Jun 29, 2010 10:45 PM by Lee Douglas
It seems rather strange to talk about football in June but some 500 fans were certainly ready to talk college football at Tuesday's College Football Kickoff Luncheon sponsored by the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation.
A sell-out crowed showed up at the Colorado Springs Marriott to hear from four of Colorado's most notable college football coaches. University of Colorado football coach Dan Hawkins wasn't able to make it this year because of his daughter's wedding. However, the panel included Troy Calhoun of Air Force, CSU football coach Steve Fairchild, CSU-Pueblo's John Wristen and Scott Downing from the University of Northern Colorado.
Calhoun told News First Sports Director Lee Douglas he's always ready to talk football in June.
"I love it whether it's June, February or opening kickoff in September," said Calhoun. "In some ways I think when you're a little bit of a junkie you can't get enough of it."
Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson and CU Athletic Director Mike Bohn were there to talk about the recent football conference shuffle which included CU's move from the Big 12 to the Pac 10.
Bohn said, "We're just so elated with the response from the key constituents that are the stakeholders that make our program and our institution go. It's really been fun to see the excitement and we really believe that is essential to kind of springboard that intensity of interest into helping that program grow across the board."
Bohn added that the CU-CSU football game also known as the "Rocky Mountain Showdown" will continue on a yearly basis. This year's game is scheduled for September 4 at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver.