// May 31 - 2012 Season
Pac-12 up to six ranked teams
Just what the struggling Buffs needed to hear … half of the Pac-12 is ranked in the latest poll.
Oregon held onto its spot at No. 2 after struggling for a half against Washington State before prevailing, 51-26. Idle USC remained at No. 13, followed closely at No. 14 by Oregon State, 38-35 victors on the road against Arizona.
Stanford, which lost 17-14 to Washington on Thursday night, fell from 8th to 18th, while the Huskies joined the poll at No. 23.
The other Pac-12 team re-joining the polls after a week’s absence was UCLA. The Bruins’ 42-14 victory over Colorado was enough to put UCLA back in the poll, at No. 25.
Here is a link to the entire poll.
Scott confirms discussions concerning 7th BCS bowl game
From ESPN … Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott confirmed Thursday night the conference is in preliminary talks with the Big 12 about creating a seventh bowl game that would match a representative from one of the two conferences against the best team from a group of five conferences, including the Big East.
Scott spoke at halftime of Washington’s game against …
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Pac-12 Notes – June/July, 2012
Penn State running back transferring to USC
The highest profile Nittany Lion to date has defected, choosing USC.
From ESPN … Penn State running back Silas Redd reportedly met with Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien this afternoon, letting his head coach know he was heading to Los Angeles.
Redd is eligible to transfer immediately without sitting out a season after Penn State was hit with unprecedented sanctions two weeks ago, including a four-year bowl ban. Several Penn State players, including linebacker Michael Mauti and defensive lineman Jordan Hill, said last week they are staying. Redd was not among that group.
Redd has two seasons of eligibility remaining. He ran for 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns last season, and ran for more than 100 yards in five straight games in mid-October. He was a second-team All-Big Ten pick. Earlier this year, he was named to the Walter Camp and Doak Walker awards watch lists.
USC coach Lane Kiffin had been pursuing Redd aggressively since the NCAA sanctioned Penn State and allowed its players to transfer without having to sit out a season. The Trojans lack depth at running back because of injuries and …
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Colorado Daily – July
Mike Moschetti puts out a call to Buff fans
Former Buff quarterback, and present California high school coach Mike Moschetti has given a shout out to the Buff Nation.
Posted at NetBuffs.com, Moschetti, head coach at La Mirada high in California, wants your help … “We at La Mirada just started a football fan page, If you have a facebook account, find La Mirada football in the search on Facebook, and ‘like’ us.. We are trying to build a huge following and the more Buff fans we have on our site, the more it helps the BUFFS and my players to see first hand the passion of the Colorado football fans.. The SEC schools fans are all over my players, would love to see my Boys come out of that tunnel wearing the Black and gold someday …”.
Here is a link to the La Mirada Facebook page. “Like” La Mirada, and help Mike Moschetti bring new stars to Boulder!
Single game tickets on sale Tuesday
Single game tickets will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, August 1st. You can get in on the sale a day early if …
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Not for the Faint of Heart
Six straight losing seasons … A 3-10 record in 2011 … No offensive skill position starters returning … Best player on the team, Paul Richardson, already lost for the season due to injury … A defensive line so thin the team couldn’t even conduct a normal spring game … A team ranked 100th or worse last season in rushing offense, scoring offense, total defense, scoring defense, punt returns and kickoff returns …
Need I go on?
Unfortunately, the preseason prognosticators will have no choice but to go on … and on. With pages to fill in their preseason magazines, it will be hard to find an optimistic tone in any 2012 predictions. The odds of Colorado cracking the Top 25 are astronomical (Las Vegas has the chances of CU winning the national championship pegged at 500-to-1, odds similar to teams like Hawai’i, Syracuse and Nevada), so don’t look for any preseason picks to buck the trend and consider the Buffs to be a title contending team.
Still, the beat goes on, and the predictions are coming out. Below is a repository for what is being said …
Latest – and last? …
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Colorado Daily – June
Jordan Webb a Buff
The story which Adam at Rivals broke back in March has finally become a reality – former Kansas quarterback Jordan Webb is a Colorado Buffalo.
From KUSports.com… Webb confirmed Friday various recent reports that stated he will be transferring to Colorado. Once admitted to the school — something Webb expects to happen as early as Monday — his relocation will be official.
The future Buffaloes QB expects to have a shot at winning the starting job once he arrives in Boulder, Colo.
“That’s the whole reason I wanted to transfer,” Webb said. “I wanted to go somewhere where I felt like I had that opportunity.”
When Charlie Weis took over as KU head coach this past December, Webb soon learned he wouldn’t be a part of the program’s plans. Quarterbacks Dayne Crist (from Notre Dame) and Jake Heaps (from BYU) transferred in, and in January, Weis announced Webb would be leaving Kansas.
Because Webb continued taking classes at KU and graduated after leaving the team, he will be able to take advantage of an NCAA transfer rule and be eligible immediately at Colorado. He visited the campus and met …
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CU at the Game Contest
Bonus … Everyone loves highlights! If you can find me a YouTube video of a CU game (or highlights from a game) which has not already posted in the Archives, I’ll send you a CU at the Game mousepad. Just post the link with a comment, below, or at the gamesite in the Archives, and the mousepad is yours for the asking. You can also send me the link by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More stories to check out … John Hessler shuts up Howard Schnellengberger in a record-setting debut … The Buffs shake off 1-10 1984 season with a victory over CSU in the 1985 opener … The 27-24 upset of No. 3 Oklahoma in 2007 … The 1990 win over No. 10 Illinois (and the farewell to Sal Aunese) … and even the infamous 82-42 loss to No. 12 Oklahoma in 1980 … What game do you want to write about?
The 1994 CU miracle victory over Michigan already has eight memories posted … but Rashaan Salaam’s run to 2,055 later that season against Iowa State has already picked up three stories.
Not every story comes out of …
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Colorado Daily – May
CU loans $10 million to athletic department
Got to get back to even before you can get to back to black …
From the Daily Camera… The University of Colorado athletic department received a $10 million bridge loan from the campus and the CU System this school year to help cover a $16 million budget shortfall created by switching from the Big 12 Conference to the Pac-12.
In addition to the loan, the Boulder campus and the CU system each gave the athletic department $3 million that doesn’t need to be paid back to help cover the cost of the move because it benefited the entire CU community, affiliating the school with esteemed academic peers such as Stanford, Cal and UCLA.
Frances Draper, CU vice chancellor for strategic relations, said the loan is scheduled to be paid back in six years at 2 percent interest. Draper said the loan did not have to be approved by the Board of Regents because eight years ago that panel gave schools the discretion to make internal loans without regent approval.
Draper said no tuition dollars were used for the loan or the $6 million in gifts. …
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