Long before Ty Gangi was climbing the passing charts at Nevada, he was angling for a shot as a walk-on freshman at Colorado.The Wolf Pack quarterback, who ranks 15th nationally with 1,073 passing yards, will return to the Centennial State on Saturday when Air Force hosts Nevada at 2 p.m. on ESPNews.“I loved it there and made some friends I’ll have for life,” Gangi said of his time in Boulder.He didn’t love all of it.The Buffaloes didn’t have a scholarship for Gangi, but a CU assistant tipped off one of his high school coaches that there was a shortage of quarterbacks with transfers leaving after coach Mike MacIntyre’s first year. Gangi, a California native with a grandfather who played at UCLA and an uncle who quarterbacked Cal, wanted a Pac-12 shot and this was it.“Coming in that fall it kind of put me in the cool position of being No. 4 at a walk-on as a quarterback, which usually doesn’t happen,” Gangi said.But he felt he warranted more. When a classmate, on scholarship, advanced beyond him in spring in spite of on-field performance, Gangi realized where he stood.Besides that, the Southern California native said he never adjusted to the cold.“I… Read full this story
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