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//posted 8.27.2022
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**CU Depth Chart released (no resolution at quarterback or tailback)** … Senior WR Maurice Bell back from injury: “I’m ready to prove everybody wrong” … *Video: OL Tommy Brown and WR RJ Sneed happy to be back practicing* …

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College Football Playoff Expansion Talk Back on the Table … Preseason Media All-Pac-12 Team Released (CU only team with no representatives on first- or second-teams) … UCLA’s “messy situation” could get much worse …

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Nikko Reed made a name for himself as a true freshman, with a game-saving interception against Washington and a 100-yard kickoff return against Utah … What was it like losing three starters in the secondary (and his position coach)? … What does Reed have to say about his new position coach, Rod Chance? (“He tells us the truth”) …

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If Gonzalez, Perry and Blackmon had returned, CU’s defensive backfield would have been a strength … Instead, it’s Isaiah Lewis and a bunch of question marks … Will CU’s talented – but inexperienced – defensive backs make a statement, or will CU be forced to rely on post-spring transfers to fill the void? …

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No. 16 Utah 28, Colorado 13

//posted 11.26.2021

Quarterback Cameron Rising threw for three touchdown passes, and two Ute running backs had over 100 yards rushing apiece as No. 16 slowly pulled away from Colorado, defeating the Buffs, 28-13. The Buff offense, which ended the season with its lowest total yard average since 1964, had only 148 total yards, with an interception return to the Utah 15 by safety Mark Perry and a 100-yard kickoff return by Nikko Reed supplying 10 of CU’s 13 points.

Buff quarterback Brendon Lewis finished the season with the CU freshman record for consecutive passes without an interception, but completed only 9-of-23 passes for 84 yards. With Jarek Broussard out with an illness, Alex Fontenot was the Buffs’ leading rusher … with 28 yards on ten carries.

The Buffs played short-handed on both sides of the ball. Linebacker Nate Landman missed his sixth game, along with fellow linebackers Jack Lamb, Guy Thomas and Joshka Gustav. Defensive backs Mekhi Blackmon and Kaylin Moore were also out. On offense, receivers Brenden Rice and Montana Lemonious-Craig, along with Broussard, didn’t see the field in CU’s final game of the 2021 season.

“Everybody feels that we have that foundation to build from moving forward,” Dorrell said. “It’s unfortunate — I would love to have started the offseason with a win, winning this game and using that as juice to get some things going for us in a positive way into the offseason, but there’s enough of a good feel on this team. We feel like we’re close.”

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Colorado 20, Washington 17

//posted 11.21.2021

Colorado’s defense produced four takeaways and the offense came up with a game-clinching 90-yard touchdown drive Saturday as the Buffaloes claimed a 20-17 win over Washington at Folsom Field.

Washington dominated nearly every statistical category except one — turnovers. CU’s defense collected two interceptions and two fumble recoveries, including a 92-yard scoop-and-score by linebacker Jack Lamb in the first quarter that gave CU a 10-0 lead. Colorado also turned a Robert Barnes fumble recovery into a field goal in the fourth quarter, then drove for the game-clinching touchdown following a Nikko Reed interception.

The Buffaloes were outgained 426-183 and allowed the Huskies to convert 14 of 21 third-down tries while converting just 2-of-14 of their own. On the day, Washington gained more on third downs (188) than Colorado did all day (183).

Quarterback Brendon Lewis hit on 14-of-25 passes for 112 yards, and contributed 30 yards on the ground, including the game-winning two-yard touchdown run with four minutes remaining. CU’s leading rusher was Jarek Broussard, who had all of 43 yards on 12 carries, with 26 of those yards coming on the Buffs’ game-winning drive.

“It was a hard-fought win,” head coach Karl Dorrell said. “I’m very proud of his team. They’re starting to develop that competitiveness, that drive to just fight for 60 minutes. It’s definitely something our program’s going to build on. It’s really going to be part of who we are, that’s our fabric, is being fighters. We have to continue to build this program the way that it used to be. We’re going to get it back to that level.”

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Mekhi Blackmon and Isaiah Lewis have All-Pac-12 honors on their resumes, but Christian Gonzalez may be the best player in the defensive backfield … Can Chris Miller stay healthy long enough to be effective? Will the newcomers who will be thrust into the fray be ready to contribute? …

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CU Recruiting Class of 2021

//posted 4.16.2021

Bios and videos for every member of the CU Recruiting Class of 2021 … Surprise late addition: CU signs tight end Austin Smith (CU Press Release added) … Smith: “I feel like whenever I step on the field, I am the most athletic player” …

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Signed Letters of Intent

//posted 12.16.2020

Bios for all of CU’s Early Signing Day recruits … Karl Dorrell: “It is a small class, but a very, very impactful class. Every position really has a chance to compete and help us this fall” … Links to the official CUBuffs.com bios for every signee … Class includes six offensive players; ten defensive players; and a specialist …

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CU Recruiting Class of 2021

//posted 12.1.2020

The ebbs and flows of the year-long CU Recruiting cycle chronicled here, including the biographies of some of the CU commits who later decommitted and went elsewhere …

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