Sometimes, I reminisce about the linebackers of the old Big 12. The Ted Johnsons, Greg Biekerts, and Sean Tufts. The behemoths who would fly North and South. While you need more movement than that in the Pac-12, it was fun to watch. Clyde Moore is bringing that mentality back at CU.
Moore, from Corona Del Mar High School in southern California, is a true quarterback of the defense. At 6’1 and 230 pounds, he is a tree trunk out there. But don’t let that fool you. He can move, too. He suffered an injury early into his senior campaign, which may have scared off a few recruiting vultures, making it easier for CU to sign him in the end. Their loss, because he is a player. He reads plays well, is comfortable in coverage, and FLIES to the ball. I can’t remember another CU linebacker in recent years that played so downhill. I love it. He plays at a different level of physicality than the rest of the players, and once he gets in a college weight room, that will be ratcheted up. A great pickup in the middle of the defense for the Buffs.