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Thursday CU Football Buff Bites - Pac-12: Conference of Nerds

Recapping Colorado Buffaloes Football and Pac-12 News, Links, and Stories

Colorado_mediumBrooks: Embree Views Cardinal, Sees Buffs (Someday) -

Jon Embree will line up his football program on Saturday against the program he envisions his becoming.

Said Embree: "That's the misnomer about having Andrew Luck; you think you have to go in there stopping the pass. If you don't stop their run, look out. They're a power running team and a very physical team. You have to stop the run and try to make them be balanced. Then when (Luck) is throwing it, you have to do a good job of tackling and containing their tight ends. They'll make big plays down the field."

A former CU tight end, Embree covets the Cardinal for more than how his former position is utilized. He likes the physical offensive line play, the pass-run balance and the ultra-aggressive, but smart, defense.    

 This Week In Schadenfreude: Buckeye Walrus Apocalypse -

Jim Bollman: walrus or walrus sent from space to destroy Ohio State football?

Boston College: desperately searching for Richard Gere.

UConn: unfamiliar with this "foot-ball."

Florida and Texas A&M fans: would rather talk about pooping, thanks.

I actually take it as a point of pride that our blog doesn't appear in this series of articles.  It's like Drudge Report for college football.

Colorado_pac-12Stanford efficient at closing out games - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

If coffee is for closers, put a Starbucks in the Stanford locker room.

The Cardinal have been fantastic in the fourth quarter through the first four games of the season. It’s when they are at their best running the ball. It’s when they are grinding out yards and knocking opponents off the line of scrimmage.  

I say "jump" you say "click," okay?  Jump...

Colorado_pac-12 Pac-12 Power Rankings: Conference Of Nerds - Pacific Takes

The Pac-12 likes to boast about its academic credentials, and it really stacks up when we look at some of the smartest minds in the conference. Our power rankings this week are based on some of the smartest guys in the classrooms of the West. Who's the valedictorian here?

 Week Six F/+ Rankings - Football Study Hall

This week's F/+ college football rankings:

1 Alabama

2 Oklahoma


Colorado_pac-12 Predictions: Pac-12 Week 6 - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

Stanford 38, Colorado 20: Don't be surprised if this game is not unlike last weekend's Stanford-UCLA matchup. The Buffaloes will fight hard and stay within striking distance, then the Cardinal will assert its will as it has done in the fourth quarter over and over this season. 

 The Best GIFs Of September, Complete With Ominous Excerpts From Sci-Fi Novels That Do Not Exist -

September was among the most wonderful of sports months. Click for 20 of the weirdest, funniest, and most awesome moments. Stay for relevant excerpts from imaginary sci-fi novels.

Colorado_mediumHorns' Gilbert decides to transfer, but where will he land? - Austin-American Statesman - We've already picked up one wayward Longhorn...

Garrett Gilbert, the Longhorns quarterback who lost his starting job less than two games into the season, said Wednesday that he intends to transfer. The former Lake Travis High School star did not indicate where he would land. Accounts on Twitter placed him at SMU's football practice Wednesday afternoon, and his brother — Griffin Gilbert, a Lake Travis senior wide receiver — already has committed to TCU.

Colorado_mediumJon Embree suspends five CU Buffs - Buffzone

During a wide-ranging offseason interview in the spring with the Camera, Embree predicted there would be attrition in his program initially because some players would either decide on their own that his expectations were too much or their actions would decide for them. He promised to make it hard to be a part of the program.

"It's going to be hard because you have to go to class every day," he said in that spring interview. "It's going to be hard because you have to sit in the first three rows. I don't want your iPod on or your iPad or your laptop. I want you there, I want you prepared. I want you to have a pen, paper, book. I want you prepared and I want you to engage.

Colorado_medium2001 Championship Revisited: Game 6 - Texas A&M -

Commemorating the 10-year anniversary of CU's 2001 Big 12 Championship, is posting weekly game stories from that season. In Week 6, with the Buffs moving into the Top 25 for the first time that season at No. 20, CU played host to No. 25 Texas A&M.

Colorado_mediumKipp And Stewart Tagged as Athletes Of The Week -

Colorado athletes Shalaya Kipp (cross country) and Rodney Stewart (football) were chosen as CU's Athletes of the Week for Sept. 26 through Oct. 2.

Kipp, a sophomore from Salt Lake City, Utah, won her first career cross country race at the Rocky Mountain Shootout on Saturday. Her time of 20 minutes, 29 seconds in the 5.8k course was good enough to tie the 10th best time in course history.

Colorado_mediumWomen’s Golf Wins Edean Ihlanfeldt Invite -

The No. 17 University of Colorado women’s golf team won the seventh event in school history Wednesday, taking home a two-stroke win at the 2011 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational. The Buffs shot the best team round of the day, a 13-over par 301 to finish the 54-hole event at 32-over par 896.

"I’m really proud of this team," CU coach Anne Kelly said. "Jenny and Alex really helped us out today with great final rounds, but it was an all-round team effort. Each win is different and they’re all great, but to win this event at a Pac-12 site with half of the teams from the Pac-12, it’s a big deal."

Go Buffs!