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Former CU Coach Gary Barnett to play in this year’s Cougar Classic


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Niwot head football coach Jeremy Lanter (right) poses with Touchdown Club co-chair Aaron Bitterman at last year's Cougar Classic at Saddleback GC in Firestone.

Former University of Colorado Head Football Coach Gary Barnett will be the guest of honor at the fifth annual Cougar Classic golf tournament, hosted by the Niwot Touchdown Club.

Barnett, a friend of the Niwot football program and former Niwot resident now living in Gunbarrel, reached out to second-year head coach Jeremy Lanter late last year to offer advice for overcoming a winless season. In 1996, Barnett co-authored High Hopes: Taking the Purple to Pasadena, a memoir of his third season as head coach of the Northwestern University Wildcats that ended with their first appearance...

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