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Colorado_medium 2010 Blue Ribbon Preview: Colorado Buffaloes - ESPN - Well aren't we lucky... the Blue Ribbon CU preview is the one school in the North that is free...

It has to start on offense, where the Buffs have been wildly inconsistent. They need stability at quarterback, and that means Tyler Hansen has to play well early in the season, or Cody Hawkins, if called upon, has to forget about the pressure of playing for his father and produce consistent results, taking care of the football and keeping the defense off the field. The Buffaloes have the potential to be solid on defense. They should be able to cover top receivers with Smith and Brown, which should help defensive coordinator Ron Collins dial up blitzes without what he calls a true speed pass rusher. Anything less than a bowl appearance could produce the end of the Dan Hawkins era in Boulder, so it should be an interesting season for the Buffaloes as they also gear up for their move to the Pac-10.  

Colorado_medium Colorado: Beyond the Box Score Offensive Preview - Rock M Nation - A preview of the 2010 Colorado offense, a unit that has been constantly talked up during Dan Hawkins' tenure in Boulder, but one that has yet to actually consistently produce yet.

Colorado_medium Colorado: Beyond the Box Score Defensive Preview - Rock M Nation - A preview of the 2010 Colorado defense, a unit that was good enough to keep Colorado in a lot of games, but not good enough to win them many.

Colorado_medium Prince Amukamara, Adrian Clayborn are top 2011 NFL Draft prospects - NFL -

Jimmy Smith/CB/Colorado/6.2: Smith possesses outstanding size/speed numbers (6-2, 201, 4.46 forty time). He has a large upside and was wise to return for his senior season.

Colorado_medium NFP Scouting Series: Colorado | National Football Post - Taking a look at the Buffaloes NFL Draft prospects for next spring (h/t Gr3y Street)

Colorado_medium Woelk: Buffs' best and worst in the Big 12 - Buffzone - Neill Woelk looks at the best and worst of the Big 12

Best -- Can`t separate these two. On Nov. 23, 2001, Gary Barnett`s Buffs shocked the college football world by pummeling No. 2 and previously unbeaten Nebraska, 62-36, behind six touchdowns from Chris Brown. The win ended a nine-game CU losing streak to the Huskers -- but perhaps more importantly, signaled the beginning of the end of the Huskers` dominance in the Big 12. Eight days later, Barnett`s Buffs struck again, knocking off No. 3 Texas, 39-37. The victory moved the Buffs up to No. 3 in the national rankings and earned Colorado a Fiesta Bowl berth.

Colorado_medium Defensive boost on way for Boyle's Buffs - Buffzone

"I`m going to work hard on getting bigger and stronger so I can handle some of the big guys that play in the Big 12 and Pac-10," Mills said after a recent session with strength and conditioning coach James Hardy at the Coors Events Center. "I feel like I can help out a little bit right now. ... So far I`ve gained a decent amount of weight."

Colorado_medium CSU to `Orange Out' stadium, needs fan help to decide uniform combination - COLORADO STATE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE - Orange and Green huh? Glad I'm not a Ram...

Pumpkin and alfalfa will be the school colors again Sept. 25 when the Rams begin their Fort Collins schedule at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium. That afternoon, a 2 p.m. Ag Day kickoff against Idaho, as part of their new set of green and gold uniforms designed by Russell, the Rams will debut an orange jersey.