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BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 17: The Colorado Buffaloes mascot Ralphie runs onto the field prior to the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Folsom Field on October 17, 2009 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)
Stuart WhitehairAnalyst INovember 24, 2016

October 27th

Buffs not considered a tough opponent

How far have the Buffs fallen?  Remember two weeks ago when Texas beat Colorado by three touchdowns, and dropped in the polls?

Now Bill Snyder (Bill Snyder!) has indirectly, but quite certainly, denegrated the Buffs.  In his Big 12 weekly press conference, the Kansas State coach was asked about being the surprising leader of the Big 12 North. 

Instead of praising his team’s 3-1 conference record, Snyder instead replied that he was disappointed as to how the Wildcats played against the Buffs. Snyder was particularly angry about his team being shut out in the second half by the Buffs, after scoring on three of their first four possessions.

“The name of  the game is trying to get better,” said Snyder.  “We did not get better on offense…If you finish well, it means you played well and prepared well…Half of our game we did not prepare well or play well.  That’s why I’m upset.”

So, there you go.  The Buffs lose by 14 points, fall to 2-5, 1-2, and the winning coach, whose team is leading the division, is pissed that his team—Kansas State! —didn’t get the 62 points they got the week before.  This is the state of the program at Colorado.  There was no rushing the fields by students in Austin or Manhattan when the Buffs were defeated.  No were no ”breaking news” stories when Colorado dropped yet another game on the road.

It’s gotten so bad, that just defeating Colorado by double digits is not enough.  You drop in the polls and call out your team because you didn’t maul the hapless Buffs worse than you did.

Someone please write Mike Bohn a big check to buyout this coach and stop the bleeding …

For What it’s Worth …

… there was a players’ only meeting held on Monday.  It doesn’t take too much effort to come up with some of the topics of discussion.  Still, it would have been interesting to have been a fly on the wall during the meeting.  It’s hard to not feel for the players.  They get the brunt of the abuse, but it’s not the players most fans have issues with …

… The CU/Texas A&M game will be kicking off at 11:30 a.m. on November 7th.   The game has been picked up by Fox Sports Central, giving the Buffs their third straight morning kickoff …

… Interesting point made by Tim Griffin on his ESPN Big 12 blog: Nebraska has lost its last two Big 12 games (to Texas Tech and Iowa State), both times to back up quarterbacks.  What’s more, Nebraska will be playing backup quarterbacks in its next two games, against Baylor (where third-string quarterback Nick Florence gets the start), and against Oklahoma (Landry Jones in for Sam Bradford).  The Big Red offense has posted 17 points total in its last two games, so they might try a backup of their own, freshman Cody Green, this weekend …

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