Buff Bites: Where (and will) Andre Roberson be Drafted?

Jamie Squire

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AllBuffs - NBA Draft Profile: Andre Roberson - A great draft profile on Roberson from our friends at Allbuffs

Analytics giving a big boost to Andre Roberson's draft stock

"Roberson is one of the most interesting players to me because while his stats don’t scream off the page, the advanced analytics guys – and many of these front offices are going in that direction – they absolutely love him as a player," Ford said. "Our own Kevin Pelton, who runs a statistical model, had him ranked the No. 3 player in the draft." You read that right. Third. Out of every player in the draft.

2013 NBA draft - Chad Ford Mock Draft 2nd round - ESPN

#41 Andre Roberson Memphis Grizzlies COLLEGE: Colorado AGE: 20 HT: 6-7 WT: 206 POS: SF Analysis: How do you predict a John Hollinger pick? I just went over to Kevin Pelton's draft rater and looked to see who was highest on his board. Roberson actually was ranked at No. 3 -- in the whole draft! The Grizzlies can't pass on that at 41.

3-point shot: Uncertainty at top of NBA draft - ESPN

2. On Friday, we'll take our annual look at the players who declared for the NBA draft early who didn't go high enough or weren't drafted at all. There are four days to see if opinions change. but there's a good chance that the following players will wake up Friday morning and have a harder time making a team. I could be wrong. We shall see if Vander Blue (Marquette), Andre Roberson (Colorado), Adonis Thomas (Memphis), DeShaun Thomas (Ohio State), Phil Pressey (Missouri), Marshawn Powell and B.J. Young (Arkansas) will be satisfied with their decisions. Among this list, Roberson would have had maybe the best chance to improve his stock had he returned to the Buffaloes with a real shot to be one of the top rebounders in college basketball.

Conference Catchup: Pac-12 primed for return to prominence - CBSSports.com

Colorado: Ridiculously good coach in Tad Boyle will make a star out of Spencer Dinwiddie the way he did Andre Roberson and Alec Burks.

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Colorado defensive coordinator Kent Baer signs three-year deal - The Denver Post

Baer signed a three-year deal in late-May that the school released Monday with a base salary of $250,000 and supplemental salary of an additional $200,000. He is only the third CU assistant coach in history to be given a multiyear contract. Former offensive coordinators Eric Kiesau and Eric Bieniemy also had multi-year deals.

Football: Former Buff Zach Grossnickle will play at Washington - Buffzone - When the Colorado football team travels to Seattle in early November to play the Washington Huskies, there will be another familiar face on the other side of the field. Grossnickle will use his final year of eligibility with Steve Sarkisian.

Pac-12 Pre-Season Positional Rankings: Offensive Line - Pacific Takes

11. Daniel Munyer Jr. Colorado Munyer is a bright spot on a Colorado line that has been relatively ineffective, especially in pass protection, but Munyer is a good run blocker who helped open up holes for Christian Powell and he earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 last season.

Pac-12 blog: Big 10, Pac-12 to meet in two more California bowls - Buffzone - Lots of changes in the Pac-12 bowl structure this week.

Pac-12 football: New bowl lineup takes shape | College Hotline - Here’s the top of the league’s bowl lineup starting with the ’14 season: 1. Rose/playoff 2. Alamo vs. Big 12 3. Holiday vs. Big Ten 4. Kraft vs Big Ten

Pac-12 Football Recruiting: The 10 Best Recruits to Come out of Colorado During the Internet Era - Pacific Takes - Breaking down the top rated recruits to come out of the state of Colorado during the age of Internet recruiting. Not enough CU

Football: Local coaches make recruiting Colorado a top priority - Buffzone

MacIntyre said Wednesday that since he and his staff were hired in December, they have visited every Class 5A and 4A school in the state, about 95 percent of the 3A schools and a large number of 2A, 1A, A-8 man and A-6 man schools. He pointed out that perhaps the best running back in CU history, Rashaan Salaam, came from an 8-man program in California, so it's important to cast a wide recruiting net.

Pac-12 Pre-Season Position Group Rankings: Backfields - Pacific Takes

9. Colorado (QB Connor Wood, QB Shane Dillon, RB Christian Powell, RB Tony Jones) Wood and Dillon aren't standouts, but Powell and Jones team together to form an underrated and sneakily dynamic duo at running back. Powell can run over guys and get the tough yards at 240 pounds while Jones is more of a shifty guy with speed.

College Football's Top 10 Most-Improved Teams for 2013 | AthlonSports.com

Why the Buffaloes Will Be Better: Simply, it’s hard for Colorado to be any worse. But there are signs the Buffaloes are moving in the right direction. New coach Mike MacIntyre was one of the top 10 hires of the offseason and should eventually return the Buffaloes to the postseason. Quarterback play is a question mark, but MacIntyre and offensive coordinator Brian Lindgren played a key role in David Fales’ development at San Jose State. Running back Christian Powell had a solid freshman year, rushing for 691 yards and seven touchdowns. His return, along with Paul Richardson’s recovery from a torn ACL, should give the winner of the quarterback battle more weapons to work with in 2013. And while the defense could rank near the bottom of the Pac-12 again, it can’t be as bad as it was in 2012.

Football: Connor Wood embracing role as CU Buffs' top quarterback - Buffzone

As the leading candidate to win the starting job at quarterback, Connor Wood has probably spent more time than most in those sessions. He's studied film with the quarterbacks, wide receivers, running backs and tight ends. He even decided to sit in with the defensive backs. "I'm sitting there in the film room talking about what I'm looking for as a quarterback and how I can beat them, and they're talking about what they're keying off," Wood said. "So, we're learning from each other. We have a better football IQ (because of it)."

Nonconference primer: Colorado - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN - A look at the Buffs' non-conference schedule

New weight coach Dave Forman clearly a strong hire by CU Buffs - The Denver Post

Dave Forman, CU's new strength and conditioning coach, came with MacIntyre from San Jose State, but not as a magic healer. He's a preventer. His methods in the weight room and on the practice fields helped transform San Jose State from arguably the worst football program in the West to its best record in 40 years.

Pac-12 Pre-Season Unit Rankings: Receivers & Tight Ends - Pacific Takes

6. Colorado (WR Paul Richardson, WR Nelson Spruce, WR Tyler McCulloch, TE Kyle Slavin) It might be surprising to see Colorado this high at any position, but the truth is that the Buffs have a decent group of receivers with Richardson coming back from injury. If healthy, Richardson is an All-Pac-12 guy and Spruce and McCulloch are reliable targets that put up good numbers last season.

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