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Can Mike MacIntyre lead Colorado to a winning season? - Grantland - Holly Anderson (one of our favorites) on the 2013 Buffs.

Preseason position reviews: Quarterback - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

Colorado: Connor Wood is the favorite over Shane Dillon and freshman Sefo Liufau. He has some experience but it's not terribly impressive. Still, Wood had enough talent to be originally signed by Texas. If he gets comfortable and confident, he could be at least solid. It will help having receiver Paul Richardson back.Can the man behind the San Jose State phenomenon turn around Colorado?

Johnny Manziel No. 1 in hypothetical college football Mock Draft - College Football - Andy Staples -

10. Colorado: RB Todd Gurley, So., Georgia, 6-1, 232 In 2012, Gurley became the second true freshman in Georgia history to rush for more than 1,000 yards. If you don't know who the other is, click away from this column now. You clearly don't like football. New Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre is a defensive-minded guy, but he appreciates a back who can carry an offense. Gurley is that back.

Preseason position reviews: Running back - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

Colorado: Everybody of note is back, led by 235-pound sophomore Christian Powell, who rushed for 691 yards and seven TDs, averaging a solid 4.4 yards per carry. There's also Tony Jones and Donta Abron to compliment Powell's power with some breakaway ability. Of the Buffs worries, running back is way down the list.

Colorado football recruiting: Dominique Barnett, Tre Hartley, Louise Vecchio updates - Pacific Takes - Pacific Takes with a quick check-in on Colorado recruiting.

San Jose State's David Fales' journey into the national spotlight - College Football - Stewart Mandel - - Good story on SJSU quarterback David Fales. We can only hope for that kind of success from Coach MacIntyre one more time.

Football: CU Buffs putting faith in Vigo as a leader - Buffzone

He is also intensely proud to have been named a team captain by his teammates and coach Mike MacIntyre last month. Though he acknowledges that a year ago at this time, not many folks outside the program would have pegged him as a candidate to be a captain as a senior. "That is completely fair," Vigo said. "I think my teammates, even last year, they really looked up to me and listened to me. I had a voice on the team. What separated it for me within the last year I guess is sacrificing the social aspect of going out and getting involved into too many things. I've really been buying into my faith and things that I believe in.

Preseason position reviews: Receiver - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

Colorado: Don't laugh -- the Buffaloes are solid at receiver, particularly with Paul Richardson back after missing 2012 with a knee injury. He's an All-Pac-12 type talent, and the top two receivers from 2012, Nelson Spruce and Tyler McCulloch, are also back. Further, converted running back D.D. Goodson is intriguing. Question for Buffs is QB, not WR.

2014 NFL Draft: Colorado Preview - CBSSports - New Buffs' head coach Mike MacIntyre inherits a roster that lacks depth but does offer a few potential hidden gems for NFL scouts.

Preseason position reviews: offensive line - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

Colorado: Four starters are back. RG Daniel Munyer made honorable mention All-Pac-12. OT Stephane Nembot has a lot of physical talent. But the Buffs gave up 50 sacks and averaged 3.1 yards per rush.

DiStefano: Athletics leadership 'best' CU has had in years - Buffzone - Times are a'changing in Boulder.

2013 Pac-12 Pre-Season Position Unit Rankings: Linebackers - Pacific Takes

12. Colorado (Derrick Webb, Woodson Greer, Addison Gillam, Paul Vigo, Brady Daigh) Colorado's defense has been much maligned in recent seasons and this unit will really need to step up if they hope to improve on defense.

NCAA no longer working with EA Sports on video game series - - The NCAA will let their contract with the video game maker expire next summer. Are they bracing for the worst?

College football: Oregon's Mark Helfrich the best coaching hire | News OK

4. Colorado: Mike MacIntyre (Jon Embree). The Buffs don’t have any money, or much of anything anymore, but San Jose State is a dead-end job, and MacIntyre made something out of it, going 16-21 in three years, including an 11-2 record in 2012. MacIntyre has an interesting resume’, having coached five years in the NFL, plus some colleges where it’s difficult to win (Duke, Temple). He played at Vanderbilt for his father, George MacIntyre, then transferred to Georgia Tech when his father was fired.

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Thunder summer league a window on young talent

And the picking apart of Roberson began early when Oklahoma City moved up to grab the Colorado forward in the first round, yet here was Roberson playing defense and rebounding. Ultimately, the Thunder measure themselves against the Miami Heat, and certainly Roberson isn't the guy to be able to step in and guard LeBron James tomorrow, but he is a guy who can be an extra body and a defensive stopper. Roberson averaged 24 minutes in four games, had a game-best 11 rebounds in the championship matchup against Houston and finished the tournament averaging eight rebounds per game.

Former Buff Copeland settles in with Pacers - Buffzone

"He gives us great versatility off our bench," said Pacers coach Frank Vogel. "His story is a great story of perseverance and he reached a level where he was a key player on a 54-win team last year." The Pacers are rebuilding their bench this offseason. The team signed guard C.J. Watson last week and is counting on Copeland to create a spark off the bench and bring some of the energy the Pacers saw from Tyler Hansbrough, who has reportedly landed with the Toronto Raptors as a free agent.