2013 Pac-12 Media Day Preview: Colorado Buffaloes
Mike Macintyre, 1st year (0-0, 16-21 Career)
Named the 25th head coach in Colorado history on December 10, 2012...Before joining the Buffs, spent three seasons at the helm of the San Jose State program as a first-time head coach...Turned program from a 1-12 team in 2010 to a 10-2 team in 2012, the Spartan’s first 10-win season in 25 years...Won 12 of last 14 games at San Jose State, with the Spartans ending the season ranked No. 21...Recieved the 2012 Fellowship of Christian Athletics National Coach of the Year award...Served as the defensive coordinator at Duke in 2008-09...Coached at the NFL level for five years, spending four seasons as defensive backs coach with the Dallas Cowboys and one year as defensive backs coach for the New York Jets.
Paul Richardson, WR, 6-1, 170, RS JR
Returns after missing the 2012 season with a torn ACL suffered during spring practice…Logged nine starts as a sophomore in 2011 and ranked third on the team in receptions (39) and yards (555) and second in touchdown catches (5), despite missing four games with an injury…Averaged 14.2 yards per reception…Set the school single-game mark for receiving yards with 284 yards against California, a total that ranked second in the NCAA in 2011…A Freshman All-American in 2010, appeared in all 12 games and logged four starts…Established CU freshman records for receptions (34), yards (514) and touchdowns (6) en route to winning the Lee Willard Award as Colorado’s most outstanding freshman.
Chidera Uzo-Diribe, DE, 6-3, 245, SR
Posted 43 tackles (37 solo), including a team-high seven sacks (66 yards), to go along with six quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and two pass breakups in 12 games as a junior in 2012…Played in all 13 games as a sophomore in 2011, logging six starts…Collected 18 tackles (all solo), marking a school record for solo stops without an assist…Recorded 5.5 sacks (37 yards) and three forced fumbles…Played in all 12 games with one start as a true freshman in 2010, registering 11 tackles (8 solo), including 3.5 sacks.