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Bleacher Report: Colorado Football: Oklahoma Preview

From There have been comparisons of late between the state of the Colorado football program under Dan Hawkins to the state of the program when Chuck Fairbanks was the head coach. There certainly are similarities. Chuck Fairbanks was the Buffs’ head coach from 1979 to 1981. In his three years in Boulder, he compiled a 7-26 record. Among the more notable disasters during Fairbanks’ tenure were back-to-back home losses to Drake; four shutout losses (44-0 to LSU; 59-0 to Nebraska; 49-0 to Oklahoma; and 27-0 to Kansas, the latter three all in 1981); the infamous Sports Illustrated article about ...

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