Colorado’s Football Program = A Bad Situation

Colorado State

by Travis Normand

The 2012 season is underway and NOTHING is going right for the Colorado Buffaloes.

After growing tired of being the Big 12’s whipping boy, the Buffaloes packed their bags and moved west to the Pac-12.

The 2011 season was the Buffaloes first in their new conference and they received anything but a warm welcome.  Finishing 3-10 overall, and 2-7 in Pac-12 play, the Buffaloes’ 2011 record was worse than their final 2010 Big 12 record (5-7, 2-6).

The 2011 and 2010 seasons are not the only dumpster fires that the Buffaloes have started recently.  In fact, take a look at Colorado’s record going back to the 2006 season:

  • 2009:  Overall 3-9, Conference 2-6
  • 2008:  Overall 5-7, Conference 2-6
  • 2007:  Overall 6-7, Conference 4-4
  • 2006:  Overall 2-6, Conference 2-10

At least they made it to the Independence Bowl in 2007.  They lost that bowl game to Alabama by a score of 24–30.  However, it’s not like Alabama has done anything special since that game; so why should Colorado be concerned?  (What?  Alabama has won two BCS National Titles since that game?  And Colorado hasn’t made it to ANY bowl game since then?  Well, never mind … Buffalo fans should be more than concerned.)

But never fear!  The 2012 season is upon us and the Buffaloes are looking to turn over a new leaf.  This year they WILL get things going in the right direction!  They WILL stop the seemingly endless string of losing seasons and finish above .500 for the first time since the 2005 season!  They WILLsorry, excuse me for a second … I just got a score update via text message.  It appears that the Colorado Buffaloes have lost their 2012 opener against their rival, Colorado State, by a score of 22-17.

Wow, that’s embarrassing.


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