CU at the Game Podcast – July, 2020 Mailbag Edition


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What changes will there be to CU’s schedule to balance it out? … Which Power-Five schools should CU emulate, both on and off the field? … Is it naive to believe CU can again be an elite team? … Why has CU been unable to produce an NFL-quality quarterback? …

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We’ve made it to the Top 5! … 1990: No. 9 Colorado 27, No. 3 Nebraska 12 … Eric Bieniemy goes from goat to hero with four fourth quarter touchdowns to propel CU to the Orange Bowl (with full game video) … No. 5 Player: Unanimous All-American and Butkus Award winning linebacker Alfred Williams (1987-90) …

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Top Three Game Twelve’s

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Dave Plati’s Top Three Game Twelve’s … No. 1: 2001 – Big 12 Championship Game: No. 9 CU 39, No. 3 Texas 37 (with video) … No. 2: 2016 – Buffs claim Pac-12 South – No. 9 CU 27, No. 21 Utah 22 (with video) … No. 3: 1990 – Buffs claim Big Eight title with 64-3 win over Kansas State …

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CU Olympic Sports

//posted 7.24.2020

Legendary CU ski coach Richard Rokos (eight national championships) to retire after 2021 season … 30 Years Later: Buff great Hale Irwin relives dramatic finish to his third U.S. Open victory¬†… 20th Annual CUSPY’s presented virtually …

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1989: No. 2 CU 27, No 3 Nebraska 21 … Hagan-to-Flannigan pitch the highlight of what Bill McCartney called “The Greatest Win I’ve Ever Been a Part of” (with video highlights) … Player No. 6: Unanimous All-American tight end Daniel Graham (1998-2001) …

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Top Three Game 11’s

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Dave Plati’s Top Three Game Elevens … No. 1: The 2001 62-36 thumping of No. 3 Nebraska (with video) … No. 2: Rashaan Salaam races into history in 1994 home finale (with video) … No. 3: Sefo Liufau leads No. 12 Buffs to 38-24 win over No. 20 Washington State (with video) …

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1985 – Colorado 21, Oregon 17 – Mickey Pruitt’s sack of Duck quarterback Chris Miller as time expires saves Buffs (with video) … Bill McCartney on his (then) signature win: “I think that could be a turning point for our program” … Player No. 7: WR Paul Richardson (2010-13) …

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Pac-12 Notes

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Report: Pac-12 Players threatening to boycott season¬†… Proposed Name, Image and Likeness legislation comes with notable guidelines … SEC, ACC and Big 12 not ruling out keeping non-conference schedules¬†… Why didn’t Mike Bohn fire Clay Helton? Two words: “Guaranteed contract” …

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We should have seen this coming! … After playing the appropriate role as patsies in the 20th century, the Fresno State Bulldogs have been a thorn in CU’s side in the 21st Century (a denial of a national title berth; a humiliating beat down; and now, TWO postponements) …

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2001: CU captures its only Big 12 championship with a 39-37 upset over No. 3 Texas in Dallas (with video highlights) … Buffs race out to 36-17 lead behind three Chris Brown touchdowns before hanging on for with win … No. 8 Player: CU’s all-time leading tackler, linebacker Barry Remington (1982-86) …

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1990: No. 20 CU keeps its flickering national championship hopes alive (coming into the game 2-1-1) with a 20-14 win over No. 12 Washington … Deon Figures intercepts a pass in the end zone in the final minute to preserve the victory … No. 9 Player: Heisman trophy winning running back Rashaan Salaam (1992-94) …

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We’ve made it to the Top Ten! … 1989: No. 5 CU travels to Seattle with heavy hearts to face No. 21 Washington, and come away with a 45-21 win … Not one, not two, but three essays for the game (Plus Road Trip Podcast) … Player No. 10: WR Michael Westbrook (1991-94) …

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