Date set for “30 for 30” premiere featuring Colorado football, Bill McCartney

BOULDER,CO - 1990: Bill McCartney of the Colorado Buffaloes looks on during a 1990 season game. Bill McCartney was head coach from 1982 to 1994. (Photo by:Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The Colorado Buffaloes football team is headed back into the spotlight.

While things on the field aren’t great right now, CU’s about to get a ton of attention off of it.

The program (specifically legendary and controversial coach Bill McCartney) is set to be featured in a documentary on ESPN, November 3 at 7:00 p.m., as part of the very popular “30 for 30” series.

Here’s the description of the documentary per the ESPN Media Zone:

“The Gospel According to Mac,” directed by Jim Podhoretz 

Football is a religion to many people.  But few know the depths of both faiths as well as Bill McCartney, the former head football coach of the University of Colorado and the founder of Promise Keepers, a Christian men’s ministry.  “The Gospel According to Mac” tells the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction story of Coach Mac’s controversial national championship run – two seasons that followed multiple arrests and strife between his mostly African-American players and the Boulder police, continued with McCartney’s own daughter becoming pregnant by the team’s quarterback before seeing that same quarterback struck by cancer, and culminated in consecutive Orange Bowl match-ups against Notre Dame.  Bill McCartney’s passionate and often polarizing beliefs have made him many enemies and many admirers, but it’s difficult to deny that he embodies the essential issues facing football in America to this day.

I’m sure this will be fascinating, both for CU fans and non-CU fans alike.

How well the program and Mac are portrayed remains to be seen, but that description sounds like nothing will be held back.

Set your DVR now; this will be must-see TV.

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