Days one through six of the 2014 Colorado Buffaloes fall camp is in the books and thoughts, photos, and videos are starting to trickle in.
A native Hawaiian, Parker added 20 pounds to his 6-foot-2 frame in the offseason to prepare for the physical demands inside. He was listed at 270 pounds entering August camp. That's still undersized for an interior defensive lineman, but Parker is exceptionally strong, having won an "Iron Buffalo Award" for his work in the weight room. And he is quicker than most defensive tackles.
The more I see freshman defensive lineman Michael Mathewes, the more I think he is going to get on the field this season. He's obviously getting more reps than he normally would because Tyler Henington and Markeis Reed have been out with injuries, but he seems to be handling his own.
"Coming back from labrum surgery, I have a lot of rust, so I'm just trying to knock that off right now the first few days," Gilbert said. "Then, when we get in pads, just try to hit the ground running."
At 6-foot-7, 260 pounds, Center has the physical tools that most coaches covet in a tight end. That's why several Division I schools, including CU, Miami and Syracuse, offered him a scholarship, despite the fact that Center didn't play a down of football in high school.
For Henderson, he said it's about finding a way to maximize your message and bring credibility to the words one speaks. He noted his track record of being a multiple year starter, as well as one of the team's premier stat-stuffers.
Fortunately at CU, there’s been some success, historically. This is the 23rd winningest college football program in history. The first place you start is with the individual athletes. They all have dreams and aspirations of being successful academically, athletically in the future, so that’s where I dive in. It’s all about relationships, and as you build that you try to help them understand that you have a plan, and ideas, and that it’s all gonna accumulate in a successful situation.
The University of Colorado Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a $13 million cost increase for upgrades to the athletic facilities on the Boulder campus.
Representatives from the five richest leagues — the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC — will hold nearly twice as much voting power (37.5 percent) as any other group on a newly created council, where most legislation will be approved or rejected. The five other Football Bowl Subdivision leagues would account for 18.5 percent while the second-tier Football Championship Subdivision and non-football playing schools would split up another 37.5 percent of the vote.
Upset special: Taking down Oregon State at home in early October. It’d be a stretch, but with the Beavers coming off a game at USC the weekend before, there’s a chance the stars could align and the Buffs could walk away with a huge home win.
Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre dropped 55 pounds of chub during the offseason. Buffaloes defensive end Derek McCartney has put on 25 pounds of muscle since he signed in 2012. Trimming the fat and building the muscle. That's two ways programs rebuild.
RB Michael Adkins II So. Colorado