CU Above the Rim – October, 2013


Buffs No. 29 in preseason Associated Press poll … Spencer Dinwiddie and coach Tad Boyle star at Pac-12 media days …

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Despite the fact that CU is a 27-point underdog to UCLA … “T.I.P.S.” takes time to accentuate the positive …

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Arizona 44, Colorado 20

//posted 10.26.2013

Ka’Deem Carey rushed for four touchdowns and Arizona extended Colorado’s Pac-12 losing streak to a dozen games with a 44-20 win over the Buffaloes at CU’s Homecoming.

Carey, the nation’s leading rusher, ran for 119 yards on 23 carries. But it was his quarterback, B.J. Denker, who surprised the Buffs on the ground with a career-best 192 yards on 15 keepers.

Colorado was held to 349 yards of total offense, with freshman quarterback Sefo Liufau going 17-for-32 for 212 yards, a touchdown and an interception. No Colorado runner had more than 54 yards, while Paul Richardson had seven catches for 132 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter.

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Arizona – Closing the Gap

//posted 10.26.2013
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Closing the Gap

//posted 10.25.2013

Closing the Gap

CU has a problem.

Not with the coaching staff … I believe there is general consensus that Mike MacIntyre and his staff are doing a good job, and have the team headed in the right direction.

Not with the players … Yes, it has to be admitted that CU might have only a handful of players on its roster who would start for Oregon, USC, or Stanford. That being said, the team does seem to be unified in purpose, and you would be hard pressed to find fans who question the effort of those players who are currently on the roster.

Not even with the administration … Granted, it is easy to be frustrated with the lack of progress on facilities improvements (we’re now only a little over a month out from the self-imposed ‘$50 million by December 1st’ goal – anyone see that happening?). But again, you have to give the administration props on several levels of progress (including coaching hires), and must give new athletic director Rick George the opportunity to understand the lay of the land before anyone can start assigning doubt or condemnation.

No, CU’s problem is with the rest of the Pac-12.

The Pac-12 right now is just too damn good.

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CU v. Arizona – A Preview

//posted 10.25.2013

Drew Litton’s take on CU/Arizona … Unfortunately, Arizona is more than just Ka’Deem Carey

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Colorado Daily – Arizona

//posted 10.25.2013

Larry Scott in Boulder … Scott’s comments on CU facilities, fund-raising in the Pac-12, and DirecTV

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Freshman running back Michael Adkins had four rushing touchdowns in leading Colorado to a 43-10 victory over Charleston Southern in Sefo Liufau’s first career start at quarterback.

Adkins, who had 178 rushing yards on the season coming into the game, had 13 carries for 137 yards to lead the Buffs in what appeared to be a rout on the final scoreboard. The score was 22-10 at half, however, after CSU put together two nine-minute first-half drives to keep the game close. The Colorado defense stiffened in the second half, however, as the Buffs slowly pulled away from the Buccaneers …

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I Want to Be Spoiled Again

//posted 10.18.2013

They are back there. Way back there, tucked away deep in the recesses of my memory.

But they are there.

Memories of the days in the early to mid-90’s, when Colorado was on a run of eight straight years of being ranked in the national polls.

I remember writing out, on a legal pad, the weekly Associated Press poll. There was a column for that week’s rankings, then a column of the opponent each ranked team was playing that week. Using this (now) seemingly archaic system, I was able to track the games being played by the teams ranked above CU, as well as the games of those teams who were ranked below. Each weekend, I would post the results of each top 25 game, so that would be better able to predict where CU would be ranked the following week.

I actually remember lamenting, when CU was entrenched in the top ten for much of the mid-90’s, not having more relevant games to track. CU was ranked so high that the vast majority of games being played across the country that weekend simply had no bearing on the future of my Buffs.

I want to be that spoiled again.

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Colorado Daily – CSU

//posted 10.17.2013

OL Marc Mustoe lost for the season with a fractured fibula … CU Video: “This one is for Boulder”

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Charleston-So. – A Preview

//posted 10.16.2013

CSU has some talent, but not enough … “T.I.P.S.” on how the Buffs will win … Answer to 26,023 question

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