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The game that killed the football program

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  1. RSSBot

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    How did we get here?* How did the once proud University of Colorado football program fall to the point that a mid-level FCS program can completely out-play the Buffs in Folsom Field?* It's a simple question to ask. *The complete answer is much less simple.* As in many things, it is far too nebulous and complex to succinctly describe in less than a book.

    What I can pinpoint, emphatically, is the first moment the train began jumping the tracks. *There is one game, above all others, that I keep recalling as the beginning of the end. *Before kickoff, CU was still a national power. *While not perfect, the program was still capable of competing with the best in the land. *After its 60 minutes, it lay broken and vulnerable.

    No, not 70-3.* The real answer is CU's 30-16 loss at Iowa State on November 12th, 2005. *And I was there.

    Let me take you back seven years to the scene of the crime...

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    How did we get here?* How did the once proud University of Colorado football program fall to the point that a mid-level FCS program can completely out-play the Buffs in Folsom Field?* It's a simple question to ask. *The complete answer is much less simple.* As in many things, it is far too nebulous and complex to succinctly describe in less than a book.

    What I can pinpoint, emphatically, is the first moment the train began jumping the tracks. *There is one game, above all others, that I keep recalling as the beginning of the end. *Before kickoff, CU was still a national power. *While not perfect, the program was still capable of competing with the best in the land. *After its 60 minutes, it lay broken and vulnerable.

    No, not 70-3.* The real answer is CU's 30-16 loss at Iowa State on November 12th, 2005. *And I was there.

    Let me take you back seven years to the scene of the crime...

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  2. justicewhite

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    Disagree entirely. While many stand out, it was the Toledo road game in 2009. Program flat-out died on the field that night.
     
  3. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    Here's another question: Who killed the program?

    I submit 2 names: Blane ****ing Kerr and Lisa ****ing Simpson.
     
  4. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    I'm saying that the deed was done long before that. Hell, even in '09 we had already lost to CSU in Folsom. That ISU game started a chain of events that killed a rebound '05 season, ruined recruiting, and got Gary fired and Hawk hired. Toledo was awful, but it was just another link in a chain of failure that stretches back to November '05.

    FWIW, I was at the Toledo game too. Maybe I should just stop attending.
     
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  5. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Naww man. We were already dead at that point. My remote was the thing that died that night after slamming into the wall.
     

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