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It's funny you mention that

A friend of mine who is a long time Michigan fan said to me after I expressed excitement and enthusiasm about the hiring of Mel Tucker that if Mel fails, CU should just cancel the football program. Obviously, he was kidding but after the final few painful years under Barnett, the Hawk era, the Embree era, and the MacIntyre era, CU really needs to get this hire right. It's been so damn long since this program was a consistent winner that high school recruits have no idea the Buffs were ever any good unless someone tells them.

Mel definitely checks the boxes for me because I wanted:
- a defensive coach, preferably a def coordinator from a P5 program
- a proven high level recruiter
- a coach who demands physicality on both lines of scrimmage

I'm optimistic about the future of this program under Mel but ever since he was hired I've stayed true to my belief that year 1 would be rough and subsequent years would get better. I just don't see this team winning 6 games this year and Rick George has scheduled very tough the next couple of years to follow so I hope fans can be patient. Anyone who is expecting 6-7 wins this year will likely be very disappointed come the end of the season. I'd love to be wrong, I desperately want this team to go bowling and I want recruiting to improve. I just think it will take time for Mel to build a talented roster and instill the toughness that's been missing here. The schedule is ranked 5th toughest in America by Phil Steele - tough stuff for a first year head coach.

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Posted: 07/10/2019 at 09:56AM


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