Tim Griffin and the guys over at College Fantasy Football Insider did a little Big 12 mock draft. I love this sort of stuff, always provides stuff to talk about. Buff RB Darrell Scott went in the 4th round to Tim Griffin, not surprising considering how much he loves the offensive line going so far as to say that the Buffs o-line was the best offensive unit this spring. Scott was the seventh running back selected. I think that will change for the better next year especially with his receiving skills out of the backfield. OU had two RB's taken in Chris Brown and DeMarco Murray ahead of Scott. He should be a value over at least one of those guys. Nebraska RB Roy Helu was picked in the 5th round behind Scott, something that should have Nebraska fans hooting and hollering.
Colorado's defense was picked in the eighth round, the fourth overall defense in the Big 12. I don't know about that but if it turns out that way this season, I like our chances for 8 wins. Picking a defense outside of Oklahoma and Texas in the Big 12 is probably not to be analyzed. No Markques Simas or Josh Smith at wide receiver. I don't blame them considering the past performance but it is really sad considering true freshman and JUCO transfers are on the list. I am surprised two true freshman in Christine Michael (Texas A&M) and Chris Whaley (Texas) were picked instead of Rodney Stewart.
The CU Buffs men's golf team finished 9th in the NCAA West Regional at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, California, just outside qualifying for the NCAA National Finals. They shot an impressive 9-under yesterday but it wasn't enough.
Thought I would throw in some recruiting news from Greg Biggins at ESPN.com.
The Buffs have offered rivals 4* and ESPN 150 OL Alex Crosthwaite (San Diego, Calif./ Cathedral). Crosthwaite is a monster listed at 6'6" 300 pounds. The good news is the Buffs seem to have a connection with Crosthwaite:
"I'm definitely excited about Colorado," Crosthwaite said. "One of my former teammates, Demetrius Sumler, plays there, so I'm going to be talking with him to see how he likes it. I'm not sure I'll be able to make any unofficial visits in the summer, but when I sit down to plan out my official visits in the fall, Colorado is a school I'll definitely be looking at hard."
His offer list is strong and his interest list is even more impressive. He holds offers from Minnesota, Arizona, Arizona State with interst from Notre Dame, USC, Oregon, Cal and Stanford.
The Buff continue to offer running backs, with around 10 known about. Colorado prep Mister Jones, 6'2" 205 pound 3* from Littleton, very much seems like a future Buff if the grades stay up. Hawkins and Co. have not shyed away from offering highly rated running backs like Michael Dyer, Jordan James and Anthony Wilkerson.
The Buffs Lacrosse team lost in the semifinals Friday to Michigan 17 - 7. The Buffs had already lost to the #1 team in Michigan earlier in the year 13 - 4. The Wolverines outshot the Buffs by 30, 54 - 20.