Q & A With Darrin Chiaverini – Part I


Coach Chiaverini was recently promoted to assistant head coach, with Coach Tucker calling “Coach Chev” a “relentless recruiter” … In Part One, we talk about how recruiting works in today’s game, and how he feels CU “sells” itself to prospects …

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The final installment of my interview with Dave Plati covers a variety of topics, including his invention of the “Red Zone” and other statistics; the Oklahoma State plane crash; and “The Forgotten” …

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Preseason Magazines

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College Football at 150: Ralphie of the game’s most iconic symbols … CBS Sports: Sixteen teams with a shot at the national championship (surprise! Four are from the Pac-12) … College Football News: CU one of the most valuable Pac-12 over/under bets … Final preseason tally: Seven Buffs named to a total of 14 preseason Watch lists (Shenault named to four …

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Pac-12 Notes

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Early kickoffs affecting attendance? It’s not as if Pac-12 stadiums are filled now anyway (BUT … Mike Leach is not a fan) … Oregonian – “Nobody at Pac-12 headquarters knows anything about football” … CSU quarterback Collin Hill ready for final attempt at a full season …

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Colorado Daily

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Summer conditioning officially comes to an end; Fall Camp opens Thursday … Steven Montez: “It’s kind of weird knowing this is my last year” … Pat Rooney from the Daily Camera also on board with early morning kickoffs …

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You can only put 11 players at a time on the field, and CU’s starting lineup is excellent … BUT … there is a decided lack of depth along the defensive line and in the secondary … Can Mel Tucker & Co. get enough production out of the current lineup to make CU a Pac-12 South contender? …

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There were more breaks to the ’90 title run than the 5th down game and Rocket’s clip … Oklahoma’s bad behavior … Rashaan Salaam: The Reluctant Heisman Trophy candidate …

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Washington returns only two starters on defense, has to replace a four-year starter at quarterback, and its all-time leading rusher … So, you’re telling e there’s a chance? …

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Whoa, Nellie! Are you ready for some war stories from Keith Jackson? … How did Joel Klatt get his start in broadcasting? Plati: “Because I was awful at something” … On O.J. Simpson: “This guys is a psycho” (in 1990) …

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Sports Illustrated Pac-12 Summer Power rankings: CU No. 1 … Will Wonders Never Cease? CU opens Pac-12 play with three home games in 2019-20 … Former Buff point guard Nate Tomlinson named CU Director of Player Development …

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CU’s Associate Athletic Director / Media Relations Director Dave Plati talks about two of the most surprising coaching changes in CU history – Bill McCartney’s surprise retirement announcement in 1994; Rick Neuheisel leaving CU for Washington in 1998 …

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Fall Camp opens August 1st – Roster issues for the offense: Who will emerge as the backup quarterback? … Who will start at running back? … Who is the third wide receiver? … Who will start at tight end (and will they be thrown the ball)? … Are four of five offensive line spots decided? …

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ARCHIVED GAME OF THE WEEK
1990 Pigskin Classic v. Tennessee ends in a tie Buffs fail to hold a lead; 31-31 tie may have cost CU an undisputed national title READ