With the move of former RB Ray Polk to safety, many people got that feeling in the pit of their stomach that this could be another edition of Kai Maiava. In case you aren't as read up on CU sports, Maiava was a starting offensive lineman as a freshman for the Buffs. In a nut shell, Maiava was asked to switch to fullback which prompted his transfer to UCLA. The Polk situation is different on a few levels which should ease that anxiety of him possibly transferring. First of all, Polk asked to be moved because he missed the defensive side of the ball and thought with his size and speed that he could be a special player back there. Second, he played cornerback in high school so it isn't a drastic move for him plus his father was an NFL defensive back so it is in his blood. Finally, Polk understands the numbers game and in his mind, this was a good strategic move for playing time. With the two primary starting safeties graduating in Dykes and Walters, Polk will be competing with about 4 - 5 players for two spots. At running back, he would be competing with 4 - 5 players for one spot. Kyle Ringo of the Boulder Daily Camera and Tom Kensler of the Denver Post have more to story as well.
I don't want to talk about the Iowa State game last night. It was an embarrassment on a whole other level. Here are some articles in case you want to go down that path of feeling depressed about the CU basketball team:
The Buffs missed 17 of their first 20 shots, went nearly nine minutes without scoring and had seven turnovers against just four field goals in the first half.
It "was a blur, a bad dream. It was horrible," Colorado's Dwight Thorne II said. "We just weren't ready to play."
How can the Buffs be overconfident???? They haven't won a freaking game on the road in the Big 12 in the last 26 attempts...this is shocking:
The worst part, according to the head coach, is that the Buffs were nonchalant and perhaps overconfident entering this battle to get out of last place in the Big 12 after taking No. 2 Oklahoma to the wire in Norman last Saturday.
"I sensed an air of comfort," said Jeff Bzdelik, who warned his team about coming out with intensity at the hotel on Tuesday night, during the pre-game shoot-around and just before the opening tip. "It was different than what I had sensed in these previous games. I thought in particular at Oklahoma and at Kansas there was a real excitement and desperate kind of effort knowing that we had to play with everything we've got to compete. And we did."Here I thought we had a kind of comfort to us, where on the flip side Iowa State was desperate and ready to fight and battle. We are not good enough, nor is anybody good enough to have that kind of approach to a game."