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Notes on the University of Colorado Football Program

Notes on the University of Colorado Football Program

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TrevMon's Fall 2022 Preview - Colorado Buffs Football

Offensive Coordinator Mike Sanford brings a new Offense that is expected to be physical and multiple (Pro, RPO, West-Coast, Spread). Sanford has said that his Offense will feature similar formations in pass and run and will move the ball around. It was eviden…

 
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Colorado Buffs Football Spring Recap

Strengths and focal points..Switch to the 4-3 on Defense plays to the strengths of the deep Defensive Line and Edge rooms. This shift should dial-up pressure in the pass rush, and improve takeawaysCulture and Chemistry, according to interviews of players, sta…

 
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CU Buffs Football: Takeaways from First Spring Scrimmage

The QB room looked better at first site (note Casey Roddick, who is looking fitter than ever, emergency Center)

 
#22・

Colorado Buffaloes Football Spring Report

At times last season, the offense was on on the verge of life support. New Offensive Coordinator Mike Sanford will install a new offense designed to accelerate the recovery.The Offense returns 64% of its production (FBS Rank 97), and 6 full or part-time start…

 
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Feb Signing Day brings New Faces and Directions for Colorado Football

Players Added on Feb 2:RB, Ramon Jefferson, (5-10, 215) transfer from Sam Houston. 2nd team FCS all-american (91.4 pff)RB, Anthony Hankerson (5-9, 190) St. Thomas Aquinas, FL, 3 star, grey-shirtC, Van Wells, (6-2, 290) Houston Texas, 3 starOT, Alex Harkey, (6…

 
#20・

Colorado Buffs - updates to roster and staff

The Buffs now have four transfers in the 22 cycle. The Buffs will likely be targeting more transfers at positions of need (S, DB, OL, RB)QB, Maddox Kopp (6-4, 200): from Houston, has 4 years eligibility and was originally a recruiting target of the Buffs 20 c…

#19・

CU Buffs Football: Coaching hires, portal activity, top targets

After the pending WR coaching hire, Karl Dorrell will have replaced 6 of the 10 assistants that coached during the 2021 season, including 4/5 on the offense staff. Chris Wilson, Brett Maxie and Darian Hagen are the only assistants that remain on staff since t…

 
#18・

Insights on the Early Signing Day and Offensive Coordinator Hire

Buffs signed 19 players to letters of intent on Dec 15 and will likely add another seven by fall either through portal or by signing a few more on Feb 2.Solid ratings from top to bottom. The class currently ranks well amongst the Pac12, at least by Rivals (#4…

 
#17・

QB Room - Retrospective & Prospective

In the 2021 off-season, my sense was that the Buffs QB room had two viable but perhaps competing identities in QB style. Half of the 4 scholarships in the room leaned toward RPO types (Noyer, Lewis), the other half leaned toward drop-back (Shrout, Carter) alt…

 
#16・

Buffs finish with respectable performance against Utah, smart moves needed to win the off-season

Buffs did not have perfect game they needed to overcome Utah (ranked #6 PowerRank) but despite being shorthanded, they made it competitive well into second half by turnover, special teams, key defensive stops, and gritty play. Buffs were without starters at W…

 
#15・

Buffs pull a win out of the hat against UW, Utah is next

The Buffs won with help from turnovers and a timely 90 yard drive. Colorado was outgained by 426-183, UW had 22 first downs to CU's nine (14 third down conversions), 84 plays to the Buffs 52CU benefitted from 4 turnovers, and CU did not have a turnover for th…

 
#14・

Boat-raced in Pasadena, last home stand against UW this week

Buffs probably had their most productive first half all year. The running attack was Buffs offense performance was average by pro football focus standards (pff 66), although the run game was solid (pff 69) against a good defense in yards allowed per rush run …

 
#13・

Oh what a night! Buffs upset OSU & seek to rinse & repeat against UCLA

Buffs showed resilience: Buffs responded to OSU taking lead 24-20 lead with 7 minutes left in the 4th quarter. The following series, Buffs had a three and out, which gave OSU their best field position all night (42) yard line. Lo and behold, the Buff defense …

 
#12・

OmniBus Buff Insights - Oregon recap, looking ahead to Oregon State

Offensive line did excellent in pass blocking, seemingly responding to the change in the OL coach and tweaks to blocking schemes- OL allowed only 4 pressures and, 1 sack, 6 tackles for loss (TFL)Stuck with 5 starters on OL played throughout for the first time…

 
#11・

Omniclectic Insights - Buffs fail against Cal, Look to survive the Ducks

CU reflectionsDid not see the multiple running scheme carry over into this game plan, e.g. play action, RPO, QB designed runs, jet/fly sweepsFamiliar Charybdis and Scylla of (1) poor pass protection (PBLK 39 rating for the 4 Tackles who saw action) combined w…

 
#10・

Buffs get a Victory Party against Arizona, next-up Cal

Buff defense quickly diagnose and pursued, shutting down the perimeter runs and passes. 5 TFLs early, 26 stops recorded on the day. Excellent goal line stance.Nice day for OLB, Gustav and Thomas had productive daysSafeties played good, Lewis led the team in t…

 
#9・

Desperately seeking a Win - CU vs Arizona

If CU can address the major pain points in the passing game (TTT, PBLK), then there will be positive spillovers to running game and defense.Passing has two major issues: One, freshman QB Brendan Lewis takes to much time throwing the football. His average time…

 
#8・

CU Football - Alas, the bye week

Biggest Pain Points: QB room is not ready to perform at P5 level. Two statistics (1) Time To Through (3.28) combined with (2) poor pass protection (PBLK =59.1 as a unit) are telling. Individual Tackle PFF grades are especially poor (anything below 50 is consi…

 
#7・

Week 5 - Recap of CU-ASU, looking ahead to USC game

Brendon Lewis still very much a work in progress - in the mean time the offense is bottom in the FBS in key offensive statistics. Points Per Drive (.55/129); Yds Per Play (3.46/127); Yds Per Pass (4.2/129); Still seemed to hold on to the ball a split second t…

 
#6・

CU enters conference schedule against ASU

Offense passing is bottoming out -Buff overall Passing Rating (CFB edge) is 124/130, , 127/130 in averaging just 4.3 yrds/pass, and rank 129/130 teams in points per drive. Ineffectiveness on passing game is dampening the running game as well (47th in FBS) as …