Colorado Feels the Cruel Sting of Being Picked Last
It's one thing to know you're a little weird and a little overweight and probably need a haircut and a shave and a better-looking shirt. You know that.
But you don't really feel it until it comes time for everybody to pair up on the dance floor, and you wind up posting up at the bar.
This is Colorado football today, having been picked to finish last in the Pac-12 South by members of the media. This is the seventh time this has happened since Colorado joined the Pac-12 in 2011.
It stings, but it makes sense. CU went 2-7 in Pac-12 play last year and lost a lot of players in the coaching transition to Mel Tucker, which is common. Right above Colorado is Arizona, which finished third in the six-team division last season. Utah is the favorite.
All of this is as it should be. But for a last-place team, Colorado has some really nice pieces. Receiver Laviska Shenault was a unanimous preseason all-conference pick, and defensive lineman Mustafa Johnson was also on the first team. Linebacker Nate Landman made the second team and offensive lineman William Sherman was honorable mention.
So I'm saying there's a chance CU gets to dance this year, after all.