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

Colorado_mediumBrooks: CU Hopes Ground Game Can Ground Hawai’i QB -

 Hawai'i quarterback Bryant Moniz passed for an NCAA-best 39 touchdowns last season, but just one of them was thrown against Colorado. The Buffaloes didn't stumble upon the secret to limiting Moniz' productivity, they simply ran over it.

"The run’s important against anybody we play," Embree said Tuesday during his first weekly media conference. "It helps us play as a team . . . when you play good defense you’re running to the ball, chasing the ball. If you’re on the field a lot, you’re not going to be able to chase it like you were in the first quarter. When you’re running the football, you’re allowing your defense to rest."

"I just want to win; I don’t care about the numbers," he said. "I don’t care if it’s 3-2. We have to create that culture. I don’t care about style points and all that. I hope I can sit here and be called the worst 5-0 team in the country..."

I'm thinking this is as close as we're going to get to a W/L expectation from Embree all year.

Colorado_pac-12Video: Don t be surprised if... QBs - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN - Ted series, "Don't be surprised if...", looks at Pac-12 QBs.

Colorado_mediumHawai’i – Preview " CU At the Game - A CU Football blog by Stuart Whitehair

Below are the "T.I.P.S." for the game against the Warriors, broken down into categories of: "Talent"; "Intangibles"; "Preparation/Schedule"; and "Statistics".

...For Colorado, then, the game plan against the Hawai’i offense is straight-forward. Utilize the strongest unit on the Colorado defense, the defensive line, against the green Hawai’i offensive line, hoping to keep Moniz from getting enough time to exploit the Buffs’ new cornerbacks.

Colorado_pac-12Top players, coaches, teams honored in Herbie Awards - ESPN - Gets a Pac-12 logo because there's no CU players but plenty of people from the Conference of Champions.

The Herbie Awards celebrate the best players, fans and more in college football. See who picked up some hardware this year...

Colorado_pac-12Among The Best > Pac12 > Pac-12 News

The Center of World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University has recognized the academic excellence of Pac-12 member institutions in its 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), including naming Stanford and California as two of the top five universities in the world. Stanford, Cal and UCLA were three of the top 10 U.S. universities in the rankings, leaving the Pac-12 second only to the Ivy League, which had four members ranked in the top 10 amongst U.S. universities. Cal and UCLA were the top two public universities in the annual poll while Washington was fourth. Overall, nine Pac-12 schools were ranked in the top 100 schools worldwide, including Stanford (2), Cal (4), UCLA (12), Washington (16), Colorado (32), USC (46), Arizona State (78), Utah (79) and Arizona (80). 

Colorado_pac-12Pac-12 Coaches' Candid Quotes On Conference Rivals | - Quotes about all of the teams, and some are quite incisive....

Colorado_mediumDepth chart notes: South Division - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

Colorado: With a switch to a 3-4 defense, Josh Hartigan moves from a defensive end to "Jack" outside linebacker. Will Pericak moves outside from tackle to end, while Conrad Obi is officially a nose tackle...

True freshman Greg Henderson earning the starting nod at right cornerback opposite senior Travis Sandersfeld...

Sophomore Derrick Webb is the starter at the "Will" inside linebacker spot ahead of senior Patrick Mahnke...

True freshman Kyle Washington is the backup strong safety behind Anthony Perkins...

Senior receiver Tony Clemons and true freshman Tyler McCulloch are listed as co-starters at the "X" receiver...

Redshirt freshman Daniel Munyer and sophomore Gus Handler will rotate at center.

Colorado_mediumColorado Daily " CU At the Game - A CU Football blog by Stuart Whitehair

Former Texas quarterback Connor Wood was in Boulder on Monday, and is visiting LSU on Tuesday. All we know for certain at this point: 1) Wood has permission from Texas to transfer to another school; and 2) Wood has to make a decision in the next 24 hours, as the deadline to add classes at both Colorado and LSU is Wednesday. So stay tuned … 

Colorado_mediumTHE CURIOUS INDEX, 8/31/2011 - Every Day Should Be Saturday

WE WILL PLAY THEM ON THE BEACHES. WE WILL PLAY THEM ON THE MOON. Colorado coach Jon Embree says it doesn't matter if they play Hawaii on the moon. Suck it, Tyler Hansen: oxygen is a luxury you're just going to have to earn, along with gravity and some form of protection against tumor-blooming interstellar radiation.

Hawai'i is almost as far away as the moon...

Is it really 3 days away from football? Yes, it is! Go Buffs!  WOOOO!