Colorado Basketball – December, 2022


CU enjoys a six-game winning streak during the month, including a rout of Colorado State and a win over Southern Utah which gives Tad Boyle win No. 262, passing Sox Walseth for the most wins in CU history … But December is marred by bookend embarrassing Pac-12 road losses to Washington and Cal …

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A four-star QB, a four-star RB, a four-star WR, and – literally – almost a ton of offensive linemen … Is the CU Recruiting Class of 2023 good enough to appease the Buff Nation and the national media? … Or will it take a couple of late splash commitments to convince the college football world that Coach Prime is for real? …

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From obscurity to national relevance in a few short weeks … The good news for CU football fans has been coming so fast and furious these past few weeks, it’s hard to take a step back and appreciate all which have been given this holiday season … (But let’s try!) …

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Merry Christmas x4!! … Four new Buffs added to the fold over Christmas weekend … Bios up for two four-star wide receivers, Omarion Miller and Jimmy Horn, Jr., along with quarterback Kasen Weisman (a former Kansas commit) and All Sun Belt tight end Seydou Traore (who chose CU over Utah) …

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The Ticker …

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12:00 noon, MT … Shutting down The Ticker (but the “Signed LOI” banner will continue to be updated) … 11:45 a.m. MT … Lost one – Jordan Shaw, a three-star DB from Downey, California, flips from CU to Indiana … 11:30 a.m., MT … Another one!! Three-star defensive back Jaden Milliner-Jones flips his commitment from SMU to CU on Signing Day! … 11:10 a.m., MT … BOOM! Four-star wide receiver Adam Hopkins, an Auburn commit since August, commits to Colorado! …

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The (Pre-Signing Day) Ticker

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Three-star 2023 linebacker Kofi Taylor-Barrocks commits to CU. The 6-foot-3 recruit is from the NFL Academy in London, England … First commitment of the day, West Virginia defensive lineman Taijh Alston joins the Herd …

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Tabula Rasa

//posted 12.16.2022

The CU football program in 2022 was – rightfully – mocked as being one of the worst in the nation … But, in the span of a few short weeks, the narrative has changed. Coach Prime doesn’t need three seasons to build a competitive program. CU has a “clean slate” upon which to become immediately relevant …

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Restoring Hope at Colorado

//posted 12.11.2022

CU fans have been devoid of hope for years, but, in the span of a few weeks, hope has been restored … CU Collectives have been formed, a “pilot program” for transfers has been instituted, and CU has hired a dynamic head coach who has given the Buff Nation aspirations of better days to come …

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The important numbers for CU roster math: 25, the most recruits who can be a part of the “CU Recruiting Class of 2023”; and 85, the maximum number of scholarship players CU can have on the roster on August 1, 2023 … How many new players can Coach Prime bring in? How many WILL he bring in? … Let’s find out …

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After a quiet two months – and a stressful final week – the hiring of Deion Sanders became a reality … A discussion of the hire, how Sanders handled his final talk with his Jackson State players and his first talk with his new team … Winning the Press Conference, and gauging national media reactions … Plus, a look at Coach Prime’s contract …

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CU Coaching Search

//posted 12.5.2022

Neill Woelk: Sanders already 1-0, having won the Press Conference¬† … *Video: Must see TV – Coach Prime’s Introductory Press Conference* … *Video: Coach Sanders introduced to the team* … *Video: Coach Sanders tours the Champions Center* …

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Think you know CU’s new head coach? … Well … what three sports did Sanders play at Florida State? … Which was the first MLB team to draft Sanders (out of high school)? … What Super Bowl record does Sanders still hold? … Which rare feat did Sanders pull off in 2011? …

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