Arrest warrant issued for former CU-Boulder linebacker Lynn Katoa - Colorado Daily
Former Buff Lynn Katoa continues to have problems with the law:
A judge issued an arrest warrant for former Buffs linebacker Lynn Katoa this morning after the once-promising University of Colorado football prospect failed to appear in court for a hearing. Katoa, 20, was scheduled for a sentence revocation hearing Wednesday morning after prosecutors alleged that he violated the terms of his three-year deferred sentence stemming from a 2008 incident in which he struck a man in the head with a rock at an off-campus party in Boulder. They claim Katoa has not undergone substance abuse monitoring and treatment since the beginning of the year -- violating the conditions of his sentence. Boulder District Judge D.D. Mallard set bond for Katoa at $10,000.
Just too bad that all of that talent is going to waste. Hopefully, Katoa can right the ship and get things figured out in his life.
Woelk: A little early for doomsday scenarios - Boulder Daily Camera
Neill Woelk wonders if maybe we should give the Buffs a second chance this season.
Offense seeks fast fix - Longmont Times
Coach Kiesau talks about some of the offensive deficiencies from week one. First he starts off by saying they had to abandon the run because they were down 17 points. Then he breaks the "no excuses" rule for 2009 by saying his team is still very young and finally, apparently Scotty McKnight's absence in the game made it difficult for coach Kiesau to get the plays to Cody Hawkins during the game. I guess since Scotty McKnight was out of the game, Kiesau needed to give special instructions to his replacement. Boy, I hope McKnight doesn't need a breather ever in a game again because the Buffs offense can't properly function without him in there. Glad we have practice!
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Charlie Weis, NBC contract among reasons fans hate Notre Dame - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
Stewart Mandel explores an avenue we haven't discussed very much. Could CSU actually just be really good?
Since you like to try your hand at prognosticating -- when will Al Groh be fired? Will he make it to the end of the season, or will UVA go all Clemson/Tommy Bowden on him? -- David, Washington D.C. Ah yes, the Week 1 hot seat. With the obvious exception of Oregon (and possibly Illinois), no one delivered a more discouraging opening-week performance than Colorado. Hawkins pledged this would be the year the Buffs turned the corner, but they seem plagued by the same things as last year -- shoddy quarterbacking, lack of playmakers and an offensive line that got physically dominated. As bad as it looked, however, I'm not giving up on Colorado just yet. For one thing, Colorado State may turn out to be pretty darn good. Steve Fairchild did a heck of a job in his first season, improving the Rams from 3-9 to 7-6, capped by a bowl win over Fresno State. Last season, Colorado State lost by less than a touchdown to both TCU and BYU. You could be looking at a Mountain West contender, in which case the Buffs' loss might not seem so incriminating down the road.
Scout.com has confirmed that representatives from the Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be in Toledo, Ohio on Friday night to scout the Colorado Buffaloes and Toledo Rockets. There’s only one player in this game that’s highly regarded at his position and that’s Toledo safety Barry Church. At 6-foot-1, 219 pounds, Church has transformed his game from a playmaker to a steady defender who’s solid against the run. He’s an intelligent player that positions himself to consistently make plays and gives maximum effort down after down. He’s disciplined in his approach and keeps the action in front of him. He shows good awareness in the secondary, provides help over the top in coverage and has the physical mentality to clear the opposition out of the play cleanly. He’s an outstanding leader and a player that others look up to.
Other players of interest to the NFL scouts according to the article are Toledo QB Aaron Opelt, WR Stephen Williams and RB DaJaune Collins. The article names TE Riar Geer, OT Nate Solder and LB Jeff Smart for the Buffs. You have to think CB Jimmy Smith and OL Ryan Miller will get some looks as well.
CU’s Kiesau regrets fourth-down call : All Things Colorado Sports Colorado
"I wish I would have called a different play," Kiesau said. "I even said it right when I did it, I should have called something else."
CU tailback Scott wants more carries - The Denver Post
We've already discussed this article ad nauseum but once again, GIVE DARRELL THE BALL! "After meetings (Monday) it was like, 'We're going to try to work you in,' " Scott said. "That kind of reassured me on everything. (Getting carries) is what I was recruited for. We'll see on Friday. There's really not much I can say right now."
Markques Simas, who’s suspended for Friday but also suffering from a leg injury that Cody Hawkins said would have kept him out Sunday, is expected to be OK for Wyoming on Sept. 15.