Colorado Daily – Oregon

December 19th

… CU in a few minutes … 

Senior linebacker Akil Smith weighing the option of returning for 2021

From the Daily Camera … Jones is one of eight scholarship seniors on the roster, but the NCAA has given all players an extra year of eligibility.

Jones, who recently became a father and has been a starter in 10 games over the past two seasons, said he hasn’t decided what he’ll do next year.

“It’s definitely crossed my mind,” he said of returning in 2021. “It’s a tough time all around for everyone in the nation with COVID and everything; people trying to stay safe, and me also being a father; all those factors weigh in.

“But definitely Dorrell is running something special and anyone really can see it. If you’ve been a part of it, you already have that feeling. It’s just a thing that’s going to take some time for me to decide.”

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December 18th

… CU in a few minutes … 

Dorrell: Attrition likely, but so is the addition of transfers

From the Daily Camera … On Wednesday, the Buffs signed 17 players to national letters of intent and the coaches will now turn much of their recruiting to the 2022 class.

Recruiting the current roster is also important, and head coach Karl Dorrell knows there could be current players who decide to leave. Already, the Buffs have lost backup quarterback Tyler Lytle to the NCAA transfer portal.

“There’s going to be attrition,” he said. “There might be guys that are in our program that I’m sure might surprise us; that say, ‘I think I want to go somewhere else to play.’ I’m not going to discount that I think that could happen.

“This is a college version of free agency, so to speak, and we don’t have all the answers for when those things occur. I would not be surprised if that happens though, even with our own team, with guys that maybe haven’t played as much as they felt they should have.”

On the flip side, the Buffs will monitor players from other teams who enter the transfer portal.

“We are an attractive place,” Dorrell said. “There’s been a number of players that have reached out that have entered the portal and we can’t actually have any contact unless they (are officially in the portal). Yes, there’s been some contact at some level with a number of players.

“We’re going to continue to look for players that we think can be ideal that could help us and be really specific about that.”

In general, Dorrell said he prefers adding prep players who can be developed, but the staff will look at transfers who they believe can impact CU right away.

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December 17th

… CU in a few minutes … 

CU picks up a preferred walk-on quarterback

From the Durango Herald … Jordan Woolverton is willing to bet on himself. He has done it since the fifth grade, and he has yet to bust.

The Durango High School senior signed with the University of Colorado football team Wednesday afternoon during a ceremony held at DHS. He accepted a preferred walk-on offer and turned down scholarships from the nation’s top Division II programs.

And though he won’t be on a scholarship when he reports to the Boulder campus, the quarterback who led Durango High School to the 2020 Class 3A state championship aims to work his way toward a scholarship from the Buffaloes and head coach Karl Dorrell once he arrives.

“I want to go out there on Saturdays and represent my home state, represent Durango. The opportunity up there is like no other,” Woolverton said. “Growing up in Colorado, you always watch the Buffs and want to play for the Buffs. The opportunity that I have is hard to pass up on as a Colorado kid. The opportunity and the culture they are creating up there with coach Dorrell is awesome, and I am excited to get in it and be part of it.”

Woolverton talked with other Division I colleges such as Columbia and Holy Cross. He also had high-level Division II offers from Colorado State University-Pueblo, Pittsburg State and West Texas A&M.

But after he got a walk-on offer from Colorado quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf, he only imagined himself playing Division I football in a Power Five conference such as the Pac-12.

After Woolverton’s offer came in from Colorado, he expected a few more Division I schools to contact him. But during a recruiting dead period because of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the NCAA decision to grant all current college players an extra year of eligibility, there were few offers to be had in 2020.

Now, Woolverton will report to campus Jan. 10 after graduating high school a semester early with a 3.91 grade-point average. The chance to get on campus and have spring practices before his true freshman season was something he wanted to be ready to accept if the opportunity came.

It is the same move Durango offensive lineman Carver Willis made a year ago when he graduated early to start at Kansas State, where he saw playing time as a true freshman during the 2020 season. Woolverton said he has been able to talk with Willis in preparation for his big move.

“It’s going to be a big adjustment,” Woolverton said. “I’m moving to a different place, a new school. One of the biggest adjustments will be getting used to new receivers, a new playbook, a new system. That’s what I’m most excited about is to get up there and gain the football knowledge they can give me.”

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December 16th

… CU in a few minutes … 

A collective effort to try and replace Nate Landman (ruptured Achilles’ tendon – nine month’s recovery)

From the Daily Camera … As of Wednesday morning, the Colorado football team wasn’t sure when it will play its next game.

The Buffaloes know, however, that the next time they line up, they will do so without their highest profile player. They’re spending time this week trying to replace star linebacker Nate Landman, who suffered a season-ending injury in Saturday’s 38-21 loss to Utah.

Landman’s father confirmed to that his son ruptured his right Achilles’ tendon late in the first half against the Utes. Landman had successful surgery on Tuesday. The recovery period is often at least nine months for an Achilles’ tendon rupture.

Landman is a senior, but the NCAA has granted all players an extra year of eligibility because of the coronavirus pandemic. Landman has not publicly announced whether he will return to CU in 2021 or enter the NFL draft.

“Seeing him go down like that, me personally it broke my heart because he deserves everything,” fellow linebacker Akil Jones said. “He’s worked so hard, but I mean it is football and things happen. It’s sad to say, but things did happen to him. It’s next man up but our team, all around, we’re trying to pick it up.”

The Buffs (4-1, 3-1 Pac-12; No. 25 in College Football Playoff rankings) have no choice but to move forward without the heart of their defense. Teams in all sports talk about the “next man up” philosophy when there’s an injury, but sometimes the injured player isn’t easily replaceable.

“He’s a Butkus (Award) finalist that we just lost, definitely an All-American,” said outside linebacker Carson Wells, who is Landman’s close friend and roommate. “You miss that leadership, too. He’s a great leader, gets everybody going and just knows what to say in the moment.”

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Buffs in the NFL: Packers Bakhtiari and Crosby enjoying the ride

From … Green Bay Packers’ teammates David Bakhtiari and Mason Crosby continue both personal and team success in Week 14 of #NFLBuffs.

Best In the Biz
Bakhtiari started and played in all 67 offensive snaps in the Packers’ 31-24 win at Detroit. Bakhtiari is now the highest graded player at his position in the NFL, per Pro Football Focus, grading out at 91.7.

The Packers improved to 10-3 after the Week 14 victory. They have now clinched their division and are fighting for the best record in the NFC in the final stretch of the regular season.

Crosby Can’t Miss 
Crosby connected on his only field goal attempt of the game from 57-yards out. He also made all four of his extra points in the victory over Detroit.

He is now 15-of-15 from field goals on the season and one of only two kickers in the NFL to have not missed on the year. He also leads the league in extra points made with 47.

Buffs In Action
Arlington Hambright
 (Chicago) played in six special team snaps in the Bears’ 36-7 victory over Houston.

Phillip Lindsay (Denver) carried the ball 11 times for 24 yards in a 32-27 victory over Carolina. He added two receptions for seven yards in the win.

Isaiah Oliver (Atlanta) started his ninth game of the year in a 20-17 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. He totaled five tackles (four solo) in 57 snaps of action on defense.

Laviska Shenault Jr. (Jacksonville) hauled in six receptions for 49 yards in a 31-10 loss to Tennessee. He also carried the ball once for two yards.

Jimmy Smith (Baltimore) had one solo tackle in the Ravens’ thrilling 47-42 Monday Night Football win over Cleveland. Smith exited the game with a shoulder injury in the second quarter and did not return.

Ahkello Witherspoon (San Francisco) played in four snaps on defense and 23 on special teams. He recorded a solo tackle on defense.

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Buffs continue to practice, but still have no opponent

… Okay to feel bad for the players in not having a game this weekend, but personally I’m glad that the Buffs are getting in some extra practices. Cal and Arizona are already shut down for the season, and Stanford and Washington State have indicated they are interested in a bowl game. So, for the Buffs to get in some extra practices – CU was one of three teams which had no spring practices – it’s good for this young team to get in some extra time with the coaches … 

From the Daily Camera … CU currently doesn’t have anybody to play, but the Pac-12 is asking the Buffs to standby in case a spot in the title game opens up. Therefore, the Buffs are preparing for Oregon – and a little bit for USC, just in case – yet may not even play at all.

“It’s not really too fun having to prepare for all this with the uncertainty,” linebacker Akil Jones said, “but we just do what we have to do and get it done. No complaining or anything about it.”

That’s the attitude CU’s players have had about the whole season, which has been difficult on many levels because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Head coach Karl Dorrell has had a “no excuses” approach since the day he was hired in February, and his players have followed his lead.

This week is no different. The Buffs practiced Tuesday not knowing who – or if – they will play this weekend. It’s possible their next and final game will be in a bowl game later this month.

“As a team we move as one, and whatever we agree upon we’re going to stick with it,” Jones said.

The team’s leadership council agreed they’d spend this week preparing in case they get to play, and Jones said, “We’re all buying into it now, so it’s just time to get to work.”

On Monday, athletic director Rick George issued a statement that CU wouldn’t try to find a non-conference opponent this week. Jones said the Buffs’ leadership council played a role in that decision.

“We left it up with our leadership council,” Jones said. “We elected them for a reason to be the voice for the team. They’re gonna make the decisions that best interest us as a whole team.”

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December 15th

… CU in a few minutes … 

**Video Interviews: Linebackers Akil Jones and Carson Wells**

Akil Jones: “If you’re here for Christmas playing football, it means your on a good football team”

Akil Jones on an overall uncertain weekend, with CU being in position to potentially face Oregon or USC:

“After our leadership council had a meeting, we talked about it and we’re just trying to understand where we sit. We came to the conclusion that we’re going to be on standby if anything happens for (Oregon or USC). We’re working very hard right now preparing for both. It is what it is, but it’s not really too fun having to prepare for all of this, with the uncertainty. But we do what we have to do, get it done, and no complaining or anything.”

Jones on the locker room feeling around the Buffs playing in a bowl (don’t think there’s any chance CU would opt out of one, as Stanford and Boston College have said they’ll do)

“Bowl games are special. We haven’t been to a bowl game since 2016. I was lucky enough to be a part of that group but really, I want to get the younger guys experience of making bowl games and knowing that when you make a bowl, it’s special. If you’re here for Christmas playing football, it means you’re a good football team.”

Linebacker Akil Jones, from YouTube, courtesy of CUSportsNation

Carson Wells … Wells on the frustrations of this season, with its cancelled games (through no fault of CU’s) and the strain of how up in the air everything had been with the season itself and continuing on in trying to prep for games that are all at risk of being called off:

“That’s the toughest part — it’s not even our fault (the games) got cancelled. It’s definitely draining, especially with school, too. I (took) 19 credits, because (CU) cancelled my summer classes so I had to take two extra classes to stay on pace to graduate. Then they cancelled the season, brought back the season, we’ve had three games cancelled — you prep for each game and it just wears on you. But I feel like this team has done a good job of showing up every day ready to work. Everybody keeps that mindset of trying to get better each day.

Linebacker Carson Wells, from YouTube, courtesy of CUSportsNation


December 14th 

… CU in a few minutes … 

Rick George: “We are not considering any non-conference opponents for this weekend”

From … This morning, the Pac-12 Conference canceled this Saturday’s game between the University of Colorado and the University of Oregon after the Ducks were elevated into the league’s championship game Friday night against USC.

Oregon will play Southern California in the title game Friday night after North Division champion Washington had continuing COVID issues that will prevent it from playing in the game.

Colorado and Oregon were supposed to play in Los Angeles, as if COVID issues had developed later in the week for either Washington or USC, they were already at the championship game site and would be placed in the title game.  As of now, the Buffaloes do not have an opponent for the final week of the regular season, and is in a wait-and-see mode if there is another cancelation within the league involving an opponent it hasn’t yet played for a replacement game this weekend.

CU athletic director Rick George issued the following statement Monday afternoon on CU’s third game this year being canceled:

“We are very proud of our football student-athletes’ commitment and resiliency throughout this season,” George said.  “Our student-athletes have done all that we have asked of them in following our protocols and procedures to ensure we were able to play every game on our schedule. We are disappointed to have another game canceled.  We are not considering any non-conference opponents for this weekend.”

Press conference: Karl Dorrell on Tyler Lytle; Antonio Alfano; & Signing Day (Wednesday)

Note … Dorrell also spoke about CU’s situation as to Saturday’s game, which at the time (11:00 a.m.) was, basically: “It’s Oregon until it’s not. You’ll know when I know” … 


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Washington given no deadline for opting out; Huskies could back out at the last minute (and leave CU without a game)

Update … Tweet from Stewart Mandel … I can confirm the Pac-12 has given Washington a deadline “no later than mid-day” to confirm whether it can play the championship game.

Update … At his press conference this morning, CU head coach Karl Dorrell indicated that there would be a conference call this afternoon, finalizing plans for this weekend. He also indicated that he would be meeting with his team’s leadership council to discuss whether or not to accept a bowl bid (but it sounds like CU will play if offered) …

From the San Jose Mercury News … In an attempt to be fair to one division winner, the Pac-12 has placed its highest-ranked and only undefeated team in a potentially difficult situation ahead of the conference championship game.

The conference plans to be as flexible as possible with Washington — it doesn’t have a firm deadline to cancel — as the Huskies determine whether they can play Friday night, according to a Pac-12 source with knowledge of the situation.

That doesn’t mean UW, which is dealing with significant COVID-19 issues, necessarily will wait until late in the week to make a determination on its availability.

But it indicates the Huskies are permitted to wait until Thursday, if they want to.

And it leaves USC hanging.

The Trojans are forced to prepare for two teams: Washington, which won the North, and Oregon, which finished second and would slide into the championship game if UW cannot play.

And the Trojans must do it on a short week, after playing Saturday night.

Meanwhile, the Huskies and Ducks only have to prepare for one team — USC — and have had since last week to do it because their showdown in Eugene was canceled.

Yes, the Ducks are scheduled to play Colorado this weekend but, sources indicated that they have been preparing for USC, as well, in case they were bumped into the championship.

The Colorado game means nothing to the Ducks — they have qualified for a bowl berth regardless of the outcome.

But a victory over USC would bring a second consecutive conference title and a spot in one of the New Year’s Six bowls (likely the Fiesta).

In other words, the Pac-12’s only undefeated team has two opponents to prepare for on a short week, with no firm deadline for clarity.

Meanwhile, the second-place team in the North has extra time to prepare and one opponent to worry about.

It’s a massive competitive disadvantage for the No. 15 Trojans and unfathomable that the conference would place USC in position of having its opponent changed a day or two before the game, with no value placed on the regular season and no protection for the postseason.

Washington has every right to attempt to play Friday night, but the Pac-12 cannot be fair to the Huskies at the full expense of USC, which likely will be the Pac-12’s only ranked team when the new CFP rankings are released on Tuesday.

No other conference would do that.

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December 13th 

… CU in a few minutes … 

Neill Woelk’s Takeaways from loss to Utah

From … If you haven’t had the chance to watch Karl Dorrell’s press conference after Saturday’s 38-21 Colorado loss to Utah, do yourself a favor and take the time.

You’ll see a coach who is exactly what the Buffaloes need — a leader whose competitive fire is clearly evident, but also one whose calm, analytical approach is the perfect fit for a program in need of stability.

That is exactly what Dorrell brings to a team that has been hammered by circumstances severe enough to sink any program.

Three head coaches in three years. A pandemic that took away spring ball and much of the summer while also creating an unprecedented cloud of uncertainty over the entire season.

But through it all, Dorrell has remained steadfastly resolute, always looking forward, always preparing — and always helping his team maintain that same steady focus.

No doubt, Saturday’s loss was disappointing. The Buffs have been one of the nation’s bigger surprises, entering Saturday’s game with a 4-0 record that included quality wins over Stanford and UCLA. While a win over the Utes still would have likely left them out of the Pac-12 title game picture, they were clearly worthy of consideration.

But after the game — after his first loss as CU’s head coach — Dorrell refused to follow a path taken by many other head coaches around the country.

He did not point fingers. He did not panic. He did not make excuses. Instead, he credited the Utes with playing a solid game. He acknowledged that Colorado made mistakes, and he vowed to get his Buffs back on the practice field, address those areas and be ready for the next game.

There is, of course, at least one more game in the Buffs’ future. They will travel to Los Angeles next week to meet Oregon in a 7 p.m. game at the LA Coliseum.

But before we begin looking at the Ducks, our weekly takeaways from Saturday’s game:

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Colorado to face off against Oregon … in Los Angeles 

… Begs the question … If Washington, which couldn’t play Oregon this weekend due to COVID concerns, backs out, that would move Oregon into the title game. Which would leave Colorado … with no game to play? … 

Press Release from … The Pac-12 Conference has set the games for the seventh week of the shortened 2020 season, and as expected, the University of Colorado has been paired with the University of Oregon this Saturday, Dec. 19.

The game will take place at the Los Angeles Coliseum with a kickoff time of 7:00 p.m. MST; it will be nationally televised on Fox Sports 1.  Southern California will host Washington on Friday night in the league’s championship game (6 p.m. MST, FOX).

As was announced late Saturday night on the Pac-12 Network, if COVID-issues arise with either team playing in the championship, Colorado would replace USC and Oregon would replace Washington.  Should both USC and Washington have issues, the championship game then would default to CU versus Oregon.  The conference is placing all four teams at the same site for this reason.

Other match-ups on Saturday are Washington State at Utah, Stanford at UCLA and Arizona State at Oregon State.  The two remaining teams, Arizona and California, has its match-up pending a date, start time and TV selection.

Loss to Utah spoils big day from freshman Brenden Rice

From … Brenden Rice made some history Saturday afternoon for the Colorado Buffaloes.

But despite a receiving touchdown and punt return touchdown by the true freshman in the span of less than two minutes, the Buffs came up short in their bid to remain unbeaten, dropping a 38-21 decision to visiting Utah.

“I have to say it kind of hurts,” Rice said. “We were doing so well all season with our drive and passion in the locker room. At the end of the day, you have got to be afraid of losing as much as you want to win. And you just have to keep pushing towards your goals, and I think we lost track of that. We got too excited after the first half and we couldn’t keep up the pace.”

Rice, the son of NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, gave the Buffs a 14-7 lead in the second quarter when he took a Utah punt and raced 81 yards untouched to the end zone with just 1:30 left in the first half.

Then, just 21 seconds into the second half, he took a short pass from quarterback Sam Noyer and raced 61 yards to paydirt to give the Buffs a 21-10 lead.

Rice was actually one of two Buffs back to receive on the punt. He figured the kick would go Stanley’s way.

“The whole punt team was moving towards Dimitri,” Rice said. “I’m trying to get in front of them trying to block for a punt returner, and then as soon as I saw the ball in the air, I knew I had to go get it. Go try to make a play, so I cut downfield heading towards the kicker. Hopefully I can slip by him because I know if I get tackled by the kicker my teammates are going to talk crap to me all the time. I just wanted to contribute to the team.”

Rice, who scored his first touchdown as a Buff against Stanford earlier this season, became the first CU player since 1981 to catch a touchdown pass and score a touchdown on a return in the same game.

The last player to do it? Walter Stanley, whose son is Dimitri (Colorado 45, Texas Tech 27 game story can be found here).

Colorado coach Karl Dorrell no doubt liked what he saw from Rice, but said there’s still improvement to be made.

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27 Replies to “Colorado Daily – Oregon Week”

  1. Stuart – fyi the commenting mechanism on the Recruiting op/ed is not working.
    Think HC KD did a great job considering the circumstances and agree with ‘glass half full’ view, looking for higher ranked classes in the near future.

    1. Already noted in the Pac-12 Notes comments section … but I’ll put it here as well.
      Not sure why comments are not be allowed on that banner. Hope it’s not a sign of things to come …

  2. I’ve been a Buff fanatic since 1959-61 years ago. BA in 64. I’ve been through thick and thin with my beloved Buffs. Someone has suggested we go back to the Big 12. TERRIBLE idea! The best thing that has ever happened to CU athletics is joining the Pac 12. True in about any way of analyzing this. I find it very hard to believe that anyone would think playing KU, K St, MO, the Texas teams is better than playing UCLA, USC, Stanford OR, WA, etc.!! Get a brain people! Every team loses. Every team has their ups and downs. Mighty Okla had some down years with poor coaches. CU has had some great players over the years and some great teams. To be a top ten team consistently, you have to have really good players at least three strings deep. Have y’all forgotten our first year in the Pac 12 in BB? Picked 12th and became league champions! Laviska and McKinley are both sensational players. Our FB and BB teams now both have a lot of very good talent. Alot of teams do including most of the Pac 12. You have to play and coach well and smart. I too am not enamored with Chivs play calling. HCKD says he wants to be balanced run and pass so stick to it. Run when your opponent expects pass and visa versa. Mix it up. Be inventive. I’m proud of our Buffs! If you don’t want people to expect you to be perfect in your work, never making a mistake, then don’t hold athletes to that impossible standard! Go Buffs!

  3. Stuart, does anyone outside of the staff, players, and coaches know what the extent of Nate’s injury was ? Fracture ? Severe sprain ?

    1. Under HIPAA, unless the player wants the information released, it’s not going to be made public.
      At one of his press conferences, Karl Dorrell said “ankle”, but then caught himself and said “lower leg” … that’s as much as we are going to get until or unless it’s made public.

      1. Well…….HIPAA or NO, we now know……….what a freaky injury. As I understand, once healed the Achilles tendon heals stronger than it was before the injury….. at least we hope.

        SORRY, Nate. This might negate any DESERVING HONORS….including All-American.

        1. Yes, Nate’s father let the cat out of the bag.
          Nine months to recover .. does that open the door to Nate wanting to come back to CU next fall, so that he can show the NFL scouts he has recovered?
          Dare to dream …

  4. My first thought about alfano’s seizures, since he appeared to have no history of them, was maybe altitude? I am not a doctor and don’t play one on tv, but altitude and allergies can do crazy things.

    Hopefully they can sort it out, so the kid can live his life, let alone play football.

    Go Buffs

    1. A million years ago, when I was a little boy, I developed epilepsy. Apparently, I first began dealing with it at age 2 or some such thing. Anyway, from the time I was first diagnosed with it until I effectively outgrew it (9th grade), I had to take phenobarbital to control it. 2 tablespoons twice a day to start, which tapered down to 1 tablespoon once a day by 8th grade before it ended altogether.

      It was a terrible thing with which to deal as a child, living home with mom, dad, and five older sibs. In his Tweet and in earlier ones, he has referred to his seizures as “epileptic seizures”. If that is indeed what he is dealing with, I have boundless empathy for the young man. While I presume that the treatment of it has approved since the 1970’s, it is something I would not wish upon anyone.

      Keeping a good thought for my fellow Jersey boy.

    2. It’s a damn shame Antonio can’t take advantage of the benefits from marijuana. I understand why there have to be restrictions, but I know of many who have had the horrible effects of seizures stopped by the use of marijuana……. THEIR LIVES WERE DIAMETRICALLY CHANGED.

      When you hear about some patients having up to a hundred seizures a day and their life was changed by marijuana, you wonder where and when commonsense went out the back door although it is gaining popularity as an acceptable medication.

      As far as Antonio being ignored (so to speak) by the C.U. football organization and University, I’m disappointed. When an athlete can contribute, they’re acknowledged and embraced…… when they can’t, they just seem to become another statistic. SHAME.

      To the FB community at C.U. and to the university, get your heads outa your collective asses and support your brothers and those who have been stricken with bad luck….. learn how to be upstanding contributors to your fellow man for cryin’ out loud. I’m ashamed to have heard about Antonio’s situation.

      C’mon BUFFS, make the legend of “Ralphie” proud….that goes for coaches, players, and anyone associated with the athletic community or university.

    1. I’m no fan of Pac12 leadership right now, but going back to play with the asswipe B12 schools sounds like a terrible idea.

  5. How ironic. A team that did not have to cancel any games because they managed the Coronavirus gets only four out of 7 possible conference games. Way to go PAC-12. Are they TRYING to make the Buffs leave the conference?

    1. CU has been an after thought in the PAC 12 since they got there. This latest snub should be the last straw. It’s time to look at some type of realignment that doesn’t include west coast bias.

  6. Unreal we are without a game. If any team should be without a game it should be the worst team from the North not the second best team in the South. Larry Scott has to go. He has shown exactly zero leadership and flexibility.

    1. Astounding!

      I must speak up on behalf of all the couch guys

      Game day on the couch is tough too.

      Requires a good game plan for the day.
      Requires good play calls on you know beer, shots, food, etc
      Requires Flexibility and adjustments to many different events
      Requires staying power to watch the 6 games over 12 hours.

      That’s it.

      Note: Couch guy you gotta know your strengths and weakness and your guests. You can’t make the first 6 servings tequila sunrise when your strengh is Guinness just because your crowd’s weakness is the ol sunrise. Sheesh

    2. The OC isn’t there to try hard and get a damned participation trophy! It’s a results oriented job. Please Don. You must be a corncob troll.

    3. You dont have to be an OC to see an OC’s results. Of course it isnt easy. My job isnt either but when you are making at least 3 times what I do in a year you better be damn good at it.

  7. Hard to feel sorry for the U of Spoiled Children under any circumstances but the PAC 12 powers that be continue to show themselves as the no account myopic misanthropes that we have always known them to be.

    Assuming that the CU OU game gets cancelled, how if at all would it effect a CU bowl game? I just hope we don’t get screwed out of that. Assuming that there are any bowl games left to play in.

    It’s never easy being a Buff!

      1. They won’t keep switching things around, and CU has already played Stanford. Oregon State would be a possibility, swapping out games with Arizona State.
        Most likely, though, the Buffs are heading to LA., hoping to play Oregon.
        Jon Wilner tweeted out that if Washington can’t play, they should just declare USC the winner and let CU and Oregon play.
        But … if that were to be the case, what’s the point in having both teams travel to LA? If you were just going to call off the USC/Washington game, then let CU have its home game against the Ducks.

  8. Lytle = quiter Just saying as he never got better for whatever reason.

    Now my take on the play calling? Great running offense and then DC goes all pass. I get that Utah was really strong up front, but what the heck in not trying. DC is a great recuiter but his play calling is not great (just like his OC offense calling previously). Focus on what CU does best and run the damn ball. OK, JB fumbles and then quit on the running game I call BS.

    Utah has kicked our rear-end physically for four years. Now go get those tough guys.

    Losing Landman was tough but is is next guy up. When he went down the entire team became deflated.

    Go Buffs, shoot down the Ducks!

    1. For Broussard to only have 14 carries and not to have any touches on the first 2 drives is ridiculous. When you do that you’re basically telling your players that guys we can’t run the ball on them ! It’s almost as if Broussard was a decoy ! Chiv never had a feel for the game and it’s flow.

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