Pac-12 Notes


Pac-12 Notes

//posted 7.26.2021
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Is Washington State coach Nick Rolovich putting Cougars at a competitive disadvantage? … Realignment issues raise the stakes for USC’s Clay Helton: New Year’s Six or bust … Old Trapper: “Official jerky of the Pac-12 Conference” … Pac-12 Media Day on Tuesday – Guess what will be discussed? …

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Report: Big Ten only interested in AAU schools (CU is one) … Oklahoma State President: OU “in clear breach of the bylaws of the Big 12 conference” … CBS Sports: CU a candidate to join the Big Ten? … Or – The Athletic: Six Pac-12 teams to the Big Ten (not including CU) … Texas and Oklahoma give official notice to Big 12 …

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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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Preseason Magazines

//posted 7.26.2021
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CU linebackers Nate Landman and Carson Wells add preseason honors … A Compilation of CU Preseason Awards (to date) … VegasInsider: CU’s over/under set at 4.5 wins (taking the over) … College Football News rates Pac-12 hot seats (Karl Dorrell in the middle of the pack?) …

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Colorado Daily

//posted 7.26.2021
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Still young: 66.0% of CU roster made up of underclassmen … ASU Preview – Herm Edwards: “I think we are ready to contend” … Fall Camp schedule released: Players to report August 4th … Must read: **Neill Woelk posts his Fall Camp Preview** …

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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 Olympic Sports

//posted 7.25.2021
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Morgan Pearson finishes 42nd in Olympic triathlon … A viewer’s guide to watch former Buffs at the Olympics … Track and field star Sage Hurta nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year … CU Olympic Legacy (CU’s 90 Olympians ranks 10th among colleges and universities) …

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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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CU Recruiting Class of 2022

//posted 7.21.2021
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(7/21) CU picks up its first commit from California (and fifth defensive back overall) in three-star athlete Simeon Harris … (7/13) Another three-star defensive lineman, and another Texan, Erick Conley, commits to CU … (7/6) Three-star defensive lineman Aaron Austin joins the herd …

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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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Colorado Basketball

//posted 7.20.2021
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Tad Boyle reflects on his time at CU: “You have to get guys that own the jersey in college” … Projected Pac-12 basketball awards: Eli Parquet the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year … Woelk: Chauncey Billups and Jamahal Mosley take different paths to NBA head coaching positions …

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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