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"Yeah, even I'm a little creeped out by it..."
"Yeah, even I'm a little creeped out by it..."

Recapping Colorado Buffaloes Football and Pac-12 News, Links, and Stories

Colorado_mediumReflections on Turning Fifty " CU At the Game - A CU Football blog by Stuart Whitehair

On Monday, I will hit a half century. Fifty years on planet Earth, with about 2/3 of those years wearing the black-and-gold. Since I became a Colorado fan in 1980 - my freshman year in Boulder – Colorado has posted 16 winning seasons (counting 1986, when the Buffs went 6-5, but lost their bowl game), and 16 losing seasons (counting 2011, which isn’t a losing season … at least not yet).

And the Buffs are right back where I started.

Colorado_mediumBrooks: Reality Continues To Hit Hard At Buffs - 

When circumstances, outcomes and outlooks sometimes spiral out of their control, coaches have a fall-back saying: "It is what it is." 

Colorado_pac-12Harris poll looks like other polls - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

The Associated Press poll is the best and best known college football poll, but it doesn't count in the BCS standings. The coaches poll and the Harris Poll do. So for those of you who want to obsess over potential BCS scenarios, here's the Harris Poll for this week. You will find that it looks a lot like the AP poll. 

Did you know Conference Re-alignment is all about the money? Oh, you did? Oh well. Proof is after the jump anyways...

Colorado_mediumNext up for CU Buffs: Washington Huskies on right track after dark days - Buffzone

Devin Aguilar understands what the Buffs are going through. When the former Mullen High School star arrived on campus at Washington the program was going through some dark days.

Here follows your Conference Re-Alignment Laugh-Track

Colorado_pac-12Sources: TCU trustees meeting, to accept Big 12 invite Monday - ESPN Dallas

TCU trustees are scheduled to meet Monday, when they will discuss and likely accept the school's invitation to join the Big 12 Conference.

Colorado_pac-12Power move by ACC - The Boston Globe - In case you were wondering who's the biggest player of all in the conference re-alignment game, just talk to Boston College's Athletic Director...

"We always keep our television partners close to us,’’ he said. "You don’t get extra money for basketball. It’s 85 percent football money. TV - ESPN - is the one who told us what to do. This was football; it had nothing to do with basketball.’’

Colorado_pac-12Beebe says Big 12 taking steps he touted - Buffzone 

Ousted Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe says he touted equal revenue sharing and members handing their television rights to the conference years ago, but the schools -- and not just Texas -- liked the idea of being able to start their own networks.

At this point, he might as well say "awww, c'mon guys, I totally said that!" while stamping his feet and generally making a fuss

Laugh Track Over

 The Historical: Texas' McEachern Miracle and Cornell's Fifth Down - Football Study Hall

The Historical takes a look at the 1977 Red River Shootout that saw a third-string Texas QB come off the bench to save the day and the infamous "Fifth Down" game between Cornell and Dartmouth in 1940.

I thought this was interesting in that we're not the only 'CU' to have a fifth-down. God, we needed this last year when every other news article was about the MIzzou game from 1990.

Colorado_mediumNo. 7 Stanford 48, Colorado 7 " CU At the Game - A CU Football blog by Stuart Whitehair - It's a recap, too, but here's the 'tidbits' from the end.

Game Notes -

- Colorado now trails Stanford in the all-time series, 4-3, with three of the four losses in Palo Alto;

-  When Stanford missed a field goal in the second quarter, it snapped a streak of 16 consecutive field goals, dating back to last year’s Baylor game, in which the opposition had been perfect against the Buffs;

- Opponents are only 5-of-102 against Colorado since 1993 in converting a third-and-20 or longer, with the latest coming when Stanford converted a third-and-26 in the second quarter;

- Colorado only traveled with 62 players to Stanford (teams are allowed to take 70 under NCAA rules), with 56 seeing action;

- The Stanford game marked only the second time in 38 games in which the Colorado defense did not record a sack;

Colorado_pac-12Pac-12 power rankings: Week 7 - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN

If you don't like where you are in the power rankings, play better. 11. Colorado: The Buffaloes got a good look at what an elite Pac-12 team looks -- and feels -- like on Saturday. Something approximating Oklahoma, I'd imagine. The schedule ahead is brutal. Top WR Paul Richardson is out for a few weeks with a sprained knee. The secondary is a mess. About all the Buffs can do is keep sawing wood and hope things click into place. 

Here's hoping...Go Buffs