Cristobal and the Ducks are Ready for the Colorado Buffaloes After 2016's Disappointing Loss
It was September 24, 2016, and the Oregon Ducks football program was in the midst of a tumble towards rock-bottom after losing to the Colorado Buffaloes, 41-38, at home. After falling behind 26-17 at the half, not even an impressive 3rd quarter comeback could hold up against the Buffs, and Oregon fell to 2-2 on the season, while the fan base got ready to hit the panic button.
Do you think the Ducks remember that day as they prepare for this Friday's game against Colorado?
When speaking to the media on Monday morning, Oregon coach Mario Cristobal couldn't help but admit that the loss was still in the minds of many players who are still on the team. While the program has since bounced back to relevance and again is one of the better teams in the nation, memories of dark days can still bubble to the surface when certain trigger words are uttered. A couple of those words are 'Colorado' and 'Buffaloes.'
This time around, Oregon is ready for what they might face.