'Active Status'

CU President Elizabeth Hoffman reinstated suspended football coach Gary Barnett Thursday, saying he was back on "active status." Barnett was placed on administrative leave Feb. 18. Though he declined to field questions from the media, he released a statement through the CU sports information department.

The following is Barnett's statemnt:

I am grateful to the CU community, parents, players, students, fans and alumni for their loyalty and support during my administrative leave.

I appreciate the leadership exhibited by President Hoffman in making this decision. I look forward to continuing to be a productive member of the entire CU community for many years to come, and view the future optimistically as an opportunity to work with the new challenges that will be part of the football program and the University.

I am dedicated to leading a socially responsible program that will be a source of pride to CU, athletically and academically. With your continued support, we will be successful.

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