Countdown to Kickoff Day 69: Barry Wesley

Barry Wesley • Offensive Line • Redshirt Junior • Morrison, CO

So far: Every so often word comes out of fall practice that a walk-on is having a great camp and working his way up the depth chart. This can mean one of two things: 1. your coaching staff has done their homework and unearthed a serious gem or 2. your team sucks and is in serious trouble if a redshirt freshman walk-on is beating out all your scholarship guys.

Fortunately for CSU, Wesley falls into the unearthed gem category. Wesley is an Under-The-Radar Colorado RecruitTM who wears the number 69, so he’s my favorite player on the team. Period.

And that’s before we even get into the fact that he can play pretty much any position on the offensive line and has been our duct tape for the past two years. He’s played and started in all 24 games, the only offensive lineman to do so. Where would we be without this guy?

Here’s the video of him getting put on scholarship back in 2018:

What’s next: Wesley comes into 2020 as the only Ram with multiple games of starting experience at tackle. After him you have three starts from Keith Williams and that’s it. Can we just encase Wesley in bubble wrap and quarantine him until September 5th? He’s kinda important.

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Brewery nearest to Morrison, Colorado: Green Mountain Beer Company

When you click on the “About” link on their website it just shows brewing equipment, soo…. I can confirm that they’re a brewery that owns brewing equipment. Investigative journalism.

Lowest Yelp Review for Green Mountain Beer Company:

A brewery is an awful environment for children? A BREWERY is an awful environment for CHILDREN?? Well knock me over with a fucking feather Kayla H, who could have seen that one coming?

Look, if you want to bring your kids to a business that only exists because they create adult beverages, that’s fine. But just know going in that you and your kids need to conform to the brewery and not the other way around. Conversely, when I go to Chuck E Cheese, I can’t get shitfaced and tell little kids to fuck off when they start crying that it’s their turn to play Doodle Jump. No matter how badly I want to. It’s part of the social contract, Kayla. Grow up.

Ranking Every Game of the Mike Bobo Era, #43
2018 Nevada, The Worst Game No One Saw

  • Final Score: Colorado State 10, Nevada 49
  • Line: Colorado State +14
  • Venue: I can’t remember what Nevada’s erector set stadium is called and I won’t dignify it by looking it up

Hooooly shit, this game. Okay, this is actually the worst game a Mike Bobo team ever played. In a vacuum it’s his worst loss, but I didn’t rank it as high (low?) as the other games because it didn’t involve a rival, there wasn’t a trophy involved, we were 3-7 coming off losses to Boise and Wyoming, and the game started at 8:30PM on ESPNU. How many people do you think actually watched this game? And of those who watched, how many stuck around past the 3rd quarter?

Also, it involved the University of Nevada (Reno), who I have zero emotion towards, good or bad. I am 100% neutral about the Wolf Pack.

For those of you who didn’t see this game or don’t remember it, let me give you a little taste by listing our drive chart for the first three quarters:

  • 7 plays, 25 yards, Interception
  • 4 plays, 0 yards, Punt
  • 6 plays, 9 yards, Punt
  • 3 plays, -1 yard, Punt
  • 3 plays, 0 yards, Punt
  • 4 plays, -6 yards, Punt
  • 3 plays, 2 yards, Punt
  • 3 plays, 7 yards, End of Half
  • 3 plays, 9 yards, Punt
  • 7 plays, 29 yards, Turnover on Downs

I’ll stop right here for a moment. This third quarter drive that petered out on 4th down was the first time the Rams crossed midfield all game. Again, the first time the Rams crossed the 50 was in the 3rd quarter and they were already down 49-0. 49-0! Okay, this was by far Bobo’s worst game. I think I should have ranked it lower (higher?).

Side note: You often hear people debate whether a dominant college team like Alabama could beat the Cincinnati Bengals. It’s a dumb argument because obviously the NFL team would win.

Instead, a better argument is: how much would you have to shorten the field for CSU’s offense before they’d be able to beat the Cincinnati Bengals? For example, could the 2018 Rams beat the Bengals if all CSU’s offense had to do was cross the 50 yard line for a touchdown? Would you take the bet if all they had to do was cross the 40? The 35? What would the point spread be? Would Coach Bobo still find a way to kick a meaningless field goal in this scenario? An interesting topic to discuss with your buddies next time you’re shitfaced at a Chuck E Cheese.

Anyway, the Rams forced a fumble on the ensuing UNR drive and finally got on the board with a Preston Williams touchdown. They’d also add a chicken shit field goal later because when you’re down 49-7 in the 4th quarter, you gotta get those three points.

If you go to Colorado State’s YouTube page and look for their version of highlights for this game, the video is only 57 seconds long. Which is hilarious. They also decided not to upload Coach Bobo’s post game press conference. Which is merciful. Since CSU’s highlights for this game are lacking, here are two more:

Here is Tre Thomas getting caught in a net:

Here are Collin Hill and Warren Jackson showing off their telepathic connection:

Nevada (Reno) out-gained the Rams 636 to 260. 404 passing yards to 186. 232 rushing yards to 74. Time of possession? Even, somehow (UNR 30:50, CSU 29:10). Preston Williams led all Rams with 69 receiving yards, an obvious tribute to Barry Wesley.

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By the grace of god, only a condensed version of this game exists online. You can watch it here, but I honestly have no idea why you’d waste 20 minutes of your day doing that. Unless, of course, you hate yourself:

2 thoughts on “Countdown to Kickoff Day 69: Barry Wesley

  1. I don’t understand the reasoning for dropping multiple f bombs in everyone of your blogs? Your content is good with analysis and stats of players but I don’t understand why you think you need to drop f bombs at every opportunity? I think it cheapens your content oh and kids click and read these Articles too wanting to read about their favorite Ram players if that matters anymore. One man’s opinion

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