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CU At The Game Podcast – Interview with CU linebacker Robert Barnes

We’re getting closer to the start of spring practices, which means that Brad Geiger and Neil Langland will be back with me soon, as we give you a unit-by-unit look at the CU spring roster.

In the meantime, however, we continue with our CU at the Game NIL Campaign, with an interview with graduate transfer linebacker, Robert Barnes.

Barnes was a four-star safety prospect out of Texas, with offers from across the nation. Texas wanted him, as did schools like Ohio State, USC, Alabama and Notre Dame, but Barnes chose Oklahoma.

After four years and four Big 12 championships, Barnes transferred to Colorado with two years of eligibility remaining. Last season, Barnes played in eleven games, with a ten tackle effort against Washington, including an interception and a fumble recovery, giving Buff fans a taste of what Barnes wants to bring to Folsom Field this fall.

So … What is it like to take the field as a true freshman in the College Football Playoffs? … What did Barnes say to the team when he was asked by CU head coach Karl Dorrell to talk about the Transfer Portal? … What did it feel like to lose eight games last fall in Boulder, after losing all of eight games in four years in Norman? … What “buy in” is Barnes seeing in the CU locker room? … And what does Robert get to hold over his father, now that he is a Buff instead of a Sooner? …

Let’s find out …

Previous podcasts … All of the Episodes from Season 1 (2020), and Season 2 (2021), can be downloaded here … The most recent … 

Below is Episode 10 of Season 3 for the CU at the Game Podcast. You can listen to the podcast simply by clicking on the play button below, or listen it to it here at Buzzsprout, or at Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, IHeartRadio … or wherever you find your podcasts!

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3 Replies to “CUATG Podcast – Linebacker Robert Barnes”

  1. I loved Barnes. I saw last year on film times he just had the wrong read, especially early in the season. He got much better as the season went on. I suspect next year will be even better. He plays downhill when he has the right read and is a serious player. If he becomes a film room warrior he could really shine. I am super excited to watch him play.

  2. That’s another damn good young man, and great interview. I hope he has an awesome season and gets a shot at the NFL. Wilson may have earned his salary calling his Dad.

    As to the camaraderie we’re hearing about? Gotta love that. One of my thoughts w/ So’oto moving on was that hopefully the team’s just saying “F it, it’s us against the world, let’s make it happen.” I still see a tough season for our Buffs, and they gotta have/find a QB or winning four games could be a stretch, but? That was an awesome interview, and it does get you fired up.

    So what, nine months, a little less? Spring ball in three weeks? That’ll be cool.

    Go Buffs

  3. Very interesting.

    Excellent perspective

    “The players here are the ones that wanna be here”

    A big step.

    Go Buffs

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