There were 3 other guys very interested in the games and they knew enough about CU's history for me to accept their opinions on the matter because one of them said..... and I am paraphrasing..... you dropped off of the map after Barnett was canned..... what happened? So they watched the first half of the Oregon game and then they watched ours.... Their reaction was: how in the world did some of these players make a D1 team.... most notably several offensive linemen, our kick returner, 1 corner, and QB. They were impressed with 2 of our linebackers and 2 of our DL's. The loved 1 WR and 1 RB. No need to fill in names...... but they said we just do not have the athletes right now to compete on a consistent basis with the top 25 programs. I for one, was happier than I have been about Colorado Football since the second quarter of the first game that Hawkins coached. While there are problems, I saw a defense that played a better team defense than I have since Hawk was here.