Colorado Basketball – December, 2021


Buffs go 3-2 in December in a month which was more about cancellations than games played … CU loses to No. 5 UCLA and No. 13 Tennessee with three wins over lower-division schools … Tad Boyle: “We’re like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get” … Big home game against Kansas canceled at the last minute …

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It’s becoming painfully clear that CU is not faring well in the new age of the Transfer Portal and NIL … Does it have to be that way? It doesn’t … But until or unless CU finds a way to bring in – and retain – quality players and coaches, expecting more than what we have is a Christmas wish which will go unfulfilled …

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Glass half full: CU signed the fourth-highest rated Recruiting Class in the Pac-12 … Glass half-empty: CU didn’t land a single consensus four-star prospect … Will this Class lead CU to sustained success – or continued mediocrity? … Let’s find out …

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New CU offensive coordinator Mike Sanford has a resume which includes multiple years as an OC and as a recruiting coordinator … Sanford also brings to Boulder some negative stats from his last stint as the OC at Minnesota … What are the positives – and the negatives – of this hire? …

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**Video: CU Signing Day special (Karl Dorrell and coaches talk about every new recruit – with highlight videos)** … Bios for each player updated and listed by position, with the Official CU Signing Day bio added for each new Buff …

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By the numbers: Most signees from Texas since the Class of 2002 … Quotable: Dorrell – “We feel like we’re off to a great start” … Grading the Class: Woelk – “Might be overall as solid of a group as CU has signed in years” …

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The Ticker

//posted 12.15.2021

2:45 p.m. … Jaydn Ott, a four-star running back who had CU on his list, opted for Cal … 2:00 p.m. … From the Class of 2022, six signees: OT Travis Gray, OLB Eoghan Kerry, P Ashton Logan, WR Grant Page, ATH Oakie Salave’a and CB Joshua Wiggins will enroll at CU next month for the spring semester …

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Half of the division changed coaches … Oregon? A 35-year old defensive coordinator with no head coaching experience … Washington? The Fresno State head coach with a 12-6 record … Washington State? Promoting the interim coach with no previous head coaching experience … Grades for all six teams …

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There has been only one official change of head coaches in the Pac-12 South, but that doesn’t mean that the situation is static … Arizona and CU aren’t changing coaches, but Arizona State might have to, and who knows what Kyle Whittingham might do after the Rose Bowl? …

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Update: Texas NIL to pay every scholarship offensive lineman $50,000/year … CU announced Wednesday the creation of two $20,000 scholarships … On the same day, Texas announced the creation of a $10 million NIL slush fund to pay its athletes …

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The Buffs may not be able to offer pay-for-play like other schools, but the 85-scholarship limit, and the glut of names in the Transfer Portal may offer CU the opportunity to compete in the brave new world of college football …

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CU falls to No. 16 Utah – looking back at the finale and CU’s 4-8 season … The firing of OC Darrin Chiaverini was all but inevitable, but who will Dorrell hire as a replacement? … USC makes a splash hire, while Washington and Washington State make “quieter” choices – What impact will Lincoln Riley have on the Pac-12? …

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