Archive for the ‘Colorado Buffaloes’ Category

Announcements and Odds and Ends

July 29, 2009

A few housekeeping notes and items of interest:

-Everyone’s favorite college football guru, Phil Steele, has enlisted Homerism to blog about the Sooners for his Web site. I’ll be posting on there a few times a week, and look for the activity to really ramp up once the season starts. Here’s the URL:
http://www.philsteele.com/Blogs/Individual_Team_blogs/Oklahoma_Blog.html.
Bookmark it right now, just like you did for this site. You do have this site bookmarked, don’t you?
-My final post in the Colorado season preview for Tilting at Windmills is up. I’ll be tackling Baylor beginning later this week.
-Conference media days are nothing more than an excuse for beat writers to repackage the same old stories they’ve been writing all offseason, but this time under the guise of “breaking news.” Count on lots of headlines from the Big 12 meetings like “Stoops Says Big Game Criticisms Unfair” and “Bradford Ready to Defend Heisman.” If you really want to check out some of the coverage, though, SoonerSports.com appears to have most of the bases covered.
-Lastly, it appears as though Homerism will be transitioning to a new site platform soon. It’s an exciting opportunity to expand the types of content I can provide and to promote the blog. Anyway, the URL will be the same and everything; the only real difference is that things will just look a little different. If you have any ideas on things you’ve seen on other sites that you think I should incorporate or suggestions for ways to improve, please feel free to drop me a line via e-mail or leave a comment here. Pretty much everything is on the table.
More details to come.

More Colorado

July 23, 2009

Preview of the CU defense for Tilting at Windmills.

Colorado Season Preview: Offense

July 19, 2009

I’m chipping in some Big 12 season preview work over at partner blog Tilting at Windmills. I’m looking at Colorado first, starting with the offense. Check it out if you have a chance. Thanks.

On the Spot: Colorado

April 13, 2009

Homerism thinks it’s fair to say the grace period in Colorado is over.

Heading into his fourth season as CU’s head coach, Dan Hawkins has brought a whole lot more sizzle to Boulder than Buffalo steak. The zen master’s new age approach to coaching and motivating may have provided a nice change of pace following the scandal-ridden tenure of Gary Barnett, but refreshing only takes you so far. A 13-24 record in three years, including going 8-16 in conference play, likely means the end of the line for excuses. Not that Colorado really had much room there in the first place.
The Buffs were supposed to be behind the eight ball recruiting-wise, but it hasn’t stopped the Hawk from netting big-time signees like Darrell Scott and Lynn Katoa. Ergo, CU can’t really lean on that crutch. Likewise, the Big 12 North has seen some improvement in the last three years, but it’s hardly a murderers’ row.
To the Buffaloes credit, they haven’t shied away from challenges. Last year’s schedule included a game against West Virginia and a trip to Jacksonville for a tilt with Florida State. This year, CU returns a favor with a trip to Morgantown to face the Mountaineers. 
Nevertheless, there’s no reason for Colorado to make a habit of missing bowl games. The Buffaloes have mustered the resources to pull off significant upsets during the past three years. This year, it’s time to put it together for more than a few games. If Hawkins’ team can’t attain a bowl berth and winning record this season, he may need to start working some of his mind tricks on the people cutting his checks.