Meet Mini Mel: CU giving out Mel Tucker bobbleheads on Saturday

If you didn’t get a selfie with Mel Tucker during the joyous Nebraska postgame celebration last weekend, don’t worry. The CU Buffs’ athletic department on Saturday is giving you a chance to take a little Mel back home with you.

CU athleticsMel Tucker bobbleheads will be given at the Air Force game on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019.

As in, a Mel Tucker bobblehead.

CU is presenting early bird fans who attend the Buffs-Air Force contest at Folsom Field — kickoff is slated for 11 a.m. Saturday — with their own Tucker bobblehead.

The figurine, sponsored by First National Bank, features the first-year CU football coach in a black Buffs polo shirt holding a football that has the university logo emblazoned on one side.

Buffs officials say the first 4,000 who enter Folsom Field and visit the giveaway location in the southeast corner of the stadium will receive a voucher for the bobblehead, which can be exchanged for the memento later in the day.

Pickups will begin after the third quarter in that same southeast corner, behind the ticket office.

The Buffs (2-0) and Falcons (1-0) are meeting on the football field for the first time since 1974, and for the first time in Boulder since 1973.

Tucker, who was hired from the University of Georgia last December, became the 10th coach in CU history to open his ledger with a 2-0 record last Saturday after the Buffs rallied to knock off the then-No. 25 Cornhuskers 34-31 in overtime. He’s the first Buffs coach to post a win over a ranked non-conference team among his first two games at the helm since 1995, when Rick Neuheisel led CU to a 43-7 win at then-No. 21 Wisconsin in the Buffs’ season opener.

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