ESPN is reporting that Bill McCartney, former assistant coach under Bo and out of coaching since 1994, is potentially interested in the coaching vacancy at Colorado. The Buffs won their only National Championship under McCartney, partially with the infamous 5th Down vs. Missouri. 1994 also was the most painful Michigan loss I witnessed, with the Kordell Stewart 64 yd TD pass to end the game. It would be interesting to see if this happens . . . at 70 years of age, Bill McCartney seems a bit long in the tooth. But then, I guess if Joe Paterno is still coaching, anything can happen.
Former Asst Coach Bill McCartney possible Colorado Coach
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If Bill Snyder can come back to K-State at age 69 (and do pretty well -- certainly better than Ron Prince), why can't McCartney come back to CU at age 70?
He'd follow Bill Snyder in the reunion tour.
Next up, Darrell Royal at Texas!
Barry Switzer at Oklahoma would be fun, too.
Need to see that one to believe it.
rebuilding a program from the bottom up as they enter a new conference with a different recruiting geography will require lots of energy. i can see this fitting very well. as an AD, maybe, but it seems like someone fresher will be a better face for the program. whoever this year's skip holtz is would be my guess.
Bill Snyder was out of coaching for a fraction of the time McCartney has been. Recruits were two years old the cast time McCartney coached a game. Seems a stretch.
In the fourth year (1985), McCartney spoke and Colorado's football program rose from the dead that was the Bill Mallory/Chuck Fairbanks era:
|Colorado Buffaloes (Big Eight Conference) (1982–1994)|
|National Championship Conference Title Conference Division Title|
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.
3-6 in bowls. Hmph, just like Bo.
Is simply not needed.
Oh come on. I made a "Bill McCartney's daughter" joke in another thread so I'm a little defensive. But you don't think it's even a little jokeworthy? This guy is the founder of the Promise Keepers, for chrissakes, and his daughter was involved in secret affairs with at least two of his players. I don't mean to "slut shame" his daughter per se, but for a guy whose whole public life has been about extolling a regressive family model in alignment with a fiercely anti-feminist social organization, it's a little funny that his own family life (and football program) seems to fall way outside the model he preaches.
I hope your child never does anything to embarrass you, and I see nothing "funny" about his family life being so messed up that he gave up football.
Pretty asinine to judge someone about his daughter's personal problems. You think that's funny?
Have to agree and back you up on this - it was distasteful
I also hope my kids never do anything to embarrass me. But if I happen to be a public figure at the time and telling other people how to raise their families then I'd have to expect that my family's issues would rise to a joke, especially among those who I'd attacked in the past.
Well, love child #1 was or is still a Qb at LSU. Don't know if he graduated, I just remember Les Miles recruited his dad to Colorado and then let Jr play for LSU. I'm not sure where love child #2 wound up, but if #1 is a Sr, then #2 could be a sophomore.
I'm not going to condemn Mac for starting his organization. I certainly try to teach my kids right and wrong, but in the end it's their decision what they do. Mac started his organization as a result of not living up to what his ideals were and walked away from coaching to do that. How many of us would walk away from a good gig to pursue less lucrative interests on moral principle alone?
If he comes back, that's great. But, I would have to think there's better candidates out there.
Sal Aunese, anybody?
This Denver Post article runs down some of the top candidates. McCartney does seem like a questionable choice given his age and that he's hasn't coached in 16 years. Post writer says he "might be a short-term solution to a long-term problem."
I mean he is a good coach
but why is he on everyone's short list?
...chant for a few weeks. I guess I can do that now.
I do wonder if that could put Moeller on the short list of assistant coaches on McCartney's staff, it this does happen.
to stay away from the flavor of the month hire.
Always remember Ufer referring to his D as "McCartney's Monsters".
1-2-3 Kick, 1-2-3 Kick, 1-2-3 Kick especially against Mark Hermann and Purdoo.