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    August 2nd
    David Bakhtiari performing well in Green Bay
    From PackerNews.com … In a week of training camp, rookie David Bakhtiari has worked his way into the running for the starting job at right tackle. The fourth-round draft pick has been one of the young standouts in training camp working as a backup at left and right tackle. Until Thursday, he’d been the left tackle with the No. 2 offensive line and right tackle with the No. 3s. But that flip-flopped Thursday, and Bakhtiari even took one snap at right tackle with the No. 1 offense on a goal-line play near the end of practice. “He’s clearly one of the guys that has made a step in the padded work,” coach Mike McCarthy said this week.
    And from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel … Tackle David Bakhtiari fully expects to be a player for the Green Bay Packers, and four days into training camp his coaches and teammates can see why. Whether it has been blocking for run or pass, or just the general way the Colorado rookie carries himself, Bakhtiari has been impressive early. “He’s off to a real good start,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “You could see it in the spring. Very bright kid. Like his feet.”
    Bakhtiari, a fourth-round draft choice, is working as the No. 2 left tackle behind Bryan Bulaga and the No. 3 right tackle behind Marshall Newhouse and Don Barclay. In the one-on-one pass-protection drill, Bakhtiari has a 4-0-1 record on the left side and a 3-1 mark on the right. Two of his seven victories came against Clay Matthews, the litmus test for tackles at Nitschke Field.
    Nick Kasa also doing well in his first training camp
    From SportsWorldReport.com … The Oakland Raiders are filled with youth on both sides of the ball, but that is of no concern for general manager Reggie McKenzie or head coach Dennis Allen. The Raiders mentality going into the season is “next man up” meaning a rookie status is no excuse to not help the team in some way. After the Raiders said goodbye to tight end Brandon Myers in the offseason, Allen will be looking at a couple of rookies to replace him.
    While two veterans, David Ausberry and Richard Gordon, are on the roster, Allen is keeping his eye on Mychal Rivera and Nick Kasa to play a big role this upcoming season.
    “We’re looking for someone to step up,” Allen said. “We want someone to say, ‘I’m the man, and this is my job.’ We’re going to let the competition dictate that and give everyone an opportunity.”
    Kasa and Rivera were both sixth-round draft picks that offer a variety of different skills. Kasa converted from a defensive lineman to tight end his senior season. His pass catching abilities still need some work, but he offers great blocking for the quarterback. Rivera on the other hand was a stand out on Tennessee with excellent receiving skills.

    Jordan Webb hearing postponed
    From the Daily Camera … An arraignment for University of Colorado quarterback Jordan Webb — who, along with former CU lineman Alexander Lewis, is accused of assaulting a man on University Hill in May — was postponed Friday morning.
    Webb, 22, faces one count of second-degree assault, a Class 4 felony.
    He is now scheduled for an arraignment Sept. 6, at which point he can either enter a plea of not guilty and have a trial date set or take a plea deal.
    … Webb started the first nine games of the 2012 season for the Buffs, and was a contender for the starting job this fall. He suffered a torn ACL in practice on April 9th in a non-contact injury. Webb underwent surgery on April 18th, and the initial diagnosis was that he would be lost for the season. His recovery has gone better than expected, though, with revised estimates that he could be available by mid-season … if he is still a member of the team.

    August 1st
    Dan Hawkins fired as coach of the Montreal Alouettes
    Former CU head coach Dan Hawkins has been fired as the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes. Hawkins was 2-3 in his first season in the CFL, but it was last weekend’s game against the Calgary Stampeders which turned heads.
    Here*are some excerpts from*a story about*the game from the Montreal Gazette … As this Montreal Alouettes’ season goes from the sublime to the ridiculous – a 24-point first quarter lead squandered, combined with a production of three points over the final 45 minutes – and as the mass hysteria and apoplectic feelings continue spreading over a city and its fan base, there are some things to consider: This clearly isn’t working. Changes have to be made and there must be some consequences. For everyone screaming for the head of head coach Dan Hawkins, who continues getting seemingly panned by virtually every football writer in Canada, remember this – the Als haven’t stopped playing for him. They might have tuned him out long ago, but they haven’t stopped trying.
    … The coaches feel like what we’re doing is working,” tailback Brandon Whitaker said. “If that’s what they want to go with, that’s what we’re going to go with.
    “For it to work in the first quarter and not to work anymore, honestly, I don’t know.”
    Give the Als credit for this much, this tragedy is entertaining to watch. If nothing else, this team is finding new ways to implode from week-to-week.
    In erasing a 24-point deficit to defeat Montreal, 38-27, the Stamps established a CFL record, overcoming the biggest first-quarter deficit in league history.
    … This isn’t rocket science, yet Hawkins and his offensive staff seem determined to make it such. This was nothing short of an irresponsible gamble by a staff that lacks CFL knowledge.

    July 30th
    Best/Worst case scenarios for Colorado
    Ted Miller, the ESPN blogger, annually does a tongue-in-cheek “best case / worst case” scenario for each team in the Pac-12. This season, he is starting with the worst team in the conference, going to great lengths to find a best-case scenario which has CU going bowling in 2013.
    The worst case? Pretty much a repeat of last season.
    In the article, which can be viewed in its entirety here, Miller even reverts back to his now three-year old running “story” about Utah stealing the bicycle of Jon Embree’s daughter (Miller’s nod to the creation of a “rivalry” between the Buffs and the Utes which doesn’t exist.


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