Fall Camp Roster Review – Offensive Line


CU returns four starters from 2021, and that doesn’t count heralded Ohio State transfer Max Wray … CU was 23rd in the nation in rushing last season, and have two All-Pac-12 honorable mentions returning … And now? Athlon has CU’s line 10th in the conference, and no preseason mentions … Will the line exceed expectations again this fall? …

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If you need to boil down the WR room to one word in 2021, it’s “potential” … Dimitri Stanley, only a sophomore, is considered by Darrin Chiaverini to be his “veteran guy” … Will Stanley live up to his All-Pac-12 preseason honor? Will La’Vontae Shenault or Brenden Rice have break out seasons? … TBD …

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A longtime friend of the website, CU Associate AD Lance Carl prepares you for Fall Camp with insights you won’t get from any preseason magazines … In addition to reviewing each unit on the roster (surprise answer to starting QB question), Lance discusses realignment, and his thoughts on choices for a “Pac-14” …

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The best running backs room in 20 years? With Alex Fontenot (CU’s leading rusher in 2019), Jarek Broussard (2020 Pac-12 Offensive Player-of-the-Year) and Ashaad Clayton (2020 four-star recruit), the argument can certainly be made … How will the carries be divided to maximize the talent? …

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The conclusion of the series … Only one bowl victory out of the anniversary five seasons, coming in the 1996 Holiday Bowl win over Washington … You might like, though, my 2016 Alamo Bowl essay, “Thanks, Sefo”, or to hear about my trials and travails in Houston in 1986 in my Essay, “On the Road Again” …

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CU’s quarterback room consists of a transfer sophomore, a COVID freshman, a true freshman, and a walk-on freshman … Despite the lack of experience, can CU get enough out of its starter – be it J.T. Shrout or Brendon Lewis – to remain competitive in the Pac-12 South? …

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1986 and 1991 – Buffs going bowling, to the Bluebonnet Bowl (Essay: “On the Road Again”) and Blockbuster Bowl (Essay: “Introducing ‘Air Bill’ “) … 1996: “The $8 Million Extra Point” … 2001: No. 9 CU takes down No. 3 Texas to claim the Big 12 championship (with video highlights) … 2016: No. 9 CU 27, No. 21 Utah 22 (with video highlights) …

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Pac-12 Notes

//posted 7.19.2021

Just for Laughs: Coloradoan speculates on CSU joining the Big 12 … Leftover Big 12 members “shell-shocked” – would consider “Big 20″merger with Pac-12 … USA Today: Winners and Losers from potential move by Texas and Oklahoma … CU and Nebraska: Part of the “National Athletic Conference, West Division”? …

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Colorado Daily

//posted 7.19.2021

**Neill Woelk posts his Fall Camp Preview** … Texas A&M Preview: CU is 4-1 all-time at home v. Aggies, but this isn’t the A&M of the Big 12 … CU partners with RevelXP to offer unique tailgating experience for Texas A&M game … New CU commit Simeon Harris: “I took away that we’re going to compete” …

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The one you’ve been waiting for … 2001: No. 14 CU 62, No. 2 Nebraska 36 (with video highlights) … 2016: No. 12 CU 38, No. 20 Washington State 24 (with video highlights) … 1996: “Ooooh, So Close” – No. 4 Nebraska 17, No. 5 CU 12 … 1991: Buffs earn Big Eight three-peat with 17-14 win over Iowa State …

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CU will never has as many four- and five-star as USC or Oregon (CU has seven on the 2021 roster – Oregon has 49; USC 47), but with the Pac-12 losing the creme de la creme of the elite recruits to other Power Five conferences, the opportunity is there for CU to be more competitive …

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Spencer Dinwiddie signs three-year, $62 million contract with Washington Wizards … Graduate transfer Mason Faulkner’s “career” at CU ends before it begins … Donnie Boyce elected to the CU athletic Hall of Fame … CU Recruiting Class in the Top 15 nationally … CU finishes the 2020-21 season as a ranked team …

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