by taking players who aren't good enough to start for a lousy team.

The guys who will be in demand are the ones who have shown flashes of talent while starting and playing. In those cases a prospective program can look and think they can use that talent.

Good example was KD Nixon going to USC. They had seen enough from him to see him being able to contribute as a returner and a situational contributor with his speed and quickness.

But similar to last year yes there will be a large number of guys in the portal. Anyone who hasn't already shown that they can play shouldn't be surprised if they don't get a lot of interest from other schools.
Yeah but KD didn't really play well the year before he left. Also the USC coach was fired recently.
 
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