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Tuesday CU Buff Bites - Won't be long now, Buffs

Well, we won't have to wait too long; either to see who the next CU head football coach will be, or to watch nebraska not win another Big 12 Championship.

Colorado_mediumSolder Named CU’s Most Valuable Player - - Senior offensive tackle Nate Solder was named by his University of Colorado teammates as the Buffaloes' 2010 Most Valuable Player, highlighting the team's annual senior banquet Sunday at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield.

Colorado_mediumCU Buffs praise Brian Cabral - Boulder Daily Camera

Colorado wide receiver Toney Clemons will be playing for his fourth college football coach in five seasons next fall. So if he had any say in the matter of the Buffaloes' coaching change, the transfer from Michigan would cast a vote for some continuity -- whether that means hiring interim coach Brian Cabral to lead the program or simply keeping a few assistants around.

Clemons played one season for Lloyd Carr at Michigan and then one season with Rich Rodriguez before spending the last two years at CU under Dan Hawkins... "Being through a coaching change already at Michigan, you don't want a clean slate," Clemons said... "You don't want to see everybody wiped away because you lose a lot of tradition, and that's the main thing that hurts programs when there's coaching changes is tradition is lost."

Colorado_mediumA November to Remember " CU At the Game - A CU Football blog by Stuart Whitehair - Colorado went 2-2 in November, with each game playing a positive role in shaping the Buffs' future ...

Colorado_mediumSmall class may be blessing for next CU Buffs football coach - Boulder Daily Camera

Colorado had 83 players on scholarship this season. The NCAA allows a maximum of 85 scholarships in Football Bowl Subdivision football. The program is bidding farewell to 14 scholarship seniors, which takes the scholarship numbers down to 69. That means as long as no scholarship players leave the program at the semester break, CU can sign 16 players on national signing day in the first week of February to get back to a full roster of 85.

Allen Wallace, the national recruiting editor of and publisher of SuperPrep magazine, said if the program was looking at signing a full class of 25 scholarship players allowed in any given year by the NCAA the next coaching staff would be scrambling with a lot of ground to make up in two months time. The actual situation isn't too bad. "It's a blessing in that Colorado can focus on fewer players and spread themselves out in a less diluted way," Wallace said.

"Upgrading Colorado's program is less about a quick fix than mounting a steady, well-planned rise back to the top. It will be easier for them to add fewer choice athletes now and correct the talent situation over time. The Buffaloes' move into the Pac-12 should immeasurably help their efforts. It's a very big selling point, especially with talent-laden California."

Colorado_mediumCU's Stewart snubbed on All-Big 12 Selections - Denver Post

CU junior tailback Rodney Stewart became the first Big 12 rusher in history to average at least 100 yards per game and not be even selected "honorable mention" on the all-conference teams that were announced Tuesday.

The all-conference team is chosen by the league's coaches.

I don't have a problem with the first-team running backs (Oklahoma State's Kendall Hunter and Oklahoma's DeMarco Murray) or even the second team (Nebraska's Roy Helu Jr., and Kansas State's Daniel Thomas). But to leave Stewart off the honorable-mention list is a travesty.

Colorado_mediumFootball coaches name two CU Buffs to All-Big 12 team - Boulder Daily Camera - For completion's sake, but also to show the other Buffs who received the honors (Still no Speedy)

Eight other Buffs also were selected to the All-Big 12 team as honorable-mention honorees. They were Brown, linebacker B.J. Beatty, tight end Ryan Deehan, defensive end Josh Hartigan, wide receiver Scotty McKnight, offensive lineman Ryan Miller, defensive tackle Will Pericak, and wide receiver Paul Richardson, who received votes as offensive freshman of the year.


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After the jump; Lots of Basketball, TCU's heading to the Big East, and more college football.

Colorado_mediumEDSBS'S BEST IN CLASS: WEEK 13 - Every Day Should Be Saturday

'I BUMPED MY HEAD!' Oh, Texas. Good grief. Florida. What the hell. We can't even muster a good joke because seeing you like this is so upsetting to our natural order of the universe we have fixed in our heads HEY STOP EATING PASTE STOP THAT.

Colorado_mediumTCU accepts invitation to join Big East - ESPN

The conference change allows TCU to play in an automatic BCS-qualifying league beginning in the 2012-13 school year. TCU currently plays in the Mountain West Conference, which does not have an automatic bid to the BCS and is going through some changes of its own. BYU and Utah are leaving the conference just as Boise State enters. TCU, which has an enrollment of 9,142, would become the Big East's ninth football team. The conference has extended an invitation to Villanova to become its 10th football member.

Colorado_mediumOn The Mark: Week 12 - ESPN - College football's championship week has arrived. Here are some things to expect in this final week...

Colorado_mediumNo time to waste for CU - Boulder Daily Camera - Purgatory. Nearly everyone associated with the Colorado football program is stuck here for the moment with no clear future to look forward to and the final breath of the 2010 season having been expelled in another ugly road loss Friday in Lincoln, Neb...

Colorado_mediumCU’s McKnight: Cody Hawkins’ redshirt almost pulled in 2006 - The Denver Post 

Colorado senior wide receiver Scotty McKnight let me in on a little secret this week...McKnight said Colorado coaches were closer to pulling off the redshirt of Hawkins in 2006 than the media or public knew.

..."I told Cody, ‘You can’t let them take your redshirt’ because I wanted us to play together for four years. They even considered pulling his redshirt in the last game, against Nebraska, because B-Jack got banged up. That would have made me so mad."

Colorado_mediumMBB Hosts Texas-Pan American, Tuesday - - The CU men's basketball team begins a five-game homestand taking on Texas-Pan American at Coors Events Center, Tuesday. The game will be televised by FSN RM beginning at 7 p.m.

Colorado_mediumJeffery's Triple-Double Lifts CU Over Loyola Chicago 65-34 -

Chucky Jeffery's 10 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists gave her the second triple-double in Colorado women's basketball history, which helped put the Buffs over Loyola Chicago 65-34 in the championship game of the Omni Hotels Classic Saturday evening.

Holy Crap, Go Buffs!