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2008 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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Conference  Big 12 Conference
2008 record  5–7 (2–6 Big 12)
Offensive coordinator  Mark Helfrich
Division  North
Head coach  Dan Hawkins
Offensive scheme  Multiple
2008 Colorado Buffaloes football team

The 2008 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder in the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Dan Hawkins and played their home games in Folsom Field.

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Pre-season

Riar Geer was suspended "from everything football-related" after being arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and harassment on March 15, 2008. This was less than 24 hours after Lynn Katoa was arrested March 14, 2008 on suspicion for assault at a party on February 16, 2008. This now makes four football players that have had charges brought against them this year. On January 19, 2008, Kai Maiava was ticketed with underage possession and consumption of alcohol and Nate Vaiomounga was charged the same night for criminal mischief under $500. Vaiomounga was also charged February 16, 2008 with underage possession and consumption of alcohol for a separate incident. On April 13, 2008, Jake Duren was arrested for first-degree criminal trespass and kicked off the team 4 hours later. Durin was found bloody and passed out after police followed a blood trail from a broken car window to him in the Smiley Court family residence hall where he did not live.

Spring practice

The Spring game was April 19, 2008. On the day before, Colorado was one of twenty schools competing in a Gridiron Bash where the Counting Crows will perform. The event was cancelled weeks before hand due to NCAA rules on student athlete benefits. Former Colorado head coach Bill McCartney issued a challenge to Buffalo fans and students to fill Folsom Field for the spring game during a luncheon about CU football recruiting. Filling the stadium would make a statement of support from the community that should help with recruiting. Filling the stadium with 50,000 or more fans would be a huge contrast to past season that have estimated the attendance at the spring game at 6,000 or less. Actual attendance was 17,800, a record for spring game.

Awards

  • George Hypolite
  • Lombardi Award watchlist
  • Lott Trophy watchlist
  • Outland Trophy watchlist
  • Recruiting

    National Signing Day was on February 6, 2008 and Colorado signed high school athletes from around the country.

    Key recruit was five-star running back Darrell Scott of Ventura, California. Scott is the highest rated recruit heading to Colorado since Marcus Houston of Denver came to Boulder as part of the 2000 class.

    Official 2008 CU Signing Day Central

    Roster

    Kai Maiava, who was a freshman All-Big 12 offensive linemen in 2007, and switched to the fullback position in the offseason, decided to leave the team after the 2008 spring semester. His reasons did not include the position switch, but for family issues. He transferred to UCLA.

    References

    2008 Colorado Buffaloes football team Wikipedia


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