Head Coach Mike Macintyre, now in his third year, has watched his squad lose twice as many games as it has won. Coach Macintyre’s record after his first two seasons is just 6-18. That means his team of young football players has been losing about nine games in each of the past two seasons while winning just three.
That is, of course, a formula for failure. The Head Coach knows it and is trying to reverse the unhappy trend. His Buffaloes have played two games in the new season and the results for this squad have been mixed. There has been a good showing and a bad showing.
The Buffaloes opened the 2015 Season on the road at the University of Hawaii where they were beaten by a score of 28-20. The following week, on Saturday, September 12th, the Buffaloes crushed a team from the University of Massachusetts. The final score was 48-14.
It remains to be seen which team will show up for this week’s contest. The University of Colorado will play at home on September 19th (that’s today) against Colorado State University. A win could put this group of players on the road to a successful season. Of course, a loss could create the wrong kind of momentum.
The Buffaloes have several other home games that need to be played. They will host Nicholls State University on September 26th, the 12th ranked Oregon Ducks on October 3rd, the University of Arizona’s twentieth ranked Wildcats on October 17th, the Stanford University Cardinals on November 7th and the 6th ranked Trojans of USC on November 13th.
That is, by any measure, a very tough home schedule. The Buffaloes will do well just to be competitive in some of the games.
When the University of Colorado “hits the road,” its Head Coach and players will find a number of very tough opponents awaiting their arrival. Consider what lies in wait for this team.
The Buffaloes will play Arizona State University on October 10th, Oregon State University on October 24th, the tenth-ranked Bruins of UCLA on October 31st, Washington State University on November 21st and the University of Utah’s 21st ranked football team on November 28th.
Again, this schedule of road games offers many challenges for the Buffaloes, a team that is hoping to show some improvement in 2015.
The fact that this squad has already won one game may bode well for it in the contests that have yet to be played. Coach Macintyre’s squad is hungry and this coach may be teaching it what it takes to succeed on the gridiron.
Courtesy of the Denver Post