A Stroll Down Memory Lane


A Stroll Down Memory Lane

//posted 5.31.2021
(There have been 3 comments, comment now)

Welcome to Summer, 2021! … Over the next few months, we’ll be taking a week-by-week look at the 1986 (“20-10”!), 1991 (CU’s Ice Bowl), 1996 (First Big 12 season), 2001 (“62-36!”) and 2016 seasons (Pac-12 South Champs) … Up first: Preseason prognostications …

READ MORE >>

Random Thoughts – Vol. X

//posted 5.30.2021

Countdown to Chaos Edition … June 1st marks the first time since Karl Dorrell was hired that official visits can take place (“The levee is about to break”) … Meanwhile, the countdown to NIL chaos hits the 30-day mark, with the NCAA and Congress no closer to a solution … Plus: ESPN’s (back-handed) compliment for Tad Boyle …

READ MORE >>

In Search of Six (or Seven)

//posted 5.28.2021
(There have been 18 comments, comment now)

CU’s season can be broken down into thirds … Four “Must Win” games; Four “Likely Losses”; and Four “Games Which Will Decide the Season” … How CU fares will decide if the Buffs are going bowling in 2021 …

READ MORE >>
(There have been 8 comments, comment now)

Despite being named the Pac-12 Coach-of-the-Year, Karl Dorrell was still ranked by CBS as the 8th-best coach in the Pac-12 (and 54th out of 65 overall) … Does Dorrell have a “high floor, but limited ceiling”? … Or will Dorrell and the Buffs prove the pundits wrong again this fall? …

READ MORE >>

Kliavkoff was an “outside of the box” hire, but perhaps just what the doctor ordered for the ailing Pac-12 … A discussion of what Kliavkoff brings to the table, and what the nation is saying about the hire … Plus: Pac-12 expansion and the claim that USC’s is more important than anything Kliavkoff can do …

READ MORE >>
(There have been 4 comments, comment now)

The Pac-12 went “outside the box” for a second time in hiring its second commissioner … Here’s what new commissioner George Kliavkoff had to say, what others said about him, how the pundits have weighed in … and what CU (and Pac-12) fans can expect from their new commissioner …

READ MORE >>

Random Thoughts – Vol. IX

//posted 5.10.2021
(There have been 8 comments, comment now)

(Updated to include Max Wray and Tarik Luckett) … When is it a good thing to add seven players while losing 12? When the seven are not only prospects who were much more highly recruited than the players they replace, but also come in positions of need …

READ MORE >>

CU at the NFL Draft

//posted 5.9.2021
(There have been 9 comments, comment now)

David Shaw on Pac-12’s showing in NFL Draft: “This COVID thing really impacted our conference more than any other conference” … Colorado one 12 states which did not produce a single NFL Draft pick in 2021 … William Sherman: “I’m fired up … I’m very thankful that they picked me up” …

READ MORE >>

CU at the Game Turns 25

//posted 5.9.2021
(There have been 16 comments, comment now)

Where were you in the spring of 1996? While waiting for the ’96 season to roll around (CU finished ’95 10-2, ranked 5th in the nation), I read a few college football-related books, books which became the inspiration for CU at the Game …

READ MORE >>

Spring Practice Notes

//posted 5.5.2021
(There have been 40 comments, comment now)

Neill Woelk: Spring Practices, 2021, checked all the boxes … **Video – Colorado Spring Showcase Highlights** … Karl Dorrell: “I was encouraged by the whole body of work this spring” … Spring Game Stats (for what their worth) … **Post Spring Showcase video interviews** …

READ MORE >>
(There has been 1 comment, comment now)

Karl Dorrell’s first spring practices are in the books … What are the takeaways from the CU Spring Showcase? … In addition: The latest on the search for a new Pac-12 commissioner, and whether the Pac-12 needs playoff expansion in order to be relevant on the national scene …

READ MORE >>
(There have been 2 comments, comment now)

It was a beautiful morning in Boulder, and the Buffs entertained the 1,000 fans on hand … The award of scholarships was a nice touch (but another tight end?) … And the way CU handled scheduling the game – and how tickets were handled – left something to be desired …

READ MORE >>
ARCHIVED GAME OF THE WEEK
2017 CU 41, Northern Colorado 21 In a "more-difficult-than-it-should-have-been" win over the Bears, Steven Montez leads Buffs to victory with a career-high 357 passing yards and four touchdowns READ