Latest Headlines Chat replay: CU Buffs beat writer Brian Howell discusses CU sports (June 17, 2019) Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Chat replay: CU Buffs beat writer Brian Howell discusses CU sports (June 17, 2019) By Brian Howell | firstname.lastname@example.org | Boulder Daily CameraPUBLISHED: June 17, 2019 at 11:41 am | UPDATED: June 17, 2019 at 3:43 pmBuffzone.com beat writer Brian Howell takes questions and leads discussion about CU sports today at Noon MT. That's all for today, everybody. Great discussion and questions. we'll do this again next week!Yes, and for Shoemaker's seat, it's only the people in District 2 who would vote on that.also, there are 9 regents, 7 by congressional districts, two at-large.I don't have those numbers in front of me, but they are pretty similar. In the last fiscal year, actually, the AD paid slightly more in scholarships back to the university than that subsidy. I don't think athletics totally pays for itself but for Kroll to continue the narrative of "what else could we do with that money," ... he's off base with that.re: $8-9M subsidy of athletics by the U, versus the payment of tuition by the ath deptBrian, what is the net? does the U charge the ath dept out-of-state tuition for out-of-state athletes (the majority of schollie recipients i would guess) and if so, for all 4-5 years of an athlete's presence on campus? further the USA Today databases have CU ath dept receiving a subsidy from the U amounting to 12% or so of ath dept 'revenues' (CSU receives approx 55% of athletic revenues from the CSU admininstration) so, it is possible that CU athletics does pay for itself? football certainly does.and, a recent set of studies (i can provide a link offline) shows the concussion rates for various collegiate sports - football leads but hockey, volleyball, skiing, are also quite high. thanks.Tucker very much believes in the trenches being a key.Fair enough, that's good to hear though!!!!A lot of coaches believe that, and those are typically the coaches who winGary Barnett:“You rebuild from the inside, out.”There is at least one that I'm expecting to announce today. I won't say who, because of that unwritten rule in recruiting!Seeing on twitter Carson Lee tweeting "2 in 1 day" have we just landed two new recruits, if so who or do we have some visiting today?Well, really, he's been injured for a couple of years. But, it's my understanding that he has suffered a setback. How severe? I just don't know at this point.Just got here so I don't know if you covered it. Is Jake Morelli injured?No, I don't think recruiting will look like it did with Mac. We already saw that with the last class and the guys Tucker brought in. He will always focus on the lines. It's early and they've only 7 guys committed right now. They'll add more and they'll guys in the trenches.recruiting againSo far it looks we have a couple good O line commits but the rest of em are skill positions. Maybe kind of an MM replay. Are we in heavy with any D linemen?I have not told him that, but when he brought that up in December, those who work with the school told me he was incorrect in those numbers.Hopefully Kroll is using this grandstanding at trying to launch the next chapter of his political life and leaves CU alone. Have you explained to him that his "accounting" is not correct? Not that it's your job to do so. Thanks for these chats.They vary based on when each regents' term ends. Shoemaker's term runs through 2021. Those who can vote on that seat are in the 2nd congressional district. If I'm not mistaken, that includes Boulder and some areas west of Boulder.When are elections for regents? Who gets to vote?Thanks Bill! Hopefully people here can sign up.Brian,The Ed Reinhardt and Tony Bruno Charity Golf Tournament is in its 25th year and we are looking for a couple of corporate sponsor foursomes to fill the tournament. The tournament is on Thursday July 11th. All proceeds from the tournament go to a scholarship fund managed by the BIAC that is used to allow survivors of traumatic brain injuries attend a summer camp her in the Colorado mountains. If anyone would like more information they can contact me at email@example.com.I didn't see any of Joel's work last weekend, but Joel is a true professional, so I'm not surprised he did well. He does his homework, knows the subject and he knows the sports. He's known for what he did in baseball and football, but he's a talented golfer, too. I got to know his father years ago and I know his brother a bit - both were/are successful high school coaches - and Joel comes from a great, hard-working family.I was very impressed with Joel Klatt's performance as an interviewer at the US Open. Good questions, did his homework, etc. I know he also is good with college football. He may be on his way to being the next Jim Nantz (or CU alumnus Chris Fowler) - covering a variety of sports.I would love to see them get Andrew Gentry of Columbine, but I don't know that that happens. Jaylen Jeffers isn't a BIG time recruit, but he's a big tackle that I like and it would be nice to see them get him. Mainly, I'd like to see them get some big-time recruits in the trenches. I've said it for a while that I think that's what separates CU from the best programs in the Pac-12.I know recruiting isnt really your main thing, but Im sure you hear rumblings here and there. Who is a big time prospect seriously considering Colorado that you would like to get?I agree that with those two, I don't think there's any use trying to change their opinions. They are set on their opinions and I expect will carry it through to the end of their terms. Shoemaker, I don't know if she'll see re-election, but I would think Kroll will.Shoemaker and Kroll hate football. Even their fellow Democrat admitted as much to the DC. They are a lost cause.Thanks Mitch! Enjoy your summer until the craziness of the season!Hey Brian! I don’t have much Buff related, but wanted to stop in and say hi. Great job doin what you’re doin!I haven't been out at practices. Last I talked with Dallas and his dad, things were going really well. Pat Rooney just had an update on Ryder: https://www.buffzone.com/2019/06/16/cu-buffs-forward-frank-ryder-looking-to-contribute-for-hometown-team/how is Dallas Walton doing, and is Frank Ryder looking competitive in practice? thanksHe did make more in the fiscal year. He got an extension in 2017 through 2022.Does dimbulb. Scott just got a raise?0 5-stars and 3 or 4 4-stars. I would guess CU winds up 8th or lower in the Pac-12 and in the 40-50 range nationally. A great season on the field could change that.Now that recruiting seems to be picking up steam.... CU will finish with ___ 5 stars, ____ 4 stars? Also, where do you think we end up nationally and in the pac-12?You remember incorrectly, actually. Haha. I don't drink any alcohol, actually. But, to answer your question, I don't really know what the plans on for cocktails or wireless. It's on the topic list for the next time I sit down with Rick.Any chance we see cocktails at the games in the future?The SEC is allowing alcohol at games now and there is a new arms race beginning with food and beverage amenities to derive more revenue per attendee. Also, huge push for viable wireless at the games with DAS technology. All this because the in stadium experience relative to the at home experience is starting to wane.As to cocktails, if I remember correctly your a fuzzy navel drinker?I agree with you. I spent a couple minutes with both regents after the meeting the other day. Shoemaker, in particular, I asked her about other sports and she told me she's focusing solely on football because of the "brain rattling" that takes place on almost every play and the long-term effects of that. When I brought up some of the concussion numbers with female sports and skiing, etc., I asked her if people should have a moral issue with supporting any of the sports and she said, "Well, I wouldn't go that far." So, for her, it's clearly a football issue and that's all she wants to focus on. And Kroll has brought up that money that CU "gives" athletics every year, but he has not mentioned that athletics gives that money back (and then some) to cover the costs of scholarships. So, without athletics, that $8-9 million that he wishes to use for other things wouldn't be there.I agree the discussion is worth having, and an important one to have, but it seems to me Shoemaker and Kroll could do more for athlete safety by leaning in to what CU already leads the nation and Pac 12 in, which is being at the forefront of concussion awareness and mental health. It smacks of political grandstanding when no mention of soccer or skiing (which have higher instances of concussions) is included and like you said, FB is used as the bogey-man to vote against contracts. Kroll in particular seems not to get it. He votes against RG's contract because the AD gets too much money. Before RG the AD was sink hole and was constantly borrowing Univ funds. It seems that should be rewarded and if it's not RG would seek employment which rewards for work well done.He's got 3 years left on his deal, and I thought think a lot would have to improve in the next year or two for him to get another extension.Hi Brian, thanks for the chats.RE: pac12 finances, equity sale, Scott, Wilner, Phil D.Wilner's stuff over the last 6-8 weeks has been devastating to Scott and his management over the last 9 years. it seems that Scott is on a shorter leash - i.e., Phil's presence at Scott's pressers - seemingly with his thumb on the shock collar button. Question: do you see Scott receiving another contract? i cannot.Thanks Wyo! I enjoy it, too. It's definitely more lively August-December! :)Thanks for the chats, Brian. These are a fun way to engage with CU football as a fanJaren Mangham could certainly be that guy on offense, because he'll push for a starting job. Mark Perry, in part because he's at a position of need, could be a breakout candidate, as well.Your pick for breakout true freshman?Oh yeah, he's definitely hoping to go pro at some point. I know he gave some thought to leaving after his freshman year when he was a Groza semifinalist. Had he been a finalist, I think he might have considered it. But, last year was so up and down, he's got a lot to prove still. With a great year this year, I could see him leaving.Is James Stefanou looking for an NFL shot at Kicker? Would he try to leave after this season?Fall camp starts Aug. 1. It's approaching quickly!When does fall camp start? I don't know what I am going to do until August 30th.Are you asking guys that are really good interviews that fans may not know yet? If that's your question ... all three of the top QBs are really good. Noyer and Lytle are really good to talk to. Deion Smith was a fun interview. Jaylon Jackson hasn't had a chance to really shine yet, but he's a great kid too, and I liked Maurice Bell, as well. Casey Roddick would be a fan favorite if fans could really see his personality. He's a really outgoing and fun young man. It was only a phone interview, but I think fans will like Mikial Onu when he comes in.Who are some fun interviews that fans might not be as familiar with yet?If there are, I haven't heard those concerns. Certainly Shoemaker and Kroll have made it their agenda to speak out against athletics at every chance. The discussion that was had last week is a valid discussion. I have no problem with that. It's using that discussion as a reason to vote against contracts that I don't get. But, as long as there are at least 5 regents in support of athletes, that's fine.Is there any worry about the ramifications long term to the AD and the football program if the Shoemaker, Kroll block of regents gains more adherents through upcoming elections?Thanks Ranie! Right now, I would pencil Jon Van Diest into that spot. I thought he had a solid spring. But, there's a reason they are bringing in two JUCO LBs and it's because they felt they needed some help there. Van Diest will be pushed by those JUCO LBs. It's hard to say if one will take the spot without seeing them, but that competition will be something to watch in fall.Hey Brian!! Thanks for everything you do!! Who do you see manning that other ILB spot next to Landman?? I've watched the spring game a couple of times and what I once thought was a position of strength may not be. Am I wrong for thinking that? Hoping some new blood might emerge.Usually in an inner tube floating down Boulder Creek. ... Ok, not really. If I'm interviewing a football player, it's pretty much always at the Champions Center. Most interviews aren't super long, so we're standing in the hallway or in the IPF. Every once in a while, if I request a more in-depth interview, we'll sit down somewhere and talk. They are one-on-one with the exception of someone from the sports info staff often hanging around.When you interview a player, where is it? In the sports center? The hallway?The alley behind the Sink?Are there coaches or others there or just one on one? Usually via phone? Can you buy them a Fresca?Yes, they're in summer class sessions and working out.Are all the guys here taking classes over the summer? Is that required? How's it going?JUCO RBs? Maybe for the 2020 class, but I'm not sure they're going to need to go that route. If the young backs they have are pretty good, they won't really need older backs to come in.Are there any JUCO transfers being considered for the running game?Luckily, I'm not in the newsroom very often! Thing is, it's an opinion piece, and people are entitled to their opinion. I didn't agree with that opinion, but that's OK. Opinion pieces are designed to spark some debate.Brian, any awkwardness in the newsroom when the DC decides to run such a poor editorial directly attacking the football team? Perhaps you could gently suggest to editorial board to take a look at their web numbers without Buffzone? That editorial was atrocious.A lot of the team is here already. I'm not exactly sure who is not here at this point, but most of them are here. One guy for sure not here yet is Mikial Onu, the grad transfer from SMU.Are most of the incoming guys on campus at this point? Who’s not here yet?Haven't heard much other than a few short videos CU has posted.Any word on how the summer fb workouts are goingBased off of spring, I would predict Alex Fontenot and Jaren Mangham to be the top two backs, with Deion Smith in the mix, as well. Jarek Broussard will get some touches, too. Yes, there will be freshmen playing because outside of Fontenot, they are all freshmen! I really like Joe Davis, too, but I think he's a touch behind Fontenot and Mangham and I might try to redshirt him if I'm CU.Mel Tucker said he wants to have multiple running backs in the game rotating in and out. What are the most likely combo at this point? Any freshmen likely to play?Congrats to Steven Montez, by the way, as he becomes the first human athlete to be on the chat photo collage two years in a row. Ralphie making her third consecutive appearance.Thanks ... a few readers were on me to get that done as far back as December, but, I always change it in the summer, so get used to this one for the next year!Nice job on the new Buffzone pictureI think there's a decent chance. He liked his visit, it appears, so that's good.What are the chances of landing Brenden Rice?I'm not exactly sure what happened. I know that for a while, he was planning to come back, but I was told by someone on staff that "it just didn't work out" for that to happen. He's back in the transfer portal, but I don't know if he's found a new home.