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Colorado senior CB Chidobe Awuzie is Pro Football Focus' fourth-highest graded returning corner.

Awuzie earned PFF's second-highest pass rush grade and fifth-best run stop percentage of returning corners. The 6-foot, 190-pound Awuzie collected two interceptions and five passes defended last season. "[He] should be able to exceed those numbers this year and remain one of the top CBs in all of college football," wrote Josh Liskiewitz.
Jul 26 - 6:10 PM

Colorado athletic director Rick George told the media the school has no interest in leaving the Pac-12.

The Big 12 is certainly considering expanding, and Colorado was one name thrown out after previously leaving the Big 12 for the Pac-12 in the summer of 2011. Two more schools left the Big 12 in 2012. According to George, Colorado's alumni base is larger in the Pac-12, which allows for a stronger connection.
Source: Buff Zone
Jul 22 - 9:50 AM

Colorado HC Mike MacIntyre indicated that redshirt senior TE Sean Irwin could see an increased role in 2016.

Last season, 11 of Irwin's 15 catches went for first downs. He finished the campaign having logged 248 receiving yards (no touchdowns, though). "Some guys are just receivers, or some guys are just blockers. He really can do both, and he’s been doing a lot of good things for us and I’m excited about his senior year," said MacIntyre. The potential for a legitimate statistical uptick remains cloudy here, though. During MacIntyre's three years steering the Colorado ship, tight ends have accounted for just 8.1% of the catches.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 16 - 1:12 PM

Colorado senior QB Sefo Liufau (Lisfranc) has been cleared as full participant for August camp.

"I feel pretty normal. I’m able to do things I wasn’t able to do before," Liufau said. "I haven’t had a setback in forever, so I’m pretty excited with everything that’s going on." HC Mike McIntyre indicated that the 6-foot-4, 230-pounder received the medical all-clear several weeks ago. He initially suffered a season-ending Lisfranc injury last November and has been working his way back from that this offseason. In 11 games last season, he threw for 2,401 yards (61.9% completions) with a 9/6 TD/INT ratio. The numbers were down even setting aside the injury, as Liufau threw for 3,200 yards (65.3% completions) with a 28/15 TD/INT ratio in 2014. "We’ll be cautious with him in camp," McIntyre said, "but he’s doing good. He’s in better shape than he’s ever been."
Jul 16 - 12:14 PM

Colorado sophomore RB Patrick Carr will transfer.

"Patrick is a fine young man who needs to move closer to home back in Texas for family reasons. We enjoyed having him in the program and wish him and his family the best," said HC Mike MacIntyre in a statement. As a true freshman in 2015, the 5-foot-8, 195-pounder appeared in 10 games and rushed for 272 yards (4.1 YPC) and a touchdown. This is a depth blow, but Colorado is reasonably stocked at the position. Junior RB Phillip Lindsey figures to receive the bulk of carries in 2016, with freshman RB Beau Bisharat an intriguing name to watch.
Source: Buff Zone
Jul 4 - 1:44 PM

Three-star 2017 WR Maurice Bell committed to Colorado.

Iowa and Washington State stood as the other finalists for Bell's commitment. Per ESPN, the 6-foot, 175-pounder could have something of a "utility man" potential at slot wideout for Colorado's receiving corps and might also contribute as a return man on special teams. He has sneaky potential as an under-the-radar prospect.
Jul 2 - 8:10 PM

Three-star 2017 WR Maurice Bell will announce his commitment on Monday.

Iowa, Colorado and Washington State fans can start their countdowns. Those three schools are the finalists for Bell's commitment. The 6-foot, 175-pounder will make the announcement at 3 EST. During his junior campaign at Murrieta Valley High School, Bell caught 51 passes for 956 yards and 16 touchdowns. ESPN is particularly high on him. While he fails to crack their massive 300-player master list, the outlet refers to him as a potential steal.
Jun 26 - 2:40 PM

ESPN's Tom Luginbill compared Colorado four-star QB Tyler Lytle to Baylor redshirt senior QB Seth Russell.

Luginbill sees similarities in their ability to rescue plays after matters have fallen apart, writing that "[both Lytle and Russell] have excellent stature coupled with the feet and instincts to make plays when things break down yet still be a passer on the move." The analyst believes that the 6-foot-5, 205-pound gunslinger "could come in and have an opportunity to be a program changer," particularly given that the Buffaloes are barren in the QB cupboard once senior Sefo Liufau moves on following the end of the 2016 campaign.
Jun 22 - 3:36 PM

Four-star 2017 QB Tyler Lytle committed to Colorado.

"I'd like to thank God, family, coaches, teachers and teammates for supporting me," Lytle wrote on Twitter. "I would not have this opportunity without you." While Rivals and Scout.com only assign the 6-foot-5, 205-pounder three stars, ESPN 300 assigned him a four-star rating while calling him a "good, sharp prospect with upside." They caution that at this point in his development, his delivery is a bit lower than is typically desired and that he tends to find most of his success on underneath -- rather than vertical -- throws.
Jun 22 - 2:48 PM

A Pac-12 offensive coach believes Colorado has the right man HC Mike MacIntyre.

"I think so," he said. "I think he went into a tough spot because -- and I like [Jon] Embree a lot, but that was the wrong hire [in 2011] from where they were. You don't give a team like that to a first-time head coach. The wrong hire can set a program back years. You can see they are slowly starting to build out from that." Another unidentified Pac-12 offensive coach was asked how the Buffaloes can catch up. "For a while they didn't have the facilities that some of the other schools did. I think they are caught up now," the coach said. "The best recruiting tool is winning, and until they start showing they can do that, they are going to have to put most of their emphasis on developing guys that higher-profile schools passed on."
Source: ESPN
Jun 21 - 4:37 PM

Colorado senior CB Chidobe Awuzie said that the team is nearing a crossroads.

"We have our heels on the cliff right now and we can go forward or we can fall down. We’re the first class that Coach brought in so we have that mindset of whatever it takes," said Awuzie. The 6-foot, 190-pounder is one of 24 seniors who have walked a long, poorly-paved road with the Buffaloes. The team has not posted a winning record since 2005. Since joining the Pac-12 in 2011, they have won just five games within conference. Awuzie, himself, has performed admirably in the face of a discouraging situation. Last season, he was named second-team All-Pac-12 after recording 85 tackles (12.0 for loss), 4.0 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles. Said Awuzie, "Losing, as bad as it’s been, it’s built a mindset that we don’t want to do this any more. We don’t want to lose any more. We want to do whatever it takes to win."
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 18 - 5:10 PM

Recently dismissed Colorado junior CB Evan White said that he hopes to return to the team in January.

"We've worked it out. Just take these [three classes at Colorado's Denver campus in the fall] and some drug tests throughout the time that I'm off and then I'll be back in January," White said. He was dismissed from the team in March due to an unspecified violation of team rules. Last season, the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder appeared in 11 games, mostly working on special teams. He was suspended for two games late in the season, a foreshadowing of things to come. "[My dismissal] was something that made me learn from my mistakes and just to get stronger from it. It was disappointing at first, but after time passed, it just made me realize I have to take this as a positive."
Jun 16 - 12:16 PM

Colorado sophomore CB Isaiah Oliver posted the fifth-highest point total (6,952) among freshman decathletes during the outdoor track season.

That showing was good enough for No. 7 at the Pac-12 championships. On the gridiron, Oliver played in nine games (216 plays) last season as a freshman. He made 19 tackles (16 solo) and broke up six passes. CU corners coach Charles Clark said of Oliver: "We got him a lot of ‘reps’ last fall. We couldn’t put him in full time as a freshman but he was in the rotation. That allowed him to improve technique, and his confidence is up right now. He’s doing well and being put in different situations so he’ll feel comfortable at everything." Oliver is a prospect to keep an eye on. He has NFL athleticism, an NFL frame (6-foot-1) and NFL genes. His father, Muhammad, was drafted by the Broncos in 1992 and played five years in the NFL for five teams. Said Isaiah: "Being able to know that he did it, I’m just basically trying to do what he did. Having him as a mentor growing up, he just told me everything he did and how I could be better than him . . . he says I’m steps ahead of where h
Source: cubuffs.com
Jun 10 - 3:04 PM

Colorado coach Mike McIntyre expects senior QB Sefo Liufau (Lisfranc) "to have a phenomenal year."

"I think he should have one of those years where everybody talks about Sefo in a positive stretch," MacIntyre said. "I'm excited about seeing it." Liufau, a three-year starter, suffered an always-tricky Lisfranc injury to his left foot on November 13. Before Davis Webb backed out of his Colorado commitment in favor of Cal, the idea had been that Liufau would redshirt and have an extended rehabilitation this fall, with Webb spending a season building his NFL resume in Boulder. Buffzone.com reported last month that Liufau "has been working out and throwing the ball with receivers," but don't yet know how close to full health he'll be when fall camp opens. He better be okay, because nobody sounds too confident in redshirt freshman Steven Montez or senior Jordan Gehrke taking over the program this fall.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 10 - 12:27 PM

Colorado sophomore LB N.J. Falo and redshirt freshman RB Dino Gordon were charged with three felonies in connection to an alleged dorm-room theft.

The pair was arrested last month after being accused of stealing prescription drugs, laptops, video games and other electronics from a dorm room. They've been charged with second-degree burglary, theft between $2,000 and $5,000, possession of a controlled substance and second-degree trespassing, the first three of which are felonies. Falo and Gordon are suspended indefinitely from the football team.
Source: Denver Post
May 12 - 9:48 PM


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