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Not a whole bunch of news today. I will be talking to Forrest West and Derrick Webb's high school coaches today so I will get those interviews up as soon as possible. I am excited to talk with them as we don't know that much about both prospects. Forrest West went to school at Salisbury in Connecticut and Derrick Webb attended Whitehaven in Memphis. It should be good to get their coaches perspective on what they can bring to the table.

Colorado_mediumThe Longmont Times produced this article about the departure of offensive line coach Jeff Grimes. Here are a few good quotes from Grimes:

"It's a different challenge, not better, not worse," he said. "You're talking about two great conferences. I do enjoy challenges. I've been a part of starting over with a new group (at CU) . ... This group is poised to do great things at Colorado.

"Every time in this profession you look at a job, you look at a number of things. You look at the place you get to live and the people you'll work with, and you compare that to where you are and sometimes you have to make the best decisions in what you think is best for your career and your family.

"This is a very difficult decision because of how I felt about coach Hawk. I cried like a baby when I told coach Hawk (Saturday) night, and I cried again when I told the offensive linemen. Hawk has been awesome to me.

"But at the same time, I'm more committed to my wife and kids than anyone else."

Money...I was going to say job security as well but you never know at Auburn.

Colorado_mediumGrimes then went on to say that Brad Bedell, offensive technical intern and former Buff, would be an excellent choice as his replacement but understands that it is a tough move because he is relatively inexperienced. Let's just hope the two offensive linemen commits, Jack Harris and Gus Handler, remain with the Buffs. The transition to Bedell might be the best bet at keeping them.

Colorado_mediumThe title of this article from the Daily Camera is "Buffs face desperate Red Raiders" eluding to the game tonight in Lubbock between CU and Tech. I asked myself if Texas Tech is desperate, what does that make the Buffs? Then I read this quote from Texas Tech head coach Pat Knight and I got the picture:

"We didn't have one guy who looked like he could play in the Big 12. That's the bottom line," Knight told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. "We're an awful basketball team. I'm an awful coach right now. This team's bad right now. There's no sense analyzing."

The Red Raiders are 10 - 7 this year and 0 - 2 in conference play while the Buffs are 8 - 7 with the same conference record. The Red Raiders have to be the favorite as CU has has lost 22 consecutive Big 12 road games dating back to Jan. 21, 2006.

Colorado has felt the steep curve since they have gotten into conference play. Turnovers have increased and shooting percentage has decreased.

Texas Tech is 10 point favorites over the Buffs tonight. A game thread will be up tonight.

Colorado_mediumFor some more on tonights contest between the Buffs and Red Raiders, check out cubuffs.com for their preview. This game will be on FSN Rocky Mountain.