FAKE DEPTH CHART LINES UP LAUGHS
Colorado jabs Michigan with pop culture twist
The Colorado sports information department decided to have a little fun on the eve of the Buffaloes’ trip to Michigan.
“Since this week’s opponent, Michigan, does not issue a depth chart, our coaches felt we should refrain from making one public this week as well. So in the interim, we had a little fun,” wrote CU’s longtime sports information director, Dave Plati.
What followed was an amusing Buffs depth chart filled with TV and movie characters and a few celebrities and other famous names thrown in — and even a pun or two (note the “Right Guard” position).
In case some of the references were too outdated for tech-savvy Millennials, Plati thoughtfully provided an identification key. Asked how the program was able to recruit the likes of starting nose tackle Vito Corleone (from
The Godfather), Plati replied without missing a beat, “We made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.”
Kidding aside for just a moment, the Buffaloes have played exceptionally well on defense in the first two games. They’ve limited Colorado State and Idaho State to a total of 321 yards. The Michigan offense is a huge step up in competition, of course, but the Buffs are still unlikely to deploy the 4-0-7 formation with no linebackers shown in the comedy depth chart.
Pay attention to the rest of the position groups as well (i.e., thin receiver).
Your move, Coach Harbaugh.
Colorado players sing the school’s fight song after their 56-7 win vs. Idaho State on Saturday.