We discussed the Hawkins extension request yesterday and in all actuality it's something that never should have been made public. A couple of winning seasons and I'm sure extension talks will begin. On to the links...
College Football BlogPoll Top 25: Alabama Predictably On Top Of Preseason Rankings - SBNation.com - The BlogPoll debuts for 2010, with a shocking (read: not shocking) #1. Check out the link above to see Brian Cook's analysis of the ballots.
Hawkins told the paper he asked for the extension for "continuity" and "stability" in recruiting which he apparently believes the three years reamining on his current deal fail to provide – an astute observation, really, since no one else seems to think so, either. But Hawkins may be the only one still willing to operate under the assumption that the situation may be some sort of oversight that can still be corrected off last year's 3-9 disaster without, say, eight wins this fall. That may be enough for him to get his wish, but looking at the schedule, I can't imagine how he's going to get there from here.
Mailbag: Colorado edition - Big 12 Blog - ESPN - David Ubben features Colorado in this weeks Big 12 mailbag.
More after the jump...
The Buffzone Blog - Final year for Ryan Miller? - Kyle Ringo wonders if Ryan Miller could leave a year early for the NFL if he has a good year?
Ahles rapid riser for Buffs at outside linebacker - The Denver Post - Junior linebacker Tyler Ahles has worked his way into a possible starting position.
Nine Big 12 backs up for Doak Walker - Big 12 Blog - ESPN - Speedy Stewart made this year's Doak Walker Award watch list. Let's just cross our fingers and hope he stays healthy before we start worrying about awards.
The CU volleyball team will start its 25th season in program history on Friday and Saturday, August 27-28 at the Coors Events Center. The Buffs will host Furman on Friday and Duke on Saturday with both matches starting at 6:30 p.m.
Finally, could monkey be this season's good luck charm? If we come out a beat the Rams soundly I am going to have to request a 24 hour security detail for him...