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Saturday Buff Bites - Coach Dan Hawkins Radio Interview

Colorado_mediumFM Sportsradio 104.3 The FAN Audio On-Demand - Dan Hawkins Radio Interview
Former Buff Alfred Williams and Jim Armstrong interviewed our fearless leader yesterday, talking about the youth camps, the Josh Smith transfer, not lowering standards for the program, summer workout attendance, offensive strategy, the importance of playing "good on good", etc.

Colorado_mediumHawkins discusses Smith's departure on FM Sportsradio 104.3 - Boulder Daily Camera
A small recap from the Daily Camera on the radio interview yesterday.

Colorado_mediumFM Sportsradio 104.3 The FAN Audio On-Demand - CSU Head Coach Steve Fairchild Radio Interview

Colorado_mediumA Look at Your Big 12 Fantasy College Football Quarterbacks | Fantasy College Blitz has put out some more Big 12 rankings for fantasy football in 2009.

10. Cody Hawkins, Colorado Hawkins was terrible in 2008. He was decent but inconsistent in 2007. Contrary to what some magazines say, Josh Smith has left, so receivers #2-4 are all gone. Darrell Scott and Rodney Stewart return at RB, so maybe the spread option has some hope. Ehh…

Colorado_mediumThe Quad Countdown: No. 88 Toledo - The Quad Blog -

The New York Times is running through there annual college football breakdown with Toledo coming in at No 88. The more and more I read about Toledo, the more and more I feel this is going to be a tougher game than we think, certainly better than Miami (OH). Lots of experience returning.

Season breakdown & prediction: I’m very high on Toledo, despite its ranking. The Rockets return an immense amount of talent, and I would not be surprised in the least if the team made a very strong push to finish in the top two in the West, undoubtedly the tougher of the MAC’s two divisions. But here’s the problem: Toledo is going to get off to a rough start. I can’t see the Rockets going any better than 1-3 in non-conference play (losses to Colorado and Ohio State, split the road games), which will leave the team facing the specter of either winning or tying for the West crown or spending another bowl season at home. So how good can Toledo be? With a strong non-conference finish, as good as 8-4. That would put the Rockets at 6-2 in the MAC and battling Central and Western Michigan for the top spot. I’m not ready to got that far, but I do have the Rockets right alongside Northern Illinois and Ball State at the third spot in the West. All told, that would mean the Rockets finish 6-6, with at worst a 4-4 mark in the MAC. If Beckman is as good as advertised, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Toledo back in bowl play.

Colorado_mediumThe Quad Countdown: No. 79 Baylor - The Quad Blog -

Yeah, I’ve got Baylor tied with Texas A&M for fifth in the Big 12 South and 10th in the Big 12 over all. Are Baylor fans going to be happy with that? No, probably not. Despite winning only four games last fall, the Baylor fan base is beyond optimistic for the potential of this year’s team, and anything less than a bowl trip may be considered a disappointment. Fair? Oh, definitely not. But thanks to Briles, and his achievement reversing Baylor’s losing culture, optimism clearly rules the day. And there is reason to be excited: B.U. has a wonderful coach, a future Heisman contender in Griffin and two potential all-Americans on its defense in Pawelek and Lake, though the entire defense is not yet up to par. Can the Bears get to six wins? Yes, but it will be close.

Colorado_mediumBaseball: Texas vs Arizona State - Rupp HR to tie the game (w/ Craig Way)
In case you didn't see it last night, watch this home run in the Texas baseball game last night. Absolutely hammered.