Colorado issues statement about transfer portal players' access to film
Colorado players who have entered the transfer portal will have access to practice film from 2022 and earlier, as the program said in a statement on Wednesday, which is a reversal of course based on what players had said.
“Colorado is happy to provide all game film and any practice film prior to spring 2023 to any student-athlete and institution upon request,” the program statement read.
Tight end Zachary Courtney and outside linebacker Kaden Ludwick both told ESPN that, when asked, the team would not provide film from fall 2022 practices. The film had been requested by prospective coaches after the players entered the portal earlier this month.
UConn coach Jim Mora even weighed in about the practice, and wrote on Twitter that every coach should give access to film to the players as a way to advocate for current and former players.
Statement from Colorado football: “Colorado is happy to provide all game film and any practice film prior to spring 2023 to any student-athlete and institution upon request.”#cubuffs
— Brian Howell (@BrianHowell33) April 26, 2023
Colorado TE Zachary Courtney tweeted that he was told to transfer but doesn’t have access to his old practice film to show potential new programs because “the head coach at CU won’t allow it.”
Buddy, things are getting bumpy in Boulder… pic.twitter.com/ZvfOjclkn9
— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) April 25, 2023
Any coach that won’t allow a transfer to access film is operating from a place of complete paranoia. You really believe an opponent can gather info from random clips? @Realrclark25. Part of the job of a COLLEGE Coach is to advocate for your student-athletes…current and past! https://t.co/E2FlR3DP6w
— Jim Mora (@CoachJimMoraFB) April 26, 2023