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Buff Bites: You Going Colorado Receivers or Defensive Backs?

#Blackoutboyz or #Moneygang?

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A @runralphierun tweet sparks an interesting debate, two million reasons why some former Buffs were back in Boulder getting in some practice, and a photo of CU Men’s Basketball Coach Tad Boyle you must see. From Boulder to Cairo, Egypt, this week’s Buff Bites has you covered.

#BLACKOUTBOYZ OR #MONEYGANG?

Let the great debate begin. Last week, the following question was posted on Colorado Football’s twitter account: “Who you got? #BlackoutBoyz or #MoneyGang?”

Choosing between the Buffs wide receivers and secondary is no easy task, but this didn’t stop some CU players from weighing in. Shay Fields and Devin Ross, who combined for 125 receptions, 1,670 yards, and 14 touchdowns last season, sided with the #BlackoutBoyz to no one’s surprise.

Despite losing three members of the secondary to the NFL, defensive backs Isaiah Oliver and Nick Fisher know the #MoneyGang could be just as good this year.

But perhaps the best response was this kid who clearly knows defense wins championships:

Whichever unit you prefer, CUBuffs.com contributing editor Neill Woelk wrote this piece on how the competition between the wide receivers and defensive backs are helping BOTH groups excel.

HEADING TO HOLLYWOOD

We’ve finally reached July, which means the College Football season is that much closer. All Pac-12 head coaches and two representatives from each team will descend upon Hollywood later this month for the Pac-12 Media Days (July 26-27). Joining CU head coach Mike MacIntyre will be senior captains Phillip Lindsay (running back) and Derek McCartney (outside linebacker).

With Lindsay among four tailbacks the Buffs are losing following this season, the Buffs are trying to add depth to the position for 2018. Unfortunately, one of Colorado’s three running back commits will be taking his talents to Pullman, Washington.

BACK IN BOULDER

Seeking to dethrone reigning TBT (The Basketball Tournament) champs Overseas Elite, a bunch of CU alumni were back in Boulder this week practicing in the Coors Event Center facilities. Team Colorado lost to Overseas Elite 77-72 in the TBT Championship last season. They’ll open their 2017 campaign on July 15 as the number one overall seed in West region, looking to capture the $2 Million winner-take-all prize this summer.

FORMER BUFF TRYING TO CATCH ON

Former Buff forward Xavier Johnson has been added to the Denver Nuggets Summer League roster, per Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports. Last year, it was former Buff center Josh Scott who played with the Nuggets in the NBA Summer League before signing with a team overseas. Now the 6’10 center Scott has caught on with the Portland Trailblazers Summer League Team and will also play a big role for Team Colorado at TBT this Summer.

PHOTO OF THE YEAR?

The USA Men’s U19 World Cup team improved to 2-0 during preliminary play Sunday at the FIBA U19 World Cup with a 109-68 win over Angola in Cairo, Egypt. Not sure if this photo of CU head coach Tad Boyle (a Team USA assistant under John Calipari) was before or after that win, but either way, this is a MUST SEE!

MAN, I MISS WATCHING HIM PLAY

If you, like me, were fortunate enough to grow up watching Darian Hagan (1988-’91) play at CU, you’ll enjoy this video the current Buffs assistant tweeted. It was a pleasure watching you play coach Hagan!

60 days and counting until the Buffs open against that school to the North. But for now, enjoy the 4th everyone!