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The University of Colorado moved up two spots to No. 23 in the USA Today Sports Women’s Basketball Coaches poll released on Tuesday....On Monday the Buffaloes moved up one spot to No. 20, tied with Oklahoma, in the Associated Press Women’s Basketball Top 25 poll. The Buffaloes have resided in the AP poll for the last six weeks, reaching as high as No. 20 twice; this week and on Dec. 31.
Cardinal red. That would best describe the shade of embarrassment on the Buffs' faces after getting swept by Stanford last season by an average of 22 points. Colorado was manhandled 84-64 at Maples Pavilion and 74-50 at the Coors Events Center. The Cardinal out-rebounded CU 85-53 in 80 minutes of play. Chasson Randle scored 18 points in the first meeting and 20 in Boulder. During the Pac-12 media day event in October, I asked guard Aaron Bright why Stanford seemed to have the Buffs' number. "Before both those games we had heard they came out and said basically they were going to win," Bright said. "We took it very personal and we were just clicking those games."
Longtime University of Colorado football staffer Brian Cabral has been hired by Indiana State University as its associate head coach/defensive coordinator. He also will coach the Sycamores' linebackers. Cabral, 56, completed his 24th season as a Buffaloes assistant - 23 in a full-time role - at the conclusion of the 2012 season.
At Indiana State, Cabral will work for head coach Mike Sanford. Cabral and Sanford first crossed paths when Cabral left the NFL and was a graduate assistant at Purdue, where Sanford was a position coach. "I met him there and we've been friends ever since," Cabral said, adding that Sanford approached him about becoming his defensive coordinator when Sanford was UNLV's head coach (2005-09).
But Cabral, who coached many of the Buffs' highest profile linebackers, spurned Sanford's offer because he didn't want to uproot his youngest daughter, Mele, who was a high school senior. "I wasn't willing to do it and turned him down," Cabral said. "But he happened to have an opportunity now at the same time I'm picking retirement (from CU). I'll be working for a guy I know and appreciate."
And as RMoysters33 found, Cabral promptly hired Anthony Perkins to be his secondary coach.
University of Colorado senior Emma Coburn has been selected to compete in the mile run at the prestigious Millrose Games on February 16 in New York. The 106th Millrose Games will be the second stop of the USA Track & Field's nationally televised 2013 Indoor USATF Championship series. The meet will be shown live on ESPN3 and again on ESPN at 8-10 p.m. ET.
The 2013 Colorado Football Preview Luncheon will be held on Thursday, February 7 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Be sure to be in attendance to meet and hear from CU’s new coach, Mike MacIntyre.
Do you live in Denver? Did you just find $75 in the couch. Don't lie to me...
IT BEGINS. On Sunday, the Oregon Ducks introduced former offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich as the man to replace Chip Kelly. Five years ago, Mark Helfrich was the offensive coordinator of a Colorado team that went 2-6 in Big XII play. Three weeks ago, Chip Kelly led Oregon to its fourth straight BCS bowl, and saved a village of orphans and baby hedgehogs from a flash flood. TO REVIEW: CUTE-ASS BABY HEDGEHOGS > LOSING TO MISSOURI BY A GAZILLION POINTS
Remember the last time Oregon hired an offensive coordinator with no head coaching experience? A guy got punched. Right in his stupid face. Punched hard and quick, right in the middle of his dumb-dumb face. And how long did it take that coach to win one lousy bowl game, three years? What's it gonna be this time, human trafficking and another BCS title game loss? I WILL NOT SUPPORT A COACH THAT WILL SUCK THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON INTO THE CLANDESTINE AND TWISTED BUSINESS OF SELLING OTHER HUMAN BEINGS, AND ALSO LOSING TO AUBURN SOME MORE.
Oregon coach Mark Helfrich confirmed Tuesday that quarterback Bryan Bennett will transfer. Duck Territory reported Monday that Bennett will transfer to Southeastern Louisiana.
"You just don’t do a kid like that," Mathis said. "Washington State isn’t welcome at DeSoto any longer."
Mathis said he understood that pulling offers happens, but that switch shouldn’t occur two weeks away from National Signing Day (Feb. 6), especially when Turner had been steadfast in his commitment and so few other FBS options were still on the table. What made Mathis even more unhappy was that Leach took a visit to DeSoto last week, sitting in Mathis’ office and not once mentioning that Turner’s offer might be at risk. "He didn’t say a thing," Mathis said. Mathis said he has been hitting the phones over the past few days, trying to find a spot for Turner, who’s now without a FBS offer. "He’s really hurt right now," Mathis said of Turner.
CoachMac: DeSoto is south of Wolf Creek (Texas, NOT Colorado), and the Dallas Executive airport is right there. RIGHT THERE!
Oregon speedster De'Anthony Thomas represents a growing trend in college football in two ways. First, he is a player who can rotate through different positions in an offense, presenting a unique and electrifying offensive threat at several spots on the field. Second, he was one of fourteen recruits in his class to carry a name starting with "De'-", another quantifiable college football trend of note. This year's national recruiting class features at least twenty "De'-" names. The 2013 class, in no particular order...
The Mountain West voted to hold a conference football championship game on Saturday, Dec. 7. and name its divisions "Mountain" and "West." The league's athletic directors approved the addition of the football championship game Tuesday along with splitting the MWC's 12-teams into two six-team divisions. The division champion with the highest BCS ranking would host the title game.
The NCAA is basically the large, cheap bra thrown into every load of college football's dirty laundry. It allegedly supports things that stand up just fine on their own, and with a bad fit in most cases. Involve it with the cleaning process in any sense by throwing it in the machine, and it just snags on everything, tangling it into an unholy mess. And in the moments where things matter the most--birth, death, and the act of creation--it is an irrelevance, an afterthought, and rarely present.