CFS Daily Hot Reads: Saturday, March 16, 2013
New Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre has the Buffs pushing the pace this spring, getting his team ready for no-huddle football. After all, no less than eight teams the Buff’s 2013 season that play a fast-paced style, and that’s generally the how he wants his team to play, too. Center Gus Handler described the practices as “just go, go, go, go, go.” Linebacker Paul Vigo believes it will pay dividends this fall. “What I’ve noticed with this staff is definitely preparation and then intensity,” he said. “We’re always going, always going and I think everybody feels it. They plan on having us be one of the best conditioned teams in the Pac-12 and I definitely understand why San Jose State was a well-conditioned team.”
Vanderbilt’s James Franklin does a great job selling his school’s academic strength, and it has long been referred to as the “Ivy League of the South.” Today, the Dores lost one of their 2013 signees to the other Ivy League. Chad Kanoff, a quarterback from Los Angeles’ Harvard-Westlake School who signed with Vanderbilt last month, announced that he has decided to attend Princeton in the fall. Kanoff released a statement through his school earlier today: “Vanderbilt is a great school, with a strong football program, and a terrific coaching staff, and I’m grateful for the opportunity that was offered to me. However, after thoroughly thinking it through, I believe that Princeton is the best fit for me as a student-athlete.” Harvard-Westlake coach Scot Ruggles said in a statement that he “cannot speculate” on Kanoff’s decision. Rivals.com rated Kanoff a 3-star prospect and the No. 29 pro-style quarterback in the nation. ESPN gave him 4 stars. He originally committed to Vanderbilt last May. At the time of his decision, Kanoff also had a scholarship offer from San Diego State, and interest from Purdue, Syracuse and others. The Commodores also signed quarterback Jonathon McCrary of Ellenwood, Ga., a 4-star prospect by Rivals.