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20 minutes ago @ Buffzone.com: CU sport... - CU football: Buffs\' o... · 0 replies · +1 points

Lindgren: "We weren't at our best, we weren't sharp and we never found our rhythm."

I certainly hope you are talking about your own play calling. Terrible.

21 minutes ago @ Buffzone.com: CU sport... - CU football: Buffs\' o... · 0 replies · +1 points

Agreed about the fragile psyche... however, that is one of the things that the coaches are paid for... I wish I had seen the coaches gather the team together and focus them after that mistake. But I keep going back to the play-calling. This is a better team on Offense than we saw last night, I'm certain of it. But the play-calling never helped them get their footing, never helped buy Liufau time, never stuck with something that was working. I know I'm a broken record, but that was Terrible play calling!

2 hours ago @ Buffzone.com: CU sport... - CU at Hawaii notes: Bu... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yes, all things being equal, the Defense did seem better last night. Perhaps because we have some real speed and talent out there. Perhaps because of Leavitt's schemes. Sure there were mistakes, but I expect Leavitt to spend some real serious time in the film room with each unit of his defense showing them right from wrong and will be much better next outing.... that is much better over a not-terrible outing. The Buffs D will finally wake up and become a real asset in games. Will the O return to last season's productivity to match? If so, we start winning games!

2 hours ago @ Buffzone.com: CU sport... - CU football: Buffs vow... · 0 replies · +1 points

No, certainly one game does not a season make. And I will be cheering them on this Saturday against Umass as if that strange game in Hawaii didn't happen.

But it was frustrating to see that the Buffs seemed to get caught up in their own excitement, and then, when one thing went wrong (the blocked punt) they never seemed to shake it off. The other team is going to make good things happen. You just have to make more good things happen for the Buffs. Show the leadership. Show that those mistakes in Hawaii are not representative of this team.

Looking forward to much improved football in week 2 from our beloved Buffaloes.

Go Buffs!

11 hours ago @ Buffzone.com: CU sport... - CU football: Familiar ... · 0 replies · +1 points

"They say the most improvement is made each year from Week 1 to Week 2."

Good words, cu_later!

11 hours ago @ Buffzone.com: CU sport... - CU football: Familiar ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Great list of positives, mightytatonka.

They need to settle down and see the bigger picture on play calling during the game.

And agreed that season goals are still on the table!

11 hours ago @ Buffzone.com: CU sport... - CU football: Familiar ... · 0 replies · +2 points

I too am disappointed in the coaching. The play calling was terrible and never gave them a chance. I think there were a lot more good things than just what you listed (and Diego and McCartney are definitely two very bright spots). But overall, that was a winnable game, and that comes down to coaching.

I have no problem with MacIntyre taking the team to the USS Arizona Memorial. One of the biggest moments in the United States' history and likely the only time 99 percent of those players will ever have a chance to see it. Important, imo. Also, by then, the team should be so well prepared, that it doesn't matter what you do with your down-time on the road really.

12 hours ago @ Buffzone.com: CU sport... - CU football: Familiar ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Pretty hard to play when you have ZERO time thanks to a porous O-Line, brutus9448. Pathetic O-Line play. Sefo has proved he is a better QB than that, so hopefully it was just an off night for him on the passes that he actually DID have time to throw.

12 hours ago @ Buffzone.com: CU sport... - CU football: Familiar ... · 1 reply · +1 points

Agreed 93Buff, I'm not ready to throw in the towel yet. Far from it. But that was a real regression for MacIntyre's team. They looked more like the team he took over his 1st season than it did the much improved team from last season. And for me, most of it falls on the coaches shoulders. That third quarter play calling was TERRIBLE. With that said...

I was furious that Crowley went for the strip instead of tackling that guy. Dumb mistake and he should know better. Get him down and fight to live another play.

Fields... afraid of kick coverage crashing down on him. Lindsay... dares people to hit him. That should be all the coaches need to know about who should be back to receive the ball on kicks.

O-Line. Were they on a different flight that didn't get into Honolulu until the 2nd half of the game?

Play calling 1: Who was the famous coach who said something like... once a play is working, run it until they stop you. Well, our OC seemed to be playing 12th man D for Hawaii because every time we got the run game going, they would start throwing. Adkins and Lindsay were both having their way with Hawaii's D, so they stopped calling runs. Pathetic.

Play calling 2: Was it just me, or were the play calls coming in like molasses? I thought we solved this problem the 1st season MacIntyre was here?

Play calling 3: No play should have been called that was short of the sticks, or right along the out of bounds line. None.

You are right about how sparse Folsom Field is likely to be this week. And Umass will by no means be a walk in the park, and will tell us a lot about this teams' mindset.

As you say, Mac and Co already back to work.

Go Buffs!

12 hours ago @ Buffzone.com: CU sport... - CU football: Familiar ... · 1 reply · +3 points

LAbuffnative, the only thing I disagree with on your list is Liufau. Our O-Line play, along with stupid play calling, would have made John Elway look like a complete waste.