Random Thoughts – Vol. XVIII


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CU OC Jay Johnson on his offense: “We’re going to try to be very, very multiple in all that we do” – Can a Jack-of-all-Trades (but Master of None) offense build a CU dynasty? … In need of some spare change? Call 662-915-1821 … McKinley Wright and Tyler Bey feat only accomplished one other time in the past 50 years …

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Lance talks about the Buffs and the program going forward under Mel Tucker: “What we want – what Rick and I want – is to give those fans the opportunity to relive those great times again” … And the 2019 season? “Let’s look at the Pac-12 South – no one there should scare us” …

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Tad Boyle is second in all-time wins at Colorado, and has six of CU’s ten 20-win seasons, but if 20 wins is the new “floor” for Colorado basketball, what is CU’s “ceiling” under Boyle? …

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Lance talks about the philosophies of CU’s new coordinators, Jay Johnson and Tyson Summers … What the import of Georgia’s “quality control” coaches means to CU … Which position coach will be the biggest “surprise” this fall …

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Only ten Division 1 programs can boast a national championship in football and basketball, but did you know that CU has a claim to being No. 11 on the list? … CU always looks good in the Learfield Director’s Cup standings (in December) … A stroll down memory lane …

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In an exclusive interview, Associate Athletic director Lance Carl, half of the “Committee of Two” who brought Mel Tucker to CU, discusses the hiring process, and his first impressions of CU’s new head coach …

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Mel Tucker in Las Vegas – a good sign for the 2019 Buffs? … CU breaks the Oregon State dam – also a good sign for 2019? … USC imploding – not a bad thing for CU athletics … Frank Fillip not only on campus, but doing well in the weight room …

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The 2018 season was supposed to be a banner year for CU kickers, but James Stefanou and Alex Kinney were both felled by injuries … Will the CU special teams be special in 2019? … (and can someone teach Ronnie Blackmon not to field punts inside the CU ten yard line?) …

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The Pac-12 has made some new deals in bowl alliances – why this is a win/win for the conference as a whole, and CU fans in particular … Spring practices are now just a week away – but worth the wait … CU offers the No. 2 recruit in the entire nation …

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Buffs are solid at the cornerback position, with two eight-game starters returning – with one of them likely to be replaced by Chris Miller (if healthy) … Both safety positions, however, must be replaced – will linebacker Davion Taylor come to the rescue? …

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What are the scenarios under which the Buffs can finish with a No. 4 seed in the Pac-12 tournament? … Know a Regent on the CU Presidential Search committee? Here’s a book to send them … CU ski team set for a run at national title No. 21 …

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CU two linebackers coaches are a generation apart … Nate Landman: A superstar in the making? … Tyson Summers cut his coaching teeth with 4-3 defenses. Can he successfully make the transition to an attacking 3-4 defense under Mel Tucker? …

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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