Random Thoughts – Vol. VII


2018 Season Archive

Dante Sparaco to wear a fifth different uniform in five seasons this fall … More news from Montana State … Attrition – more difficult when it’s a starter you are losing … SChadenfreude – Jon Wilner gets one wrong …

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From the Ground Up

//posted 1.11.2019

Like CU, the Denver Broncos have a new coach. Like the Broncos, the new CU coaching staff is preaching a return to fundamentals, and building a foundation for (future) success …

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“Way Too Early” 2019 Top 25 lists posted … From ESPN … CBS Sports … Stewart Mandel at The Athletic … Jon Wilner at the San Jose Mercury News … Oregon and Utah the early favorites to meet for the 2019 Pac-12 title …

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Pac-12 early entrees half of annual average … Where does Steven Montez fit in the hierarchy of Pac-12 quarterbacks? … Oregon sold its soul for national prominence (but Duck fans aren’t complaining) … CU Pro Bowl/All Pro trivia …

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The Pac-12 conference, in both football and basketball, is down, both in national results and national respect. There has never been a better time for CU to step into the void and reclaim its status as a national player …

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Coaching Carousel

//posted 1.2.2019

Former Buff Eric Bieniemy making the rounds of open NFL head coaching positions – as is Vance Joseph … Houston hires West Virginia’s Dana Holgorson – WSU’s Mike Leach a candidate for WVU job? … College football head coaching positions – 24 openings; 22 filed …

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CU on New Year’s Day

//posted 1.1.2019

The Buffs have played on New Year’s Day 11 times, with games capping memorable seasons (1937; 1961; 1976; 1994) and national championship runs (1989; 1990; 2001) … Five Orange Bowls; three Fiesta Bowls; two Cotton Bowls … and a trip to the islands …

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UCLA fires Steve Alford … Pac-12 caps worst December in 20 years by a major conference … Buffs waste decent non-conference start with terrible performance in Hawai’i holiday tournament …

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Random Thoughts – Vol. V

//posted 12.30.2018

Who holds CU’s career bowl records for passing, rushing and receiving? … Are the Buffs “destined” to win the Pac-12 next fall? … Which recruits are the Buffs targeting for February? … How will CU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams fare in Pac-12 play? …

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Random Thoughts – Vol. IV

//posted 12.23.2018

Spring practice dates … Eight players from the Class of ’19 will be on hand for spring ball … CU Recruiting Class of 2019 – By the Numbers … Remember me? Linebacker Joshka Gustav … Trivia: What is CU’s all-time record in games played on Christmas Day? …

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In Tuck We Trust*

//posted 12.22.2018

Coach Mel Tucker is pushing all of the right buttons in his first two weeks as head coach … An emphasis on the trenches … Recruiting nationally, and for top prospects … Competing for championships, not just a bowl berth … Sounds great! But …………

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Random Thoughts – Vol. III

//posted 12.16.2018

Patience will be a virtue for Buff fans on Signing Day this Wednesday … “Where’s the Beef?” Mel Tucker adds 600 pounds to the CU roster in his first two commits … CU basketball a combined 17-2 … Trivia: Which CU quarterback holds the record for the most consecutive games started? …

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