Colorado HC Mike MacInytre agrees with the media that his team might not be that great this year. during the Pac-12 Championship game at Levi’s Stadium on December 2, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

College football media days are for coaches to come say lots of words that mean nothing and for players to give boring quotes. They are useless and terrible, and as a former beat writer, I am very happy I no longer have to attend them. But we got some surprising honesty from Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre this week at the Pac-12 Media Days.

Media days are also for talking about preseason polls, of which coaches say they are motivated or say the polls don’t matter. The Pac-12 hasn’t released its poll yet, but MacIntyre knows that despite the Buffaloes’ dream 2016 season that saw them capture the Pac-12 South title, 2017 probably isn’t going to go well thanks to some attrition. So he told the truth.

That is some wonderfully refreshing honesty from a coach. And for the record, it’s the right take—we ranked the Buffaloes 48th nationally in our preseason rankings countdown.

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