Colorado Daily – Oregon
Buffs back to work after Oregon State loss
From CUBuffs.com … Much of Mike MacIntyre’s resume features time spent coaching defensive backs, and in his short time as Colorado’s head coach he’s been a frequent drop-in for secondary position meetings and for DB drills on the field.
MacIntyre knows quality secondary play and recognizes fundamentally sound DB work. And with a few exceptions, what he saw from CU’s secondary in Saturday’s 44-17 slap-around by Oregon State did not qualify as a quality or fundamentally sound day at the office.
The secondary wasn’t the primary culprit in CU’s first Pac-12 Conference loss under MacIntyre, but it’s as good a place as any to begin the repair job, as well as MacIntyre’s assessment of what went amok.
Granted, the Buffaloes in the back end weren’t facing a random slinger in Sean Mannion or a slacker in receiver Brandin Cooks. Mannion set school records with his fifth consecutive 350-plus yard passing game (he