Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
Blog Entry

Boyle taking over at Colorado

Posted on: April 19, 2010 12:15 pm

Colorado has scheduled a Monday afternoon press conference to introduce Tad Boyle as its next basketball coach.

Boyle has been at Northern Colorado the past four seasons.

He got the job over Oregon assistant Mike Dunlap and Colorado assistant Steve McClain.

This development leaves Oregon as the lone job open in a BCS-affiliated league. It's been more than six weeks since it was first reported that Oregon would fire Ernie Kent. The school has subsequently been turned down by Mark Few, Brad Stevens, Jamie Dixon and Mike Anderson, and had overtures rejected by Tom Izzo and Billy Donovan, among others.

Since: Mar 28, 2010
Posted on: April 20, 2010 3:02 pm

Boyle taking over at Colorado

One immediate benefit that will come from the hiring of Tad Boyle is that CU will be changing to a faster tempo. With the altitude in Boulder this will be a more difficult challenge for opposing teams than ever. Conditioning his team for this obvious home court advantage should and probably will be high on Boyle's list of prioities as he implements his style into CU. Running more and playing a pressure style defense will force opposing teams to go deeper into their rotation, and for more minutes then they are accustomed to. This will not only create a greater fatigue factor but it will be more exciting for fans to watch. Increased attendance and a more vocal following will make the Coors Event Center a place teams dread going to. Bzedlik did a good job at CU, but playing Pete Carrill ball neutralized a great natural advantage  the Buffs have at home. Having competed in athletic events in the Rockies and being a "flatlander" from neighboring Kansas I can attest to the fact that the thinner air takes its toll on you. Look for some upsets next year in Colorado.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 19, 2010 9:01 pm

Boyle taking over at Colorado

I guess Parrish doesn't consider Northern Colorado a D-I job ... as I believe it's open now, too.You are incorrect. The Bears have already named B.J. Hill, Tad Boyle's top assistant, as the new coach.

Since: Dec 24, 2006
Posted on: April 19, 2010 8:21 pm

Boyle is a very good hire for CU

No head coach has been able to make CU basketball consistently successful.  Boyle will.  He has a great coaching resume.  He has learned from some of the best in the business.  He did an outstanding job at Northern Colorado.

McClain and Dunlap were also very good candidates.  Best of luck to them.

Since: Mar 28, 2010
Posted on: April 19, 2010 6:37 pm

Boyle taking over at Colorado

 An interesting choice for the Buffs, no doubt. Boyle is a Colorado native and has been at No.Colorado so familiarity with the state isn't going to be an issue. He played at KU so he has conference ties, and been involved with winning programs. Nobody has been able to get CU on track over the years, but this guy might. I feel he was a better choice than McClain. Although Dunlap would have been a good hire too. Give Tad a chance, he may surprise. After all, there aren't too many coaches lining up to try and make CU basketball a significant contender.

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: April 19, 2010 5:48 pm

Boyle taking over at Colorado

Have you ever had a conversation with Coach Dunlap? Those who know him would tell you, as I am, that he is definitely not an ego maniac, nor does he think he invented the game. In fact, he has a great appreciation for the History of Basketball, as evidenced by his associations with Pete Newell and John Wooden. He has never stated that he was ever "screwed" for any job he went for. Regarding turning down the UA job, why take it for just one year? He was hired to be an assistant to Lute. When Lute retired, he satill fulfilled his contract.  Yet, he was an integral part of their making the Sweet 16 last season. Coach Dunlap has a career winning percentage of over .800. Ask his players about him as a Coach but even more a a Mentor. This past season at Oregon, it is common knowledge that Ernie Kent did not allow any Assistant any input except Payne as the recruiter. Maybe if Kent had allowed Coach Dunlap similar input that Pennell gave him at Arizone, the Ducks would still have a Head Coach rather than being a national embarassment for still having a vacancy.

Since: Apr 14, 2008
Posted on: April 19, 2010 3:33 pm

Boyle taking over at Colorado

As a Duck I am scratching my head as to why are they trying to land the big fish? This reminds me or the arrogance of the Huskies when searching for their football coach or did the UO President over play his hand when letting go Belliotti and not having his Ducks in a row...... It was also rumored last year that when Dunlap came on board he was the next Duck basketball coach-in-waiting. The Ducks need to set their sights in reality instead of a wish list of headliners who are just using the Ducks for leverage in getting a bigger contract where they are at.

Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: April 19, 2010 3:02 pm

Boyle taking over at Colorado

Is Northern Colorado in a BCS-affiliated league?  Thought not.  Save your anger for the people who taught you how to read.

Since: Mar 11, 2009
Posted on: April 19, 2010 2:11 pm

Boyle taking over at Colorado

I guess Parrish doesn't consider Northern Colorado a D-I job ... as I believe it's open now, too.

Since: Feb 9, 2010
Posted on: April 19, 2010 1:50 pm

Boyle taking over at Colorado

Dunlap is an ego maniac.  He thinks he invented the game.  Funny how he keeps getting "screwed" for jobs.  Perhaps he just screws himself like he did at Arizona when he would not take the job on an interim basis.  Tad is a great guy, hard worker and will do just fine at CU.  Will they win Big XII regular season titles? Probably not but who will at CU. 

Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: April 19, 2010 12:56 pm

Boyle taking over at Colorado

Yep, I agree on Dunlap. Dunlap will now go to SJU after Oregon releases him from asst coaching duties once a HC is hired by Oregon. He will be a solid AC to add to Lavin's staff. The johnnies will surprise many next season. 

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or