October 23, 2013

CU head man navigating new expectations

BOULDER, Colo. - Colorado men's basketball coach Tad Boyle knew, coming into Wednesday morning's Media Day, that he would be faced with questions about the excitement surrounding his program coming into this season.

Coach has spent much of his preseason meetings with the media complimenting his team, but reinforcing the fact that neither his coaches or players can rely on such hype and expectations, all external, to win them games.

Looking at the slate that he has set forth for his group, it's easy to see why. Many across the country see Colorado's non-conference schedule as one of the toughest of any program one will find, with headlining games against Baylor, Harvard, Kansas and Oklahoma State.

"That's why I have bags under my eyes and lose sleep at night," Boyle joked. "I may have overscheduled. Time will tell."

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