Colorado Basketball – February, 2019


Tad Boyle: “We’re not going to be able to back our way into postseason. Every game is important” … Buffs rebound from a 2-6 January with a run of five straight wins in February (a new best as a member of the Pac-12) …

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When was the last time CU men’s basketball went an entire season (before this year) without playing a ranked team? … Will Mel Tucker’s first game at Folsom go until midnight? … CU – a junior college transfer mecca? … Trying to get into Mike Leach’s class …

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Only one starter returns on CU’s defensive line, and eight of CU’s 12 scholarship linemen are underclassmen (and nine of 12 have never played a down in a CU uniform) … Can new defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh pull it all together by August 30th? …

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“I gotta be me” edition … Nebraska being Nebraska … Oregon being Oregon …. Arizona (MBB) being Arizona … and … CU Board of Regents being the CU Board of Regents …

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New offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic has a strong resume, but can he turn around a unit which was 99th in the nation in rushing (and 127th in tackles for loss allowed) last season? … Four offensive line starters return: Is that good news or bad? … Can Jacob Moretti still become a star? …

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Random Thoughts – Vol. XI

//posted 2.10.2019

This week served to remind Buff fans not to heed every attrition rumor … Tad Boyle and the Buffs showed real fire in the belly this week (both during and after the games) … Attendance an issue for CU (but more so for the LA schools) … Former Buffs on the move …

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Laviska Shenault is out for spring ball, but there are multiple options for Darrin Chiaverini to work with this spring … Do you know K.D. Nixon’s full name (or the name of his dogs)? … Will this be the year CU puts “tight end pass over the middle” into the playbook? …

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CU’s Recruiting Class finished 44th nationally (7th in the Pac-12), and finished favorably compared to other first year Power-Five head coaches and other first-year CU head coaches … But … what can Buff fans really take from Mel Tucker’s first Class? …

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Signing Day II

//posted 2.6.2019

Full transcript of Mel Tucker’s Signing Day press conference … Updated bios (including official CU Signing Day bios and Mel Tucker’s press conference quotes on each player) posted for LB Jamar Montgomery, WR Tarik Luckett, DL Jayden Simon, OL Nikko Pohahau, LB Quinn Perry, DB Trustin Oliver, WR Vontae Shenault, DL Lloyd Murray, and DB D.J. Oats …

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The Ticker – II

//posted 2.6.2019

11:15 a.m. … CU coaches go nine-for-nine on signing commitments, as junior college linebacker Jamar Montgomery officially becomes a Buff … 11:05 a.m. … Four-star cornerback Kaiir Elam announces that he will play for Florida … 10:15 a.m. … WR Kyle Ford signs with USC … 10:00 a.m. … Eight down, one (or two) to go … 9:00 a.m. … Wide receiver Tarik Luckett, once a question mark, makes it official – he’s a Buff! …

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UPDATE: The wait is over – La’Vontae Shenault confirms commitment to Colorado … Four-star wide receiver had 73 catches and accounted for 1,421 all-purpose yards last season … Buffs pick up a commitment from a three-star defensive tackle, Lloyd Murray …

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A lesson in self-depreciation (and I thought I had mastered the art) … When is a check for $33.5 million a disappointment? … CU men’s basketball Jekyll and Hyde performances give Buff fans concern – and hope …

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ARCHIVED GAME OF THE WEEK
1993 No. 20 CU takes down No. 9 Oklahoma, 27-10 Lamont Warren and Charles E. Johnson team up for national "Play-of-the-Year" READ