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McCartney's Recruits Dominate the Record Book (Warning Stats Overload)

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  1. Section106

    Section106 Member

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    I channeled my inner Plati last night. These stats were pulled from cubuffs.com. Kudos to D Plati and the AD staff for maintaining these PDFs for Buff Nation. Obviously these guys care as much as I do about CU football but are not in a position to campaign for a new HC (the way I am)! This list was compiled in hopes of highlighting the level of talent Coach Mac brought to CU and is not intended to ignore or marginalize the accomplishments of other CU greats recruited by past coaches (many of which top other CU statistical categories but were not included because I obviously have an agenda). As you will see McCartney's recruits dominate the most important statistical categories at CU. The only way to win is to recruit the best players (Please feel free to correct anything you see here).



    CU began playing football in 1890
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    1934 The first time a Buffalo ran around the field.

    Bill McCartney
    coached CU for 12 years (82-94)

    His overall record was 95-55-5 (from 89-94 he went 58-11-4 finishing in the top 20 every year 4, 1, 20, 13, 16, 3).
    McCartney is CU's all time leader in games coached (153), wins (93), and conference wins (58).
    He won one AP National Championship, 3 Big 8 Conference Titles (and finished second in the Big 8 4 times).


    CU All-Time Stats
    5 of CU's 13 1,000 Yard Rushers (recruited by McCartney)

    5 of CU's 6 1,000 Yard Receivers (recruited by McCartney)

    CU's Top Two All -Time Rushing Leaders - Bienemy and Salaam (recruited by McCartney)

    CU's Top Rushing QB - Hagan (recruited by McCartney)
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    CU's Top 4 Receivers by Yards (recruited by McCartney)

    6 of CU's Top 10 Tacklers/Career (recruited by McCartney)

    3 of CU's Top 5 Players with most Quarterback Sacks (recruited by McCartney)

    8 of CU's Top 10 Players with most Tackles for Loss (recruited by McCartney)


    Single Season Bests
    2 of CU's Top 3 Rushing Leaders - Total Yards Gained (recruited by McCartney)

    4 of CU's Top 6 Touchdown Leaders - Most Touchdowns in a Season (recruited by McCartney)

    4 of CU's Top 5 Quarterbacks - NCAA Efficiency Rating (recruited by McCartney)

    2 of CU's Top 3 Quarterbacks - Completion % (recruited by McCartney)

    #1 in Touchdown Passes and Yards - Detmer (recruited by McCartney)
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    5 of CU's Top 6 Wide Receivers - Total Receiving Yards - (recruited by McCartney)

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    4 of CU's Top 6 Players with most Touchdowns in a Season (recruited by McCartney)

    All Time Points in a Season - Salaam (recruited by McCartney)

    Most Net Yards in a Season - Salaam (recruited by McCartney)

    Most Net Yards in a Career - Bienemy (recruited by McCartney)

    Most Yards Gained by a Receiver/Career - Pritchard (recruited by McCartney)

    Average Yards Per Game (Season/Career) 186/113 - Salaam (recruited by McCartney)

    Most 100 Yard Rushing Games - Consecutive (9, Salaam), Season (10, Bienemy), Career (21, Bienemy)

    Highest Average Attendance at Folsom - 90-97

    All-Americans/Players of the Year (All-American Selections Began in 1919)

    5 of CU's 6 Unanimous All-Americans (recruited by McCartney)
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    31 of CU's 70 First Team All-Americans (recruited by McCartney)

    16 of CU's 34 Second Team All-Americans (recruited by McCartney)

    13 of CU's 23 Third Team All-Americans (recruited by McCartney)

    41 of CU's 81 Honorable Mention All-Americans (recruited by McCartney)

    9 of CU's 24 Playboy All-Americans (recruited by McCartney)

    4 of CU's 5 Offensive Conference Players of the Year (recruited by McCartney)

    3 of CU's 6 Defensive Conference Players of the Year (recruited by McCartney)
    14 of CU's 24 National Players of the Week (recruited by McCartney)

    6 of CU's 15 Academic All-Americans (recruited by McCartney)

    29 of CU's 64 Hula Bowl Players (recruited by McCartney)

    9 of CU's 22 NFL 1st Round Pics (recruited by McCartney)

    20 of CU's 45 Players with Superbowl Rings (recruited by McCartney)


    Nationwide Awards (ALL CU players and where they finished)

    Heisman Trophy - Established in 1935 (CU players in the top 16)

    #1 Rashaan Salaam (recruited by McCartney)
    #2 Byron White
    #3 Eric Bienemy (recruited by McCartney)
    #5 Darian Hagan (recruited by McCartney)
    #6 Joe Romig
    #11 Bobby Anderson
    #13 Kordell Stewart (recruited by McCartney)
    #15 Charles E. Johnson (recruited by McCartney)
    #16 Charlie Davis
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    Biletnikoff Award - Established in 1994 (Best WR in the Country)

    Rae Carruth - Finished in the Top 3 (recruited by McCartney)

    Butkus Award - Established in 1985 (Best Linebacker in the Country)

    Alfred Williams - WINNER (recruited by McCartney)
    Ted Johnson - RUNNER UP (recruited by McCartney)
    Matt Russell - RUNNER UP, WINNER (recruited by McCartney)
    Jordan Dizon - RUNNER UP
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    Lombardi Award
    - Established in 1970 (Top Lineman in the Country)

    Bryan Stoltenburg - Top 10 finish (recruited by McCartney)

    Maxwell Award - Established in 1937 (Top Player in the Country)

    Rashaan Salaam - WINNER (recruited by McCartney)

    Outland Trophy -Established in 1946 (Top Interior Lineman in the Country)

    Joe Garten - RUNNER UP (recruited by McCartney)

    Jim Thorpe Award - Established in 1986 (Best Defensive Back in the Country)

    Deon Figures -WINNER (recruited by McCartney)
    Chris Hudson - WINNER (recruited by McCartney)
    Steve Rosga - Top 10 (recruited by McCartney)
    Michael Lewis - Top 12
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    Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award - Established in 1987 (Top Senior QB in the Country)

    Kordell Stewart - Top 6 (recruited by McCartney)
    Koy Detmer - Top 7 (recruited by McCartney)

    Doak Walker Award - Established in 1990 (Best Running Back in the Country)

    Rashaan Salaam - WINNER (recruited by McCartney)
    Chris Brown - RUNNER UP
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    National Coach of the Year
    - Established in 1957 (renamed "Bear" Bryant Award in 1986)

    Bill McCartney - WINNER
    Gary Barnett - WINNER
    Chris Peterson - 2 TIME WINNER
    Bill Snyder - WINNER
     
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  2. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    A nice trip down memory lane. Thank you for this!
     
  3. PhillyBuff

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    man we were good in the 88-96 years!
     
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    Nice pic of CJ in there
     
  5. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    Nice compilation of accomplishments! Rep sent :thumbsup:
     
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    I love Salaam's smug grin that says "I'm better you"
     
  7. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    Nice work!
     
  8. MontanaBuff

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    Another stats freak!!
    Well done :thumbsup:

    Rep given.
     
  9. Section106

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    Go Buffs!
     
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    Mind boggling! Just curious 106, how many times did Hawks name come up? I'm guess not too often.
     
  11. InTheBuff

    InTheBuff Club Member Club Member

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    You need to e-mail your post to Bohn, Di Steph & Benson. Doesn't hurt.
     
  12. Mick Ronson

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    all those guys have thick necks. really. is that an S&C thing? we should do it again.
     
  13. Buffsfan09

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    Solid stats, love it. The only problem I'm having with McCartney is he hasn't recruited a single player in well over a decade, not sure the past can also be the future. Regardless, very impressive.
     
  14. Mick Ronson

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    i don't remember Chris Brown being the runner-up for the Doak Walker award. but, impressed to know it. Mr. Brown, well done, sir.

    is that going to be 2001 or 2002? whaddya think?

    winners:

    2001: Luke Staley (ByU)
    2002: Larry Johnson (Penn St)
     
  15. Crash Davis

    Crash Davis MA....THE MEATLOAF!!! Club Member

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    Pretty sure that was 02, I remember he was even getting some heisman consideration that year.

    Not only that, but people need to remember that quite a bit has changed since then. Mac basically built CU into a power by pilfering talent from places like Cali, Texas, and Louisiana. That was possible back then because programs like USC, Texas and LSU were down. Texas was relegated to borderline irrelevance in the old SWC, the formation of the Big 12 changed that.

    Another part of Mac's strategy, which was brilliant at the time, was to make sure to play a tough schedule so that CU would be on TV a lot. Today, the proliferation of cable and satellite TV, where now most games are televised anyway, pretty much negates that strategy. The bottom line is kids want to be on TV.

    I'm not saying don't bring him back, but those who think it will be just like flipping a switch may end up disappointed....
     
  16. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    '02. He got injured near the end of the season and had 1,700+ yards and I think was on pace for over 2,000. At least could have had a chance at it.
     
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  17. michase10

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    As some one who was born in 89' i can not remember the McCartney years however can some one tell me how his record is 95-55-5 (155 games coached for you math wizzes) yet holds the record for games coached at 153 and wins at 93.
     
  18. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    You should edit your post. You do not want to open that can of worms.
     
  19. michase10

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    Why was he an interim coach in 81 or something, thats the only reason i can think of.
     
  20. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Drop it, bro. Just drop it.






    No, I'm ****ing with you. It's probably a typo.
     
  21. michase10

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    HaHaHa. Ok
     
  22. Buttermaker

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    This wouldn't be a not-so-subtle jab at our current (soon to be former) Head Coach from our new statistician? Good work - rep delivered.
     
  23. Section106

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    nm
     
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  24. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    Correct. I still vividly remember the Mizzou game that year. It went to OT and everyone in the stadium knew Brown was getting the rock but it didn't matter. He is one of my all time favorite Buffs.
     
  25. Section106

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    NADA - In 5 years he might get one first team AA in Solder and hopefully at least a second or third team AA in Miller or Smith... We'll see.
     
  26. Section106

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    Isn't that the truth! His teams would flatten today's Buffs.
     
  27. Section106

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    well spotted!
     
  28. Section106

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    Here's a clip from the PDF on cubuffs.com. It must have been a typo.... [​IMG]
     
  29. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    I love that CU was better when there was no head coach than they are under Hawkins. :rofl2:
     
  30. HornBuff

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    100% accurate. A lot with CU being good had to do with SC, UT and LSU being bad. Maybe it's the chicken and egg; did CU's pilfering in those states cause the other schools to underperform or vice versa.
     

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