"I would anticipate that it would be some point in April," George said when asked when he hopes to put a shovel to the ground on the project. "This is a very aggressive schedule that we've put in front of them, but if you look at our core values, the acronym is RAPID (Respect, Accountability, Passion, Integrity and Dedication) and it's a sense of urgency. I believe that we need to build things as quickly as we can and we need to do it the right way. It's doable."
"We're getting everything under control," Benson said. "I'll let those guys predict stuff like wins and championships — I want a high-quality department with high-quality athletes and coaches, not people who cause problems. I'm delighted; this is what we have to do to get things moving in the right direction."
Colorado dominated the boards, outrebounding Arizona State by 21 on their way to a 61-52 victory Wednesday night. The Sun Devils were never able to get into a rhythm offensively, as they tallied just nine assists on 17 made field goals and shot 7-25 from beyond the arc.
Boyle needs look back only one game – CU’s Sunday night visit to Southern California – as Exhibit in "XJ’s" on-going transformation from hothead to cool customer. On what was going to be a breakaway dunk by Johnson in the second half of an 83-74 CU win, USC’s Omar Oraby closed fast and clobbered Johnson. They ended up under the basket in a tangle of arms, with a referee rushing in, perhaps expecting an unsportsmanlike act – but not now, not from Johnson, who separated himself from the 7-2 Oraby and eventually made his way to the free throw line.
Arizona Coach Sean Miller admits that, but also looks at how Colorado has rebounded of late without Dinwiddie. The Buffaloes lost four of five after Dinwiddie was injured, but since then have rallied to win four of five.
"We lost a talented player, somebody who gave us a number of things that are hard to duplicate," Miller said. "Injuries are a part of this. Colorado had one that took them off the radar and they have worked their way back."
Andy Katz 3-point shot on Arizona Wildcats, Spencer Dinwiddie - ESPN - Andy Katz discusses Arizona's bench, Spencer Dinwiddie's pro prospects and Demetrius Jackson's return for Notre Dame.
Colorado 19-7 (8-5)
Good wins: Kansas, Harvard
Three toughest remaining games: Arizona, at Cal, at Stanford
Colorado is staying the course and winning the easy games, but not doing anything unexpected, with their win over Kansas and overall record carrying them. I think they are in right now, but I'm worried about them as they have yet to beat a Pac-12 team that I think is in the tournament right now and the committee might mark them down for not having Spencer Dinwiddie.
7. Colorado Football: Mike MacIntyre | Basketball: Tad Boyle Colorado has made two of the best coaching hires in recent seasons, and the Buffaloes needed them in a major way. Boyle has led Colorado to three consecutive postseason appearances for the first time in school history. A fourth and third consecutive NCAA appearance could be on the way despite a season-ending injury to Spencer Dinwiddie. The football program is counting on MacIntyre to replicate his reclamation project at San Jose State.
"It tarnishes what we're trying to do as coaches; it tarnishes the idea that kids are here to get an education," Colorado coach Tad Boyle says. "It just does. People know it. That's why there are so many people it upsets, and people don't like it. I don't know of any person I've ever talked to who says, 'I like the one-and-done.'"
2014 Colorado Spring Football Preview: Buffaloes look to improve run defense - Pacific Takes - Previewing spring practice for Colorado focusing on their biggest focus of need - improving their run defense.
5) Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado
Debate: Most exciting prospect? Sammy Watkins is just one of the prospects expected to dazzle at the combine. Our analysts discuss who they can't wait to see. Though he has a very thin build, Richardson is an explosive athlete who bursts off the line of scrimmage in his release and can find another gear once the ball is in the air. He has been compared to Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson, who has a similar frame and explosiveness. I don't think Richardson is quite as polished as Jackson as a route-runner, but I do believe he can match Jackson's top speed. Richardson posted respectable track times while in high school (10.62 seconds in the 100-meter dash) and he should produce one of the best times at the combine.
Pac-12 college football attendance changes in 2013 - ESPN - While Pac-12 attendance was down slightly in 2013 compared to 2012 -- an average of 53,586 compared to 53,619 the previous season -- three conference. Colorado had the second biggest dip.
6. Colorado: Aug. 30 in Denver, Colorado State (8-6); Sept. 6, at UMass (1-11); Sept. 20, Hawaii (1-11) Colorado State is a team that's moving up in the Mountain West Conference, and this is a rivalry game. UMass and Hawaii are among the worst teams in FBS.
I think Paul Richardson from Colorado, he's undersized, probably won't go until the third round, a little bit like Mike Wallace, didn't have quite as much production but he slides. So there are some names to get you through three rounds anyway and [Allen] Robinson you can put in there from Penn State, also.