SportsFootball Chat replay: CU Buffs beat writer Brian Howell (Feb. 25, 2020) 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 (Feb. 25, 2020) By Brian Howell | firstname.lastname@example.org | Boulder Daily CameraPUBLISHED: February 25, 2020 at 11:18 a.m. | UPDATED: February 25, 2020 at 1:57 p.m.Buffzone.com beat writer Brian Howell takes your questions and leads discussion about CU sports today at Noon MT. That will do it for this week. Great comments and questions everybody. Have a great week!There might be a few snags here and there. Tucker has had a few at Michigan State. But there are good coaches out there and he has good connectionsDo you think KD will have a tough time getting in new coaches this time of the year? We had that problem with the HC search. Easier to get NFL coaches to take a job this time of the year vs CFB coaches? Just wonder if KD hits a wall with bringing in coaches.I agree on Summers. He did a nice job here last year and I think he has a decent shot of stayingI hope he can keep our DC as the D was improving and we have so many stud recruits in this class. What are the odds Summers stays?I answered all of that earlier in the chat, so scroll upHow do you think recruits currently committed will react to Dorrell? Do you think Stenstrom might consider coming back giving Dorrell's NFL experience coaching QBs?I get what you're saying, but being a second, third, fourth (or whatever) choice doesn't mean he's a bad choice.I hate that Rick George revealed that they seemingly thought of Dorrell on a whim and so late and that he wasn't even on their list - or anyone's list. Makes it seem very reactionary and quick trigger of a decision as opposed to someone they've had their eye on for years. I don't like those optics or background.He hasn't left yet, to my knowledge. Johnson is already gone, so that spot is open.There is a rumor that Chiaverini may be leaving. Any truth to it? That would be devastating. Tell me it's not true. If it is, why would he leave unless he's not a fan of Dorrell, his former position coach at CU, or is upset he isn't being named HC himself. I would think he'd be in line for a raise here, will likely be co-OC or OC if Johnson leaves and then set himself up to get the experience to be HC after Dorrell. Doesn't he have two kids at CU right now too? Is someone waving money at him? If so, it better not be Mel.We'll see how it works out for him!Not a question but just gotta vent one last time. Needless to state it, but Mel Tucker made a huge mess for CU. I hope that he enjoys his experience at MSU, an extra unethical school that abetted Larry Nassar's horrific crimes. Hope the extra $3M eases his conscience but he doesn't really have one, obviously, so he'll fit right in in East Lansing where Dantonio resigned becuase he ignored recruits with sexaul assault histories and lied about recruiting violations and knows he was about to have it all start to crash down on him, and Tom Izzo kept a guy around accused of sexual assault but has tried the Trump move of denying he knew him even though the guy lived in his house for at least a month. Nice abyss of morality to join there Mel.I wouldn't describe him as meek at all. I think he's a highly respected guy. He's not a rah-rah coach, but he's a good teacher, a good man and he'll command respect.Is Dorrell going to be able to inspsire recruits and players with his "meek" personality? Would you describe him as meek and uninspiring? Is he going to get kids fired up about playing here and ready to run through walls for him?I don't think they gave Mora a look at all. He makes a lot of sense for this job and he as a top candidate in my book, but there's something about him that CU doesn't like, because it's my understanding they had zero interest.All jokes aside, I like Dorrell but it feels like Mora wasn't really much of a consideration. Any idea why? He has NFL head coaching and college expeerience, loves Boulder, called it his "dream job" and was a monster recruiter at UCLA (albeit did little with the enormous talent) and is a passionate guy who would be able to bring experienced coaches to CU. He sounds like exactly the kind of enthusiastic guy capable of elevating our profile and able to potentially land more talented players and excite the current batch of commits. Any idea if he was just too expensive, not really a strong consideration for some reason or what?Congrats on getting through!When I contacted Rick George to advocate for Jim Mora as our next head coach I had no idea that George would pay attention to me and act on my advice, however, it's clear that my message got cut off at "please get former UCLA coach with vast NFL experience who knows and loves Boulder" and he thought I meant Karl Dorrell instead of Jim Mora.Sure, I think he would have accepted. Why not let him? Because I think it's quite obvious through this process that CU doesn't believe in Chev to be the guy. And, they also don't want to do this again in a few months. They wanted stability now. If you really read Rick George's comments from yesterday, it's obvious what he was thinking.Do you think if Chev was told he'd get the Interim HC title for a full season, then he'd be evaluated for permanent HC depending on how the season goes, that he'd accept those terms? I mean they could always have reached out and gotten Dorrell next year if they wanted him. Why not let Chev see if he can prove himself worthy?I think it was fairly obvious BEFORE all of this that the finances were not the same. I don't see Rick jumping to another school.After this debacle it's fairly obvious that the PAC12 isn't on the same playing field as the SEC or Big10. Any indications that Rick George would be interested in making a move to a different P5 conference?I don't think they've been close. It's not an easy thing to get a deal like that and they want the right fitWhy can we not get a Stadium Naming Rights deal, and have we ever been close?Yeah, i think they'll try to go after them. Will they land them? We'll see. Same with Tucker, though, Dorrell has to win to get some bigger recruitsTucker preached on being physical and tough. He went after big recruits. Do you think that trend will continue?Dorrell is a smart guy and he's very in tune to the college and NFL game. He wants to throw the ball but will use what CU's strengths areAny idea what kind of offense Dorrell will install? I hope he understands that the college game has changed a lot since he was at UCLA, and I hope he's willing to adjust his pro-style leanings with all the talent he has.Good question that we can ask him later. I'm not sure his thoughts on that yetTucker used to say he wanted practices would be harder than the game. Any indication that KD will keep that attitude? I feel like it's huge in the altitude.It wasn't just about playing USC once a year. it's about trying to compete with USC in that market, for recruits and for attention. And, UCLA was a bit of a mess when he took over. He had to clean up some off the field stuff. He did a nice job there, but didn't win big. At CU, he doesn't have a dominant team to worry about. The opportunity is there to winHi Brian. I'm just jumping in so apologies if someone has already asked this. Why should George and CU fans think Dorrell can win at CU, which is a muchhhhh harder place to win than UCLA? I understand that Dorrell was at UCLA when Pete Carroll was at USC, but that doesn't explain all of UCLA's other Pac-10 losses at the time. I obviously want Dorrell to do well; I'm just having a hard time seeing it. Thanks for your time!of course, you'd rather live in Boulder. but, where are you more likely to win big? Alabama or ClemsonSick of hearing from national outsiders who consider the CU job to be a bad job. It's Boulder! It's Colorado! Alabama and Clemson used to be very mediocre before they hired Saban and Swinney. They didn't have the right resources then either. Where would you rather live? It's about making the right coaching hire. Firing Gary Barnett led us into this wilderness. He almost got us into the BCS title game not so long ago.I don't know and I've never heard anything about Summers interviewing7 interviews? Chev, Summers, Brent B, Sark, EB,Calhoun and who was 7th???I don't know if he's too old, but he has no interest. I've talked to him quite a bit and he's very happy and content in what he's doing in life right now and loves being a grandpa!Is Brian Carbral too old to coach LBs again for CU?That's a good question and an answer I think we'll get in the coming monthsHerm Edwards is doing a great job with his older coach/NFL approach to reviving that program...do you think we'll get the same out of KD?I agree. Stability is huge for this program right nowMan, DenverBuff is a real bummer. I, for one, am excited about the possibility of a stable HC presence who has a track record of taking teams to bowl games. We need that.Oversight on my part. I wrote a few answers ago that he did a great job and has a real shot to stayBrian - reading the transcript I didn't see you include Michalowski among the coaches who might be retained. I thought he did a great job as a 1st year assistant as a recruiter & his OLBs showed progress during the season. Oversight or do you think he is gone?For this job right now, Dorrell, hands down. Not even close.Did we hire this guy because he lives nearby and he once coached here? The same criteria applies to Jim Leavitt. Which is the better coach of the two?Not sure on him. I'd love to see him stay because he's a good up and coming coach. I may have forgot to mention him before, but he has a chance to stay for sure.Heard anything about Michalowski? Will he stay?No. I think they're in. They won't lose the last 3If the Buffs lose their last 3 games, which is entirely possible, could you see CU missing out on the big dance?Thank you! And, I agree. It's ridiculous to think Rick George should be fired.Great article on KD and appreciate all your work. I don't get the idiot Buff fans calling for AD RG firing. He has been one of - if not the most - successful AD with regards to fundraising, facilities, and success in areas that have yet to make it to the football field and is respected national (see playoff committee) Is our fan base the most delusional and fickle in the country? In case you can't tell, I LOVE the hire!Ummm, OKNext time you see Adam M., say "What's up, Cheese Cat!"- He'll get it.I have not heard that about them. Parquet is getting more minutes and looking good, thoughAre Kountz and/or Parquet looking to transfer after this year with their few minutesThat's a great point that Tucker was clearly a fan favorite (and the players liked him too). Dorrell may not wow the fan base, but he doesn't have to. He has to win the locker room and he'll have a good shot of doing that.It's kind of amazing the power of perception. MT talked a good talk. He still had zero HC experience before coming here. He had a losing record and some bad losses, though squeeked by Stanford and UW at home when they were down. He danced and wore shorts. He talked a great talk which translated into some recruiting wins, but that's about it. Sark was an embarrassment to USC. Yet these 2 people have somehow a different narrative about them than KD and perhaps are just riding Saban's coattails, and Saban might just be riding the coattails of the name Alabama. KD gave a great opening press conference. No whistles and bells and no hashtags (yet). He could do exactly the same as MT next year but fans could have a totally different perception. I suspect that MT was more of a coach to the fans than KD will be. I would hope that fans don't need coaching, but he may need to have PR help to change perception and create excitement with HS recruits. But otherwise I think the program is in good hands.Not sure why you think he has a "less than ideal personality." There are lots of different types of personalities that are great recruiters. I actually think Dorrell will make a great impression on parents and that's a big part of recruiting. People I've talked to or heard from say he's a great guy. He commands respect. That can be just as big as a guy showing up wearing Jordans and flashing a ring he won at another school.Recruiting is the lifeblood of a program. Karl's personality doesn't seem like one that is going to energize or electrify potential recruits. Throw in the fact he hasn't been in college football in 13 year minus 1 year at Vandy that resulted in him being fired and this seems to be shaping up as a disaster on that front? Thoughts on going from the NFL to the 24/7 college football recruiting grind with a less than ideal personality?sure, but it's about how HE felt about himself. He was confident and believed he could be the guyBrian - Trying to understand how Chev felt like he deserved the role. His resume vs. the other 7 candidates paled in comparison and it pales in comparison with Dorrell's. Love the guy but kind of have to get real and I think that is what RG thought.I'd take CU's hireBetter HC hire, CU or CSU?I think all coaches grow and learn. I think Chev struggled with some play-calling in 2018, but that doesn't mean he will in his next opportunity.If Chev is named OC, do you think HCKD should also give him the keys to calling plays? That would seem like a pretty big risk to me given Chev’s performance the last time he was in that capacity. What’s really changed?In my opinion, he was not going to start here and probably saw how Lewis is killing it in the weight room. I've heard he might be looking at the Ivy Leagueany insight on Stenstrom's decision to enter the transfer portal? Seems like he had a pretty good opportunity to compete for a starting job here. Think he'll end up with his high school coach up in Greeley?If you're a competitor, yes. Bummed about losing a coach you like? Sure. But a competitor will ride with DorrellPut yourself in a player's shoes: if you liked the idea of playing for Tucker, do you like the idea of playing for Dorrell?He didn't get into that and I think he has to figure out personnel before he even knowsComments on Dorrell's offensive philosophy? Similar to a West Coast/Shanahan scheme or will adopt more of the college spread?I'll figure that out laterAny recent updates from Adam Munsterteiger on what Karl Dorrell has done today?