Where Colorado Buffalo alumni, fans and friends come to chat all things CU. Go Buffs!

Football Message Board


Joined: 8/29/11 Posts: 1856
Likes: 833

Hopefully Mac is as good at evaluating coaching talent as he is players

Fans can just as easily worry about Brown coaching the secondary and Els coaching the linebackers. Here is some of their bio information to hopefully reassure:

Under Eliot the Wildcats set a new school record for defensive touchdowns scored in a season with six in 2014; UK recorded 23 takeaways that year. UK jumped 45 places in the total defense rankings from 2013 to 2014 under Eliot's defense, finishing in the top half of the nation in that statistic. In 2015, UK ranked 28th in the FBS in passing defense by giving up only 198.1 yards per game.

Army's secondary was one of the top units in the nation last season with Brown coaching its corners. The Black Knights ranked sixth in the nation in passing defense at 170.2 yards per game, was 11th in interceptions with 17 and ranked 17th with a pass efficiency defense of 115.12.

Els joined the Colorado program from Purdue University, where he served as the Boilermakers' defensive coordinator in 2016 under head coach Darrell Hazell. Els has the bulk of his experience as an assistant coach working with the linebackers, and all but one of his 27 years devoted on the defensive side of the ball. He spent four years at the University of Nebraska from 2011-14 under coach Bo Pellini, his first season as linebackers coach with the responsibilities of coordinating both special teams and recruiting added to his duties for the last three years.

(In response to this post by JeffGerardi)

Posted: 08/11/2017 at 12:17PM


Insert a Link

Enter the title of the link here:

Enter the full web address of the link here -- include the "http://" part:

Current Thread:
Is Anyone Else Scared S#$#less About DJ Eliot? -- JeffGerardi 08/11/2017 11:34AM
  Finally a dose of reality on here. ** -- Lubick Field 08/16/2017 9:16PM
  Re: His record isn't impressive on the surface -- CUKev 08/12/2017 11:31AM
  Better that MM is in charge -- Sierrabuff 08/11/2017 3:57PM
  No, what scared me was the contract... -- SamSpade 08/11/2017 2:05PM
  Nope -- EBN 08/11/2017 12:27PM
  Re: Nope -- CHIP1990 08/11/2017 12:44PM
  Think it's much more about the players. ** -- 241Volcano 08/11/2017 12:20PM
  I think Jim Leavitt is proof that's wrong** -- JeffGerardi 08/11/2017 1:10PM
  Hmmmmm. I wonder why Stoops was shopping him. ** -- hawg1 08/11/2017 12:36PM
  Notice they ignored 2016 in his bio -- JeffGerardi 08/11/2017 1:13PM
  Concerned, for sure -- BuffsIn2017 08/11/2017 12:10PM