Countdown to Kickoff Day 60: Florian McCann

Florian McCann • Offensive Line • Redshirt Sophomore • Denver, CO

So far: McCann is not only a Colorado RecruitTM, but he’s the best type of Colorado RecruitTM: top football program (Mullen) and no other reported FBS offers (chip on his shoulder!) McCann redshirted his first year in Fort Collins and then saw the field once against UNLV in his Redshirt Freshman season.

What’s next: His recruiting profiles list him as a tackle, but if I remember correctly the plan was for McCann to play center or guard. If that’s the case, playing time might be tough to find in 2020, but you never know with a new staff coming in, everyone has a fresh start.

Brewery nearest to Mullen High School: Boggy Draw Brewery

Strange, I’ve never been to Mullen High School and I didn’t know it was that far west and that far south. I used to work in the area and I also had no idea Boggy Draw Brewery even existed. Was I missing out? Let’s take a look at the Yelp reviews:

Lowest Yelp Review for Boggy Draw Brewery:

This place has been open since 2015 and no one-star reviews yet, pretty good! “The I” thought their beers were “flat and warmish”. Is he describing his beers or my date last Saturday night? HELLO!! ZING!!

(I’m actually married and don’t go on dates, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make an incredible joke like that. It also got me thinking, do people actually go on dates any more during These Uncertain TimesTM? What a terrible time to be single.)

I love how “The I” antagonizes the reader with his last sentence: You may like it, but we won’t be back. Well screw you, “The I”, I do what I want.

Ranking Every Game of the Mike Bobo Era, #39
2019 Toledo, The Two-Hand Touch Game

  • Final Score: Colorado State 35, Toledo 41
  • Line: Colorado State +6.5
  • Venue: Canvas Stadium

When the home-and-home with Toledo was announced in 2016, I wasn’t the biggest fan. Year-in and year-out, Toledo is usually the most dangerous team in the MAC, typically winning 9 games a year and putting up a ton of points. Since we don’t recruit Ohio, what was the point of this series? Wouldn’t a series with a CUSA or Sun Belt team serve as a better opportunity to get us in front of our recruits? (This series is my only critique of Joe Parker’s scheduling record, he’s nailed everything else.)

Anyway, by the time 2019 rolled around, this version of Toledo was a lot less threatening. They would end up going 6-6 and stay home for bowl season. Definitely a game CSU had no business losing.

The game was super frustrating as the effort seemed to be missing on the defensive side of the ball. I call it the Two-Hand Touch Game, because even if we were playing two-hand touch rules, Toledo still would have ran up the score.

Look at this, untouched:

(It gets worse.)


(It gets worse.)

and then…

One-hand touch! We’re improving!

Bah, no one-hand touch this time, we’re regressing.

We Suck Again! - Album on Imgur

Fortunately, Toledo’s defense was equally as horrendous and huge games from Marvin Kinsey (246 yards, 2 TDs) and Warren Jackson (12 catches, 132 yards, and a TD) kept us in the game.

We also had this near miss Hail Mary right before the half that felt like it encapsulated the entire Mike Bobo era:

Of course he gets tackled at the one because apparently we’re not allowed to have nice things.

That play would foreshadow the end of the game. A late Toledo field goal put CSU down 6 with 31 seconds left in the game. Patrick O’Brien drove the Rams to the Toledo 35, but the drive kinda stalled there. A couple plays later, the Rams are at the Toledo 25 with 2 seconds left. Hail Mary time:

This is a “throw your remote against the wall and take a walk around the block with your hands on top of your head” type of ending. Brutal.

No full replay exists for this game, just a highlight video:

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