Recapping the day's Buffs and college football news.
ATQ PODCAST: Previewing Colorado with The Ralphie Report - Addicted To Quack - Bob and I joined Addicted to Quack's, SB Nation's great Oregon blog, weekly podcast to help introduce them to the Buffaloes. We start right at the beginning.
Buffaloes already installing game plans - Buffzone - The Colorado football team will open the season at Hawaii in seven weeks hoping to break a road losing streak spanning three years and 18 games played outside the state.
Which Team Plays the Toughest Schedule in 2011? - As we all know, Colorado has the nation's toughest schedule in 2011. Now it has once again been confirmed.
Orangebloods.com - Ketch's 10 Thoughts From The Weekend - Ketch (the lead at orangebloods give his opinion on Rivals list of recruits over the last ten years. There are a few other Colorado mentions so it's worth a look.
My choices: Daniel Graham (Colorado/2001)
Rivals choices:Jermaine Gresham (Oklahoma/2008)
Comment: There's no question that Gresham posted better numbers, but I cannot say that he was a more dominant all-around player than Graham, who played like an elite college tackle and receiver as a senior at Colorado. He helped anchor the right side of perhaps the most physically dominant side of any line in the last 10 years.
Preseason position reviews: Linebacker - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN - Miller puts the Buffs in the "good shape" bucket.
Colorado: Leading tackler Michael Sipili is gone, but the guy who would have led the Buffs in tackles -- Jon Major -- is back after suffering a knee injury midway through the 2010 season. Patrick Mahnke and Liloa Nobriga have experience, while Douglas Rippy had an outstanding spring at middle linebacker.
As a nominee, Lockridge boasts an impressive resume of community service accomplishments:
Volunteers weekly at Casa de Esperanza, an after-school program for children of migrant workers, where he helps teach them to read and assists with their homework. Regularly cooks meals for the homeless at the Boulder Homeless shelter. Active in supporting local youth through his participation in the Read With The Buffs Program, various motivational speeches at local elementary and middle schools, and visits to sick children in area hospitals through Buffalo Hugs.
A look around the Pac-12...
Ranking the Pac-12 stadiums - Block U - Interesting attempt at ranking the Pac-12 stadiums by the fellas over at Block U. Folsom comes in 3rd.
Colorado Quarterback Tyler Hansen and coach Jon Embree Top questions: Does it feel different heading into the season as a member of the Pac-12 instead of the Big 12? What went wrong under Dan Hawkins that's going to go right under Embree?
Lane Kiffin suspends Marc Tyler for the season opener...possibly longer - Conquest Chronicles - In case you haven't already heard, Marc Tyler is out for at least a game for comments made and then featured on TMZ.
Tangible and Intangible Reasons Why Oregon St. Can Be Third In The Pac-12 North - Building The Dam - Taking a look at the battle for third place in the North division.