Pac-12 Notes


Pac-12 Notes

//posted 5.19.2022
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Surprise! USC lands Biletnikoff Award winning WR from Pitt … NCAA waives 25-scholarship/class requirement; keeps 85-man roster limit (and what this could mean for CU) … **Pac-12 abandons divisions as qualifier for title game, effective this season**  …

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Is it possible to be 6’6″, 320-pounds in high school – and be overlooked? … Jalen Sami came to CU from Colorado Springs as a grey-shirt, but has been making plays on the field since 2019 … What makes Sami believe that he and his Buff teammates will “shock the world” this fall? … Let’s find out …

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Preseason Magazines

//posted 5.19.2022
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College Football News CU Preview: “This might be a better team without the great record to show for it” … CBS rates 65 Power Five coaches: Six Pac-12 coaches in the Bottom 15 … Week One Pac-12 Lines – Pac-12 teams underdogs in every game listed to date (including CU) …

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Colorado Daily

//posted 5.18.2022
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Karl Dorrell on preseason forecasts: “I don’t ever talk to them about what people think about us” … Phillip Lindsay signs with the Indianapolis Colts … The Athletic – CU’s Post-Spring question: Can Mike Sanford make CU’s offense relevant? …

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Colorado Basketball

//posted 5.17.2022

One mock draft has Jabari Walker going in the second round of the NBA Draft … Buffs add junior college transfer J’Vonne Hadley: “He fit exactly what we need” … Tad Boyle: Jabari Walker hasn’t hired an agent: “He’s keeping all of his options open” … Tad Boyle named head coach of the 2022 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team …

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CU Needs to Sell Hope

//posted 5.15.2022
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The Buff Nation isn’t looking for College Football Playoff berths, but want – and deserve – a program which regularly posts winning seasons and goes to bowl games … By staying above the fray in the new world of NIL and the Transfer Portal, CU is denying its fans (and its players) hope for the future …

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NIL News and Notes

//posted 5.12.2022

Proposal: Eliminate one-time transfer rule to curtail NIL transfers … NCAA Board of Directors issues new NIL guidelines (but will they – can they – be enforced?) … Quotable NIL Quotes (Oklahoma and Texas coaches comments laughable) … The Athletic: For some Pac-12 members, NIL has come to mean “Now, it’s legal!” …

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How did the firing of Mitch Rodrigue alter the mindset of the CU offensive line last fall? … What has new offensive line coach Kyle DeVan brought to the unit? … How has the unit gelled in the face of adversity? … And will Jake get in on a tackle eligible play near the goal line this fall? … Let’s find out …

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Recruiting Class of 2023

//posted 5.11.2022
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ESPN Recruiting Rankings: CU in the Top 25 nationally, at No. 21 (CU at Rivals: No. 12; at 247 Sports: No. 11) … CU’s commit No. 10 (and 2nd wide receiver) comes from three-star Florida wideout Isaiah Hardge … Hardge: “I’m going to give them everything I got” …

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CU has gone out of its way to do NIL and the Transfer Portal “the right way”, but in the shady new world of college football, all that has meant is that CU is losing its best players and assistant coaches to programs more interested in winning than by playing by the rules …

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CU at the NFL Draft

//posted 5.5.2022
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Buffs with the best chances to be drafted in 2023 … Mustafa Johnson to join Nate Landman in efforts to make Atlanta Falcons roster … Pac-12 Draft Totals lowest since conference was formed … Nate Landman and Carson Wells land free agent contracts … Ten Power 5 teams with zero NFL Draft Picks …

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Deion Smith is ready to show the Buff Nation what No. 20 can do … Was the Spring Showcase vanilla? (“You can count on one hand the number of plays we ran that day”) … What did Deion discover when investigating NIL at CU for a class project? … Let’s find out …

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