Colorado Basketball – December, 2018

UCLA fires Steve Alford … Pac-12 caps worst December in 20 years by a major conference … Buffs waste decent non-conference start with terrible performance in Hawai’i holiday tournament …


Random Thoughts – Vol. V

//posted 12.30.2018

Who holds CU’s career bowl records for passing, rushing and receiving? … Are the Buffs “destined” to win the Pac-12 next fall? … Which recruits are the Buffs targeting for February? … How will CU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams fare in Pac-12 play? …


Random Thoughts – Vol. IV

//posted 12.23.2018

Spring practice dates … Eight players from the Class of ’19 will be on hand for spring ball … CU Recruiting Class of 2019 – By the Numbers … Remember me? Linebacker Joshka Gustav … Trivia: What is CU’s all-time record in games played on Christmas Day? …


In Tuck We Trust*

//posted 12.22.2018

Coach Mel Tucker is pushing all of the right buttons in his first two weeks as head coach … An emphasis on the trenches … Recruiting nationally, and for top prospects … Competing for championships, not just a bowl berth … Sounds great! But …………


Class of 2019 – Signed LOI

//posted 12.19.2018

Bios of CU’s Class of ’19 (along with links to official CU bios) … Most recently posted: DB K.J. Trujillo … LB Marvin Ham; OL Jake Wiley; GT TE Jalen Harris; JC LB Jash Allen; WR Braedin Huffman-Dixon; OL Vaatofu Sauvao; DL Na’im Rodman; DB Mark Perry …


The Ticker

//posted 12.19.2018

8:30 p.m. – It isn’t over until it’s over. DB K.J. Trujillo, who committed to CU in May, then decommitted on November 20th, signs with the Buffs after all … 4:30 p.m. – CU finishes with two out of three prospects from Michigan, as linebacker Marvin Ham joins the Buffs …


Random Thoughts – Vol. III

//posted 12.16.2018

Patience will be a virtue for Buff fans on Signing Day this Wednesday … “Where’s the Beef?” Mel Tucker adds 600 pounds to the CU roster in his first two commits … CU basketball a combined 17-2 … Trivia: Which CU quarterback holds the record for the most consecutive games started? …


Random Thoughts – Vol. II

//posted 12.9.2018

CU’s 2019 schedule: The Buffs need to be good early … The men’s basketball milestone nobody noticed … The pluses of Mel Tucker’s contract … Salvaging the Recruiting Class of 2019 … Trivia: Which receiver had the best game in CU history? …


Restrained Exuberance

//posted 12.7.2018

Will Mel Tucker be the next new hire to disappoint the Buff Nation, or will he follow in Bill McCartney’s footsteps and become the second Power Five defensive coordinator to lead the Buffs to prominence? …


CU Coaching Search

//posted 12.5.2018

Full transcript of CU Press release naming Mel Tucker head coach … Tucker: “My plan is to continue to restore CU’s tradition and make sure that Colorado once again becomes an elite national program” … Nick Saban: “One of the brightest coaches in our profession” … Kirby Smart: “An exceptional coach, coordinator and trusted friend” …


Random Thoughts – Vol. I

//posted 12.2.2018

Does the hiring of CU’s new head coach have the same negative optics as did the firing of Mike MacIntyre? … CU men’s basketball: Reasons for optimism or pessimism? … A tip of the CU at the Game hat to the CU women’s cross country team … CU sixth in the Pac-12 in national championships …


Getting to Know: Mel Tucker

//posted 12.1.2018

Georgia in the top 20 in total defense in all three years with Tucker as DC … Tucker’s “phone booth” defense … Tucker has coached with: Nick Saban (twice), Jim Tressel, Jimbo Fisher, and Kirby Smart …