Colorado Basketball – December, 2020


The Buffs were supposed to get a 20-game Pac-12 season underway in early December against Arizona and Washington State, but both games were postponed … Instead, the highlight of December was a hastily arranged road game against No. 12 Tennessee, which resulted in CU’s first loss of the season … A four-game winning streak against non-conference opponents gave way to a road loss to Arizona before the Buffs finished off December on a high note with a road win over USC …

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On to 2021 …

//posted 12.30.2020

CU has a history of making stars out of Texas quarterbacks in the post-season, but the humbling loss to Texas shouldn’t deter the Buffs (or their fans) from looking forward … Dorrell: “We just need to put our heads down and get to work this offseason” …

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No. 20 Texas 55, Colorado 23

//posted 12.29.2020

Backup Longhorn quarterback Casey Thompson completes eight passes – with half of them going for touchdowns as the Buffs surrender 638 yards of total offense … Karl Dorrell: “We did not play well. There’s no sugar-coating it at all” … “We’ve got a tremendous amount of work to go” …

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Athlon picks CU in an upset … Neill Woelk’s Five Keys to the Alamo Bowl … **Karl Dorrell Alamo Bowl press conference – video and transcript** … Pac-12’s top coordinators includes CU’s Darrin Chiaverini … Buffs’ reception leader, La’Vontae Shenault, suspended …

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Pac-12 Notes – Alamo Bowl

//posted 12.29.2020

ESPN finally does a CU story (it’s about the equipment truck) … CBS: Grading 2020 First Year Coaches – Karl Dorrell receives only “A” … College Football News breaks down the Alamo Bowl (with predictions) … No market for new Arizona head coach Jedd Fisch until Wildcats created one … Alamo Bowl expert picks …

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The Texas roster is pockmarked with opt outs, including both safeties (for a pass defense which was already ranked 114th in the nation) … And yet, the Texas offense, led by senior QB Sam Ehlinger, is averaging 41 points/game … Can the Buff defense stop the Longhorn offense enough times to give the Buffs the chance at an upset? …

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It’s been a strange season, culminated in CU getting only its second bowl bid in the past 13 years … After taking to task Larry Scott and the Pac-12 for its handling of the title game, Stuart and Brad preview the Alamo Bowl, and give their predictions for the game …

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Whetting our Appetites

//posted 12.27.2020

Of the 73 Buffs who lettered this fall, only 10 are seniors (and a number of them could return) … A loss to Texas would give detractors the chance ignore CU’s November to remember, but a win by the Buffs? Well, it would make for a fun off-season …

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Which team has a longer winning streak in the series (hint: it’s not Texas) … Why it’s not a good idea for the Buffs to go for it on fourth down v. Longhorns … What do Jarek Broussard and his position coach have in common? …

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CU’s season went from 12 games, then to 10, then to seven … Now it’s a six-game season with the 4-1 unranked Buffs set to play No. 20 Texas Longhorns (6-3) in the Alamo Bowl (Tuesday, December 29th, 7:00 p.m., MT, ESPN) …

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Pac-12 Notes – Oregon Week

//posted 12.20.2020

Arizona State also backs out – Oregon and CU the only Pac-12 teams going bowling … USC will not play in a bowl gameĀ … USA Today: CU was “robbed” by the Pac-12 … Oregon defeats USC to claim Pac-12 title, shifting CU bowl expectations …

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Senior linebacker Akil Smith weighing the option of returning for 2021 … Dorrell: Attrition likely, but so is the addition of transfers … CU picks up a preferred walk-on quarterback …

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