CU Previews – “Reasons to be Excited” and “Reasons for Concern” for each unit

In case you missed them in the nine weeks leading up to Fall Camp, here are links to the previews for each unit:

Quarterbacks – Can Sefo Liufau (stay healthy and) lead CU to a bowl game this fall?

Running backs – CU has a long list of backs with potential … will this be the season one of them lives up to the hopes and expectations of the Buff Nation?

Wide receivers – Nelson Spruce has moved on, but CU is not lacking for candidates for the next great Buff wideout

Tight ends/Fullbacks – Sean Irwin is a “dark horse” All-Pac-12 candidate … but may not get the opportunity to prove it this fall

Offensive Line – There is great hope/expectation for the offensive line this fall … Will this group deliver?

Defensive Line – With Josh Tupou  and Samson Kafovalu back, the defensive line has a strong starting lineup

Linebackers – Addison Gillam: “We have a chance to be a great defense” … (if the starters can stay healthy all season)

Defensive backs – Chidobe Awuzie is the most decorated Buff this preseason … Will the unit as a whole deliver this fall?

Special teams – Both starting specialists are back this fall, but it is the return game which could be “special” in 2016

 

COLORADO BUFFALO “PENCIL” DEPTH CHART

(Pre-Fall – True freshmen and transfers are not included)

OFFENSE (Multiple)

WIDE RECEIVER (X) 4 Bryce Bobo, 6-2, 195, Jr.* 17 Kabion Ento, 6-3, 175, Jr. 80 Justin Jan, 6-3, 205, Fr.-RS 85 David Bagby, 6-0, 180, Sr.-5

WIDE RECEIVER (Z) 1 Shay Fields, 5-11, 180, Jr.* 25 Lee Walker, 6-0, 175, Soph.* 88 Danny Galloway, 6-0, 205, Jr. 89 Kevin Dement, 5-11, 180, Soph.

WIDE RECEIVER (H) 2 Devin Ross, 5-9, 180, Jr.** 14 Jay MacIntyre, 5-10, 185, Soph.* 87 Xavier Cochrane, 5-9, 170, Soph. 82 Robert Orban, 6-6, 205, Jr.* 27 Joey Hall, 5-9, 175, Jr.* 37 Sean Grundman, 6-2, 190, Jr.*

LEFT TACKLE 76 Jeromy Irwin, 6-5, 300, Jr.*** 73 Isaac Miller, 6-7, 280, Fr.-RS 78 John Lisella II, 6-4, 295, Soph.*

LEFT GUARD 68 Gerrad Kough, 6-4, 295, Jr.** OR 79 Jonathan Huckins, 6-4, 295, Jr.** 75 Josh Kaiser, 6-5, 295, Soph.* 66 Colin Sutton, 6-5, 290, Jr.*

CENTER 74 Alex Kelley, 6-2, 310, Sr.-5*** OR 79 Jonathan Huckins, 6-4, 295, Jr.** 53 Sully Wiefels, 6-3, 295, Sr.-5*

RIGHT GUARD 56 Tim Lynott Jr., 6-3, 305, Fr.-RS 70 Shane Callahan, 6-6, 300, Sr.-5**

RIGHT TACKLE 71 Sam Kronshage, 6-6, 295, Jr.** OR 64 Aaron Haigler, 6-7, 270, Fr.-RS 60 Dillon Middlemiss, 6-5, 295, Fr.-RS

TIGHT END / H-BACK (Y) 81 Sean Irwin, 6-3, 250, Sr.-5*** 5 George Frazier, 6-2, 260, Jr.** 86 Dylan Keeney, 6-6, 220, Soph.* 38 Chris Hill, 6-2, 225, Sr.* 43 Chris Bounds, 6-4, 245, Fr.-RS 99 Brian Boatman, 6-3, 220, Sr.*

QUARTERBACK 13 Sefo Liufau, 6’4″, 230, Sr.-5*** 7 Jordan Gehrke, 6-1, 200, Sr.-5** 12 Steven Montez, 6-5, 235, Fr.-RS 16 Jaleel Awini, 6-2, 215, Sr.-5* 18 T.J. Patterson, 6-3, 190, Jr. 15 Tyler McGarry, 6-0, 190, Fr.

TAILBACK 23 Phillip Lindsay, 5-8, 190, Jr.** 29 Donovan Lee, 5-9, 180, Jr.** 19 Michael Adkins II, 5-10, 210, Jr.*** 28 Kyle Evans, 5-6, 180, Soph.* 48 Joey Tuggle, TB, 5-7, 185, Jr. 45 Tanner Grzesiek, 5-10, 200, Jr.

DEFENSE (3-4 Base)

DEFENSIVE END 92 Jordan Carrell, 6-3, 295, Sr.* 59 Timothy Coleman, 6-3, 245, Jr.** 50 Frank Umu, 6-4, 285, Fr.RS 55 Brett Tonz, 6-3, 285, Fr.-RS

NOSE TACKLE 58 Josh Tupou, 6-3, 325, Sr-5.* 56 Jase Franke, 6-3, 270, Soph.* 72 Lyle Tuiloma, 6-3, 305, Fr.-RS 91 Eddy Lopez, 6-3, 300, Soph.**

DEFENSIVE END 52 Leo Jackson III, 6-3, 275, Jr.* 93 Michael Mathewes, 6-4, 260, Soph.*, 54 Samson Kafovalu, 6’4″, 285, Sr-5*** (reinstated)

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER 95 Derek McCartney, 6-3, 250, Jr.** 96 Terran Hasselbach, 6-1, 240, Soph.* 3 Deaysean Rippy, 6-2, 235, Sr.-5* OR 99 Aaron Howard, 6-1, 225, Sr.-5**

JACK (INSIDE) LINEBACKER 31 Kenneth Olugbode, 6-1 215, Sr.*** 30 Ryan Severson, 5-10, 205, Sr.*** 27 Travis Talianko, 6-1, 215, Sr.-5

MIKE (INSIDE) LINEBACKER 44 Addison Gillam, 6-3, 230, Jr.*** 32 Rick Gamboa, 6-0, 230, Soph.* 47 Christian Shaver, 6-3, 240, Jr.**

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER 98 Jimmie Gilbert, 6-5, 235, Sr.***,  57 Sam Bennion, 6-5, 230, Fr.

CORNERBACK 4 Chidobe Awuzie, 6-0, 205, Sr.*** 7 Nick Fisher, 6-0, 185, Soph.* 41 Andrew Bergner, 5-11, 175, Jr.*

FREE SAFETY 25 Ryan Moeller, 6-1, 210, Jr.** 8 Afolabi Laguda, 6-1, 200, Jr.* (N#1) 12 Daniel Talley, 6-2, 210, Soph., (42 N.J. Falo, 6’2″, 225, Soph. – suspended first three games)

STRONG SAFETY 9 Tedric Thompson, 6-0, 210, Sr.*** 7 Nick Fisher, 6-0, 190, Soph.* 40 Cameron Beemster, 5-11, 200, Jr.

CORNERBACK 26 Isaiah Oliver, 6-1, 190, Soph.* 23 Ahkello Witherspoon, 6-3, 195, Sr.** 37 Lucas Cooper, 5-10, 185, Fr.-RS

SPECIALISTS

PUNTER 89 Alex Kinney, 6-1, 210, Soph.* 15 Chris Graham, 6-3, 235, Jr.** 28 Cameron Silzer, 5-11, 180, Jr.

PLACEKICKER / KICKOFF 10 Diego Gonzalez, 6-0, 215, Sr.-5** (L) 15 Chris Graham, 6-3, 240, Jr.** (KO #1) 45 Cutler Halverson, 5-10, 170, Jr. 83 Nick Porter, 6-0, 185, Fr.-RS

PUNT RETURN 14 Jay MacIntyre, 5-10, 185, Soph.* 1 Shay Fields, 5-11, 180, Jr.*

KICKOFF RETURN 23 Phillip Lindsay, 5-8, 190, Jr.** 29 Donovan Lee, 5-9, 180, Jr.**

HOLDER 82 Robert Orban, 6-6, 205, Jr.* 18 T.J. Patterson, 6-3, 190, Jr.

SNAPPER (Short & Long) 63 J.T. Bale, 6-2, 210, Fr.-RS 38 Chris Hill, 6-2, 225, Sr.*

 

5 Replies to “CU Previews – Unit by Unit”

    1. The pre-fall depth chart doesn’t include true freshmen or transfers.
      We won’t get an updated depth chart from the coaches until the week of the CSU game.

  1. Nice. Good idea. All in one place. Ol guys get lost now and then. AZ, EP, etc. etc.

    Now if I just didn’t have to go searching for this all the time. Can you keep it on the sidebar? Make a new sidebar? Top Bar.

    Anyway.

    Go Buffs

    1. Okay put the article tab on the top right.

      Ya know, you site is due for an update anyway.

      Even moving some stuff around can give you the look as “New and Improved”

      But the fact is you don’t need improvement, just a face lift.

      And I still block all those trackers your web guy put on here.

      And don’t miss-remember as a fledgling, trying to get the buff-butt-zone crowd there was a certain poster who pointed all these trackers out to those other posters. You were very responsive as I recall. Up and rolling you are.

      Gotta go.

      Golf day

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