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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

Four-star 2018 JUCO OLB Davion Taylor verbally committed to play at Colorado.

Taylor (6'1/215) commits to the Buffaloes over Ole Miss and Arkansas. He's rated the the top junior college outside linebacker in the country by Scout.com, and ESPN's scouting report cites that he has "off the chart playmaking ability." It also notes that he needs to get stronger, but because of his experience and athleticism, he has a chance to play early for Colorado.
Source: 247 Sports
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 06:16:00 PM

Colorado senior S Afolabi Laguda accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Laguda has been a starter for the Buffaloes the last two seasons, and finished with 48 tackles the last two seasons. He also added six tackles for loss in 2017, and intercepted a pass. He's currently seen as an early-to-mid day three selection by most analysts.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 03:53:00 PM

Colorado redshirt freshman WR Johnny Huntley III announced that he will transfer from the team.

Huntley made the announcement on his Instagram, citing the desire to "get where he wants to go." He's made one catch for 14 yards in his time with the Buffaloes, and has played mostly on special teams.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 06:14:00 PM

Colorado senior WR Bryce Bobo accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

Bobo (6'2/200) was the Colorado passing game for most of the year, and ended up with 62 catches for 693 yards and scored five times. He's currently viewed as a late-round pick, and will look to improve that consensus with a good showing against quality competition.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 05:28:00 PM

Colorado senior RB Phillip Lindsay has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

In a disappointing season for Colorado, Lindsay was still able to put up big numbers for the Buffaloes; running for 1,474 yards and 14 touchdowns. He's also a quality receiver who caught 53 passes in 2016, although those numbers dropped to 23 as Colorado struggled to throw the football this season. He's currently viewed as a day-three talent and will try to improve that stock in the Shrine Bowl practices/game.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 04:48:00 PM


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