Colorado Update: Coaching Changes / Darrell Scott: "I'm Staying"

Stuart WhitehairAnalyst IJune 7, 2009

Greetings, Buff fans, from CU at the Game!


Where to start?

Normally, the loss of a former starter on the offensive line would rate the biggest headline in early June. But the announcement that senior guard Devin Head is academically ineligible for the fall (effectively ending his CU career) has merited barely a mention this week.

Also new on the website this week:

Head coach Dan Hawkins to become the first CU head coach since Bill McCartney in 1993 to also serve as a position coach. While Coach Mac tutored quarterbacks, Hawkins will look after the wide receivers, grooming Ashley Ambrose, who will take over the position in 2010 ...

Bob Foster brought out of retirement to coach the outside linebackers for one season

. Foster, 68, coached at UC-Davis when Dan Hawkins was a player, then coached with Hawkins at Willamette. Foster served as a defensive coordinator at Oregon and Cal, retiring twice along the way. Now, Foster is a Buff.


Darrell Scott tells Kyle Ringo: "I’m staying"

While there remains speculation that Darrell Scott will follow his uncle out of town (if you have high blood pressure, I wouldn’t recommend checking out fan sites for Texas and Oregon, where, well, you get the idea), every indication is that Scott has no intentions of being anything other than a Buff ...

Preferred walk-ons enrolled

Nine football players who have the best chance to earn scholarships in 2010 started classes this past week. Three of those names we talked about back in February. Their notes and quotes posted on the website this weekend ...

Big 12 non-conference games rated.

Three of the Buffs’ four non-conference games will be on national television this fall, but the CU approach, as you know, is a far cry from what is being scheduled by most Big 12 teams. The Columbia Tribune rated all 48 non-conference games. Check out which teams will be on a sugar high from consuming too many cupcakes ...

Missouri’s top recruits not bathed in glory

The Tigers had one five-star recruit last February. This fall, he will not be in Columbia. If all goes well, he will be a dominant force - in the Central Valley Conference (a CU at the Game "bravo" if you can tell me the nickname of the College of the Sequoias without looking). The second highest recruit did receive good news this week, though. He avoided felony charges ...


as always, just for you, our weekly look back at the 1989 season. "Things Have Changed" this week brings the Buffs into the Big Eight portion of the schedule. Just click on the attachment to take a look at this week’s game ...

This Week - Game 5 - No. 3 Colorado vs. Missouri

The Buffs were able to demonstrate that they could handle the loss of their honorary captain, and that they could handle a road trip against a top 25 opponent.

After two emotional weeks, the Buffs came home to face the Missouri Tigers in the Big Eight opener.

The Buffs looked to extend a four-game winning streak over Missouri, the best in school history ...

Next Week - Game 6 - No. 3 Colorado at Iowa State

The Cyclones kept it close for just over a quarter, forging a 10-10 tie with a 50-yard field goal on the first play of the second quarter. Then...a twister hit the home team, as the Buffs started setting records left and right.

Most points in a quarter; most points in a half; highest average yards/play. Read all about the track meet as the Buffs hit the midway point with a 6-0 record ...


Okay, that’s probably enough for this week

. I did receive several nominations for "Favorite Game of the Decade". Nominations include, as you might expect, the 62-36 game in 2001 and the Big 12 championship victory over Texas the following week.

Also mentioned: CU over Oklahoma, 2007; CU over Kansas State, 2002; and CU over Colorado State - close wins in 2003; 2004; 2005; and 2007.

Any others? I’ll keep the nominations open another week, so we can spend some more time with these games next weekend (assuming there isn’t another flurry of activity in Boulder this week!).


Enjoy this week’s update on the website! Keep in touch!

Go Buffs!