CU Loses Two To NCAA Clearinghouse / Big 12 Media Days

Stuart WhitehairAnalyst IJuly 25, 2009

Greetings, Buff fans, from CU at the Game.

It was not a great week for the Buffs, as two more recruits from the Class of 2009, already in Boulder for offseason workouts, were sent home. Defensive tackle Edward Nuckols and quarterback/athlete Josh Moten have both been denied eligibility by the NCAA Clearinghouse.

Moten may still make it to the fall roster, as his transcripts are still under review, but Nuckols must “tend to academic matters” to become eligible. He will likely take the same grey-shirt route being taken by fellow 2009 recruit, offensive lineman Shaun Simon.

Also at this week:
Media Days—To kickoff the fall campaign, all of the Big 12 coaches are asked to converge upon the site of the Big 12 title game to be interviewed by the conference media beat writers. Prior to those interviews, including Dan Hawkins, along with several Buff seniors who will be interviewed on Wednesday, the media conducts its own poll as to how they feel the season will shake out.

The media has been right five of the last seven seasons in picking the winners of each division. Check out who the intelligentsia of the media are choosing, and where the Buffs landed in the poll.
Kubiaks—Former Denver Bronco quarterback Gary Kubiak has two sons, Klint and Klay, who play for the Colorado State Rams. Both were in the news this week, with senior safety Klint ready to return to play after injuries curtailed much of his 2008 season. The news was not as good for sophomore quarterback Klay, who was looked upon as a potential starter for 2009.
Finally, our summer-long look back at the 1989 season, the 100th year of Colorado football, comes to a close this week.

“Things Have Changed” takes a look back at the weeks leading up to the 1990 Orange Bowl, with undefeated CU taking on fourth-ranked Notre Dame. While the game’s results may not have been favorable, there was much to remember and savor, about that special season twenty years ago.
This week: The 1990 Orange Bowl: No. 1 Colorado v. No. 4 Notre Dame
The 1989, “Things Have Changed” season comes to an anticlimactic end. Lost opportunities in the first half deny the Buffs the chance at an undefeated season and a national championship.

Perhaps, if you find the game story hard to read, you’ll enjoy my story of my trip to Miami. I fared about as well as the Buffs—how many other fans got to ring in the decade of the 90s at the Miami International Airport baggage claim?

Next week—Dan Hawkins and the rest of the Big 12 coaches speak their minds about the upcoming season. The countdown to the start of fall practice (August 7) reaches single digits!
Go Buffs!

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