- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The family of Bill McCartney says the former Colorado football coaching great was recently diagnosed with late-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Family members said in a statement that McCartney is “still the same Coach Mac - biking, golfing, supporting the Buffs and being an active member of his church.”

Therefore, the statement continued, “We are making this public to ask for your understanding and patience as we know he frequently runs into fans, friends and former players. This is a frustrating and confusing disease, and if he appears disconnected or unknowing, please don’t take it personally.”

McCartney, who led the Buffaloes to their only national championship in 1990, is the winningest coach in Colorado history at 93-55-5. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

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