Post Season – Recruiting Class of 2009


2008 Season Archive

  Recruiting Update – January 24th There are 17 known verbal commits for the CU recruiting class of 2009. Assuming we keep the commits we have so far, the class breaks down as follows: offense (8): one quarterback (Clark Evans), three receivers (Jarrod Darden, Diante Jackson, Andre Simmons), one tight end (DaVaughn Thornton), and three offensive linemen (Jack Harris, Gus Handler, David Bakhtiari), defense (8): four defensive linemen (Nick Kasa, Edward Nuckols, Nate Bonsu, J. Forrest West), two linebackers (Derrick Webb, Liloa Nobriga), two defensive backs (Ayodeji Olatoye, Parker Orms), …

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  Coach Hawkins calls for a ten win season In a Rocky Mountain News article on December 16th, Colorado head coach Dan Hawkins was quoted as forecasting for 2009, “10 wins and no excuses”. My first reaction was one of shock. For a team coming off of three consecutive losing seasons, including a 5-7 effort in 2008, forecasting twice as many wins next season seemed like a stretch. For a coach with a disappointing (to put it mildly) 13-24 overall record at CU, predicting ten wins in 2009 seemed to …

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— CU at the Game Preview – Nebraska (Note: you will have to scroll down to read the preview and reveiw) — If the internet traffic is any indication, there is very little credibility to the Nebraska argument that Colorado is not its main rival. Cyberspace is riddled with Cornhusker fans salivating at the chance to get even for the 65-51 CU win in Boulder last season. Can the 5-6 Buffs stay with the 7-4 Cornhuskers? The CU at the Game “T.I.P.S.” are up for your review and critique, including …

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— November 15th – Boulder          No. 13 Oklahoma State 30, Colorado 17 — Colorado held Oklahoma State’s offense to its lowest output against any team not ranked in the top five in the nation, but it wasn’t enough to overcome yet another sluggish effort from the CU offense, as the Cowboys prevailed in Boulder, 30-17. OSU quarterback Zac Robinson ran for one touchdown and threw for another to lead the Cowboys to their first back-to-back wins in Boulder in twenty seasons. For Colorado to have an …

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Preview of this week’s game (Note: you will have to scroll down to read the preview and review) It’s Iowa State week! Okay, so that doesn’t have the same ring to it as “Nebraska week” or “CSU week”, but this game has just as much importance. Below are your “T.I.P.S.” for the week, all leading you to the conclusion that there just might be a reason why the Buffs are 10-point favorites ….. Read The Entire Preview!… Review of this week’s game (Note: you will have to scroll down to …

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Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson was held in check for most of the afternoon by the Colorado defense, but one good quarter was all he needed. Johnson led the Aggies to three touchdowns in the third quarter as Texas A&M came from behind to edge Colorado, 24-17. The Buffs held the advantage in most of the statistical categories, including first downs, total yards, and time of possession, but three turnovers proved costly as CU fell to 4-5 on the 2008 season.

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“Aggie Fan”

//posted 11.2.2008

“Aggie for Life” is a badge of honor worn proudly by most alumni of Texas A&M University. “From the outside, you can’t understand it. From the inside, you can’t explain it”, is all the alums can say about the fanatical devotion Aggies have for their school.

After a weekend in College Station, I can’t say I really understand it. But if you put the Aggie history on a campus which looked just like Boulder, I would have likely been anxious to try.

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Six Plays Decide A Season

//posted 11.2.2008

They look so innocuous on the stats sheet, I almost overlooked them in the game summary. I knew that those six plays decided the outcome of the A&M game, and perhaps much more, but they don’t jump off the page.

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CU At the Game Preview – Texas A&M (Note: you will have to scroll down to read the preview and review) – This week’s “T.I.P.S.” look at the talent of the Aggies (guess what? We’re not playing a Heisman hopeful at quarterback this week!). The stats actually favor Colorado for a change, but the real question concerns the heart and desire of the Buffs in responding to the blowout loss to Missouri …… Read The Entire Preview!… Review of this week’s game (Note: you will have to scroll down to …

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— CU At The Game Preview – T.I.P.S. for Texas A&M Game — Two-thirds of the way through the regular season, and what have we learned? The 2008 Buffs are capable of playing well for stretches, but really have not played a complete game since week one. The Buffs are also capable on complete implosion, inexplicably playing without coordination or consistency. Bottom line: Colorado is 4-4, and the season can still be a success, or it can be a dismal disappointment. The next two weeks will likely be the deciding …

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No. 16 Missouri – Shutout!

//posted 10.25.2008

— October 25th – at Missouri          No. 16 Missouri 58, Colorado 0 — The Missouri Tigers, ranked 16th and out of the national championship race after two consecutive losses, took out their frustrations against an over-matched Colorado Buffalo squad, throttling the Buffs, 58-0. In holding Colorado to 199 yards of total offense, Missouri handed the Buffs their first shut out loss in almost twenty seasons. For the fifth time in eight games, Colorado allowed its opponent to score on its opening possession. A short kickoff set up …

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  October 18th – Boulder          Colorado 14, Kansas State 13 Freshman quarterback Tyler Hansen lost his red-shirt, but gained the adulation of Colorado fans and the respect of his teammates in leading the Buffs to a 14-13 win over Kansas State. Hansen’s passing numbers were modest – 7 of 14 for 71 yards, one touchdown, one interception – but his 98 yards rushing on 19 carries energized a lethargic CU offense, leading the Buffs to their only two scores of the evening. The game against the Wildcats started with a …

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ARCHIVED GAME OF THE WEEK
1993 No. 20 CU takes down No. 9 Oklahoma, 27-10 Lamont Warren and Charles E. Johnson team up for national "Play-of-the-Year" READ