Happy Friday all. Not a ton of things going on right now in the Colorado sports world. Let's face it, it has been a rough couple of weeks with the basketball team struggling but things will start picking up soon enough. In the next couple of days, we will start previewing spring ball and the questions that need to be answered. It is going to be a great season to be a blog covering Colorado football. I believe the success or lack there of for the next five or so years will be based on this year. Their is definitely anticipation in the air.
Only a couple CU related links today. This one is from a college football fantasy service talking about the Buffs and previewing players for the upcoming season. For a fantasy service, their preview is not all that bad, especially considering you would be crazy to look at CU and sign up for a ton of players to put on your team. College Football Fantasy Insider forgets about players like Markques Simas making an impact but most people don't know about him yet outside of Colorado. They also omitted Tyler Hansen and have to think that the Eric Bieniemy reference was a joke...hopefully. Other than that, they pegged our offensive deficiencies pretty well and what needs to happen in 2009 to be successful.
It looks like the game this year between the Buffs and Nebraska Cornhuskers will still be the Friday after Thanksgiving, something I am glad to see. Their was rumor of it being moved to a Saturday game. The Buffs will get an extra couple days of preparation due to playing Oklahoma State on a Thursday night the week before. Unlike previous years, their won't be a bye week before the contest.
You wanna visually see what town each Colorado commit was from on a Google map? Here you go...you can also see every other school and how they are spread across the country. Texas really extends themselves.
Around the Big 12, some things are happening:
Missouri defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus is leaving his post to head for the NFL, where he will coach linebackers for the Cleveland Browns. Most of the time, many fans would be a little worried about a coordinator leaving this late in the game but as you can tell by the comments of the article, Tiger fans sound like they are sad to see him go. Sounds like Mizzou will promote linebackers coach Dave Steckel but spring practice begins in 18 days for the Tigers so Pinkel will have to act quickly.
This offseason will be very different than the previous couple as Missouri will be without guys like Chase Daniel, William Moore, Chase Coffman and Jeremy Maclin as well as their offensive and defensive coordinators.
The Oklahoma Sooners have released its practice schedule for spring ball and Crimson and Cream Machine has done a good job checking in on what the big position battles are. I wish the Buffs started in 13 days!
And of course, our friends over at Double-T Nation are happy this Mike Leach saga is over and that they can get on with other things.