2010 Offensive Line – Returning Players / Recruits
The Colorado offensive line – the great enigma from the 2009 season.
The problems in 2007 were forgivable. After all, the offensive line depth was so depleted that the spring game was a spring scrimmage due to a lack of healthy linemen.
The problems in 2008 were readily explained. The Buffs had been infused with a multitude of talented linemen with two strong recruiting classes, mammoth young men with limitless potential. But these players were, alas, still young, and their mistakes led to frustration. Patience was the watchword of the day.
Then came fall practice, 2009. Frustration was replaced by exuberance. Two 1,000-yard rushers were not out of the question. “Running downhill” was the phrase of the month. The Colorado offensive line was so well stocked that talented players – with game experience! – were two deep at each position.
Then the 2009 season began …
Colorado, ranked 88th in the nation in rushing offense in 2008, fell to 113th in 2009. Rushing yards per game fell from 124 to 88. The “sacks allowed” statistic, the worst team stat in 2008, had the Buffs in at 113th in the nation. In 2009, …
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