sure, it is improbable, but you have to remember 1989. before the 89 season, no one sane was predicting that CU would go 11-0 and play for the national championship. no one. it is easy now in retrospect to smugly recall how good that team was and how it seems, now, like it was destiny. but, at the time, it felt nearly miraculous. in 1990, when the Buffs started 1-1-1, no one and i mean no one thought they were still in the hunt for the nc. everyone thought they were done. with about 2 weeks left in the season the Buffs were ranked something like 8th and it looked to be all over. i sat there with the schedules of all the teams in front of CU and i said to myself "you know, it could happen, if x loses to y, etc." and you know what? it happened. CU leapt to the top and won the nc. in 86, the Buffs started 0-4. the dreams of a return to glory seemed so impossible. but, then they did something they hadn't done in about 20 years... they beat nebraska. and they made it into a bowl game. that was a real turning point for the program. in 2001, CU lost to fresno state on a qb error. fresno state. at home. sure, they were considered a tough non-bcs team, but still... people were screaming for gb's head. yet, that team delivered a big 12 championship, and 62-36, and SHOULD, imho, have played for the nc. in 1994, the Buffs were 2 scores down with under 4 minutes to play in the big house. 100k+ of screaming michigan fans were sure of victory. but, we all know what happened. the reports out of practice have hit all the right notes, i think. the team still has some big gaps, but there may be a spark there. this could be a really special year. i love august. GO BUFFS!