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Pac-12 Media Days

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    [h=3]Pac-12 Media Day Notes and Quotes[/h]—
    July 29th
    Notes and Quotes
    Some Mike MacIntyre quotes as he made his way through the ESPN “Car Wash” Wednesday morning:
    –*“We broke 105 school records last year, and only won two games. That shows you how good the Pac-12 is”
    – On the new $156 million facilities: “We stole everybody’s good ideas and put them in ours”
    – “We’re not at the bottom. We’re in the middle of our journey”
    – “Each conference should have nine games and have a title game. Notre Dame needs to get into a conference”

    Notes from the CU Media Day press packet:
    – Season ticket renewals are running at an 87 percent clip. Counting new tickets, CU is about up to the number of season ticket sales as last year – 18,126 – with six weeks still to go before the home opener;
    – Attrition (all known for some time) … Walk-on quarterbacks Will Fischer-Colbrie and Ty Gangi have transferred; wide receiver Elijah Dunston and defensive end Markeis Reed have given up football due to injuries … defensive tackle Josh Tupou not a member of the team, status for 2016 uncertain;
    – All freshman recruits qualified and are in Boulder … Transfer running back Aaron Baltazar is finishing up junior college courses, and “will join the team in August”;
    – Colorado improved in 33 major team statistical categories in 2014, after improving in 29 from the 2013 season last fall;
    – The Buffs held the lead in the second half of six of their ten losses in 2014, and in the fourth quarter in three of those six games. In CU’s eight losses in 2013, it was in the game only twice in eight losses, and in only three of 11 losses in 2013;
    – Colorado was out-scored by 126 points overall in 2014 – awful, until you compare that figure with past years. In 2013, the number was 154, with the two-year total of 2011-12 being 556 points

    Colorado Pac-12 Media Days press release
    From cubuffs.com*… The calendar may still say July, but college football fans know the season is just around the corner.
    Thursday, the Pac-12 jumps into the national spotlight when the conference opens its annual Media Day at Warner Bros. Studios. “Media Day” is actually a two-day event that will bring media from all over the nation to meet with the conference’s 12 head coaches and two players from each team.
    Colorado head football coach Mike MacIntyre will be joined by offensive tackle Stephane Nembot and linebacker Kenneth Olugbode on center stage Thursday. The Pac-12 Networks will air live from the event on Thursday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. both days.
    Thursday, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott will open the event with his annual address to the media at 10 a.m. Immediately after Scott’s session, the Buffs will go live on the Pac-12 Networks from 10:50 to 11:05 a.m., the first team on the docket after Scott’s address.
    The broadcast will be available on all seven Pac-12 networks and will be free (no authentication needed) on the Pac-12 Now app and at Pac-12.com.
    The Buff contingent will then take the stage later Thursday for the “traditional” media day interviews at 1:50 p.m.
    Friday, the Buffs will participate in the television-specific portion of Media Day, when they will spend the morning conducting interviews with the conference’s television partners (Pac-12 Networks, ESPN and Fox). Also Friday, the media will hear from David Coleman, Pac-12 Vice President of Officiating; and Lydia Murphy-Stephans, Pac-12 Networks President.
    While there, all student-athletes will also have the opportunity to attend the Jimmy Kimmel Concert Series.
    MacIntyre, CU’s 25th head coach, is entering his third season at the Buffaloes’ helm. While Colorado finished just 2-10 in his second season at CU, the Buffs set more than 100 offensive records and showed that they had begun to close the talent gap, with four of their conference losses coming by a combined 15 points, including a pair of double-overtime defeats.
    Nembot and Olugbode were the two recipients of the team’s Eddie Crowder Award in spring football, presented by coaches to players who displayed the most outstanding leadership during spring drills.
    Nembot, a senior, started all 12 games at right tackle last season, the second straight year he started every game for the Buffs. Nembot played 988 snaps last season for the Buffs, tying for the team high, and missed just eight snaps over the course of the entire season. Athlon Sports named Nembot to its second team All-Pac-12 preseason squad.
    Olugbode, a junior inside linebacker, also started all 12 games for the Buffs last year and led the team in tackles, racking up 83 total (57 solo).
    The Buffs report for camp Tuesday, Aug. 4, and begin practice on Wednesday with an 8:35 a.m. workout. While the final fall camp schedule has not yet been released, practices tentatively scheduled as open to the public are the Aug. 5, 6, 7, 8, 15 and 21 workouts.
    Colorado opens the season Thursday, Sept. 3, at Hawai’i in an 11 p.m. contest (7 p.m. Hawai’i time) against the Rainbow Warriors at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. The game will be broadcast nationally by CBS Sports Network.
    To keep tabs on all the Pac-12 Media Day sessions, follow along on social media at #GoBuffs and #Pac12FB.

    How to watch Pac-12 Media Days (Thursday and Friday) on Pac-12 Networks (for free online)
    From the Pac-12 … The*2014 Pac-12 football season produced*a Heisman Trophy winner, six postseason bowl game wins and many #Pac12AfterDark late-game heroics. What will the Conference of Champions do for an encore? Football fans*will get their first taste of the 2015 season July 30-31 during*2015 Pac-12 Football Media Days*with a chance to watch free on Pac-12 Now and Pac-12.com.
    [Related: Pac-12 Networks coverage details of football media days]
    Pac-12 Networks will provide live coverage of both media days on site from Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California.*The head coach, one offensive player and one defensive player from all 12 teams will visit our Pac-12 Football Media Day Special*set, spilt across two days.*Various experts, such as*Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, San Jose Mercury News‘ Jon Wilner, Sports Illustrated senior writer Pete Thamel*and conference luminaries also will be featured in the broadcasts.
    In addition all 7 Pac-12 Networks,*Pac-12 Football Media Day Special*will be available for fans to watch free on the Pac-12 Now app and on Pac-12.com. No TV provider username and password will be required for either of the*Pac-12 Football Media Day Special shows, starting*Thursday, July 30 at 9 a.m. PT, and resuming*Friday*at 9*a.m. PT.
    The schedule*includes:
    Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott – 10:00 a.m. (MT) Thursday
    CU head coach Mike MacIntyre – 10:50 a.m. (MT) Thursday
    Buffs Kenneth Olugbode and Stephane Nembot – 11:04 a.m. (MT) Thursday
    Other teams on Thursday … Arizona State; Oregon State; UCLA: Washington; and Stanford
    Teams with coaches and players on Friday (starting at 10 a.m., MT)*… Utah, Arizona; Cal; USC; Oregon; and Washington State

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