Pac-12 previews: Is this a make or break year for Colorado?

Colorado coach Karl Dorrell looks at the scoreboard during game against Oregon Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Eugene, Ore. After a lackluster 2021 season, the Buffs have nowhere to go but up. But will they?

Andy Nelson, Associated Press

At the end of the 2019 season, Colorado’s Karl Dorrell replaced Mel Tucker as head coach after Tucker took the job at Michigan State.

In Dorrell’s first month on the job, the pandemic hit. Colorado played much better than expected during the COVID-19-shortened season. 

But the Buffaloes took a step back last season. Entering his third year, Dorrell is juggling several new assistants on the coaching staff and has seen numerous players enter the transfer portal. 

Colorado’s offense was punchless and anemic last season, averaging just 20.3 points per game in Pac-12 play. 


Storylines and subplots heading into 2022 Pac-12 football season

Will a change in offensive coordinator make a difference?

Dorrell hired Mike Sanford Jr., the

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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