Colorado coach Deion Sanders clearly is not a huge fan of late kickoffs. During his coach's show Wednesday, he was heavily critical of the 8 p.m. local time (10 p.m. ET) start for Colorado's Friday game against Stanford. "Who makes these 8 o'clock games? They're the dumbest ever," Sanders said.
Yeah they went over their win total for the season in just 6 games. Before the season talk of a bowl game was ludicrous.The turn of events in this game does not take away from the season the Buffs are having….without Sanders Colorado would be headed for another horrible season…these games this year are growing pains…
I was one of the non believers who played them Under their win total, the bet was pretty much lost after the first game. I honestly don't know how good of a coach he is, I know his kid can play, and that Hunter guy is a monster, too early to tell how good of a coach he is, but considering how dormant Buffs football has been (not counting the shortened Covid year, they haven't had a winning record since 2016), I can understand the excitement he brings, and kids will want to play for him, need a couple years to judge him as a coach. They need two more wins to become bowl eligible, looking at their schedule, it's gonna be tough to get those two wins IMO, but I wouldn't count him outYeah they went over their win total for the season in just 6 games. Before the season talk of a bowl game was ludicrous.
It DID matter, very much so in fact! And yes, it was stupid. Very stupid.Didn't matter but taking the ball to start OT is stupid.
The second OT was Stanford's choice so Prime's decision didn't matter. It was the first OT where the mistake was made. That's why Col went first twice.It DID matter, very much so in fact! And yes, it was stupid. Very stupid.
It is similar to the advantage that the home team in baseball has when they bat last at the end of the game. You have the advantage of knowing what your opponent has already done, you know if you need a touchdown or a field goal to win, and you can adjust your strategy accordingly.
After that interception in the second overtime, Stanford KNEW all they needed was a field goal to win the game, and played conservatively to set it up.
Now reverse the situation: if Colorado knows that all they need is a field goal to win, QB would not have tossed the horrible jump ball in the end zone that got intercepted. They would not have a risked a throw, and settled for a short field goal.
It’s a classic example of EXACTLY why you let your opponent go first in a situation like that.
Stanford had the choice to go for 2 in the first OT.good decison to take the ball 1st in OT, they needed to change the momentum, defense was tired from being on field entire 2nd half, and they defense could not make a stop, and them scoring proved that it was correct decision. what the wrong decision was was SHEdur back peddling 15 yards and throwing up for grabs off balance and wrong foot.