Barr also praised Colorado coach Bill McCartney's book, From Ashes to Glory. In this case Barr had the opportunity to meet the author. When he spotted McCartney at Denver's Stapleton Airport in late January, Barr approached him. "Coach, I just read your book, and I loved it," he said.
For his part, McCartney didn't know that his admirer was one of the best quarterbacks in the country. As McCartney walked away, Barr called out the oft-used mantra of McCartney's autobiography: "Keep fighting the good fight!" We trust Barr will now heed those words too.