Buffs Bites: Roberson Decision, Bring on the NFL Draft

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Football: Switch to TE giving CU Buffs' Kasa chance in NFL - Buffzone

The first round of the NFL Draft kicks off Thursday night followed by the second and third rounds Friday night and rounds four through seven during the day Saturday. Kasa plans to watch the draft at his parents' home in Thornton. He is one of eight Buffs who are eligible this year, including offensive lineman David Bakhtiari, who became just the seventh CU player in history to leave school early to enter the draft. Bakhtiari, who would have been a senior in 2013, is the highest rated CU prospect this year followed by Kasa. Bakhtiari is projected to be a third or fourth round selection and Kasa will likely be picked on the final day of the draft Saturday.

Nick Hirschman says he left CU Buffs because he wasn't named No. 1 QB - Buffzone

Nick Hirschman said Wednesday he left Colorado's program because he made a commitment before spring practice that he'd leave if he wasn't named the No. 1 quarterback. "I made the decision (before) spring that I'd come in this spring and work my (rear) off to try and become the starter and I said if a decision wasn't made by the end of spring, it was my time to go," Hirschman said in a phone interview with The Denver Post. "The coaching staff didn't force me out. I wasn't forced out by anybody. It was a decision I made, and it's the way it turned out."

An optimistic (yes, you read that right) look at Colorado football - The Denver Post - Some positives on the Buffs heading into the summer.

Football: CU Buffs' Chidera Uzo-Diribe sees team maturing, improving - Buffzone

"I have to take my offseason training to a whole other level," Uzo-Diribe said. "If I want to have the season that I want to have this year I have to pick up the intensity in my training and even when fall camp comes around." CU will play at least eight teams that run some form of up-tempo spread offense next season. That approach to offense has made sacks tougher to come by than at times in the past. "You have to be more disciplined because it has become such as fast-paced speedy game," CU defensive line coach Jim Jeffcoat said. "You will get your opportunities with the spread offenses and everything. You might not get the sacks but if you can knock a pass down or cause a negative play, that's just a positive, too. You would love to get all the sacks but you also have to look at how you're affecting your team."

Football: CU Buffs' Shane Dillon has time to develop - Buffzone


"I felt I did a good job," Dillon said. "I've tried to stay out of the media. Always, my whole entire life, I've tried to stay out of the media, stay off the boards and all that stuff just because my whole life people have told me that I was too skinny, too tall, too lanky, not athletic enough. So I've tried to really stay away from it, but you hear about stuff. I feel like I've handled it good. I've just gone out there and done what I can, played my game and really just handled it well I feel like."

Review of Pac-12 spring football camps: Part 1 — Colorado | Pac-12 Confidential | Seattle Times

Spring game – MacIntyre promised winners of the Black-Gold game steak dinners while the losers would get hot dogs, but he changed the script. Hirschman led a 90-yard drive and then MacIntyre gave Hirschman’s Black team the ball at the 50, where it mounted a drive for a field goal and a 17-16 field goal in front of 10,244. But everybody got steak nonetheless. 2013 schedule – Buffs don’t leave the state until Sept. 28, when they go to Oregon State in a Pac-12 opener. The first game, Sept. 1 in Denver against Colorado State, could help set the tone. CU misses Washington State and Stanford on the Pac-12 schedule.

College Football Playoffs: Home Games Reportedly Nixed - SBNation.com - Everything you need to know abou the new COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF

2013 Pac-12 Football Draft - Pacific Takes - What would it look like if you could draft 32 players who will be playing in the Pac-12 in 2013?

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The argument for Roberson going pro - College Basketball Rumors Blog - ESPN

David Aldridge of NBA.com highlighted Roberson in a recent story, with this telling quote from an unnamed opposing coach. "He's an OK shooter," the coach said. "He doesn't put it on the floor like a three. He [can't] put it on the floor. I don't see how he improves. Based on what he's doing he'll be the same player next year. But he's very active. He's a good rebounder and shot blocker. Excellent hands. He can defend multiple positions because he's mobile."

Colorado Post-Mortem | Rush The Court

A- Colorado made the NCAA Tournament once again and has pieces for the future with Xavier Johnson and Josh Scott. The Buffaloes dealt with their inconsistencies and still had some unexpected losses, but it’s hard to find many problems with this season. Another year in the Pac-12 and another NCAA Tournament appearance left Buffaloes fans happy once again.

NCAA 2013-14 preseason rankings: Kentucky the early favorite to cut down the nets - SBNation.com

12. Colorado If Andre Roberson, the nation's leading rebounder for two years straight, decides to return to school, the Buffaloes will bring back nearly every impact player on their roster. Tad Boyle is one of the best young coaches in college basketball and will have CU competing with Arizona for the Pac-12 title.

Colorado men's basketball lands trio in final Rivals.com top-150 | The Field House — The Denver Post

All three CU signees made the recently released final Rivals.com national top 150 for the 2012-13 recruiting cycle: No. 119 Jaron Hopkins, a 6-foot-5 guard from Dobson High School in Mesa, Ariz. No. 143 Tre’shaun Fletcher (formerly Lexing), a 6-6 guard from Lincoln HS in Tacoma, Wash. And No. 150 Dustin Thomas, a 6-7 forward at Pleasant Grove HS in Texarkana, Texas.

Action/reaction: Football playoff details coming this week, Oregon and the NCAA, Pac-12 basketball and SJSU football | College Hotline

Reaction IV: The final piece to the Pac-12 puzzle (2013-14 version) is Colorado forward Andre Roberson, who has until early next week to enter the draft. If Roberson returns, Colorado is the clear pick for second behind Arizona. If he leaves, then it gets murky.

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