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CU Buff Bites: See You Later, Chip Kelly

Kelly takes a job with the Eagles, a breakdown of Josh Scott, Buffalo is tasty. And other good reads...

Jonathan Ferrey

First, we have to start off with the biggest news of the day, Chip Kelly will be heading to the NFL.

Chip Kelly To The Eagles: Oregon must move on from most successful stretch in school history - Addicted To Quack - The news is official. Chip Kelly is the next coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Ducks must now move on from the most successful stretch in school history. See how Oregon fans are taking the news.

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Texas Tech, Kliff Kingsbury top college football coaching hire grades - College Football - Stewart Mandel -

Colorado: Mike MacIntyre, former San Jose State head coach. In sharp contrast to two years ago, Colorado took a smart long-term approach and hired one of the few coaches who has experience overseeing the type of massive rebuilding job necessary in Boulder. In three seasons, MacIntyre lifted the long-irrelevant Spartans from 1-11 to 11-2. Prior to that, MacIntyre, 47, spent two seasons on David Cutcliffe's Duke staff. The guy knows rebuilding. Grade: A

The Rumblings of a Deranged Buffalo: The Freshman 15: Josh Scott - A great piece on Josh Scott.

Pac-12 returning starters - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN - Washington is returning 10 starters on offense. Goodness.

Colorado: 9 offense, 7 defense, 2 specialists Big names: DE Chidera Uzo-Diribe, CB Kenneth Crawley

How much is your team worth? - College Football Nation Blog - ESPN - Colorado check in at #25. Not too shabby for a program that's been scraping the bottom of the barrel lately...

Track and field: CU Buffs' Joe Morris seeks consistency - Buffzone - Some Track and Field love.

Pac-12 football: 2013 projections for the division races | College Hotline

6. Colorado: I expect the Buffs to be the most improved team in the conference; I also expect them to be the worst team in the conference — they’re that far behind everyone else (yes, including WSU). First-year coach Mike MacIntyre will make the most of the talent at his disposal, and there’s a tad more of it than you’d think: The departed coaching staff simply didn’t maximize what it had. And the presumed return from injury of WR Paul Richardson should give the offense a spark.


1. Colorado Buffalo. Lean, flavorful - the buffalo is truly one of Nature's most delicious animals. The Native Americans used every part of it, and so does Dan Hawkins, which is why Dan Hawkins is no longer allowed to sell things on Etsy.

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Pac-12 Basketball: A light midweek and a new regime - Pacific Takes - A preview of this week in Pac-12 basketball.

Thorburn: Washington looking to regain some home-court magic - Buffzone - Washington has been playing significantly better in conference play.

Everybody Else

Ten bold predictions for 2013 -- college football - ESPN - It's never too early to look ahead to the 2013 season with 10 bold predictions. No, the Buffs aren't mentioned. At least they aren't mentioned for something bad...

National Signing Day 2013 basics: Your college football recruiting primer - - Your primer for Signing Day 2013. - Cassidy: Rule changes could muddle recruiting - Proposed changes to recruiting rules could be coming soon.

For Amusement Only: the life and death of the American arcade | The Verge - Not sports per se, but an awesome, awesome read either way...