Mike MacIntyre on spontaneous locker room dancing, Colorado football’s undefeated start

Mike MacIntyre on spontaneous locker room dancing, Colorado football’s undefeated start

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— BUFFS ARE ROLLING. BACK AT THE BUFFS ARE ROLLING. 4 -0. YOU HAVE TO TELL ME, HOW ARE YOU CELEBRATING SOME OF THESE WINS ? >>WE ENJOY BOTH SATURDAY NIGHT — AND FRIDAY NIGHT. I THINK THEY MADE ME DANCE THE OTHER NIGHT. THEY CAN’T BELIEVE AN OLD MAN CAN CUT A MOVE OR TWO. >>I AM GLAD YOU BROUGHT THAT UP, COACH. YOU ARE GETTING LOW FOR ME. THIS IS IMPRESSIVE. >>MY WIFE MADE A LOT OF FUN OF ME ON THAT. IT WAS FUN HAVING FUN WITH THE KIDS AND LETTING THEM ENJOY THEMSELVES. THEY ARE WORKING HARD. HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE DOING A LOT MORE DANCING IN THE FUTURE. >>I HAVE SAID THIS ON OUR SHOW NUMEROUS TIMES. SOMETIMES YOU GET SO EMOTIONAL AFTER A GAME THAT YOU TEAR UP. IS YOUR LOVE AND PASSION FOR THE SPORT. WE SAW THIS A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. DOES IT FEEL LIKE THAT, WHEN YOU LOOK AT YOUR ROSTER THIS SEASON COMPARED TO TWO YEARS AGO ? >>THIS CAME THE CLOTHES. THEY HAVE A GREAT BROTHERHOOD. THEY CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER. THEY MOTIVATE EACH OTHER. THEY ARE FUN TO COACH. WE GET TO COACH, AND THEY KIND OF MOTIVATE EACH OTHER. THEY REALLY CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER. THEY DO NOT BLINK. WE HAVE COME FROM BEHIND INTO GAMES AND PLAYED WELL. THEN GOT OUT AHEAD AND PUT TEAMS AWAY. THESE YOUNG MEN KEEP PLAYING AND REALLY CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER. IT IS FUN COACHING THEM. >>ON MEDIA DAY, IT WAS INTERESTING BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE ATTENT — CONDITION OF STEVEN. I KNOW THERE IS MORE TO IT THAN DIET FOR HIM. HE HAS BEEN TERRIFIC SO FAR THIS SEASON. WHAT ARE THE THINGS YOU ARE SEEING ON THE FIELD THAT MAYBE SOME FANS WANTED TO SEE A YEAR AGO, WHEN THEY SAW FLASHES OF IT. >>IT IS A MATURATION PROCESS. HE UNDERSTANDS THE GAME AND WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO. HE IS AN EXCELLENT LEADER. ALL THE KIDS LIKE HIM. HE PUSHES THEM. HE IS IN GREAT SHAPE. HE UNDERSTANDS HOW TO STUDY THE GAME. KIRK ROPER HAS DONE A PHENOMENAL JOB WITH HIS FEET, WITH HIM STEPPING UP IN THE POCKET AND BEING EXTREMELY ACCURATE. HE KNOWS WHERE THE RUSH IS COMING FROM NOW, WHICH MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE FOR HIM. I HAVE BEEN PLEASED WITH STEVEN. HE WILL KEEP PLAYING REALLY WELL. >>YOU SAYING WHEN HE STARTED WITH THIS PROGRAM THAT IT WAS A REBUILT. YOU ARE ABLE TO QUICKLY LEAD THE TEAM TO A CHAMPIONSHIP LAST YEAR. YOU PROBABLY HAVE THE PAC-12 CROWN IN YOUR SITES. WHEN WE TALKED AT MEDIA DAY WE TALKED ABOUT RECRUITING CLASS OR RECRUITING OFF THE CLASS — THE SUCCESS OF 2016. DO YOU SMILE AND GO — THE SUCCESS OF THAT SEASON HAS LED TO ME GETTING A GUY LIKE THIS WHO IS REALLY JUST A GAMEBREAKER ON SATURDAYS ? >>WE HAVE QUITE A FEW GUYS IN OUR SOFTENING CLASS THAT ARE PLAYING QUITE A BILL — SOPHOMORE CLASS THAT ARE PLAYING QUITE A BIT THAT WE GOT OFF THE 2016 SEASON. WE HAVE A LOT OF DEPTH AND ATHLETIC ABILITY. LINE WISE, ALSO. WE HAVE SOME JUNIOR COLLEGE KIDS OFF AT 2016 CLASS THAT HAVE REALLY HELPED US. I AM EXCITED ABOUT THE ATHLETIC ABILITY WE HAVE ON OUR TEAM. >>YOU HAD A ROSTER THAT HAS HAD SOME NFL GUYS THE LAST COUPLE OF SEASONS. I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO COACH TO COACH BARNETT. LET’S TALK ABOUT WIDE RECEIVER, HE SAID THE BEST PLAYER. HOW DOES HE STACK UP IN YOUR MIND TO SOME OF THE OTHER NFL GUYS YOU HAVE HAD ON YOUR ROSTERS ? >>I HAVE ONLY BEEN HERE GOING ON MY SIXTH YEAR, BUT COACH BARNETT WOULD HAVE A GREAT IDEA. HE IS A HECK OF A COACH. HE HAS SEEN A LOT OF GREAT PLAYERS IN COLORADO. I HAVE ONE THAT WENT OUT EARLY LAST YEAR, ISAIAH OLIVER. HE WAS A FREAKISH ATHLETE. UNBELIEVABLE SPEED. THE THING THAT VINCE BLIP — BRINGS TO THE TABLE AS HE IS EXTREMELY HUMBLE AND IS A HARD WORKER. HE LIKES BEING PART OF THE TEAM. HE LOVES BEING PART OF THE TEAM. HE IS REALLY ATHLETIC, HAS GREAT HANDS, HE IS BIG. HE IS OVER 225 POUNDS. HE IS 6’2″. HE CAN RUN LIKE THE WIND AND IS STRONG LIKE AN OX. HE HAS SOFT HANDS. HE HAS A LOT TO OFFER. >>COACH, THE MATCHUP THIS WEEK AGAINST ASU COULD GO A LONG WAY IN DECIDING WHO WINS THE SOUTH. TELL ME WHAT IS THE HARDER CHALLENGE FOR YOUR DEFENSE. KEEPING A GUY IN CHECK, OR STOPPING THAT DUO? >>IT IS REALLY TOUGH TO STOP THE DUO. YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO STOP THE RUN. YOU CAN’T LET HIM RUN WILD. HE IS AN EXCELLENT RUNNER. HE MAKES PEOPLE MISS. HIS YARD AFTER HE HAS CONTACT IS PRETTY AMAZING TO ME. WE HAVE TO TACKLE HIM WELL. THEN YOU HAVE MANNING. HE CAN RUN IT AND THROW IT. HE IS EXTREMELY CALM. AND THEN YOU HAVE BIG ALL MIKAEL — N’KEAL HARRY OUT THERE. I AM SCARED ABOUT HIM RUNNING PUNTS BACK. IT IS GOING TO BE A TOUGH CONTEST FOR US. OUR GUYS HAVE GOT TO PLAY WELL AGAINST THOSE GUYS. THEY HAD TO BE ABLE TO CORRAL THEM. THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE THEIR PLACE, BUT WE CAN’T LET THEM EXPLODE. >>COACH, I REMEMBER TWO YEARS AGO TALKING TO YOU, AND YOU SAID THERE WAS A TURNING POINT IN THE SEASON WITH A STARTED TO BELIEVE THEY COULD WIN THE SOUTH. IT LOOKS LIKE YOUR TEAM BELIEVES IT NOW. HOPEFULLY YOUR GUYS STAY HEALTHY THE REST AWAY. >>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I APPRECIATE IT.

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