The 1995 Season – A Look Back


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In the final season of the Big Eight, CU’s surprising choice for head coach, Rick Neuheisel, rode a backup quarterback (John Hessler) all the way to a ten-win season and a No. 5 final ranking …

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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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The 38-6 domination of Oregon in the 1996 Cotton Bowl was a sweet end to the first season under Rick Neuheisel, but the game had an unintended consequence – the creation of NikeU … Player No. 36: Running back Bobby Purify (2000-04), the third-leading rusher in CU history …

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1995 … No. 4 CU traveled to Norman to face No. 10 Oklahoma without injured star QB Koy Detmer … Enter John Hessler, who threw for five touchdowns in a 38-17 rout … Essay – “Yo, Howard (Schnellenberger): Sit down and shut up” … No. 38 Player: QB Cody Hawkins …

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CU’s Associate Athletic Director / Media Relations Director Dave Plati talks about two of the most surprising coaching changes in CU history – Bill McCartney’s surprise retirement announcement in 1994; Rick Neuheisel leaving CU for Washington in 1998 …

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Return to Relevance

//posted 8.8.2016

CU may not be ready for a “Return to Dominance” in 2016, but there are reasons for optimism …

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Neuheisel joins Pac-12 Network

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Pac-12 Notes – January

//posted 1.31.2012

National championship/Heisman trophy odds favor USC/Oregon … Big 12 schedule skews old rivalries

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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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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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Pac 12 Notes – October

//posted 10.25.2011

October 31st If you can’t leave ’em, sue ’em! Colorado and Nebraska were required to give 24 months’ to the Big 12 if they wanted to leave the conference. Colorado gave two year’s notice, but Nebraska was willing to pay a penalty to leave a year early. In the end, both teams left after a year, sacrificing television revenue to get out of the conference a year early. The Big East, in an attempt to keep teams from leaving, instituted a 27-month waiting period. West Virginia, though, wants to become …

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