I'll ask again for you all to start a comments thread here. Reply to anything I say that you find interesting or want to dive deeper in. Firstly, and again, I've preached this many a time, but Colorado's receivers are making an insane difference this year. Shay Fields, Jr., Devin Ross, Bryce Bobo and Jay MacIntyre are proving that losing Nelson Spruce won't cripple the team. Going up against the good secondaries of Stanford and Washington will be fun to watch. Next is Tedric Thompson...bad PI call late in the game and drops an easy pick...but he also broke up three passes in the game. Let's just say that if Ahkello Witherspoon doesn't get that pick near the end of the game, Thompson would have remembered that gave in Eugene for a very very long time. Rate his performance. Overall, how'd he do? Next is Montez...I mean wow. Forget about the two picks...the guy is a natural. Strong arm, quick, good at getting out of the pocket...The Buffs are going to have a cool QB battle next year after Liufau leaves, Sam Noyer vs Steve Montez and potentially a few other additions to the mix. How about Kyle Evans...We've seen gold things from him so far. He's been a nice complementary piece to Phil Lindsay. The Buffs are a deep team. They've got multiple playmakers at wide receiver and defensive back, (apparently quarterback too !). The offensive line has proved that it can function well if guys are shuffled in and out. And the linebackers too...Derek McCartney's loss was worrying heading into this game. Last week, Michigan ran a lot of sweeps to the outside that were pretty successful. Mac said at practice this past week that he expected Oregon to do the same. And without McCartney containing the outside, that was a frightening prospect. But Kenneth Olugbode, who led the team with nine tackles, Jimmie Gilbert, who had five plus a sack, and Rick Gamboa, who was third on the team with seven tackles, held it down. One final note: after the game, around 12:30am, the football team arrived back in Boulder and got off their buses at the Champions Center at the back of Folsom. There were about 50 of us waiting there for them. It was one of the coolest things I've experienced since I got to CU. It was so much energy...the players and coaches high fived all of us and we chanted the Fight Song nonstop. I hope that by the end of the year, the team will return from road games to a crowd of much more people. All students and alumni are invited...this is going to be a new tradition. The Buffaloes are back baby.