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Junior College Quarterback is MacIntyre’s 21st Recruit
BOULDER — Jordan Gehrke, a second-team All-Region performer at Scottsdale Community College as a freshman last fall, has signed a letter-of-intent to attend the University of Colorado this fall, becoming the 21st recruit in the first class inked by head coach Mike MacIntyre.
Gehrke, who won’t turn 19 until late July, will have four years to play three in eligibility. He joins 20 other recruits, all of whom were high school seniors, as a member of CU’s 2013 recruiting class.
He helped Scottsdale CC lead the nation in passing yards (355.2 per game), completing 174-of-366 passes for 2,388 yards and 22 touchdowns; he completed 51.8 percent of his passes and threw 14 interceptions. He was sacked just twice all season and also scored one rushing touchdown. His top game came in the season finale, a 71-29 win over Phoenix College, when he was 29-of-43 for 384 yards and seven touchdowns (three interceptions).
“He’s very athletic, extremely accurate, can make all the throws and is a bright young man in regards to football and in the classroom,” MacIntyre said.
At Scottsdale’s Notre Dame Prep, Gehrke was a second-team All-State and a first-team All-II Section III performer as a senior, when he completed 134-of-250 passes for 2,012 yards and 23 touchdowns (with just 10 interceptions). He also rushed for 133 yards (on 24 attempts) and scored twice. As a junior, when he was also a first-team All-Conference selection, he was 124-of-183 (a 67.8 percentage) for 2,358 yards with 24 touchdowns against only four picks; his long pass covered 78 yards and his passer rating was 141.
His top games as a senior included a 33-14 win over Salpointe Catholic, when he completed 13-of-25 passes for 271 yards and five touchdowns; in a 41-14 win over Cactus Shadows (15-of-28, 279, 3 TDs), in a 41-10 win over McClintock (11-of-15, 175, 3 TDs with a 6-yard TD run) and in a 28-24 win over Desert Mountain (10-of-21, 109, 3 TDs). As a junior, his best games included a 49-48 loss to Williams Field, when he was 14-of-18 for 359 yards and two scores (the 4A state semifinal game where he was stopped just short of the end zone on a 2-point try with 19 seconds remaining); and in a 42-14 playoff win over Mingus the previous week, he was 10-of-14 for 235 yards and four touchdowns.
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BOULDER — Jon Embree has been dismissed as University of Colorado head football coach, athletic director Mike Bohn announced Sunday evening.
Embree took over as the school’s 24th full-time head coach in December 2010, just the third alumni to do so. In two seasons, his teams compiled a 4-21 record. This past fall, CU finished 1-11, which included a 1-8 record in Pac-12 Conference play.
University of Colorado President Bruce Benson, UCB Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano and Bohn released the following joint statement:
“On Sunday night, we announced the departure of Coach Jon Embree. We firmly believe a change in the leadership in our football program is in the best interests of the University of Colorado, particularly given our goal to compete at the highest levels of the Pac-12 Conference. It was a difficult decision, given Jon Embree’s history with CU, and one we arrived at after considerable deliberation. We appreciate his passion and dedication and wish him the best.
“We strive for excellence in all we do, and the university leadership is committed to doing everything we can to ensure success for our football program, for which we are accountable. We thank you, the entire university community, for your support during this challenging season and call upon you to join us in our efforts for a successful transition and future for the CU football program.”
Bohn will turn his attention immediately to forming a search committee to identify candidates for the coaching vacancy as well as to working with current assistant coaches in aiding in the transition.
EUGENE, Ore. - They take their track and field seriously here. Football, too. And there are autumn afternoons when there is no discernible difference in what occurs at Oregon’s world-renowned Hayward Field and just across the Williamette River in Autzen Stadium.
Saturday quickly turned into that kind of day. No. 2 Oregon, built for speed, ran for 311 first-half yards, flashed to a 56-0 halftime lead and coasted to a 70-14 win against Colorado.
Oregon’s 70 points were the school’s most ever in a conference game and the most allowed by CU since losing 70-3 to Texas in the 2005 Big 12 Conference championship game.
The Buffaloes’ staggering defensive collapse continues; in their last four Pac-12 Conference games they’ve allowed 2,115 yards and 213 points. Oregon’s contribution to the yardage figure was 617 yards in total offense, including 425 on the ground.
Saturday’s loss was the Buffs’ fourth straight and dropped them to 1-7 overall, assuring the school of a record seventh consecutive losing football season. CU fell to 1-4 in the Pac-12, with its lone win coming five weeks ago at Washington State.
Second-year Buffs coach Jon Embree said he hadn’t thought about the seven consecutive losing seasons, instead focusing on how to fix his defense: “It’s just disappointing that we’re not getting stops on that side and giving ourselves a chance. It just hasn’t been what you expect from a Colorado defense. Trust me, I’m trying to figure that out.”
Although the Buffs’ halftime deficit Saturday matched the school record, set in 1980 against UCLA, they did show vital signs after intermission. With Nick Hirschman replacing Jordan Webb at quarterback, the Buffs drove 72 yards after receiving the second-half kickoff, scoring their first touchdown since the second quarter of the Arizona State game (Oct. 11) on a 1-yard run by freshman Christian Powell.
After a fumble recovery on by CU defensive back Jered Bell on the next Oregon series, the 6-1, 235-pound Powell scored his second TD on a 20-yard run. He finished the afternoon with 121 yards on 20 carries and the pair of scores.
But by the time Powell had crossed the goal line for a second time, the Ducks (8-0, 5-0) already were in cruise control and were heading toward their eighth straight win. As they did last weekend at Southern California, the Buffs fell into a first-quarter pit – 19-3 against the Trojans – and never recovered.
But this weekend, it was worse. Oregon led 28-0 at the end of the first quarter and was well on its way to a halftime total offense output of 447 yards.
The Ducks’ speed was evident from the first snap. They went 57 yards in five plays to take a 7-0 lead on Kenjon Barner’ 1-yard run, then got the ball back when CU’s Tony Jones fumbled the kickoff and set up Oregon at the Buffs’ 17-yard line.
Three plays later, De’Anthony Thomas scored on a 9-yard sweep of left end (14-0) and the mauling was underway. Barner, who entered the game averaging 124 rushing yards, carried nine times in the first half for 104 yards and two TDs, while Thomas rushed five times for 97 and one score. With those totals, both were done for the day.
In Oregon’s 45-2 rout of CU last season in Boulder, Barner rushed 10 times for 115 yards and two touchdowns – one a career-long 84-yarder. The Ducks led that one 29-0 after one quarter and 35-0 at the half.
Look for Thomas’ TD punt return Saturday to be replayed ad infinitum here and elsewhere – try ESPN for starters. After letting Darragh O’Neill’s punt take a backward bounce, Thomas scooped it up going to his right, reversed himself and made Buffs safety Ray Polk miss, cut toward the CU sideline and made Buffs linebacker Derrick Webb whiff, then turned on the speed and outran everyone else in a white jersey to the end zone.
Embree had said all week that the Ducks appeared even faster than last year, and Saturday confirmed it. “They’re fast at every position . . . defense, offense, linebacker, receiver and it showed. They closed some holes offensively quicker and got around the ball. And obviously, what they did offensively . . . (Thomas) getting around the edge, then his punt return reminded me of Ben Kelly.”
That remarkable run pushed the score to 42-0 with 11:06 remaining in the first half – and the only questions left unanswered were how many more times the Ducks would cross the goal line and if the Buffs would ever get there.
By the time the fourth quarter started, Oregon had its most points – 70 – in a conference game and led by a cool 56. And Ducks coach Chip Kelly couldn’t be accused of piling on; he pulled Barner, Thomas, freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota and most of his super-skilled offensive players before halftime. Mariota’s first-half work: 10-of-14 passes completed for 136 yards and two TDs.
Still, CU’s second-teamers were no match for Oregon’s. Backup Ducks QB Bryan Bennett, a sophomore, completed all four of his pass attempts for 56 yards and ran 10 times for 73 yards and three TDs. Third-team QB Dustin Haines replaced Bennett in the fourth quarter.
CU’s Webb, starting for the eighth time, finished his afternoon completing seven of 11 passes for 31 yards. Under his direction, the Buffs’ deepest first-half penetration was to the Ducks’ 32-yard line. Under Hirschman, the Buffs got both TDs – although he faced the Ducks’ second- and third-team defense and the game had long ago been tucked away in the win column for Oregon.
Sophomore Connor Wood spelled Hirschman for CU’s final possession. Wood didn’t attempt a pass, and Hirschman finished 7-of-16 for 64 yards. Embree said naming a starter for next week would be evaluated.
The Buffs’ schedule remains rugged; they return to Folsom Field next Saturday to face their third straight Top 25 opponent – No. 19 Stanford. Kickoff is at noon (FX).
BUFF BITS: CU played without its best offensive lineman – junior left tackle David Bakhtiari, who made the trip but was held out with a knee injury. Starting in his place was senior Ryan Dannewitz, but O-line coach Steve Marshall also had sophomore left guard Alex Lewis move out and freshman Jeromy Irwin take his place . . . . On defense, starting freshman nosetackle Josh Tupou (ankle) did not make the trip. Opening in his place was junior Nate Bonsu. Also, freshman Yuri Wright started in place of freshman Kenneth Crawley at cornerback, and junior Terrel Smith opened at nickel instead of freshman Marques Mosley . . . . Before kickoff, Oregon honored former CU tight end Ed Reinhardt, who suffered a severe head injury in the 1984 Buffs-Ducks game here. CU head coach Jon Embree was a teammate. Reinhardt, accompanied on the trip by his father, Ed, Sr., was given a standing ovation by the Autzen Stadium crowd . . . . Saturday’s attendance was announced as 57,521.
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Oh My God this Parade sucked.
C’mon there wasn’t even a band. What no band?? nope. Lets see Boulder has 11 marching bands. Count them and downtown Boulder with all, their hoi poli snobbery push and shove , they couldn’t even land a marching band for a parade. What about the CU marching band? or the CU football band? How about the CU School of music band?? Boulder High Band? Casey Jr high Band. Dawson School band? How about the Salvation army band?? Nope.
How about there wasn’t any music at all. How about the parade sucked. I came out to freeze my balls off, shoot video and there wasn’t even a drunken bar band. WTF. Oh but there was Ginger and some nameless Twitter chick in the grand stand. Well Whoop dee doo. Where is blinky the clown when we need him. Oh dead , just like that parade. Don’t ever have a parade again with out music you dopes.
From the Merry fucking Christmas Lights of lights with no music
Free parking and convenient transit options available for CU football fans
Fans attending the University of Colorado (CU) home football game on Saturday, Nov. 12, can park for free in city-owned and Twenty Ninth Street parking garages, as well as at specific RTD park-n-Ride locations. The city-owned parking garages are located downtown at:
- 10th Street and Walnut Street (St. Julien Hotel)
- 11th Street and Spruce Street
- 11th Street and Walnut Street
- 14th Street and Walnut Street (Boulder Transit Center)
- 15th Street and Pearl Street
With game day, CU main campus public-parking fees around $20 and more than 4,000 cars expected for the game, it makes sense to park downtown and use alternative transportation. (Please note: Free parking in city-owned garages is only available on Saturdays and Sundays.)
Alternative transportation options to and from the games include:
- HOP Bus: Fans can take the HOP to Folsom Field. The HOP arrives at stops every 15 to 20 minutes, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturdays. After the game, passengers can board the HOP at 16th Street and Euclid Avenue or on Folsom Street, between Arapahoe Avenue and Canyon Boulevard. Once Colorado Avenue in front of the stadium re-opens, the HOP will resume its normal route through campus.
o Cost: $2.25 for a one-way fare. Riders must have exact change or another form of RTD payment, such as an Eco Pass.
- RTD Buff Shuttle: Fans can park at the Table Mesa park-n-Ride and take the RTD Buff Shuttle to Folsom Field. Shuttles begin departing 1 ½ hours before the game and operate every 10 to 20 minutes until kickoff. The shuttle returns to the Table Mesa park-n-Ride at the end of the game, with the last bus leaving 45 minutes after the game ends.
o Cost: $4.50 for a round-trip fare. Riders must have exact change. Passes, tickets, transfers and tokens are NOT accepted for this special service. Parking fees may apply.
- RTD BuffRide: Fans can park at designated park-n-Ride locations and take the RTD BuffRide to Folsom Field. These buses start departing from select park-n-Rides 2 ½ hours before the game and continue to run until 75 minutes before kickoff. The BuffRide returns to the park-n-Rides at the end of the game, with the last bus leaving 45 minutes after the game ends.
o Cost: $8 to $10 for a round-trip fare (depending on the park-n-Ride location). Riders must have exact change. Passes, tickets, transfers and tokens are NOT accepted for this special service. Parking fees may apply. View a map of the BuffRide route and park-n-Ride locations.
Meet and Greet with Chip, Grand Marshal and International Coffee Hour at 4PM in the UMC Dining Room
Home coming Parade on the Hill, 5:15PM
Pearl Street Stampede and Pep Rally, 7 PM
Saturday: October 23
music SOMETHING OR OTHER, 3 Hours of Geeks + Music Spend an evening of “nerds and music” with the Discovery Channel’s Adam Savage (“Mythbusters”) and comedy/music duo Paul and Storm. Songs, comedy, storytelling, and any number of surprises are in store for what will undeniably be a geeky, hilarious evening. Also featuring an appearance by “Bad Astronomer” Phil Plait (Discovery Channel’s “Bad Universe”). Boulder Theatre
Saturday is for Cyclists. Go to the Velo Swap from 9am – 4pm in Denver at the National Western Complex. Bikes and bike parts will be available and the event is frequented by professional cyclists so you might get some great deals on parts. www.velowswap.competition.com
Bring your horse to “Yoga for Horses.” That’s right. A class is being offered in Loveland. Can’t you imagine a horse trying the serpentine! Maybe that’s old school yoga!
More Openings at 29th Street:
Look for Garbonzo Mediterranean Grill to open by the end of the year next to the Vitamin Store on the Mall’s north side, Panera Bread’s expansion is nearly complete, Z-Pizza is coming next to Jamba Juice on the south, Pure Barre will be on the Mall’s 2nd floor, Nordstrom’s Rack opens next to Staples next year and the Colorado Athletic Club pool is under construction.
On Pearl Street: , look for “Smokin’ Gun” airstream type trailer on Tuesdays and Fridays parked at 20th and Pearl Street. It’s bar-b-que fare and good.