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Old 09-16-2015, 02:39 PM
 
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Ooops! I meant REIN, not reign!
no biggie, i make the same mistake all the time.
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Old 09-16-2015, 02:49 PM
 
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Ooops! I meant REIN, not reign!

It was forty years ago that I went to CU. Only went the one year since I was defeated by the g of f of x in Calculus.

The football team had a good year, winning all 6 home games and going to the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl. Folsom Stadium was a real loony-bin. The only other college football games I had attended were at the Naval Academy. Big difference between student bodies at those two schools.


This movie has nothing to do with CU, but it's pretty funny, and mentions the word "reign" in the title.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oNwx3N75OY
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Old 09-19-2015, 11:10 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Oh wow. The CU Buffs have their own thread. How nice.

You just beat the CSU Rams! Big Whoop.

You lost to Hawaii, your season is already over, but maybe you can avoid getting skunked in your division this season.

To be fair, it was a good game tonight. I'm still sickened by what's happened to this programming over the years.

I became a fan back in about 1986 when I was riding the #30 rtd bus to the Auraria Campus one Saturday morning for a speech class at Metro State, when a bunch of fat old ladies and fat old men wearing red were getting off at the Federal and I-70 parking lot to feed their corn-fed faces at the Hatfields or McCoys... not sure which... and the bus driver leaned into them and said, Nebraska's Gonna Lose.

He was right. CU beat Nebraska that day, thus starting a crazy ride for a few years to come.
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Old 09-20-2015, 10:10 PM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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I can remember when they were a perennial top-ten team. What caused the programs slide?
Well, this is part of it....

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If you are talking about the Colorado Buffaloes, I've also wondered what happened to that program. It does seem to have slid into a bit of a limbo or holding pattern. Usually the constant turnover at administrators, athletic directors, coaches, coaching philosophies, fan base and that sort of thing seems to put a dip in progress for a while.

However, their recent entry into the Pac-12 should push the program into wanting to compete at a higher level!
The school bleeds money, presidents come and go, athletics support is bad, facilities generally are lacking, no easy jock majors (think Tulane, but in a P5 conference) and all that continuing just puts the coaching hires in a very uncompetitive disadvantage. All the shenanigans of the past will turn a generally liberal locale against them, too.

I believe the basketball team rather recently just got their own practice facility so they don't have to fight to share Coors with all the women's teams.

There was a thread on another forum I dip into where someone figured that CU should be able to hire a winner and that should make everything better. Well, much like how they figured that Rich Rod would just magically go back to Tulane after Michigan canned him, it's not that easy. An accomplished coach who isn't a complete sadist isn't taking a job with those hurdles as an act of charity if the downside is getting canned a few years later with none of the support he was lip serviced into upon being hired ever coming to fruition.
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Old 09-20-2015, 10:17 PM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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People thought Dan Hawkins would have been the next Bill McCartney after having a great record with Boise State. After seeing what Chris Peterson did with that program after Hawkins left it was clear to see who was the brains behind that operation.
I had the hunch that Dan Hawkins was sold a bill of goods at CU--as in it was a better job than it really was.

He probably was.

How Colorado's football program got mired in a decade of losing - The Denver Post

"From my own frame of reference, I think the image (CU) created for Dan Hawkins when they brought him to Boulder was inaccurate," Barnett said. "He thought he would be in an environment like he had at Boise State. He had no idea how hard it would be here with the restrictions he faced."
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:30 AM
 
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The best thing about Colorado football are the uniforms.
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Old 09-26-2015, 05:27 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Neuheisel wasn't fired. He left for Washington because he knew the crap was about to hit the fan. He committed multiple recruiting violations during his tenure and caused the university to get sanctioned by the NCAA. The university also had to forfeit all their wins from the 1997 season because he played an ineligible player all year.

CU then went back to the well and hired former McCartney assistant and Northwestern head coach Gary Barnett. Barnett had some success as head coach but lost his job due to several high-profile off the field events (escorts and booze for underage recruits, multiple rape accusations against players, and alleged sexual misconduct in the locker room toward female kicker Katie Hnida).

After Barnett, CU made two colossally bad coaching hires. First in late 2005 they hired Dan Hawkins away from Boise State and then threw a huge extension (through 2012) at him when he'd barely proven himself. His second season (2007) was his high water mark (6-7). He was fired 9 games into the 2010 season.

Because they were still on the hook for Hawkins and had to buy out Barnett, CU was broke and went el cheapo for their next coach and hired former player Jon Embree. Embree's tenure was a total disaster. He was fired after posting a 4-21 overall record in 2011 & 2012.

CU's current coach, Mike MacIntyre, was their 3rd or 4th choice to replace Embree. The others (including Butch Jones, Troy Calhoun, and current Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly) took one look at the program and said "no thanks."

As a side note, Jim McElwain interviewed for the CU job after Hawkins was fired. They chose Embree. Huge mistake.

I personally think if the Pac-12 could take a mulligan on adding CU to the conference they would do it in a heartbeat.
Well, given the precarious state of the Big XII, I think they would be accepted back in a heart beat.
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Old 10-04-2015, 01:03 AM
 
Location: The 719
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Wow, what a disgusting waste of my time that game was.

CU Buffs, your fans were somewhere on the Pearl Street mall by the 4th quarter.

Maybe if I'd have just turned it off at the half. Yikes what a horrible and sloppy game.
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Old 10-04-2015, 06:02 AM
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Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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I graduated right at the end of the Barnett era. This whole time I though my departure from the university was what caused the downward spiral. After reading this thread I'm beginning to think it had nothing to do with me!

Really, this program has been a doormat for years. I see a lot of suggestions of "buyers remorse" from the Pac-12 and I firmly disagree with that. Colorado's profile as a university holds its own nicely with other Pac-12 schools. It's a good fit off the gridiron. And on the gridiron it is getting better. I live on the east coast now and couldn't stay awake past halftime given the delay last night. It was tied at 17 when I went to bed. I saw the final score was 41-24 in favor of Oregon. The loss does not surprise me nor should it surprise any Colorado fan. What I was glad to see was these Buffs hang with a team that has hung 50+ on them numerous times now.

The Buffs play 13 this year and I believe they don't have a single bye week. At 3-2 and needing 7 wins to get a bowl invite I highly doubt we will see them in any sort of post-season action. Honestly I believe a 6-7 finish would be solid for this team. But I think they're building. I like their offense now and believe they can progress to a 7-8 win team in the coming years. I don't see them as a Pac-12 contender any time soon, but they will not be an embarrassment to the conference this season or in the near future.
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:22 AM
 
Location: The 719
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I think CUs demise started when Bill McCartney left. In fact, maybe he was no saint either.
CU will never fix its football program

Duct-tape rape is the last thing I need to hear when I think about a college football team.

I root for CSU Rams of the lowly Mountain West when they play and look forward to see the Air Force clean the Buffs clocks next year.
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