Last year, CSU was a mess. Especially when they followed their opening loss by losing to a bad Tulsa team. Last year, Oregon State was terrible after losing to Eastern Washington. Last year, Auburn was a mediocre team since it took Leach Coug'n it for them to beat Wazzu at home. Even the early season can be misleading on how the entire season can go. A few weeks into last year: Miami was back, Georgia was going to have the type of season to get Richt fired, and Texas (which ended up almost winning the Big 12) was a hopeless case. This post isn't meant to say that a Week 1 performance is irrelevant or that early results don't matter. Just some perspective on how a season makes a season, not one game or one portion of that season. The Buffs in October or November may or may not have any resemblance to the Buffs on August 29th.