Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by CarolinaBuff, Jan 27, 2009.
I think I saw that last year. If it's the same program I'm remembering, I wouldn't be inclined to call it anything above sub-mediocre.
Damn, I missed it. I went to the CU/Washington game that season, still one of the best college games I've ever seen. Dion Figures broke up consecutive Mark Brunell passes in the end zone at the end of the game to preserve (I think) a 27-23 win.
There were about a gazillion future pros in that game. Colorado linebackers on the roster included Alfred, Kanavis, Ted Johnson and Chad Brown (I think). Future #1- first pick in the draft - Steve Entmann was on Washington's defensive line.
The show is nothing special - but since there isn't alot of other material out there about that season (for whatever reason), it's worth watching. FSN had access/rights to all University footage (like handheld cameras from the endzone) and the NBC Orange Bowl broadcast footage to cover the entire season - so no ABC side to side type footage which would be necessary for a thorough recap. A pretty bad highlight to interview ratio (i.e. you basically get a bad angle shot of an Alfred Williams tackle, then four interview clips).
Good interviews of players and coaches, but they fill alot of airtime with talking heads. McCartney can be pretty funny sometimes ("my heart dropped" when talking about Rocket's return)
That was a special season, probably not as good as the '89 team.
The buffs started 1-1-1 and almost got bumped out of the top 25. They opened in the Pigskin Classic and tied that years SEC champion Tennessee. Then they rallied to beat Stanford at the last minute at home. They lost to Illinois.
They struggled early in games that year, but with a tough running game of Hagan and Bieniemy, they wore teams out. Hagan was injured a lot early and didn't play against Mizzou in the 5th down game. We got better as the season went on and beat undefeated and #2 at the time Nebraska in Lincoln for the Big 8 crown. We closed our last two games liek a champion should by destoying OSU and KSU at home. Alfred Williams in his last home game, played some TE and caught a long pass.
We finished regualr season #1 and went to Orange bowl with rematch with Notre Dame and of course the Rocket almost broke our hearts.
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