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For Mike MacIntyre, patience is definitely a virtue as he tries to turn around Colorado

  • Scott Hernandez of Colorado, tries to tackle William Parks of Arizona after he intercepted Sefo Liufau of Colorado during the Saturday Oct. 26, 2013 game in Boulder, Colorado. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick)

    Scott Hernandez of Colorado, tries to tackle William Parks of Arizona after he intercepted Sefo Liufau of Colorado during the Saturday Oct. 26, 2013 game in Boulder, Colorado. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau throws with pressure from Arizona's Jake Fischer during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick)

    Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau throws with pressure from Arizona's Jake Fischer during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado quarterback, Sefo Liufau, is surrounded by Arizona defenders late in the game on October 26, 2013 game in Boulder, Colorado. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick)

    Colorado quarterback, Sefo Liufau, is surrounded by Arizona defenders late in the game on October 26, 2013 game in Boulder, Colorado. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick)  (The Associated Press)

First-year Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre readily admits he's never been all that patient a person.

So when he saw his team regress in their rebuilding efforts last weekend against Arizona, he was a tad bit agitated. MacIntyre put his concern level at "very" in the aftermath of a 44-20 loss in which his defense allowed 405 yards rushing.

After hours spent reviewing the film, though, MacIntyre had a change of heart and insisted the performance wasn't as frustrating as he first surmised.

Overall, MacIntyre appreciates the direction the Buffaloes (3-4, 0-4 Pac-12) are headed as they prepare for No. 17 UCLA on Saturday.

As he's realizing, turning around this program simply takes patience.