Countdown to Spring Practices – Defensive Line


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Had Mustafa Johnson decided to return (as his head coach initially indicated), the defensive line may have been considered a strength … As it is, CU will need this spring to develop a unit deep in talent, but not experience …

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Pac-12 Notes

//posted 2.27.2021

NCAA v. Alston (to be heard by Supreme Court) could reshape amateurism forever … Arizona’s season is over (post-season ban): What will Arizona do with Sean Miller? ,,, Athletic Department Power Index: CU comes in ninth in the Pac-12 …

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Colorado Daily

//posted 2.27.2021

Karl Dorrell’s comments on CU’s schedule: “It is an impressive schedule … It is a good, competitive league” … CU Recruiting Class of 2021: Top Five Recruits Listed … The Daily Camera posts its pre-spring roster analysis …

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IF Nate Landman can make a full recovery, and IF transfers Jack Lamb and Robert Barnes turn out to be four-star players, the CU linebacker corps could be a strength this fall … This spring, however, will be all about the remaining players on the roster not named Carson Wells showing that they can play at the Pac-12 level if CU needs a Plan B …

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The CU coaches’ room for 2021 is set, as is most of the fall roster … What to make of the coaching changes made this off-season, with a mailbag of roster questions as we set our sights on Spring Practices, 2021 …

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The good news? CU has five defensive backs returning with ample starting experience … The bad news? CU ranked 71st in pass defense in 2020, with only four interceptions … Will new pass game coordinator Brett Maxie make a difference? …

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CU’s special teams were ranked in the bottom half nationally in most categories, which should merit attention in Karl Dorrell’s first spring practices … Incumbents returning at both kicker (Evan Price – 5/6 FG’s) and punter (Josh Watts – 40.89 yds/punt) …

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Random Thoughts – Vol. VI

//posted 2.14.2021

McKinley Wright hitting 1,600/600/600 in a loss does not diminish his accomplishment … CU’s wins over Oregon State and Stanford: defensive prowess accomplished only one other time in 58 years … Preferred walk-ons: The COVID Class years way to build a roster …

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Quotable Quotes from Karl Dorrell press conference … Know a Regent? Send them the response the Oregon State President gave when asked about spending money on athletics … Remember Luke Horne? You will after today …

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The Recruiting Class of 2021 did not increase on Wednesday, but there was still plenty of news … A player-by-player review of the 17 newest members of the Buff Nation … What happened to the recruits we were supposed to sign? … Winning the Battle of the Transfer Portal …

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CU Roster Math

//posted 2.6.2021
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UPDATED: With roster moves through February 6th … Eligibility Chart deep dive … How’s this for fuzzy math? After Signing Day II, CU will have 91 scholarship players on the roster – but only three seniors … The Buffs also have nine returning starters on both offense and defense …

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