Pac-12 Notes


2020 Season Archive

Pac-12 Notes

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Pac-12 coaches and players active helping local communities … NFL Mock Drafts with Laviska Shenault as a first-rounder (Viska to the Broncos at Pick No. 15?) … USA Today: Cutting coaches’ salaries the next logical step for colleges … CBS Sports: Best season for every Pac-12 team …

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Colorado Daily

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No Fall football? Dan Rooney: “stark reality of new normal” – But – Dabo Sweeney: “Zero doubt we’re going to be playing” … Steven Montez on CU 2020 QB’s: “Those guys can run” … Buffs pick up graduate transfer tight end … Heee’s baaack! – Quarteback Sam Noyer returs …

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1990 – The Fifth Down game … One of the most infamous games in CU history, the Buffs score on the final play of the game against Missouri … Video of the game’s final drive (count the number of slips by CU players on the Faurot Field turf) … Player(s) No. 30: CU’s long list of great offensive linemen …

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The interview includes discussions on Rick George’s appointment to the NCAA working group on Name, Image and Likeness and the College Football Selection committee … Also discussed: How will CU be able to keep its coaches from being poached by schools with greater resources? …

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Nebraska being Nebraska – The Corn Nation already looking to get a recruiting advantage on Name, Image, and Likeness issue … “Dear Mr. George”: How an open letter in 2013 led to my meeting Rick George …

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2007- In a game between two teams vying for bowl-eligibility, Buffs rally from a 35-24 halftime deficit to take down Nebraska, 65-51, before 51,403 frigid fans at Folsom (with game video) … Player No. 31: Quarterback Sal Aunese (1987-88) – with multiple videos …

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From the death of Sal Aunese … to CU’s run through non-conference ranked foes Illinois and Washington … to historic wins over Oklahoma and Nebraska (the pitch!) … The 100th year of Colorado football had everything but the storybook ending …

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2009 – CU rallies from a 21-10 halftime deficit to defeat Texas A&M, 35-34 … The game also remembered for being a “Blue Out” as Buff fans tire of Dan Hawkins … Player No. 32: Offensive tackle Nate Solder (2006-10), CU’s first-ever consensus All-American at the offensive tackle position …

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Sept. 2, 1995 … CU had lost a great deal of talent (and its head coach) from the 1994 team, and opened on the road against No. 21 Wisconsin … The result? No. 14 Colorado 43, No. 21 Wisconsin 7 in Rick Neuheisel’s first game as head coach … Player No. 33: Linebacker Ted Johnson (1991-94) …

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A companion piece to Episode 1 of the CU at the Game Podcast … A look back at all of the CU head coaching changes, from Bill McCartney taking over in June, 1982, to Mel Tucker’s introduction to the Buff Nation just over a year ago … Some new coaches worked out – some didn’t …

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Welcome to the premiere of the CU at the Game Podcast! … In the first of what will hopefully be a long-running series of podcasts, Brad Geiger and I discuss the departure of Mel Tucker, the hiring of Karl Dorrell, and the status of CU football …

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CU Recruiting Class of 2021

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Kaden Dudley, CU’s first commit from the Class of 2021, re-opens his commitment … Dudley: “I still look forward to getting to know the new coaches and staff at CU, but I also need to pursue and explore all possible options” …

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ARCHIVED GAME OF THE WEEK
1985 CU rolls Missouri, 38-7, for Bill McCartney's first win over his alma mater ... Mark Hatcher goes for 151 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries in leading the Buffs to a rout of the Tigers READ