Gary Barnett

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Gary Lee Barnett (born May 23, 1946) is a former American football player and coach.wikipedia
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Parkway Central High School

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Barnett attended Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield, Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri in 1969 with a bachelor's degree in social studies.

Air Academy High School

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After he graduated, he was a successful high school coach at Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado for 11 years, nine as head coach.
Gary Barnett was the head football coach at AAHS in the 1970s; he was later the head coach at Northwestern (1992–1998) and Colorado (1999–2005).

1995 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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His 1995 Northwestern team won the Big Ten Conference title, the first for the program since 1936, and played in the school's first Rose Bowl since 1949.
Northwestern was coached by Gary Barnett, who won multiple coach of the year awards for leading the dramatic turnaround of the program.

1996 Rose Bowl

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His 1995 Northwestern team won the Big Ten Conference title, the first for the program since 1936, and played in the school's first Rose Bowl since 1949.

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After two seasons, he left on February 20, 1984 to become an assistant coach at Colorado under Bill McCartney.

Colorado Buffaloes football

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In those seasons, ten coaches have led Colorado to postseason bowl games: Bunny Oakes, Dallas Ward, Bud Davis, Eddie Crowder, Bill Mallory, Bill McCartney, Rick Neuheisel, Gary Barnett, Dan Hawkins and Mike MacIntyre.

Northwestern Wildcats football

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In 1991, Colorado offensive coordinator Gary Barnett, fresh from helping lead the Buffaloes to a share of the national championship, was hired as head coach.

Pat Fitzgerald

He then moved on to the University of Colorado under his former Northwestern head coach, Gary Barnett.

1997 Florida Citrus Bowl

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The following year, the Wildcats won a share of the Big Ten title and reached the Florida Citrus Bowl, losing 48–28 to Tennessee.

Mike Hankwitz

The loss is officially credited to Barnett, even though assistant Mike Hankwitz served as interim head coach for the game.
He has served as an assistant under a number of accomplished head coaches, including Bo Schembechler at Michigan, Jim Young at Arizona and Purdue, Bill McCartney at Colorado, Glen Mason at Kansas, R. C. Slocum at Texas A&M, John Mackovic at Arizona, and Gary Barnett at Colorado.

Katie Hnida

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That scandal, coupled with Barnett's dismissive comments about former placekicker Katie Hnida, who alleged that she had been raped by a teammate, led to Barnett's temporary suspension in 2004 during the off-season.
Neuheisel left Colorado in 1998, but his replacement Gary Barnett kept the walk-on offer open.

Sports USA Radio Network

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Barnett also is a commentator for Sports USA.
The network's founder and former USC Trojans football broadcaster Larry Kahn, Anaheim Ducks broadcaster John Ahlers, ESPN announcer Adam Amin, former USC Trojans football and Los Angeles Rams head coach John Robinson, former Chicago Bears safety Doug Plank, former Colorado head coach Gary Barnett, former ABC announcer and quarterback Dan Fouts (Fouts also splits time with the NFL on CBS), Ross Tucker, former Indianapolis Colts tight end and ESPN studio and game analyst Charles Arbuckle, Golden State Warriors announcer Bob Fitzgerald, former USFL defensive back Troy West, veteran Los Angeles reporter and broadcaster for KFWB Ted Sobel and Eli Gold (voice the Alabama Crimson Tide, perhaps better known nationally for his work on NASCAR).

2005 Texas Longhorns football team

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However, the Buffs lost to Iowa State, then suffered a 30-3 thrashing at the hands of Nebraska and a 70–3 blowout by the eventual national champion Texas Longhorns in the Big 12 championship game.
After the game, Colorado Head Coach Gary Barnett said of Young's passing performance, "We can't do that in practice against air."

Idaho Vandals football

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After serving another stint as a graduate assistant at San Diego State for one year in 1989, Cable went on to serve as an assistant coach at Cal State Fullerton, UNLV and California before joining Rick Neuheisel's staff at Colorado in 1998 and being promoted to offensive coordinator the following year by new head coach Gary Barnett.

AFCA Coach of the Year Award

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George Munger Award

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Gregg Brandon

Brandon returned to the West, spending two seasons at Colorado under Gary Barnett, where he coached the receivers and kickoff return units both years and was the team's passing-game coordinator in 2000 and recruiting coordinator in 1999.

Fox Sports Networks

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Barnett began working as a TV commentator for the BCS show on Fox Sports Net in 2006.

Sporting News College Football Coach of the Year

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