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Colorado_mediumNothing but respect for Embree’s style | CU football with Kyle Ringo

As a reporter who has had to scratch and claw for every bit of information I could get on the Colorado football beat in recent years, it’s nice to be covering the program this year under new coach Jon Embree. Why? He answers questions directly, honestly and he doesn’t waste my time or yours. Yes, if I ask questions and report the answers from the head coach and that head coach is being dishonest or holding back bits and pieces of the story, he’s wasting our time. Anyway, I love that Embree doesn’t do that.

Anyway, I love that Embree doesn’t do that. I’ve said this before, but he strikes me as someone who is very comfortable with himself and his decisions. 

Colorado_mediumhttp://www.ralphiereport.com/2011/8/12/2359141/punting-competition - Thanks to justmyop for picking up that the position of punter is narrowed down to two..

Colorado_mediumFall Camp Notes " CU At the Game - A CU Football blog by Stuart Whitehair

On naming a new punter - "I know who I think it is, but I want to be 100% sure

"I believe it’s like the quarterback position. The sooner they know, then the more they can relax. It’s just a different mindset. I would like to decide early, then let them prove me wrong one way or the other … I think it’s easier on a guy when he knows if he’s the guy or not."

Colorado_mediumCU Buffs' cornerback needs become critical - The Denver Post

During a 10-minute segment of a practice this week, at least nine cornerback candidates took turns against the offense in a passing drill. "It's hard with that many of us," sophomore corner Deji Olatoye said. "But they want to take a look at everybody. Nobody has taken the spot, so they keep rotating people in."

Colorado_mediumBowling for Grades: NCAA adds academic minimum to qualify for a bowl game - Dr. Saturday - NCAAF Blog - Yahoo! Sports - Colorado is on this list. This is not a list that Colorado wants to be on. 

Colorado_pac-12Lots of hot seat games in Pac-12 - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN - This is called a segue... you know, as opposed to a segway.

Washington State Cougars at Colorado Buffaloes, Oct. 1 On the Seat of Heat: Paul Wulff Wulff keeps trying to convince us that the Cougars are getting better, but their record surely has not.

They backed up 2009's 1-11 record with a 2-10 mark last year. In three seasons he has won exactly two conference games.

If they go to Boulder for Colorado's first home Pac-12 game and lay an egg against a team with a new head coach, it's likely going to make the folks in Pullman want to look for a new coach of their own.

Colorado_pac-12Getting to know the new Husky Stadium - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

Because, whatever you think about universities spending hundreds of millions of dollars on sports facilities, Husky Stadium had become a decrepit, crumbling dump, though one with an exceedingly scenic location.

Colorado_pac-12Pac-12 'tease' team: Arizona State - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN

In 2008, the then-Pac-10 blog noted that "If you Google 'Arizona State' and 'sleeping giant,' 3,400 articles come up."

If you did it this week, you get 85,900 results (in 0.23 seconds! Technology rocks! Though it doesn't seem as if all the matches are relevant, Google).

Irrelevant matches, eh? I'm guessing I don't want to put "arizona state sleeping giant" into Google Image Search while I'm at work...

In 2008, we wrote, "If a Pac-10 team has a chance to break USC's choke-hold on the conference title -- or at least to regularly challenge the Trojans for the top spot -- it's the Sun Devils."

Drrrrrr.

We were wrong. Somehow I want to blame Chip Kelly. 

Colorado_mediumWallace Advances To Match Play At US Women's Amateur - CUBuffs.com

Senior Jessica Wallace advanced to match play at the 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship Tuesday, played here at the Rhode Island Country Club.

Colorado_mediumCU Buffs coach Embree will emphasize tight ends - Buffzone

One sure way to get Colorado football coach Jon Embree to smile is to start talking about tight ends. A former tight end himself for the Buffs and then in the NFL, he wore a wide grin on media day last weekend as he told of the running joke in the offensive meeting room that "Every pass read begins with the tight end." "That's OK," Embree said with a smirk. "It should."

Maybe it's just holdover from recent seasons, but I just can't get enough of descriptions of what our offense is actually going to be.  Power running? Passes to the Tight Ends? I seem to remember a few times this scheme has served us well.

Go Buffs!

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