Mike MacIntyre was relieved when CU announced on Monday that Charleston Southern has agreed to visit the Buffs on Oct. 19, eliminating the hole in CU's schedule left by the cancellation of the Fresno State game after record flooding in Boulder last month.
"I am excited that we have another game," MacIntyre said. "I'll tell you, (athletic director Rick George) exhausted himself after the Fresno game (was cancelled on Sept. 13). Me and him spent a lot of Saturday (Sept. 14) and then all day Sunday (Sept. 15) calling people right and left and working every scenario.
"I felt like a used-car salesman. I never heard so many 'no's' in my entire life and I know Rick felt the same way."
MacIntyre said the Buffs had a couple of deals nearly done before the other school would change its mind and back out. He said Charleston Southern was "the only team left standing that was wanting to play us.
"Thank goodness they did and it's going to be great for the community, great for the university, and it's a way we can give back to the community through the whole thing. It's also our guys getting another game and the university getting another game and so I am excited about the opportunity to do it."
As a team, CU has rushed for 337 yards this season, an average of 112.3 yards per game. Oregon averages 332.5 rushing yards per game. ... Oregon running back De'Anthony Thomas injured his ankle Saturday against California and may not play against the Buffs. Two years ago, the Ducks came to Boulder without starting tailback LaMichael James, but rushed for 371 yards, led by backups Kenjon Barner (115 yards) and Tra Carson (80).