New Colorado coach’s recruit class includes Austrian lineman
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado coach Mel Tucker's first recruiting class spanned the globe as he brought in an offensive lineman from Austria.
Valentin Senn was viewed as the No. 1 prospect in Austria after playing for the Swarco Raiders club team. The 6-foot-7, 290-pound Senn speaks German, English and Italian.
New Colorado coach Mel Tucker hires coordinators
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — New Colorado football coach Mel Tucker added a few familiar faces from Georgia to serve as his coordinators.
Tucker brought in Jay Johnson to run the offense and Tyson Summers to oversee the defense in moves announced Saturday by the school. Both were on staff with Tucker when he served as the defensive coordinator of the Bulldogs.
New Colorado coach Mel Tucker setting the bar high
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — New Colorado coach Mel Tucker took a tour of the football facilities with his two teenage sons.
Typically, his kids aren't easy to impress.
"We get back to hotel room and the boys said, 'Are you kidding me? We can win here!'" Tucker said Thursday at his introductory news conference. "I'm like, 'What do you think we're doing here? We're here to win. We're here to win big.'"
Colorado hires Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Mel Tucker doesn't shy away from setting the expectations high.
Because lately that's the only level he's known.
Colorado hired the Georgia defensive coordinator as its football coach Wednesday after he helped rebuild the Bulldogs into a national contender. He wants to bring that same sort of swagger to Boulder.
Dominant defense setting tone for No. 5 Georgia
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart says he doesn't deserve the credit for the way the Bulldogs' defense is performing, even though his background suggests otherwise.