SportsBasketballMens' Basketball Chat replay: Pat Rooney discusses CU Buffs athletics (March 27, 2020) Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Chat replay: Pat Rooney discusses CU Buffs athletics (March 27, 2020) By Pat Rooney | email@example.com | Boulder Daily CameraPUBLISHED: March 27, 2020 at 11:53 a.m. | UPDATED: March 27, 2020 at 1:07 p.m.BuffZone.com beat writer Pat Rooney leads a live chat beginning at noon MT. All righty folks, we'll wrap it up here. Thanks as always for tuning in and please be safe out there!In the beginning, yes, but he hasn't really improved. On the floor or in the weight room. Yeah, he was a miss. On the bright side, the have a chance now to improve that roster spot.Did you see anything at practice that made you think Dombek would ever be a solid contributor? Was his failure to gain weight just biological or lack of effort? Seemed like a great kid, always enthusiastic on the bench, but was sort of a wasted scholarship.Hey Niwot. Hope all is well. That seems like a natural landing spot, but we'll see. I think Wyoming & UNC will have some spots open, too.Do you think Kountz may end up at DU? Seems like that would give him a chance to play, presumably after sitting out a year. I don't recall a player whose performance dropped so dramatically from one year to the next.Slow going today but I've got time for a few more if anyone wants to jump inAny thoughts on the transfers of Dombek and Kountz? I feel like they lost two guys that would be hard-pressed to crack the rotation next year and now have a chance to improve the overall depthI don't think we'll see anything like that in the near future. Not in an age when they are trying to limit exposure to head injures.Do you think that the NCAA might consider allowing a pre season football scrimmage as they do in basketball? It has been done before in the late 40s and 50s and Ivy League teams are allowed one of them in pre season. I ask this because it would all some live competition against another team and would get a lot of players on the field for competive work.I agree he should show it more. I'm a fan of mixing things up to keep opponents on their heels. I remember after that UCLA game Tad said he considered it, but by that point they were trailing with four or five minutes left and he was concerned UCLA would be able to burn time. But then the argument is they should have moved to it sooner before it got to that point. I know he doesn't like how zone leaves you vulnerable to offensive rebounds.I don't understand Tad Boyle's reluctance to use the zone. It worked like a charm for them in the 2nd half against Oregon State. In the UCLA loss they had a 9 point lead in the 2nd half when UCLA began driving into the paint at will and getting layups or kick-outs. I believe using a zone there would have given the Buffs a win. Same thing against Cal when Bradley got so hot. Just change it up once in awhile.But that date is based on being 10 days after the combine. And if there is no combine, which is looking likely, who knows how if it will change anything.June 3Yeah, that is what I was thinking...as it stands now, what is the "Get an agent or get out date?"No dates, and everything really is in a holding pattern. It's looking less and less likely guys will be able to go work out for teams. I keep thinking this situation might help push Tyler Bey back to CU.Any word on how the pre draft process is going to work for our guys testing the waters? Seems like players are at a severe disadvantage regarding that decision right now with everything going on.....have any dates been adjusted where thats concerned to allow for possible workouts...etc?That staff jelling might be tough to gauge if we don't have any spring practice, which is looking more and more likely.Sorry BB, but that might be a better one for Brian Howell on his Monday chat. I was on the road with the hoops team the while the staff was being hired and I've been homebound from the moment I scrambled home from Las Vegas. However, I am intrigued by the balance of newcomers and the guys Dorrell brought back. I wrote a column on it a few weeks back. Retaining Summers I feel like was key.How is the new football coaching staff jelling with each other? Who is leading the recruiting board?I'd expect them to be a little more pass-first offensively than they were under Tucker, who was trying to establish a more pro-style rushing attack. The D still will be a 3-4, and with Tyson Summers back at DC I assume it will look familiar.Knowing our football coaching staff, any insight into what our offense will look like? What our defense will look like?I think that protocol remains to be seen, because it's the call of the head coach and obviously this is the first time Dorrell will be dealing with something like this at CU.Concerning a football player suspension and Antonio Alfonso...what is the CU Football protocol with player suspensions? How does that work? What typically do players have to go through as far as what they must do to get back on the team? Has their been contact with Antonio and is he onthe remediation path to getting back on the team or is Antonio permanently gone? - Thxs.Greetings Buffs fans! Hope everyone is staying safe out there. I'll be here for the next hour or so to take your questions and thoughts on all things CU Buffs. As always, would love to talk some hoops---we've had some transfer news since we last chatted--but I'm also happy to talk about anything else.