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Mel Tucker set physical standard in first year with CU Buffs

He hasn’t been in the Pac-12 very long, but Colorado head football coach Mel Tucker didn’t need much time to identify which team sets the standard of physicality in this conference.

In preparing to face Utah last week, Tucker said, “When you look at our league and people talk about the Pac-12 and talk about who are the most physical teams in the Pac-12, Utah is the first team that comes up.”

For now, anyway.

Colorado head coach Mel Tucker brought a physical mindset in his first year with the program.

Utah clinched its second consecutive Pac-12 South title with a 45-15 thumping of the Buffs on Saturday, using every bit of that physicality to wear down Tucker’s team.