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CU At The Game Podcast – Special Episode: CU Signing Day! A Record-setting Day … or a Disappointment?

Welcome to our Signing Day podcast. I am joined for this episode by Brad Geiger and Neil Langland, and we are going to discuss one of the most important days on the college football calendar – Signing Day – with a quarter of CU’s 2024 roster sending in their Letters of Intent.

We first discuss the overall look of the CU Recruiting Class of 2024, and whether it was a success – the most four-star recruits ever signed in one day by a Colorado coaching staff – or whether it was a disappointment, as the jewel of the Class failed to sign his Letter of Intent, and there were no surprise flips from other programs.

We will then take a unit-by-unit look at the CU Class of ‘24, which was dominated by signees playing in the trenches on both sides of the ball. There were also a few talented skill position players joining the Herd, whetting the appetites of Buff fans looking for even more spectacular plays next fall.

So … Should the Buff Nation be alarmed that Coach Prime and his staff only signed five freshmen? … Did CU bring in enough offensive line talent in the “Protect Shedeur” campaign to make sack reduction in 2024 a realistic possibility? … Has the groundwork been laid for a winning campaign next fall, or is there still plenty of work left to do in the Transfer Portal between now and Fall Camp to make a bowl bid a realistic expectation?

Let’s find out …

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5 Replies to “CUATG Podcast: Signing Day, 2024!”

  1. On paper the O line looks better. How much I’m not sure. The previous O line was pathetic for sure but I’m not sure how much of that was the lack of help in the way of diversity, blocking back etc in the Lewis and following Shurmur schemes. Still some concern on my part with Shurmur still around. Just gotta wait and see.
    Looking at the bios only It appears the D line took a bigger step forward than the O line. Linebacker still maybe a concern.
    Also concerned about the freshmen numbers. Yeah its the new portal era but I believe you need a core of players who spend more than one or 2 years together. The pros have free agency and trading as their version of the portal but the pro players are older and know, for the most part what they are doing…seasoned if you will.
    After last years folding after the first 3 games maybe some high school recruits think Coach was a flash in the pan?…..or still not convinced he is going to hang around. CUAlum’s point is well taken but there have to be many excellent players out there who arent going to get the million dollar or even a hundred thousand dollar offers……unless Texas oil and Alabama boosters have enough cash to corral them all. I hope not.

  2. Personally I don’t think that we should look at classes as freshman only anymore. The college football landscape has changed drastically with NIL and transfers. CU still will not be able to compete for a bunch of 5 star players coming out of HS with the NIL money deeper pocketed schools have. That is not neccesarily bad news, as a whole lot of NIL money gets put into uproven talent at the HS level. Classes in todays environment should be judged as a whole (transfers and HS) instead of just HS. There are examples of a lot of success with that, Kansas State comes to mind when they recruited a lot of JUCO players each year. Now there is vastly more talent available via transfer and Coach Prime know that. The NIL money CU does have should be prioritized for proven transfer players over unproven HS players. JMHO.

  3. Stuart
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    1. Thanks for the heads up – sorry about the inconvenience.
      I get about two of those emails a month, and about the same for postings under the “Comments” section.
      I just send them straight to trash or spam.

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