CUATG Podcast: August, 2020, Mailbag Edition


Who is left on the Board for the “CU Recruiting Class of 2021”? … Which of the proposed Pac-12 spring schedules has the most merit? … Did the Pac-12 pull the plug too early on the 2020 season? …

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The Daily Camera is running a “CU Week that Was” – 2001 (the loss which cost the Buffs a shot at the national championship) … 2003 (Joel Klatt’s “Electrifying” debut) … 2019 (Buffs make it five straight over CSU) … With CUATG game story and essay supplements …

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The Daily Camera is going to do a week-by-week look at memorable CU games throughout the fall … Okay, I’ll play along … In addition to the Camera’s story on the 1990 opener, I have posted the CUATG story for the game (along with the game video) …

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1986: CU hadn’t beaten Nebraska since 1967; hadn’t beaten the Cornhuskers in Boulder since 1960 … The 2-4 Buffs take down third-ranked ‘Huskers in a game which laid the groundwork for a national championship … No. 1 Favorite Player: CU’s all-time leading rusher, Eric Bieniemy (1987-90) …

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Over the past 40 years, there have been hundreds of special Buffs, and scores of memorable games … The Top 40 list is down to the No. 1 game and player (coming Sunday), but here is a list of dozens of players and games that could have made the Top 40 …

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2001: 62-36 … Really, do you need any more of a lead in? … No. 14 Colorado mauls No. 2 Nebraska, in a game from which the Cornhuskers have never recovered (including video highlights from the game – enjoy!) … Player No. 2: QB Darian Hagan (28-5-2 as a starter; 19-0-1 against Big Eight rivals) …

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Has it been only a week? Last week, the Big 12 and Pac-12 announced there would be no fall football … A review of the chaos, including its effect on the CU roster, coaching staff, and the Recruiting Class of 2021 …

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CUATG Podcast Companion

//posted 8.18.2020

Links to the week that was … CU athletic director Rick George (and Neill Woelk) call for a unified voice in college football … Justin Fields (and others) call for Big Ten to reconsider postponement … How are Karl Dorrell (and his team) faring with the news of the cancellation of fall sports? …

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Jan. 1, 1991 – No. 1 Colorado 10, No. 5 Notre Dame 9 – Why would the national championship Orange Bowl be ranked third? Because the victory (“The Clip”), like the ’90 season (5th-down; split title) was not complete … No. 3 All-Time favorite player: The Big Eight’s All-Time leader in total offense, QB Kordell Stewart (1991-94) …

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Preseason Magazines

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Sports Illustrated has three Pac-12 teams in Top 20 (but ASU needs to be wary of CU) … Preseason USA Today/Coaches poll released – Eight Pac-12 teams receive votes … Stewart Mandel (The Athletic) predicts revised Pac-12 standings … Seattle Post-Intelligencer Pac-12 Preview …

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1994: All you need to say is “Miracle at Michigan”, and Buff fans know the game … but how many remember CU was down 26-14 with four minutes to play? … Game video … Keith Jackson’s call … Kordell Stewart remembers … Player No. 4: Running back Phillip Lindsay (2014-17) …

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Let’s talk football! With CU’s revised schedule out, it’s time to talk about how the revisions affected CU’s chances at a winning season … Also, CU gets its Class of 2021 quarterback, and how #WeAreUnited may play out in the days and weeks to come …

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ARCHIVED GAME OF THE WEEK
1990 Pigskin Classic v. Tennessee ends in a tie Buffs fail to hold a lead; 31-31 tie may have cost CU an undisputed national title READ