Recapping Colorado Buffaloes Football and Pac-12 News, Links, and Stories
By the time late October hits - and here in Buffsville, it's arrived with a teeth-rattling smack - even veteran coaches are confounded by five-game losing streaks, one win in going on two months, and injury lists that go miles and miles past ridiculous.
After his team was dominated by the 9th-ranked Oregon Ducks, 45-2, head coach Jon Embree was asked what he told his younger players, forced into action due to injuries to over a score of players. "I told the team, that is what you want to be," said Embree, pointing to the visiting locker room." That team in that locker room over there, that is what you want to be."
The Stanford Cardinal are entering the BCS picture with the upsets by Wisconsin to Michigan State and Oklahoma to Texas Tech.
Kyle Ringo reminds us that it's 'sad trombone-time' for Oklahoma... after the jump.
You've seen the newest BCS standings, but what do they mean? Here are the latest BCS bowl projections, the biggest games of Week 9 and more.
Oh God! What does it all mean!?!?!? PLEASE, SBNATION!!!! EXPLAIN WHAT IT ALL MEANS!!!!
For what it was worth, Oregon’s 45 points were 3.7 under its scoring average, and with 527 total yards, the Ducks finished 12 yards below their total offense average. But those below-average numbers were of little solace to the Buffs.
It's a sportswriting cliché to take a single game, superimpose a racing metaphor on it and then assert a team is "turning the corner." The cliché part is bad enough. The near-certainty of a premature declaration is far more insidious. On Friday, the Pac-12 blog wrote this: "Cougars, Beavers on opposite paths." It was genius. See how it remains true on Sunday!
12. Colorado: Nothing has gone right for the Buffaloes, from a brutal 13-game, no-bye schedule to an injury list that might be the nation's worst, at least in terms of the number of injuries to starters. The Buffs looked like they'd at least be competitive in the preseason. That has not proven to be the case.
About the only solace we have now is that we don't live in Norman. Seriously, if they ain't got football, they ain't got nothin'.