Assembling a Coaching Staff

2018 Season Archive

Assembling a Coaching Staff

//posted 12.14.2018
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Good news! – CU has found its offensive line coach, former North Carolina offensive coordinator Chris Kapilovic … CU loses defensive line coach Kwahn Drake to Kansas … Mel Tucker tabs Tyson Summers to be his defensive coordinator …


Pac-12 Notes

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Industry experts: Pac-12 Networks model not as bad as thought … Arizona State kicks off bowl season against MWC champion Fresno State (ESPN and CBS picking Bulldogs) … Jon Wilner’s Pac-12 Bowl picks: Pac-12 to go 4-3 this bowl season …


Colorado Daily

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Laviska Shenault earns 2nd-team All-American honors from Athlon (Shenault, Landman and Johnson on All-Pac-12 teams) … Evan Worthington to join Drew Lewis at the East-West Shrine Game … Details of Scripps family $2.5 million endowment of CU’s Leadership and Career Development Program …


CU Recruiting Class of 2019

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Three-star linebacker Maurice Wilmer becomes the eighth player to de-commit since the firing of Mike MacIntyre … CU Recruiting Class currently at twelve, with only UCLA (12) and Utah (9) the only Pac-12 Classes as small …


Colorado Basketball

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Buffs overcome a 17-point deficit to take out New Mexico in “The Pit”, 78-75 … Boyle: “We did not play our best by any stretch of the imagination and we found a way to win. When you can do that, you know you have a pretty special group” … Tyler Bey posts his third double-double in four games (16 points; 11 rebounds) … Four Buffs in double figures …


Coaching Carousel

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Mike MacIntyre hired as defensive coordinator at Mississippi … FBS coaching changes: 21 openings; 16 spots filled … Former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Klingbury signs on as offensive coordinator at USC …

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CU’s 2019 schedule: The Buffs need to be good early … The men’s basketball milestone nobody noticed … The pluses of Mel Tucker’s contract … Salvaging the Recruiting Class of 2019 … Trivia: Which receiver had the best game in CU history? …


Restrained Exuberance

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Will Mel Tucker be the next new hire to disappoint the Buff Nation, or will he follow in Bill McCartney’s footsteps and become the second Power Five defensive coordinator to lead the Buffs to prominence? …


CU Coaching Search

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Full transcript of CU Press release naming Mel Tucker head coach … Tucker: “My plan is to continue to restore CU’s tradition and make sure that Colorado once again becomes an elite national program” … Nick Saban: “One of the brightest coaches in our profession” … Kirby Smart: “An exceptional coach, coordinator and trusted friend” …


Random Thoughts – Vol. I

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Does the hiring of CU’s new head coach have the same negative optics as did the firing of Mike MacIntyre? … CU men’s basketball: Reasons for optimism or pessimism? … A tip of the CU at the Game hat to the CU women’s cross country team … CU sixth in the Pac-12 in national championships …


Getting to Know: Mel Tucker

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Georgia in the top 20 in total defense in all three years with Tucker as DC … Tucker’s “phone booth” defense … Tucker has coached with: Nick Saban (twice), Jim Tressel, Jimbo Fisher, and Kirby Smart …


Wanted: A “Splash Hire”

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Who will be CU’s next head coach? … Will the hire be a clear sign that Mike MacIntyre left a program ready to rise, enticing a nationally recognized candidate? Or will it be an “up-and-comer”, with great potential, but no proven track record of success? …

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