2001 RECORD: 10-3 (7-1,1st in Big 12 North)
FINAL RANKING: No. 9 AP, No. 9 coaches' poll
Times that Gary Barnett has coached a team to a seven-win improvement. Last year the Buffaloes went from 3-8 to 10-3.
An opposing coach's view
The Buffs have the Big 12's top QB and an innovative attack
" Gary Barnett runs the most creative offense in the conference. He does a nice job with his formations, and his run game is always cutting-edge and extremely hard to defend.... That stable of running backs is something else, but the offensive standout this year might be quarterback Craig Ochs. His arm and athleticism might make him the top QB in the conference....The defense is still developing, but it is extremely fast.... Cornerback Donald Strickland will be the man on defense. He's quick and tough."
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