Buffs had 37 miss tackles against Huskies

Sometimes things get better the day after a lop-sided defeat for football coaches. The Buffs lost a 59-7 decision at Washington on Saturday night, Coach Mike MacIntyre met with a couple of media members Sunday night after their practice. Go "Inside" to see what two coaches had to say about the Washington game.

Sometimes things get better the day after a lop-sided defeat for football coaches.

They have time to review the game tape and breakdown exactly what went wrong.

The Buffs lost a 59-7 decision at Washington on Saturday night, Coach Mike MacIntyre met with a couple of media members Sunday night after their practice.

"We missed 37 tackles," MacIntyre said. "We gave up over 200 yards with those 37 missed tackles, you can't do that, especially against a good team on the road. It's unacceptable."

Last week MacIntyre scaled back one day of practice from full pads and tackling, hoping it would give the Buffs some fresh legs for Saturday's game, it appears that will change.

"We will definitely focus more on tackling drills this week," MacIntyre said. "If we have to go more in pads we will. This is definitely something we have to get corrected."

MacIntyre also admitted that Washington played one of its best games of the season.

"In some of their other games, they overthrew their receivers," MacIntyre said. "That wasn't the case last night, they caught everything."

Somewhat of a "Perfect Storm" by the Huskies.

Colorado defensive coordinator Kent Baer agrees on the issue of missed tackles.

"We had enough missed tackles for a lifetime," Baer said. "I don't blame it on the kids, I blame it on me and the coaches. We have to tackle better, I have never seen that many miss tackles. We were in the right spots but didn't tackle, it was very disappointing to me."

According to Baer the Buffs are keeping a great attitude.

"There were some tears in the locker room," Baer said. "These kids care a lot, their attitude is good. They came to work tonight."

This week Colorado returns home to play Cal, another team that is also in search for their first PAC 12 win.


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