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Buffaloes OT Aaron Haigler elects not to play senior year

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The offensive line is losing a veteran leader.

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It has been reported that offensive tackle Aaron Haigler, a captain in 2018, will not return to Colorado for his senior season.

This has been a period of upheaval for the Colorado Buffaloes football team. Mel Tucker has changed seven staff members, brought in twelve early enrollees, and hired a brand new support staff (we’ll miss you, Katie Bason).

The upheaval is not limited to player personnel. The players themselves are changing. With any new coaching staff, there will be attrition. The players were comfortable with the previous staff, scheme changes lead to some players seeing their snaps decrease, and sometimes players just don’t want to play anymore.

That’s what happened with Aaron Haigler. The Buffs’ leader in snaps on the offensive line has decided to hang up his cleats. He graduated last year, and while he has a year left of eligibility, he has decided that his college career is over (at least at CU). Haigler has been all over the offensive line for the Buffs, and he has played consistently since 2016. We wish him well in the future and thank him for all of his blood, sweat, and tears that he poured into the Buffs.