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Texas Tech junior WR Tony Brown transferred to Colorado.

Brown's transfer is not exactly the most traditional of moves -- he will not be enrolling at Colorado until after the 2017 season. His departure is one of several noticeable ones from the Red Raiders this offseason, as both DT Breiden Fehoko and WR Jonathan Giles had previously transferred over to LSU. Brown (6'1, 187 pounds) caught 13 passes for 128 yards this past season. He will have two years of eligibility remaining once he joins Colorado this coming winter.
Jun 20 - 4:29 PM

Colorado's Board of Regents approved a contract extension for HC Mike MacIntyre that will keep him with the school through the 2021 season.

MacIntyre will be paid $16.25 million over the length of the contract. This is not a boilerplate extension, as it had been in the air for some time -- just last week, the Board of Regents ordered MacIntyre and AD Rich George to each pay $100,000 to domestic violence causes after assistant Joe Tumpkin was kept on staff despite allegations of violence against an ex-girlfriend which surfaced this past winter. Tumpkin has since been fired.
Source: 9news.com
Jun 15 - 7:02 PM

Colorado redshirt sophomore CB Dante Wigley is in the running to replace either Ahkello Witherspoon and Chidobe Awuzie at corner.

A three-star junior college transfer, Wigley redshirted at Georgia Tech in 2015 before spending a year in the JUCO ranks. Now with three years of eligibility remaining, Wigley practiced at both cornerback and nickel back this spring for the Buffaloes. "We're excited about having Dante here," head coach Mike MacIntyre said. "He is a very physical, athletic corner. He is catching on to everything, working hard and doing great in school, so I am excited about what Dante has done so far and I expect him to help us a lot this fall."
Jun 13 - 2:11 PM

ESPN's Kyle Bonagura believes Colorado senior WR Bryce Bobo is the best NFL prospect on the Buffaloes.

What's interesting about this opinion is that Bobo is -- or, more accurately, has been -- the No. 3 receiver behind Shay Fields and Devin Ross in Colorado's aerial pecking order. All three return in 2017. "At 6-2, he's a little bigger than the other two," wrote Bonagura of Bobo, "and was a Pac-12 honorable mention selection in 2016 after catching 41 passes for 523 yards."
Source: ESPN
May 23 - 12:31 PM

Colorado redshirt sophomore QB Steven Montez completed 7-of-11 passes for 55 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the team's spring game.

"Sometimes he's going to turn it over. That's what guys that are aggressive do," said OC Darrin Chiaverini. "Even today, you saw he turned the ball over early, but he came back and he kept throwing it, and he hit some really nice throws." The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Montez exits the spring with a firm grip on the starting job vacated by Sefo Liufau. In three starts last season, Montez threw for 823 yards while posting a 7/3 TD/INT ratio.
Source: Buff Zone
May 12 - 8:26 PM

Texas Tech junior WR Tony Brown will transfer.

Texas Tech has been leaking players to transfer this the offseason, with DT Breiden Fehoko heading to LSU and leading receiver Jonathan Giles also announcing his transfer intention. Brown now joins the club. The 6-foot-1, 187-pounder, a three-star recruit for the 2015 cycle, caught 13 passes for 128 yards this past season. Should he transfer to another FBS program, he would need to sit out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations. He would have two seasons of eligibility remaining starting in 2018.
May 11 - 7:42 PM

Browns signed Colorado LB Kenneth Olugbode.

Olugbode (6’1/222) made 36 starts at inside linebacker for the Buffaloes, tallying nine career tackles for loss, ten pass breakups, and three interceptions. He only earned honorable mention All-Pac 12 from the conference’s coaches as a senior. Olugbode revealed himself as a below-average athlete at CU’s Pro Day, managing a 4.79 forty and sluggish 7.27 three-cone time. Olugbode is headed for special teams.
May 4 - 12:41 PM

49ers signed Colorado OLB Jimmie Gilbert.

Gilbert (6’4/231) made 24 starts at 3-4 outside linebacker for the Buffaloes, tallying 31 career tackles for loss, 20 sacks, and nine forced fumbles. He earned third-team All-America honors in 2016. Still snubbed for a Combine invite, Gilbert showed plus athleticism with a 4.68 forty, 37-inch vertical, and 10-foot broad jump at Colorado’s Pro Day. While undersized by NFL edge-player standards, Gilbert offers long arms (34 1/8") and impressive pursuit speed on tape. He could earn an early role on special teams and could develop into a sub-package rusher down the line.
May 1 - 1:52 PM

Cowboys selected Colorado DT Jordan Carrell with the No. 246 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Carrell (6'2/290) was an honorable mention All-Pac 12 pick as a senior, tallying 5.5 sacks and 12 additional quarterback pressures. A low-profile prospect, Carrell helped himself at his Pro Day by running sub-5.00 (4.98, to be exact) with a solid 31 1/2-inch vertical. Carroll offers low-ceiling potential as a three-technique tackle who could eventually log rotational snaps.
Apr 29 - 6:34 PM

Seahawks selected Colorado S Tedric Thompson with the No. 111 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Thompson (6’0/204) made 37 starts in Colorado's secondary, tallying 13 career interceptions and earning second-team All-Big 12 from the conference’s coaches as a senior. PFF College charted Thompson with an anemic 21.3 passer rating and 40.3% completion rate allowed in 2016. While an effective college player, Thompson’s drawbacks are his eighth-percentile athleticism, inconsistent tackling in the box, and lack of experience in man coverage. The younger brother of former Dolphins fifth-round pick Cedric Thompson, Tedric’s probable NFL ceiling is a third safety with special teams value.
Apr 29 - 12:29 PM

49ers selected Colorado CB Ahkello Witherspoon with the No. 66 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Witherspoon (6’3/198) made 21 starts in three years at CU after transferring from JUCO, logging 23 pass breakups with three interceptions and earning second-team All-Big 12 as a senior. PFF College charted Witherspoon with an anemic 31.8% completion rate allowed last year. Witherspoon combines a tall, lean frame with 33-inch arms and 92nd-percentile athleticism, including 4.45 speed and a 40 ½-inch vertical. Witherspoon needs to get stronger and is a matador tackler, but his cover skills and traits are mouth watering. Built like Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Witherspoon offers starter potential if his NFL coaches can scheme around his contact aversion.
Apr 28 - 9:48 PM

Cowboys selected Colorado CB Chidobe Awuzie with the No. 60 overall pick of the 2017 NFL draft.

Awuzie (6’0/202) played all over the Buffaloes’ defense, seeing action at boundary and slot corner, both safety spots, and even linebacker. Although Awuzie managed three interceptions across 41 starts, he set school records in tackles for loss (26) and sacks (9) by a defensive back, earning first-team All-Pac 12 as a senior. Awuzie predictably crushed the Combine, registering top-five SPARQ results with 4.43 speed and an 11-foot broad jump. Awuzie also aced the Wonderlic Exam (34). His weakness is tackling efficiency with 33 missed tackles the past three years. While Awuzie’s NFL position is to be determined, he checks boxes as a football player and athlete and should develop into a plus starter wherever he lands.
Apr 28 - 9:32 PM

The Sporting News' Ron Clements tagged Colorado CB Chidobe Awuzie as the fourth-best available player for Day 2.

Fourth-best available and Clements' top corner still remaining on the board. Rotoworld's Josh Norris views the 6-foot, 190-pounder as a plug-and-play slot corner. His is a name to watch for the first 10 picks of the second round, as Awuzie had been receiving a fair amount of first-round buzz leading up to Day 1 on Thursday.
Apr 28 - 6:46 PM

The MMQB's Peter King writes the Ravens and Titans "would be happy to move down" from picks No. 16 and No. 18, respectively.

King was the first to break the Titans-Rams trade last year for the No. 1 pick, so his connections to the Titans are strong. Both teams have obvious needs at corner and receiver, yet the board might not align at the picks. In the latest Rotoworld Football Podcast, Josh Norris suggested Chidobe Awuzie for the Titans if they trade out of the pick.
Source: The MMQB
Apr 24 - 10:15 AM

Colorado CB Ahkello Witherspoon has visited with the Seahawks, Saints, 49ers and Eagles since the start of April.

Witherspoon turned in one of the best all-around Combine performances by a cornerback back at the beginning of March, smoking the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds and notching the third-best vertical jump by a corner with a mark of 40.5 inches. In addition to the teams he has visited this month, the 6-foot-3, 198-pounder has reportedly drawn interest from both the Jets and Lions. He won't be drafted as high as secondary teammate Chidobe Awuzie (a borderline first-round prospect), but could see love before the end of Day 2 come the draft.
Apr 13 - 5:44 PM


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