Spanning four years with four head coaches and a mere thirteen wins, the seniors have the right to look back at their time at Colorado with some angst. But head coach Mike MacIntyre isn’t letting them focus on that disrupted past.
“These seniors have been through a lot. It would be great to send them out with two home wins in a row and then give them something to really shoot for on the last Saturday of the season,” he said. “That’s what we hope to do and that’s what we need to do.”
An upset against No. 23 USC – forecast to be chilly night which will be favorable for CU – would put the Buffs one win away from a bowl game with a single game reaming.
Colorado – and the 16 seniors that will play their final game at Folsom Field on Saturday night – hasn’t had a span this dreadful since the mid 1980’s. The stretch will not be defined by success but rather by fortitude and resilience.
“They talk about how much we fight. That is a good legacy for us to have,” redshirt junior Paul Richardson said. “I appreciate how much our seniors put forth for us, but I just wish we could have been more successful early on for these guys.”
Wins were rare for these seniors – even beating Southern California won’t be able to redefine their time in Boulder – while adversity was not. For that, it’s something they can still be proud of.