Posted on: November 6, 2010 7:30 pm
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CU vs KU

Most pathetic display in the history of CU football.

Hawkins, resign. TODAY! At least then I will respect you as a man. If you do not resign, it proves that you have no integrity.
Category: NCAAF
Posted on: October 30, 2010 10:50 am
 

CU vs OU, CSU vs. New Mexico, Air Force vs. Utah

CU has let two winnable games slip from their grasp. Games in which they were ahead in the fourth quarter, but couldn't hold the lead. Kind of sums up Hawkins' time at CU: Almost, but not quite. Today CU is playing Oklahoma in Norman. In 2007, CU had it's biggest win under Hawkins when they beat the Sooners. Cody Hawkins was the QB then and he is the QB now. History won't repeat itself today.

CSU vs. New Mexico: CSU should win this one. If they don't, they are in trouble. Big trouble. With a capital T and that rhymes with B and that stands for BAD!

Air Force vs. Utah: Everytime I turn around Air Force seems to be playing a ranked team. Too bad they lost to San Diego State. I haven't seen Utah play, that will come next year when CU gets to meet them in the new PAC-1012. Just by a cursory glacne, Utah is a very good team. While Air Force is a good team, I am not sure it can win. I would like to see the Zoomies win. But I don't think that is going to happen.
Posted on: October 23, 2010 2:17 pm
 

CU vs. Texas Tech

CU must win this game or two things are going to happen:

1. CU will go 0-8 or, at best, 1-7 in the Big 12. They won't beat Oklahoma, Nebraska, or Kansas State. They could possibly beat Kansas and Iowa State. But the Kansas game is in Lawrence and Hawk's teams are TERRIBLE on the road, so there isn't much of a chance. The Iowa State game is in Boulder, but ISU is beating Texas right now; I am not sure that CU can hang with them either.

2. Hawks is gone. (Of course, I don't think that this would be a bad thing...)

There is something missing from CU's football team right now. Talent? Drive? Coaching?

Posted on: October 16, 2010 12:00 pm
 

CU vs Baylor

CU is coming off a fifth straight shellacking by Missouri. They have to win this game against Baylor. Remember how A.J. Green almost singlehandly won the CU-Georgia game? It sounds like RGIII can win this game by himself. At the same time, the CU secondary lost its fifth starting defensive back and is in trouble. CU's defense has to play better than it has played yet this year. On the other side of the ball, the CU offense has to score and score a lot. But Hawkins has sent the message to everyone: "If Hansen doesn't perform, he's out of there..." Not a great way to make an offense cohesive. 

I think that the team is starting its downward spiral for the year. The clock is ticking louder on Hawkin's job.  
Posted on: October 10, 2010 9:58 am
 

CU, CSU, and Air Force

OK, life got complicated and I couldn't get my college football picks in. I figured Air Force over CSU. Not a surprise.

Missouri has had CU's number for the last 4, I mean 5, years now. Missouri is a lot better team than Georgia, CSU, and Hawaii. This games shows that Hawk's team is not the caliber of the Top 25 teams. I am not sure they can win many games in the Big12 North. They may go out with a whimper.
Category: NCAAF
Tags: Air Force, CSU, CU
 
Posted on: October 3, 2010 10:37 am
 

CU Buffs vs Georgia Bulldogs

So I had the opportunity to go to Folsom Field to watch the CU vs UGA game. It was the best football game I have seen in Boulder for a long time.  Yesterday I wrote that the Buffs had to do four things to have a chance to win.

1. The Buffs cannot let Georgia score early.
The Buffs received the opening kickoff and went on a long slow touchdown drive. It took about 7 minutes. This was much better than getting behind early in the game. They did allow Georgia to have a long return on the subsequent kickoff. But they held them to a field goal for a 7-3 lead. They accomplished this goal.

2. The Buffs need to reduce their penalties.
The Buffs had only 3, count 'em 3, penalties. And these weren't the stupid drive killing penalties. This area was much improved. They accomplished this goal.

3.  The Buff offense will have to run the hurry up offense.
The Buffs ran a little of the no-huddle offense. But it really didn't play a factor. I think Georgia is too big and too strong. I didn't know what I was talking about when I wrote #3.

4. Avoid committing turnovers and create some turnovers.
The Buffs created one BIG turnover at the end of the game to save the win. The Buffs intercepted one Georgia pass in the end zone in the 2nd quarter. Later, a tipped ball was intercepted by Georgia near the end of the first half. This put the Bulldogs in position to score, but the field goal was not good. The game looked over: CU was up 29-27 and Georgia was driving. The Bulldogs had the ball 1st and 10 at CU's 27. It looked like they would eat the clock and score either a TD or a Field Goal to win as time expired. But a blitzing linebacker hit the ball carrier just as the running back got the ball and created the fumble that CU recovered and ended Georgia's hope of a win.

CU's special teams play was terrible. They certainly need to work on kickoff and punt coverages.

In the 4th quarter, CU took the ball with 12:30 left. They then proceeded to have an 8 minute and 53 second drive. Unfortunately, it stalled out with a missed long Field Goal attempt. A 7:13 minute drive in the first half AND a 9 minute (almost) at the end of the game. This was the first time I have seen the Buffs able to control the clock with their offense.

A.J. Green was quite impressive. It's a good thing he had to leave the game (from CU's perspective) because he was tearing up the Buffs. It looks like he will be a pro next year.

It was one of those games where it is a shame that someone had to lose. Both teams played well. When the Bulldogs got down 14-3, they came back and took the lead 17-14. When CU got down 24-14, they came back and took the lead 29-24. Georgia then came back to make it 29-27 with 12:30 left in the game. Unfortunately for Goergia, their fumble killed their chance for the winning score.

Overall this was the best effort I have seen from the Buffs for a long time. They were disciplined, seemed well coached, and ready for the game. If they keep playing like this, maybe Hawk will save his job.

Posted on: October 2, 2010 3:50 pm
 

Air Force & CSU Updates

CSU is keeping it close: Down 6-0 at the Half. But TCU opened the 3rd Quarter with a TD drive fueled by long runs. TCU should pull away in the 2nd half.

At the half, Air Force is up 7-3 on Navy. Air Force has a slight edge in Total Offense 228-183 yards. Look likes a pretty even game.
Category: NCAAF
Tags: Air Force, CSU, Navy, TCU
 
Posted on: October 2, 2010 10:59 am
Edited on: October 2, 2010 11:00 am
 

Air Force vs. Navy

This is the first of first three games for the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. (Air Force-Navy, Navy-Army, Army-Air Force) Navy has won 7 straight trophies and has won 15 straight games with Army and Air Force. This year Navy has struggled a bit, losing to Maryland 17-14 when a game winning drive fell short, and struggling against Georgia Southern Junior College University, eventually winning 13-7. They beat Louisiana Tech 37-23 for a record of 2-1. Navy, like Air Force, runs an option attack but their QB is coming off an injured groin. The off week should have helped. Navy is averaging 301 yards/games rushing and 125 yards/game passing (although 219 yards of their 376 yards of passing this year came in their last game). At the same time, Air Force (3-1) is averaging 394 yards/game rushing and 105 yards/game passing. I think that Air Force yardage has come against higher quality opponents. Air Force is ranked #31 in the CBS Sports.com ranking and Navy is ranked #51.

Although the Wyoming game was closer than I expected, the Falcons have been playing better than in previous years. I think they will sink the Navy today.
 
 
 
 
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