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CU's new staff is rich in Buff football history
Think back to the great moments of CU Football. Remember the CU win over Notre Dame in the 1991 Orange Bowl that locked up the 1990 National Championship for the Buffaloes; the Miracle at Michigan in the 1994 season where Kordell Stewart hit Michael Westbrook on a last second “Hail Mary” to upset the Wolverines; and how about CU’s dominant 62-36 win over #1 Nebraska in November of 2001?
Now flash forward to today. It’s hard to find similarities between the program today and what it was ten years ago. But with the hiring of Jon Embree and a new coaching staff filled with former Buffs that were here during the hay day of the program, the future seems bright.
New Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy was on that 1990 National Championship and is considered one of the best Buff players of all time. He and Embree will team up to get CU Football back on the national picture. One of the most important aspects of their job will be to recruit. Something Associate Athletic Director and Sports Information Director Dave Plati said, “I think this might be the best group of recruiters we could have here in ya know, 15 years.”
A key to the recruiting game will be keeping the top Colorado high school football players in state. A stand out prep Tight End himself, Embree will have an upper hand recruiting kids to stay in state like he did. He has already landed his first pledge from the recruiting class of 2012 from senior Clay Niggard out of Mountain Vista High School.
With the program moving to the newly formed PAC-12, it gives the opportunity for a new beginning of sorts, “Taking all this, moving it to the PAC-12. A chance to reinvent. New coaches. Its just all this feeling of newness and its kind of a fresh start,” said Plati.