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Brian Howell

Brian Howell has worked for Prairie Mountain Publishing since 2004 and has covered the Colorado Buffaloes since 2010.

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In going through the process of establishing his foundation for the Colorado football program, first-year head coach Mel Tucker figured there would be some players who didn’t share his vision. After Tucker was hired in December, a few players decided to move on. After spring, a few others said goodbye. And, this week, three more […]
Standing outside the locker room at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore., on Friday night, as I waited for players to talk about a miserable night for the Buffaloes, I watched most of the Colorado football players walk by on their way to the bus. I saw a lot of disappointment, anger and annoyance. One of […]
EUGENE, Ore. – Mel Tucker has never been under the illusion that turning Colorado into a winner on the football field was going to be easy or happen quickly.
“Next man up” has become a cliché in sports in recent years when injuries hit a team, but Colorado head football coach Mel Tucker made it clear it’s really the only option for his team right now. “The next man up is not a cliché, it’s what’s required,” Tucker said. What was already a difficult […]