The best hair in college football, outrageous predictions for the Pac-12 and the Buffs men’s basketball team rolling through Italy. Just going with the flow on this week’s edition of Buff Bites.
BUSINESS IN THE FRONT, PARTY IN THE BACK
He refers to it as the “Kentucky waterfall,” or the “Canadian passport,” but we know it as the best mullet in college football. Colorado punter Alex Kinney caught up with Pac-12 Network reporter Yogi Roth this past week to discuss his long locks.
Kinney is unsure of when or if he will lose the mullet, but we do know that the Junior from Fort Collins will keep it through the Rocky Mountain Showdown. Someone needs to create a @SaveKinneysMullet twitter handle.
WHICH BUFFS WOULD MAKE YOU’RE LIST?
As part of its Football Kickoff Week, the Pac-12 Networks will debut an original new series called ‘The 12 Greatest,’ showcasing the 12 greatest football players from each Pac-12 institution over 12 episodes. Here’s a sneak peek at number 10 on list of greatest Buffs football players, wide receiver Michael Westbrook.
‘The 12 Greatest’ debuts Saturday, August 26 at 2pm MT on Pac-12 Network. You can check out ‘The 12 Greatest’ Buffs that same day at 3:30pm MT.
HEY, IT CAN HAPPEN
Athlon sports’ J.P. Scott recently released five ‘Outrageous College Football Predictions for the Pac-12 in 2017’. Among those season-long predictions was UCLA’s Josh Rosen outplaying USC quarterback and Heisman Trophy frontrunner Sam Darnold, Oregon with new head coach Willie Taggert finishing below .500 again and the Buffs repeating as Pac-12 South champions. A lot will need to happen for the Buffs to make it back to Levi’s Stadium, but facing Washington and USC at Folsom Field certainly helps.
“JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES LIFE SAVER”
247Sports.com released its list of college football’s top 30 rising stars under the age of 30 for the 2017 season. Making the list was the Buffs 28-year old Operations & Recruiting Assistant Scott Unrein. Scott’s in his fifth year with the football program after graduating from CU in 2011.
WHEN IN ROME (AND FLORENCE), DO AS THE BUFFS DO?
In between sightseeing and some team-bonding during their four-game Italy tour, Tad Boyle and the Buffs men’s basketball team went 2-0 with exhibition wins over Dream Team Italy and Silute BC on Thursday and Friday. Here are some highlights of the Buffs73-60 win over Silute BC on Friday.
A look back at a few highlights from Friday night's game! Game 3 coming up Monday! pic.twitter.com/S7Ps5Cl01S— Colorado Basketball (@CUBuffsMBB) August 20, 2017
TEDRIC THOMPSON SHINES IN WIN
A week after getting burned by the Chargers’ Travis Benjamin for a 74-yard touchdown, former Buff Tedric Thompson turned it around in his second preseason game. Thompson led the Seahawks with seven total tackles and recorded his first professional interception in Friday’s 20-13 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Expect more where that came from. Thompson, Seattle’s fourth round pick in April, led the Pac-12 with seven interceptions and 23 passes defended last season.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
All in the family! Pretty cool photos of coach Darrin Chiaverini, one with his father back in 1995 and the other with his son Curtis, a freshman wideout for the Buffs from earlier this week.
PLAY(S) OF THE WEEK
Another freshman wideout K.D. Nixon with a nice sliding touchdown catch and sophomore quarterback Steven ‘Air’ Montez showing off his arm strength are your plays of the week.
Less than two weeks until the Rocky Mountain Showdown (Friday, September 1/6pm MT/Pac-12 Networks) against that team from Fort Collins. Plenty of time to start growing a mullet.