CUATG Interview – Cornerback Nikko Reed


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Nikko Reed made a name for himself as a true freshman, with a game-saving interception against Washington and a 100-yard kickoff return against Utah … What was it like losing three starters in the secondary (and his position coach)? … What does Reed have to say about his new position coach, Rod Chance? (“He tells us the truth”) …

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Grant was thrust into the starting lineup late in 2021, and responded with an eight-touchdown performance against Utah … What is it like for the outside linebackers, transitioning to a 4-3 defense? … What is the attitude in the CU locker room about NIL, the Transfer Portal, and the dire predictions for CU’s season? … Let’s find out …

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Moments after the NCAA allowed conferences to abandon division winners for conference title berths, the Pac-12 jumped at the chance … The next move is to adjust future schedules … Will the Pac-12 stay with the current schedules? Go to a “pod” system and nine games? Or go to an eight-game schedule? …

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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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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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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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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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In switching from a 3-4 to a 4-3, the CU defensive line may have gone from a liability to a strength … The linebacker corps picked up a much-needed experienced leader in Josh Chandler-Semedo … Will the defensive backfield be able to secure a similar experienced safety to fill the biggest remaining hole in the defense? …

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