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Thursday Buff Bites - Coach Hawkins' Talks Football On the Radio

Colorado_mediumThe Score with Armstrong and Shapiro " Dan Hawkins Interview 8-6-09
Coach Hawkins talks with Jim Armstrong and Les Shapiro the day before fall camp begins. Tons of topics talked about including the 10 win talk, Darrell Scott's freshman year, the Big 12's propensity for passing, the wide receivers (he even mention Will Jefferson) and Coach Hawkins' disdain for the short week before the Toledo game.
Colorado_mediumMailbag: Broncos and Buffs evaluated - The Denver Post - Woody Paige
Woody Paige talks a little Buffs and give his win-loss record for 2009

Here's a clip-and-save prediction: Colorado will beat CSU; Toledo; Wyoming; lose at West Virginia and Texas; win against Kansas; lose at Kansas State (although this is a toss-up#; beat Missouri, Texas A&M and Iowa State; and lose at Oklahoma State.

After that, I think the Nebraska game makes or breaks the season. Beat Nebraska and you go to a good bowl. Lose to Nebraska, and the Buffs will be in the also-ran bowls. We all know the Cornhuskers will be better, but not much better than the Buffaloes. Plus, the game is in Boulder. No way Colorado wins 10 #hello, Texas; and Okie State still has the best quarterback out of Colorado in a while in Zac Robinson from Chatfield). But the Buffs will win more than five. They will win four or five of their first six games.

Colorado_mediumHenderson: Buffs might have gem in Simas - The Denver Post

The perception around the league is receiver Josh Smith's transfer leaves Colorado void of playmakers. One scribe asked me, "Why is Colorado trying to be a running team in a passing league?" It may not. Watch out for sophomore receiver Markques Simas. Former Buff George Hypolite recently told me Simas "will break some kind of record in the Big 12."

Colorado_mediumSporting News' Top 100: No. 29 Nebraska