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Source: McCartney Waiting In Wings At Colorado

In the past three weeks, speculation has suddenly popped up about the possibility of Colorado football coaching legend Bill McCartney replacing Dan Hawkins as the Buffaloes current head coach.

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It isn’t coincidence.

On Sept. 2, McCartney did everything but say he wanted Hawkins’ job in a column by Mark Kiszla of the DENVER POST. A selection of his quotes:

“A football coach is a football coach. I’ve been out of it 15 years, and it never goes away. I think maybe I can still do it. I think like a football coach. I smell like one. I never stopped missing football. If the game is in your blood, it never passes you by.”

Of being 70-years-old, McCartney added, “You know, my mom is 100. So the genes are good.”

Kiszla, who early in his piece noted that McCartney still lives near Boulder, wasn’t nearly as shy in making his intentions known, writing: “If the team truly wanted to win, the decision would be a no-brainer. Hiring Coach Mac would be a bonanza.Read more…