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Matt McChesney goes over Mel Tucker’s decision to leave Colorado for Michigan State. Matt addresses a variety of topics including what the Buffs should do next, what this means to his recruits, the constant hypocrisy of college football and much more. Follow the show and Matt on Twitter @DNVRUnChained and @SixZeroAcademy. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE ON ONE OF THE APPS! iTunes link  – Google Link – Pocket Casts Link – Spotify Link

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Steve Addazio has been pretty open about his lack of familiarity with the state of Colorado. At his introductory press conference last week, Addazio mentioned that this was the first time he had ever been in FoCo. And at his most recent media event on Wednesday, Addazio was honest when asked about his previous opinions of...

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We learned a lot about Colorado Buffaloes head coach Mel Tucker in his first trip through the recruiting cycle in Boulder. First of all, we know he’s good at it. This Buffs class is the highest-rated since Colorado joined the Pac-12 in 2011, per 247Sports’ composite ratings, and it isn’t close. The Buffs are currently sitting in the top half...

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The Early Signing Period is here.

From Wednesday morning through Friday night, high school seniors across the country will sign their National Letters of Intent, which will bind them to the colleges they've committed too.

The Colorado Buffaloes' coaching staff will have a chance to breathe a sigh of relief after finally closing on most of its 2020 class, although there are a few exceptions. While most signees choose to lock in their scholarships during this three-day window, some choose to continue their recruitment through National Signing Day on Feb. 5.

That's the next time recruits can put pen to paper and make their new homes official.

Here's who you should know about as the 2020 Colorado Buffaloes recruiting class officially fills out:

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Davion Taylor was in the middle of a lifting session when he was surprised by a guest: associate athletic director for football, Lance Carl.

Carl told Taylor that head coach Mel Tucker wanted to speak with him, so Taylor cut his lift short. The pair took the elevator up to the top floor of the Champions Center and walked to Tucker’s suite overlooking Folsom Field.

When Tucker greeted them at his door, Taylor didn’t know what to think.

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Mel Tucker instituted two "developmental periods" per week during in-season practices when he took over as the Buffs' head coach. Each Monday and Wednesday, a section of on-field work is dedicated, not to game-planning for that week's opponent, but to giving reps to younger guys and coaching them up.

The goal was to get them ready for 2020 and beyond, but as the season has played out the timeline has been sped up.

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In football, there’s a big difference between 41 points and 10 points.

There’s an even bigger difference between 45 and 3.

But despite the back-to-back blowouts — first to Oregon and then to Washington State — Colorado Buffaloes head coach Mel Tucker still believed his team is inches away from competing.

The missed deep connection between Steven Montez and Laviska Shenault who had beaten his defender to the end zone against Washington’s State only missed by inches.

The five free runners at Washington State’s quarterback who couldn’t bring him down only missed by inches.

The four defenders who got their hands on the ball against Washington State but couldn’t haul it in only missed by inches.

The Buffs were closer to the Cougars than the 41-10 final score would suggest.

At least that’s the message Mel Tucker wanted to send to his team when he switched up the weekly routine prior to the USC contest Friday night. Practice began Sunday instead of Monday, due to the short week, but instead of the standard Monday walkthrough, Tucker brought the entire team into one room and played the Washington State game from start to finish, less than 24 hours after its conclusion...

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BOULDER — This week marked some up-and-down games  across the board for the Colorado Buffaloes, as they had some struggles against conference competition. Here’s the recap: Football The Buffs’ football team dropped to 3-2 on Saturday evening as they could not hold on against Arizona, losing 35-30. With Laviska Shenault, Jr. still out, it took the Buffs a bit of time...

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