"Welcome to the fight!" That was the words from head coach Mike MacIntyre that fired up the Colorado Buffaloes before rolling to a 44-7 win against the Colorado State Rams. The emotional speech was heartfelt from Mac to his players and like something out of the "Friday Night Lights" playbook. CU starts the season off 1-0 and moves on to play the Idaho State Bengals at Folsom Field next Saturday (9/10) at 3:30 p.m. MT.
Fox Sports writer Hunter Kinniburgh agrees "The Rise" is happening in Boulder, after naming the Buffs as one of the top underrated teams going into the 2016 season. He cited returning players like Sefo Liufau and Chidobe Awuzie, as leaders of CU's potential bowl berth hopes in 2016. Colorado's first order of business is the Rocky Mountain Showdown on Friday, Sept. 2 vs. CSU. Buffs fans are expected to wear blackout attire for the game. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. MT with the national telecast on ESPN.
Blinn College (Brenham, TX) defensive tackle Tyrell Thompson has gathered interest from many college football teams and received his fourth major offer from the Colorado State Rams. However, after reading the letter from head coach Mike Bobo, Thompson might want to slap a "return to sender" stamp on it. On the top of the letter, there was a minor oversight. The university, who's usually known for higher education forgot to spell part of their own name. An extra vowel later and the "Coloradao State" Rams were official. In all fairness, it could have been attributed to Bobo's southern twang coming out. Whatever caused the error, Thompson should say thanks, but no thanks to CSU. The 6-foot-4, 300 pound JUCO big man has also received an offer letter from the Colorado Buffaloes, who know how to spell the name of their home state correctly. Thompson's decision on the school he's transferring to should be announced in the coming months.
The Colorado Buffaloes ended up on a list compiled by 247 Sports along with 12 of the 14 teams in the SEC. The top thirty college football teams were ranked for having the most players arrested in the past five years. CU ended up being tied for 23rd with 13 players arrested since joining the Pac-12. Only four schools from the conference including Colorado made the list. Oregon (T-28th, 11 arrests), Oregon state (T-15th, 16 arrests) and Washington State, who beat out the remaining 29 teams for No. 1 with 31 arrests. The only two SEC teams not making the list were Vanderbilt and South Carolina. Check out the complete list at 247sports.com
Former Colorado Buffaloes running back Rahsaan Salaam had an outstanding college career and is known for being the only player to leave Boulder with a Heisman Trophy. Many remember the 67-yard touchdown run against Iowa State that cemented that feat back in 1994. He takes his love for being one of the best players in college football history to a new level. If you live in the State of Colorado, there's no doubt that you've probably noticed Salaam in his black Dodge Challenger with the "Heisman" inscribed license plates driving around. If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing the "black beast", check it out. The cruiser is quite nice!
Bill C previews the Buffs football season, where success will be defined by health and a little bit of luck
The 2017 football recruiting class is shaping up quite nicely for the Colorado Buffaloes. One player who has the potential of joining CU's list is K'Lavon Chaisson, a 4-star defensive end from North Shore HS (Houston, TX). He took to twitter and posted his short list of schools with emoji's-- except one major problem. There's no Buffalo it's a Ram. Chaisson's list is impressive with CU in his final ten schools. The 6-foot-4, 210 pound prospect is ranked among the top 100 players in next year's class and will make an immediate impact to the school his decides to attend. There's no expected time frame for Chaisson's decision, let's just hope Apple and Google can develop a Buff emoji before then.
ESPN the Magazine published their preseason preview for the 2016 College Football season before omitting a major eye sore. On page 73, dedicated to the University of Colorado, Phil Steele projected Davis Webb as the Buffs starting quarterback. Yes, we know these previews are published well in advance, but nonetheless a bad look for ESPN. Especially with the write up about Sefo Liufau right next to the projected starters. The cover features Heisman front-runner & Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and can be found on newsstands now until October 5th. #CUin16
The 2016 National Collegiate Student Section Association (NCSSA) conference begins today at the University of Cincinnati. This is the story of how the NCSSA was born and is growing as told by the two co-founders, one of whom is a student of the University of Colorado.
Good article on how Andre has been integrated into the offense to great effect