Big Noon Live: Top plays, analysis from Colorado at TCU


“Big Noon Kickoff” is starting off with a doozy of a matchup in Week 1.

On one side, you’ve got the No. The Colorado Buffaloes are the team that made the biggest coaching hire in the off-season to cope with a 1-11 season.

Coach Prime, Deion Sanders brought his son Shedeur from Jackson State and completely remade Colorado’s roster. Check out these stats on the Colorado roster flip, courtesy of FOX Sports research:

87 total newcomers (68 scholarship players and 19 walk-ons)

The 68 new scholarship players are made up of 51 transfers and 17 freshmen

  • There are only nine remaining scholarship players from last year’s team
  • Only three returning starters from last season
  • The roster is still short on scholarship players, with only 77 (NCAA allows up to 85)
  • Check below for some pregame reading, videos from the pregame show and more. Then return for our live coverage below, featuring analysis from FOX Sports’ Bryan Fischer!
  • Colorado at No. 17 TCU

Pregame scene

Coach Prime is in the building!

“We’ve been saying, ‘We coming’ but now, we here. It’s time to do what we do,” Colorado head coach Deion Sanders told FOX Sports’ Jenny Taft as he arrived at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth for his first game leading the Buffaloes.

Brett Yormark on Big 12 expansion

The Big 12 commissioner stopped by the Big Noon Kickoff set to talk about the direction of his conference after recently agreeing to add four former Pac-12 schools — including Colorado — effective next season.

Realignment: A matter of ‘if, not when’

Bruce Feldman breaks down the latest round of realignment that includes Stanford, Cal and SMU joining up with the ACC, analyzing what might come next.

Bruce Feldman joins the ‘Big Noon Kickoff’ crew to discuss realignment

Talk about an entrance! Mark Ingram’s GRAND ENTRANCE into the “Big Noon Kickoff” crew

Pregame Reading

Bruce Feldman joins the 'Big Noon Kickoff' crew to discuss realignment

Week One Betting:

Chris “The Bear Fallica” shares his predictions for all of the top games including TCU-Colorado. You can read more.

Think Deion Sanders’ hype has gone out of hand?

Mark Ingram makes his GRAND ENTRANCE to the 'Big Noon Kickoff' crew

Wait until Colorado wins. Martin Rogers writes. Is TCU prepared for the next level? “We have to prove that”:

Sonny Dykes, who led his Horned Frogs to the CFP Championship Game in a miraculous run, believes he’s building a program of lasting power. Laken Litman has the story.Colorado’s

Travis Hunter is poised for stardom on both sides of the ball:

NFL analyst and former player Bucky Brooks breaks it down. Laken Litman has the story.Colorado’s

Travis Hunter is poised for stardom on both sides of the ball: NFL analyst and former player Bucky Brooks breaks it down.Week 1 By the Numbers:

All the key stats to know about Colorado-TCU and all the other top games this weekend. Read more.NFL Scouts will be watching Shedeur Sanders,

Marvin Harrison Jr., other top stars in Week 1: NFL Draft analyst Rob Rang explains what makes these players such good pro prospects.Bonus reading!


Cade McNamara, a “Michigan legend,” found a renewed purpose at Iowa: This story isn’t part of the “Big Noon” slate, but it’s nonetheless an epic tale from FOX Sports’ Michael Cohen that deserves your attention. Cade McNamara was instrumental in helping Michigan to become the best team in the Big Ten. He’s happier than ever at Iowa. Here’s how it happened.Bryan Fischer is a college football writer for FOX Sports. Since nearly 20 years, he has covered college athletics at outlets like NBC Sports CBS Sports and Yahoo! Other outlets include, Sports, and NBC Sports. Follow him on twitter at


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