Colorado Football Keeps The Faith In Its Comeback

Head coach Mike MacIntyre describes "the Four Fs" on which the Colorado Buffaloes are built: "Foundation, family, future and football." Add a fifth F for the Buffaloes: faith. Sefo Liufau and Chidobe Awuzie both sported crucifixes at the Pac-12 Conference's Media Days this July in Hollywood. "The crosses symbolize a lot for us," Awuzie said.…

Remembering The Miracle at Michigan

Twenty-two years after the Miracle at Michigan, Kordell Stewart's Hail Mary heave to Michael Westbrook remains burned in my memory. It's not the earliest individual play I can remember watching live, still in great detail, but no play holds a more significant place for me. Colorado-Michigan wasn't the first really hyped game I remember closely…

Saturday Six-Pack, Friday Edition: Week 1 Picks

Everyone make it through Opening Night unscathed? Good, because there's little time to catch your breath before diving into the Friday edition of Week 1 picks, served up cold in the Saturday Six-Pack. First-time readers might understandable be asking themselves: why is a column laying out Week 1 picks for a Friday night called Saturday…

A New Crew of Quarterbacks Will Shape Pac-12 in 2016

Quarterback play has long defined the identity of the Pac-12, dating back well before the conference had 12 or even 10 members. The 1960s had Heisman Trophy winners Terry Baker and Gary Beban; the '70s produced Dan Fouts, Jim Plunkett, Sonny Sixkiller and Warren Moon. Troy Aikman, John Elway and Rodney Peete did their thing…

2016 Pac-12 Media Days Goes Light on Quarterbacks

The 2016 Pac-12 media days list of attendees* (*subject to change) features as many punters as quarterbacks. To add to that peculiarity, the only quarterback slated for attendance at the event next month in Hollywood -- Colorado's Sefo Liufau -- has been rehabbing from a Lisfranc injury to his left foot that cast uncertainty on…

Is The Big 12 Conference Salvageable?

How close the Big 12 Conference was to full implosion six years ago this month, the world may never truly know. So many conflicting accounts surfaced at the time, and still leak out today, it's difficult to parse reality from fiction. Colorado was the first to go, leaving for the former Pac-10 on the 10th.…