Colorado Basketball – January, 2019


Buffs struggle in the first month of Pac-12 play, going 2-6, beating only bottom-feeders Cal and Washington State … CU opens with five of first seven Pac-12 games on the road … Namon Wright and Deleon Brown lost for the season …

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Steven Montez and his fellow CU quarterbacks will be working with their third quarterbacks coach in three seasons this spring … Montez is set to break school records this fall, but will great stats translate into victories? … Who will be CU’s starting quarterback in 2020? …

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Random Thoughts – Vol. IX

//posted 1.27.2019

NCAA willing to look into changing targeting penalties and overtime guidelines (and that a good thing) … The NCAA Transfer Portal isn’t making much news at CU as of yet, but it is having a big impact on Pac-12 rosters … Colorado basketball teams: A Stanford weekend which was half good …

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Can CU Recruit Nationally?

//posted 1.25.2019

Coach Tucker came to Boulder declaring “We’ll recruit nationally” … It’s a great sound bite, but is it realistic? (Or, can Coach Tucker follow Bill McCartney’s “national” recruiting strategy to bring quality recruits to Boulder?) …

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Offensive line musical chairs – who is staying, and who is going … Darrin Chiaverini is saying the right things, but how will he handle his demotion? … CU basketball can quickly right the ship – or keep heading for the iceberg … Which former Buff can still earn a Super Bowl ring as a player this year? …

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State of the Pac-12

//posted 1.18.2019

The Pac-12 has detractors: “The conference’s reputation is just so bad … They aren’t relevant” … and its defenders: “Relative to the long term, we’re doing exceedingly well on every front” … Which is closer to the truth? …

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Assembling a Coaching Staff

//posted 1.17.2019

Press release: CU formally announces hires of two assistant coaches, recruiting coordinator and director of player personnel … Luke Day (Marshall) joins CU strength and conditioning staff … Coach Tucker now has nine of ten assistant coach positions filled …

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Dante Sparaco to wear a fifth different uniform in five seasons this fall … More news from Montana State … Attrition – more difficult when it’s a starter you are losing … SChadenfreude – Jon Wilner gets one wrong …

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From the Ground Up

//posted 1.11.2019

Like CU, the Denver Broncos have a new coach. Like the Broncos, the new CU coaching staff is preaching a return to fundamentals, and building a foundation for (future) success …

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“Way Too Early” 2019 Top 25 lists posted … From ESPN … CBS Sports … Stewart Mandel at The Athletic … Jon Wilner at the San Jose Mercury News … Oregon and Utah the early favorites to meet for the 2019 Pac-12 title …

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Pac-12 early entrees half of annual average … Where does Steven Montez fit in the hierarchy of Pac-12 quarterbacks? … Oregon sold its soul for national prominence (but Duck fans aren’t complaining) … CU Pro Bowl/All Pro trivia …

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The Pac-12 conference, in both football and basketball, is down, both in national results and national respect. There has never been a better time for CU to step into the void and reclaim its status as a national player …

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ARCHIVED GAME OF THE WEEK
2016 No. 9 CU takes down No. 21 Utah, 27-22, to claim CU's first Pac-12 South title No Conflict, No Story ... Buffs complete worst-to-first ride to title READ