Pac-12 Notes – November, 2011


November 30th Report: Mike Leach to be hired at Washington State Mike Leach has reached agreement to become the new football coach at Washington State. Washington State athletic Director Bill Moos said Tuesday he wanted a guy who produces “”flashy offenses.” Leach is among the flashiest. Oregon’s Chip Kelly now has two guys — Leach and Rodriguez — who want to match the Ducks ludicrous speed approach. Said Pac-12 defensive coordinators: “Drat.” Leach’s contract is for five years and will make him the third-highest paid coach in the Pac-12, CBS …

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Colorado 17, Utah 14

//posted 11.27.2011

Colorado used an almost perfect first half to take the lead, and then played just well enough in the second half to hold the lead, taking the first “Rumble in the Rockies” against Utah, 17-14.

Utah junior kicker Coleman Petersen, the Pac-12 Player-of-the-Week for his three-for-three performance in a 30-27 overtime victory over Washington State, had a chance to tie the game with a 48-yard kick, but the effort went wide and short, giving Colorado the hard-earned victory.

The road win, as every Buff fan could recite in his sleep, was the first for Colorado since 2007. The school-record streak of 23 road losses (24 counting the 2007 Independence Bowl) finally came to an end before a crowd of 45,026 in Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.

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One for the Road

//posted 11.25.2011

Never in the course of Colorado football endeavors have so many been made so happy over so little.

At the end of the day, the University of Colorado football program still ended its 2011 season with one of the worst records in school history. For only the fourth time in 122 years of football, the Buffs finished a season with ten losses.

The win, over a 7-4 Utah team, was hardly epic. The Buffs struggled on offense at times, and gave the Utes any number of chances in the fourth quarter to pull out the come-from-behind victory.

Yet the Buffs still won, 17-14.

And make no mistake about it … this win was huge.

Let me count the ways

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Friday Fast Facts

//posted 11.24.2011

Anthony Perkins: “It’ll take a lot to keep me off the field” … Records which could fall Friday

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Preview – Utah

//posted 11.23.2011

Colorado seniors get one last attempt at a road victory in the “Rumble in the Rockies” … “T.I.P.S.” for Friday …

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Colorado Daily – Utah

//posted 11.22.2011

WR Austin Vincent suspended … Jon Embree Press Conference quotes: “I don’t buy the term ‘flat’ “…

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UCLA 45, Colorado 6

//posted 11.20.2011

Bruins race to a 21-0 first quarter lead in rout of Buffs … CU faces worst season in school history

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The Long Road Back

//posted 11.19.2011

It will be some time before CU returns to the Rose Bowl (as Pac-12 champions) … Interesting comments posted

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UCLA – The Long Road Back

//posted 11.19.2011
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CU at the Game Survey

//posted 11.18.2011

Now, it’s your turn! Tell me what you like about CU at the Game … and what you don’t …

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Friday Fast Facts

//posted 11.17.2011

Paul Richardson and Rodney Stewart back on the Injury Update … Explaining the Pac-12 South race

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