Ed McCaffrey’s honeymoon period has lasted 20 months, and the duration has exceeded Elizabeth Taylor’s three marriages.
“A lot of my teammates have gone to CU, so I have to listen to their opinions before the game starts,” when asked about his long-awaited player, the former Broncos coach and Valor Christian boss said with a smile-we Talking about seriously Very long, here-debut as the football coach of the University of North Carolina Bears.
“I hope I haven’t heard from them Rear game. “
Since the 5A quarter-finals against Columbine in 2019, McCaffrey has not officially lost any tilt. It was the last game of his second season at Valor, and it was his second setback in 26 games.
A few weeks later, in early December, Eddie Mack jumped to Greeley as the head coach of Northern Colorado, shocking the world. At the same time, a virus called COVID-19 became active, and you already know the rest of this dirty story.
“To be honest, we haven’t gotten out of trouble,” McCaffrey said of his Bears, who suspended “Rona” in 2020. “I don’t know how this season (coronavirus) will be. I do know that those players who are training and training, those players who are about to participate in the game, are really excited to play again.”
The Buffs—they will host McCaffrey’s Bears in the season opener between the two schools on Friday—attracted us all in a fun, retro way last fall. Steve Addazio’s CSU Rams played only four games in 2020 to end the most weird five months in the history of the project.
However, in the college football story within the front line this In the fall, nothing is more fascinating than the fate of the UNC Bears.
This may be spectacular. This may be a disaster. An inspiration or complete insanity.
The coach is McCaffrey. The offensive coordinator is McCaffrey (Max, Ed’s son). The starting quarterback is expected to be McCaffrey (Dylan, another child of Ed, Michigan transfer).
In early August 2019, the future head coach and defensive coordinator were coaching high school students. Meanwhile, the future offensive coordinator is honed in the training camp of the San Francisco 49ers—as a wide receiver.
“Max has the honor to play for several different NFL teams, so he has a lot of great experiences with some great coaches and great teammates,” Ed said. “He brought a level of experience to our coaching staff that we would not have otherwise.”
He is also 27 years old, pressing the Big Boy button for the first time. For the McCaffreys and the University of North Carolina, this is a huge, shared leap of faith.
Experts believe that they are all destined to return to the back of the collective.Big Sky Coach The Bears rank 13th out of 13 league teamsThe media chose them as the 12th place.
Of the 23 signatories McCaffrey added during the 2020-21 recruitment cycle, 8 were transfers. The Bears’ preseason roster includes 18 players who have played in FBS schools.
Even the staff is constantly changing. Last spring, UNC parted ways with senior offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin and recruitment coordinator Lyle Moevao, and they even coached in the regular season. Moevao eventually joined San Jose State University as a defensive analyst.
“Yes, well, I’m very happy that I already have a coaching tree and have been promoted in other schools,” McCaffrey said of turnover. “We had one coach who took the job as the head coach, and the other coach got an offensive job at a larger school, and his salary was much higher. I can’t blame them-they are doing Take care of your family and take advantage of opportunities.
“Every year, the coaching staff changes. I mean, whether you play a game or not, it hardly stays the same.”
There is no eternal honeymoon. On paper, the CU should be able to choose the score.
Again, remember Montana in 2006? Dan Hawkins’ debut was forgotten? Buffs QB James Cox made only 8 passes in 22 attempts. CU lost to the FCS Bobcats 19-10. This day heralded a 2-10 game.
These buffs are better.how a lot of Better still remains to be seen. For CU, UNC is not so much a physical test as it is a psychological test. The date with the No. 6 Texas A&M at Mile High is about to enter its second week, which is a national TV show. This makes the Bears your classic no-win trade-if the distance is closer than two touchdowns, the Rams score zero for points, accusations and laughter.
“We have seen David Goliath games before, and David connects and wins games from time to time,” McCaffrey said of Buffs. “We want to win every game.”
In 2000-02, McCaffrey served as the Broncos second-year CU coach Karl Dorrell (Karl Dorrell) let his players break the Valor recording a few seasons ago. Except for a pair of scuffles a few months ago, the Bears are blank.
“A lot of our people grew up in Colorado and didn’t receive an invitation from CU. They knew this,” McCaffrey continued. “They have to fight against some of the kids they met in high school, some of their teams defeated other players’ teams in high school. But this is no longer high school, but college. (Buffs) is FBS and we are FCS .
“But our team has some very, very talented players who want to perform well on this stage. As a whole, our team wants to win this football game.”
As we said: genius. Or insanity. Football, like love, is an interesting business. Some marriages are so crazy, they may work.