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NFLDraftScout.com's Dane Brugler tagged Colorado RB Phillip Lindsay as being snubbed from the NFL Scouting Combine.

Lindsay (5'7/185) showed out well at the East-West Shrine Game in January, when he rushed for a game-high 51 yards while showing off his impressive speed. No invitation to Indianapolis was forthcoming following that performance, though. Writes Brugler, "While undersized at 185 pounds, Lindsay runs like a 215-pounder with his toughness and determination to maximize each run." The analyst also notes that Lindsay possesses a smooth ability to adjust his speed as necessary in order to elude tacklers. We like his vision, too. Lindsay will be trying for a Day 3 selection come the spring.
Feb 8 - 6:15 PM

Colorado signed 2018 four-star JUCO CB Delrick Abrams Jr.

Abrams Jr. comes from Independence Community College, which will be featured on the next season of Netflix's "Last Chance U." Abrams (6'2/180) picked the Buffs over Southern Miss and UCLA, among others. Per ESPN, he's the nation's No. 5 incoming JUCO cornerback and the No. 36 overall JUCO recruit. "Smart, tough athlete that looks to have above average length and instinctive playmaking ability," the outlet noted.
Source: ESPN
Feb 1 - 11:17 PM

Colorado reinstated dismissed junior LB Nu'umoto Falo.

Falo (6'2/225) was initially shown the door last summer due to an unspecified violation of team rules. It was not his first brush with trouble -- he was arrested for his part in an alleged dorm room robbery in the April of 2016, a case which eventually resulted in the linebacker accepting a plea deal. That arrest resulted in a three-game suspension for the beginning of the 2016 campaign. Falo posted 12 tackles over the remainder of that season. Of his reinstatement, he said, "I have two more years left. I'm ready to come back and do what I need to do. I want to lead the Pac-12 in sacks." First thing's first, competing for starting work in spring practice.
Source: Buff Zone
Jan 25 - 12:33 PM

USA Today's Dan Wolken reports that Colorado will hire Eastern Illinois co-DC/DL coach Kwahn Drake to serve as defensive line coach.

While Drake is moving up to the FBS with this hire, it won't be his first rodeo at the NCAA's highest level of collegiate ball. Prior to coming on to work at Eastern Illinois for the 2017 campaign, he spent the 2016 campaign as an offensive analyst at Memphis. For the two years previous to that gig with the Tigers, he coached up the defensive line at Tulane.
Jan 23 - 1:54 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah called Colorado RB Phillip Lindsay "one of the fastest players that competed [in the East-West Shrine Game]."

Jeremiah refers to Lindsay as the "ideal change-of-pace back." During Saturday's Shrine Game, the 5-foot-7, 185-pounder led all-comers with 51 yards rushing. He's going to be docked for his size during the evaluating process, but offers strong vision and some upside as a kick-return man. Lindsay will likely see interest on Day 3 of the draft this spring.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 21 - 1:49 PM

Colorado RB Phillip Lindsay rushed for 51 yards on 12 carries in a 14-10 victory over the East in the East-West Shrine Game on Saturday.

Lindsay was easily the most productive running back on the day, which isn't saying a ton since both offensive lines struggled to create many cracks. Lindsay's size (5'7/185) will no doubt be a cause of concern, but his vision is impressive, and he's also an effective receiver. Teams will be sure to see what he can do in pass blocking, and if he can be even adequate at it, he could be a prototypical third-down back.
Jan 20 - 6:15 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt senior RB Travon McMillian transferred to Colorado as a graduate.

McMillian (6'0/194) announced his transfer intent at the end of the 2017 season. The former four-star recruit began his career with the Hokies in high style, rushing for 1,043 yards (5.2 YPC) and seven touchdowns as a true freshman during the 2015 season. The good times would not last off that strong showing, though, as McMillian's rushing totals dropped each of the following two years. He bottomed out with just 439 yards on the ground for the most recent campaign. While McMillian was a diminishing factor as his career progressed in Blacksburg, Colorado makes for a nice landing spot for playing time with the prolific Phillip Lindsay no longer on roster.
Jan 20 - 3:57 PM

NFL.com College Football 24/7 writer Chase Goodbread lists Colorado RB Phillip Lindsay as one of the standouts of practices in the East-West Shrine Game.

Lindsay was one of the most productive running backs in the Pac-12 over the last two seasons, and it sounds like he's impressed scouts over the week. Teams are going to be nervous about his size (5'7/185) but his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield and make tacklers miss make him a potential prototypical third-down back in the NFL.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 18 - 5:30 PM

ESPN's Adam Rittenberg reports that Colorado is hiring Boise State CB coach Ashley Ambrose to serve in the same capacity.

This will be Ambrose's second go-round with Colorado. He previously worked on staff from 2008-10. Returning to the Buffaloes, he'll be working with ShaDon Brown, who oversaw the entire secondary last season.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 17 - 6:03 PM

Colorado received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 QB Ty Evans, who had previously been committed to Arkansas.

Evans (6'2/185) had committed to Arkansas in July, but decommitted after Bret Bielema was fired in November. He picks the Buffaloes after visiting South Carolina and also showing interest in Kansas State along with Northwestern. He's rated the 11th-best pro-style quarterback by 247 Sports in the 2019 class, and gets positive reviews for his accuracy and decision-making.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 15 - 9:45 PM

UCLA grayshirt OL Kanan Ray has signed a financial aid agreement with Colorado.

Ray (6'4/275) signed with UCLA last winter and took a grayshirt for the 2017 season -- meaning he did not enroll in classes -- while recovering from shoulder surgery, with the expectation being that the four-star lineman would be taking part in spring practice for the Bruins. Instead, he'll be suiting up for Colorado this spring. Ray has the chops to play both guard and tackle. He will have four years of eligibility with the Buffs.
Jan 13 - 1:15 PM

Colorado DL Jim Jeffcoat will not return to the Colorado coaching staff in 2018.

Jeffcoat came over to the Buffaloes from San Jose State with Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre in 2013. A replacement has yet to be announced at this point. Jeffcoat also coached for Houston, and in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys.
Source: Buff Zone
Jan 11 - 8:59 PM

Colorado hired former South Carolina OC Kurt Roper to serve as quarterbacks coach.

Roper was fired by the Gamecocks in early December. South Carolina ranked No. 107 in total offense this season. As a quarterbacks coach, though, he's previously had success with Eli Manning at Ole Miss and Thad Lewis at Duke. He'll be working with Steven Montez (2,975 passing yards, 60.5% completions, 18/9 TD/INT ratio this season) now that he's moving on to Colorado.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 3 - 12:54 PM

Colorado redshirt junior WR Lee Walker will transfer as a graduate.

Walker (6'0/180) did not log a catch this season and finishes his career with the Buffs having hauled in a modest five balls for 59 yards. As a graduate transfer, he'll be eligible to play immediately come the start of the 2018 season.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 06:11:00 PM

Colorado signed uncommitted three-star 2018 JUCO DT Mustafa Johnson.

Johnson (6'2/285) was deciding between Colorado and Kansas. He's a technically sound, though somewhat undersized, defensive tackle who has been working to add weight at Modesto Junior College over the last year. The 247Sports composite slides him into their rankings as the No. 119 overall JUCO prospect in the 2018 class.
Source: 247Sports
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 03:52:00 PM


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