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I voted for SCott but don’t leave Sumler out, he has alot of upside, and would like to seem him go to FB and play a Vickers role.


3/19/2009 11:15:18 AM

…Voted for Rodney.Love the underdog…but, is Sumler the underdog this year?(didn’t he have some good runs against NE?)I remember watching Scott’s YouTube clips…he’s hard to take down once he gets going…with a healthly line he could get long yard runs…Regardless, a solid list of athletes.


3/19/2009 12:26:01 PM

Whoever it is, they’ll only need to rack up about 500 yards, which could pose a challenge when all you have to run behind is 5 out of shape fat guys with long, scraggly hair.Ha ha….


3/19/2009 12:56:13 PM

Don’t forget Lockridge. He is similar to Speedy and between the 2 of them should put up some good numbers and take some pressure off of the passing game.


3/19/2009 1:12:50 PM

Last year Sumler was the best blocking back in the group.You have to give him some carries to keep the defense honest, but I don’t think he’ll out work Stewart and Scott, or he would have gotten it done last year.I like Brad’s idea of making him a fullback, but I’m not sure he’s big enough for that.


3/19/2009 2:16:08 PM

And the #1 rusher for CU in ’09 is…. SUUUUUHHHHHH!!!


3/19/2009 2:22:34 PM

to be honest if we don’t have a real thunder and lightning duo between with Speedy and Scott I’m going to be pissed.

Lockridge can come in and create some real match up problems, and have some fun doing things with all three.

Sumler is the sleeper that you can’t forget about.


3/19/2009 3:40:07 PM

If Scott is healthy with a healthy O-line he still has the ability to be an All-Big12 RB; possibly All-American during Jr or Sr year. I have not lost faith in the young man; I love his work ethic and attitude as well!


3/19/2009 4:30:56 PM

Agree with previous posts – Speedy has a quicker first step and is very elusive, which was required with last year’s OL injuries.A healthy line will hopefully have Scott hitting holes and accelerating.


3/19/2009 4:58:24 PM

I’m with bufftime

Lockridge is a hard worker and he thinks he is a guided missle. Since all this speedy/Scott stuff has come around since he was injured he will be the hungriest.

Speedy showed us a little Barry Sanders and Scott showed us he could punish DBs.

I’m still disappointed we wont see what Polk can do.

Get the inside track to ths question and show up at the spring game, dammit


3/19/2009 5:46:58 PM

Was this question asked last year?


3/19/2009 6:34:48 PM

Why do they do this? Its nothing more then a popularity contest. How would a young impreshionable kid feel if he is in last place, or next to last place by CU fans no less!!

We love to be judgemental with limited facts dont we Camera!


3/19/2009 7:40:00 PM

if scott is in shape, he will be the leading rusher!But one thing that bothered me last year was the fact that speedy didn’t catch one pass. All he needs to do is catch a couple screen passes…. Then take it to the house. It seemed like he was one block away from breakin it everytime he touched it. Speedy is our harvin, the only difference is, he was a 2 star rather than a 5 star, for all you of you rankings people!


3/20/2009 4:02:49 AM

vk- I dont think it was asked last year! I might be wrong though. Not sure you can compare anybody to barry sanders,but i think yo could compare speedy to sproles. My opinion, sanders wasthe best pure runner ever


3/20/2009 4:15:12 AM

my bad vk- ep made that comparison.


3/20/2009 4:26:01 AM


I agree. Sanders was the best ever. What I said was “Speedy showed us A LITTLE Barry Sanders.”

(ie: a little bit of) Actually it was more than a little bit but of course he still has a world to go before a reasonble OVERALL comparison can be made.



3/20/2009 8:05:28 AM

I just really can’t wait to see what Helu can do after turning his game on big time late last season.And don’t forget about Castille!


3/20/2009 8:45:16 AM

Next time I want to compliment one of our RBs I’ll use Marcus Houston instead. Fair enough?

enough of that

Here is one for discussion.

who was the best RB to play at Colorado?

John Keyworth?

Bo Mathews?

Charlie Davis?

Rashaan Salaam?

Eric Bienemy?

Chris Brown?


3/20/2009 9:10:16 AM

Well, whoever the leading CU risher is, his fate will not be derailed come late Nov.


3/20/2009 9:27:03 AM


I have to gice it to Salaam, but I would say what Bienemy did as a player then as a coach was great for CU. It was great to watch him get guys fired up on the side line as a coach.

If we don’t find ways to utilize all these running backs it’s a shame. Can you think of any LB that could cover Speedy or Lockridge out of the back field.


3/20/2009 9:34:00 AM

Got to go with Bienemy. Helped his team to a Nat’l Championship; aggressive attitude; tough; leader; fumbled 4 times (5 times?) against NU in 1990 and came back in the 4th quarter and scored 4 rushing touchdowns. On the road, crappy weather, the hated Huskers in one of the most hostile places to play a college football game for the visiting team. Gotta go with Eric.


3/20/2009 9:42:46 AM

Salaam had the advantage of a 9 man front virtually every play.

Somebody get tape to Helfrich, if you’re 1st and goal from the 2….


3/20/2009 10:11:03 AM

I have to give it to Salaam.If Bienemy had not fumbled so many times — many of them without being hit or stripped — I would make him #1.

The herd is getting restless… Ralphie is ready to run…Fill-up Folsom on April 25th!


3/20/2009 10:11:38 AM

i would go with keyworth,on the premise of his allaround ability,fullback,wingback,te,he was unbelievable,a valuable pro.then bienemy.


3/20/2009 10:46:50 AM

Salaam also had the advantage of a QB the D had to worry about who was a dangerous running threat as well.

I’m a victim of my times. I have to go with Charlie Davis. He reminded me of Gayle Sayers. (“reminded” Fla) He had those 90 degree cuts without losing any speed. Maybe it was because he was ahead of the curve at the time but I still havent seen anyone who filled me with the same anticipation everytime he got the ball.

Univ of Houston had a Bienemy type back around the same time, Robert Newhouse, who went on to play well with the Dallas Cowboys. I always thought Charlie was a whole lot better. He was drafted behind several other running backs, The only one drafted ahead of him that amounted to anything was Wilbur Jackson. Charlie went to the Bengals where he had a knee injury in training camp and was never the same.


3/20/2009 10:48:41 AM

EP,I think cubuff85 equals four,whatever it takes I guess.


3/20/2009 10:52:17 AM

btw,EP,charlie davis was great.400 yds vs okla st.if memory serves.


3/20/2009 10:54:22 AM

not quite 400. It was 300 plus.


3/20/2009 10:56:44 AM

it was?All purpose yds?


3/20/2009 10:58:35 AM

still a bunch in one game.


3/20/2009 11:00:26 AM

Exttrapoint, you forgot to mention Bobby Anderson on your list.

3/20/2009 11:05:54 AM

My hope is the D Scott can turn into a Bienemy type guy. 1 full year in college can make a big difference.

I would say that the one thing Speedy has over sproles is strenght, Speedy has some power in the way he runs as well.


3/20/2009 11:12:39 AM

Yes,I voted for Stewart,but hoping Scott comes to form this yr.


3/20/2009 11:22:17 AM

When talking uo Speedy’s high points, don’t forget the attitude he has when he plays! He is in it to run over anyone in his way. He wants to make anyone who can tackle him to really earn it.

Lockridge had a similar attitude, but I still think Speedy brings it a little more. Both will be a handful for sure.

Regarding Summler not being big enough to be a FB, according to he is only 5 lbs. lighter than either FB currently listed on the roster. Not sure if that is the best use of him though. He could be our short yardage guy.

If our O-line stays healthy then we should have the horses for a real power running game if we want.


3/20/2009 11:26:06 AM

run it down their throats and make the Browns and Stooges follow suit


3/20/2009 11:29:44 AM

I would think that having both Sumler and Scott in the back field is our best short yardage potential. If Scott is to his full potential he is an everydown back. Including shortyardage.

Sumler has the wheels to get outside, or up in between the tackles and take on LB’s to clear a path for the other guys.

And he does have good hands, and a good first step.

I would just like to see how we can get multiple RB looks creating some huge problems


3/20/2009 11:33:55 AM

Ep- Sorry! But please dont ever compare a rb to marcus houston. But you are right speedy has that same type of sudden change of direction like sanders.

Anyway, I would say that bienemy was the best that ive seen play for the buffs, rashaan salaam a close second. Salaam had 8 ft holes to run through every time he touched the ball. Bienemy could create his big plays,if needed.

I wasn’t alive for bo matthews and i was a little too young for charlie davis.Never heard of john keyworth.


3/20/2009 12:39:14 PM

keyworth went on to play for the broncos,went to the first super bowl for the broncos.1977.There were other good cu backs but i think ep just picked out a few for debate.Good topic.


3/20/2009 12:52:56 PM

sorry about missing Bobby. He only had one year as an RB but it was one heck of a year.

musta been all purpose muff, I’m pretty sure rushing alone was 380 something.

We are fine at FB with Jake. He already has one TD against the Huskers (Jake is from Omaha)

He has had pretty good success everytime he gets a touch which is mostly as a receiver out of the backfield.


3/20/2009 12:59:19 PM

So nobody is going to give respect to Bobby Purify.That guy was a pleasure to watch.You need to remember that he was on the team with Chris Brown.Don’t forget JJ Flan. Either.


3/20/2009 1:14:12 PM

As far as this year is concerned I am going to say Rod S.Scott is going to be very close but Rod is going to edge him out due to his big play ability.It would nice if combined they could hit 1800 but I am not going to bet on that.


3/20/2009 1:18:40 PM

This is interesting.Bobby Purify is 3rd all time in CU history with 3016 net rushing yrds trailing only Eric B. and Salaam.


3/20/2009 1:31:09 PM

That’s because CU hasn’t had sh.. when it comes to great RB’s throughout history.

Look at you all… touting your schools best RB when all he got was a SHARED Nat’l Champ.

Oh, man…. CU sucks!!!!


3/20/2009 1:49:20 PM

HAAAAAAAAAA HAHAHAHAHA!CU fans talking about CU’s best RB…. classic.Keep going…


3/20/2009 1:51:18 PM

more than Chris Brown, who woulda thunk it


3/20/2009 2:03:08 PM

I voted for D.Scott, but I really think it will be close between him, Sumler and Stewart!!The Triple S attack!I hope they all go for 1000 yds.! Wouldn’t that be cool.Might be dreaming just a little, but it would be cool!



3/20/2009 3:04:31 PM

That is why I said to run the AF Wing T option get all three on the field at the same time, run that ball up and down the field.

No will be able to prepare for it, why do you think Air force wins so many games, Size?

That’s how you get 1000 yds each.

Hey what about the “wildcat”? you know the same thing Florida runs with Tebow and Arkansas did with McFadden.


3/20/2009 3:50:51 PM

isn’t the wildcat just putting one more guy in the backfield or near the lineofscrimmage?


3/20/2009 3:57:42 PM

just read about katoa might not make it due to personal and charactor issues”,probly grades again also,I’m sick of these lazy screwups.


3/20/2009 3:59:14 PM

on the rb’s,Billy Waddy wasn’t bad either.


3/20/2009 4:00:00 PM

It’s where the RB lines up in shotgun and takes the snap, according to Miami, it’s really just a zone read with a guy coming in motion.

The Miami announcers acted like it was the greatest thing they’d ever seen, but it’s nothing new.


3/20/2009 5:06:27 PM

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