Countdown to Spring Practices – Linebackers

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Nate Landman and Carson Wells are gone, but there is still plenty of experience – including five seniors – in the linebacker room … Will this be the year that the Transfer Portal pays off for the Buffs? … Will the Buffs win one (or more) for inside linebackers coach Mark Smith? …


Friday Fast Facts

//posted 10.15.2021

Surprise! Arizona game approaching a sell out … This will be Arizona’s first afternoon game of the season … Which newly created CU record belongs to Nate Landman? … Stanley Berryhill: Arizona’s answer to Drake London … Which school just passed CU on the all-time victories list (you’ll hate the answer) …


Transfer Portal Blues

//posted 10.8.2021

CU picked up seven new players in the Transfer Portal, giving Buff fans hope that play on the field would improve … But … the addition of the (now) three-highest rated players on the roster hasn’t paid many dividends … Plus – how former Buffs are faring elsewhere …


USC 37, Colorado 14

//posted 10.3.2021

USC methodically pulled away from Colorado, racing out to a 20-0 first half lead and never being seriously threatened thereafter, posting a 37-14 win in Boulder. In raising its all-time record against the Buffs to 15-0, the Trojans had 494 yards of total offense, with quarterback Kedon Slovis hitting 19-of-29 passes for 276 yards and three touchdowns. All-American candidate Drake London had nine receptions for 130 yards and a score, with eight of the receptions coming in the first half when the Trojan offense made a statement.

The Colorado offense, playing at historically poor levels, was held to 234 yards of total offense. Quarterback Brendon Lewis completed 10-of-17 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown pass to Chase Penry. Lewis also had a fumble and an interception, and was slow to pull the trigger on numerous passes, being sacked five times by a defense which had only three sacks in the first four games of the season. Tight end Brady Russell had three catches for 87 yards, including a 65-yarder, giving the Buff passing “attack” its first completion over 20 yards on the season.

“We can’t be talking about baby steps anymore,” Karl Dorrell, who fell below .500 for the first time as CU’s head coach (5-6), said. “We scored two touchdowns and that’s not enough. There’s an urgency about being more productive and more demanding about what we’re doing. The pacifier is going to have to go … We’ve got to grow up fast. There’s only so long you can take those incremental steps. We’re at that point right now. This season is in the balance.”


It begins and ends with Nate Landman: “I’m doing everything that the team is doing – I trust by rehab and everything so well” … but for CU to be successful, Landman will need help: “Hopefully with continuity and in making this (defense) a little more player-friendly, they’ll excel” …


Random Thoughts – Vol. IX

//posted 5.10.2021

(Updated to include Max Wray and Tarik Luckett) … When is it a good thing to add seven players while losing 12? When the seven are not only prospects who were much more highly recruited than the players they replace, but also come in positions of need …