CU: The high the team was riding after the two home wins with Interim Brian disappeared in Lincoln quicker than a logical thought at UNL (sorry Huskers, that's my last joke ever.) Nebraska simply out muscled and took it straight at the Buffs. The Black and Gold had no answer as Rodney Stewart's holes were plugged all day and Cody Hawkins passing lanes were equally clogged. Nebraska showed they'll belong with their smash mouth style in the Big 10 while CU showed a lot has to be done in the Pac 12.
As soon as the game ended, the coaching candidates started popping up everywhere you could shake a Cali Dougie Dance. Late last night, Ole Miss Houston Nutt's name was all over the CU imprint, but thankfully that has been shut down. The Denver Post seems intent on making Troy Calhoun the top choice, which wouldn't sit well with the boosters and fans. The people's choice is still Eric Bieniemy, who is in limbo with the Vikings but would immediately bring a recruiting spark, passion from the fan base (donations? Cha ching), and approval from the growing influence that is the former players. A CU "official" interviewed him on Saturday (was the "official" Chip the mascot? Why no name given?) and most of Buff Nation would be happy with him being introduced as soon as today.
DONKS: Great weekend for McD and the Donks. I'm wondering if Lil Hoody's turkey came to life on the table and ran out if the house. Even if it did, the McDaniels defense wouldn't be able to tackle it.
Videogate seemingly came out of nowhere to punch the team and their fans in the collective nuts before the game. And when I say the fans, it hurt as much as the product on the field. Now you have a trust issue with your coach who was tetering on the fine line of trust beforehand. Yet he still couldn't answer the questions in the wake of the "spying." Why was there a lag in reporting? Why was the employee not immediately sent back to Denver and let go? What is it with filming practice? Is there anything to be gained? Did you see what cleats Vernon Davis wore or that Troy Smith was talking to a hot blond?
To follow that up with such an inept defensive performance is just a an insult on Bronco Nation. Don't give me the "valiant comeback" BS. The fourth quarter of that game was essentially a pre-season game, complete with a half empty stadium. (Think this game was bad in the stands? Wait until the post-holiday games at Invesco to close out the year. Scalpers will have seats hanging at the dollar store.) Shots of McD showed him seemingly grasping for anything throughout the game. Did that look like a coach who was in complete control? (Although the squirrel that was loose on the field may have been a welcome addition to the Donk RB corps.)
Things are unraveling quickly at Dove Valley, and the dots that were hard to connect (Cutler, Hillis, bad first round picks, etc) are beginning to come together and make a picture of a young coach over his head.
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