CU at the Game. There are tough losses, and then there are tough losses. The 40-31 defeat at the hands of Nebraska will be remembered for some time. Not only did the Buffs lose in ignoble fashion - on a Nebraska school-record 57-yard field goal with less than two minutes to play - but the loss will keep Colorado home for the holidays. There is a complete wrap-up of the game posted on the website, including stats and locker room quotes. If that sounds about as appetizing as a third day of turkey, I offer you the following essay: "Coach Mac v. Coach Hawk" takes a look at the programs each coach inherited, then follows the parallels for each coach as they posted two-win seasons in their first campaigns, then seasons of improvement, followed by seasons of disappointment. In Coach Mac’s fourth season, the program shifted, taking the Buffs on a path which culminated in a national championship. Will the same hold true for Buffs in Coach Hawk’s fourth season? We’ll take a look. Please note: CU at the Game will not be going into hibernation until August, 2009. Far from it. There will be recruiting updates as warranted by events (all the more reason to let your CU friends know they should send me an email and get on the update list). ALSO, coming in a few weeks will be an addition to the website - an interactive element (think about your favorite CU story - one which you are willing to share) which I believe you will not only enjoy, but will wish to be an active participant! Hang in there, Buff fans! www.cuatthegame.com Go Buffs!