SportsFootball Chat replay: CU Buffs beat writer Brian Howell (Sept. 7, 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 (Sept. 7, 2020) By Brian Howell | firstname.lastname@example.org | Boulder Daily CameraPUBLISHED: September 7, 2020 at 11:11 a.m. | UPDATED: September 7, 2020 at 4:38 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 everyone! Thanks for the comments and questions. we'll do this again next Monday!Haha! Fair enough.I will be rooting for any opponents of Mich St., Michigan, OhSt., Alabama, Clemson, USC, Texas, Memphis (dont care about UCDavis), Baylor of course the corn and maybe FL ST. Dont know what it is about Florida State. They just seem creepy....maybe too geographically close to AlabamaThat question was asked of the commissioner and he said that per the agreement with Quidel, that info is confidential. So, I don't know. But the fact that the Pac-12 is doing some research partnership, that likely mitigates the cost a bit. The tests they are currently doing run about $100 per test. In order to test everyone every day, I've got to think the new tests are half that, if not less.With this new tests that the pac 12 is going to do, How expensive are they and who has to pay for them. Seems like it could be really expensive for a A.D.I wish I had an answer for you on that one. I don't play the games or follow the video game world, so I don't really know. But, I think the name, image, likeness change could lead to a return of the game at some point in 2021 or 2022 perhaps?Not sure if you can have input on this one but I still play NCAA 14 on my 360. How much closer do you think we are getting to EA Sports or 2K getting permission from schools to make a new game? Every year I download new rosters that are made by people out there who have committed to keeping the game going. Game makers don’t need to make real players, consumers can make the rosters and share them. Just need school permission, honestly I think most collegiate players would be happy getting a free game as compensation.Yikes! It's going to be interesting to see how many of these schools keep playing when they are sending students home or struggling to have everyone in practice. I'm still VERY skeptical anyone will have a full season.I have degrees from Temple so I will be watching them IF they play. The university just sent all the students home.FYI, fans, I had a chance to catch up with Rick Neuheisel the other day and I'll have a stories later this week (one today) about the Pac-12, his relationships with Dorrell, Chev and Taylor Embree. Good stuff from Neuheisel. I know his departure didn't sit well with Buffs fans, but he was great to talk to and had good things to say about Dorrell.Any of you have a team you'll be rooting for this fall with the Buffs on the sidelines? The other team, besides Notre Dame, I'll be watching a lot is BYU. I'm looking forward to their opener tonight.There has been talk of the champions playing the Rose Bowl and a few other bowls, but I haven't seen a scenario of 1 vs 1, 2 vs. 2, etc. They could certainly do that , and then maybe have 13 and 14 from the Big Ten play each other. More likely, I think, would be a Rose Bowl and maybe 3-4 other bowl-type matchupsIf the PAC 12 and Big 10 play a separate season, has there been talk of matching the 1s vs each other and the 2s play each other and it goes right down the line for a post season for everyone?Hmm, that's a great question. I have no idea because that topic never got a chance to come up. I would guess that he would not be much more open, if at all, than we've seen in the past few years. Based on his personality, as I've seen in limited time, I would say he would lean more towards closing the doors.All things equal, and there’s no Covid, does Karl D open up practices to the media?What I really wish, however, is that I could cover a replacement team until the Buffs get back. But ... I'll just have to wait for CU to begin again.I grew up a Notre Dame fan, so as long as the Irish are playing, I'm rooting for them!Brian, are you going to adopt a Power 3 team to watch or root for until the Buffs get back to playing?Each school decides that, likely based on their local public health guidelines.Does attendance to games get decided by the school, conference or NCAA?True, but can't load up on 4-5 OL if you're only losing one. You can't have 1/4 of your scholarships going to one position group. They currently have 11 linemen on scholarship who have at least 3 years of eligibility left, so they're in fine shape for now. A year from now, when they lose 3 OL, you'll see 3-4 OL in that class. The one commit they have, Jackson Anderson, is a 3-star by some recruiting services and seems to fit what coach Rod wants in a recruit.Back to O line commits. I have always been told it takes a couple of years to completely develop and sync an O lineman and that you should always have a few in the pipeline every year for that reason. As the Buffs O ilne has been average at best for the last several years I'm a little worried about only 1 commit and I think he is a 2 star.No, they didn't go away. The delay allows time to address them. It was a very small number of players threatening to boycott, but many of their demands centered around safety in regard to COVID. The Pac-12 is clearly addressing that.Did the players demands from earlier in the summer just go away? Assuming not, so wouldn't that also need to be addressed before play starts up? Weren't they threatening boycotting until they were addressed?OK, I'm kidding! I haven't heard anything about slogans, but Dorrell does like to say, "No excuses, no explanations," so it wouldn't surprise me if that shows up on a shirt. I haven't heard anything about new uniforms. As for the new Ralphie, let's just say it's a good thing in that regard there are no games right now. it's my understanding Ralphie wouldn't be running this fall if there were games.I think the slogan this year is, "Hi, I'm coach Dorrell. Nice to finally meet you in person."On a lighter note, in the past few years the Buffs have had slogans like uncommon, WTTF, and relentless. Does KD have anything like that? Any uniform changes? Is the new Ralphie ready to go yet?They are different services with different sets of eyes on recruits. That's going to lead to different evaluations247 Sports has all 3 star recruits, Rivals has 5 guys with a two star rating, and one 4 star. Why the discrepancy?Yes - the Pac-12 has often said they need about a 6-week lead-up to a season. But, at least a week or two of that is conditioning and they are doing that now. So, they'd probably only need about 4-5 weeks of practice. If they are to start playing in November, we would likely know by the end of this month or that first week in October.If the league did decide to start in November, wouldn't they need to announce pretty quickly given the need for pre-season camp? The Buffs especially need the camp since the current staff has had so little time with the players. Have they even had one practice on the field with the team?I've watched a little of his film and he's definitely talented. I'm surprised he wasn't on scholarship with someone already. I don't know if he'll ever play ahead of Lewis, but with talent like that, I wouldn't say it's out of the question.here is another one if things are slow. Have you watched Mike Chandler's video and if so what are your thoughts on his potential? His stats at the Texas 6A level sound dang good to me. I see him as starting for the Buffs some day.The governor in Oregon was open to those teams starting workouts, so I think she'll be open to them playing. It will be interesting to see what happens in California, though. I do think there will be pressure to play if everyone else is readyAfter watch Gameday on Saturday it appears that the state of California and Oregon is a bigger than actual COVID-19. Have you heard of any pressure on those governors if all the other ducks are in a row?It's a great question, and I don't know. I think Oregon and Washington are more likely. But, the fact that the NFL teams in California can play, seems like it would make sense to let the college teams play too. The whole school thing makes it different. But, I think if teams that are playing now can play without issues, that's really going to help the situation.what are the odds California, Oregon, Washington governors can see the science and trends and allow college football to happen late this fall? They approved NFL, any word on the difference between college ball?Commissioner Larry Scott has said the Pac-12 could potentially play before Jan. 1, so I think it is possible. Earliest, I would guess, would be mid November.with the testing news this week, do you think the pac 12 will try and play earlier of wait till springNot to my knowledge. I have asked a few people within the program about opt-outs and they've all told me no one has made any decisions about that. Landman is almost surely going to get drafted, but he could really help his draft stock with a good season (if there is a season).Has Nate Landman established a date where he will forgo this season to go pro if the start date is too late?I would say probably not, although maybe one if any. The Buffs are only losing one senior OL to graduation (Kary Kutsch), and given the current situation, there's a chance he comes back. They've got one OL in the class right now and I'd guess it stays that way.is KD going to bring in any more OLinemen commits this year?In case anyone missed it, 13 Buffs made 53-man NFL rosters this past weekend: 13 former CU Buffs make NFL 53-man rostersBuffZoneArlington Hambright came to the Colorado Buffaloes a year ago looking for an opportunity.Welcome everybody and happy Labor Day! I hope you've all had a great weekend. We'll chat some Buffs for the next hour!