Colorado fan, Carl Dorrell knows you’re disappointed. guess what? she is also. And, there are buffalo players too.
Still, while fans call for firings or demotions or a new quarterback, Dorell believes the struggling offense doesn’t need an overhaul. at least not yet.
On Monday, the Buffalo’s head coach said there would be no staff changes or changes in duties following Saturday’s embarrassing 30-0 loss to Minnesota at Folsom Field. And for now, it appears that newcomer Brendan Lewis will take on the starting role as quarterback.
As the Buffs (1-2) prepare to tour Arizona State on Saturday (8:30 p.m., TV: ESPNU), Dorell, however, said he would get a little more involved in the preparation for the offense and get Buff backup. Will spend more time doing it. Quarterback Drew Carter is ready to play.
“I get what the fans are for and I’m also disappointed with my performance,” Dorell said. “It does not bode well for us; I completely understand that.”
It was indeed one of the most disappointing performances in the history of the program, as the Buffs managed 63 yards of the total offense, including minus-19 rushing yards. It was the first shutout loss at home in nine years.
Rather than fire or demote offensive coordinator Darin Chiaverini, or Bench Lewis, Dorrell said the focus is on working together to get better as an employee and as a team.
“We’re going to work through all the dynamics of what we’re doing,” Dorell said. “I’m going to show my face in a slightly more aggressive room now. I’m going to try to help with the process and, again, I’m just trying to help out with how this whole situation works. But we think we are off to a good start (this week).”
A longtime offensive coach, Dorell will do what he can to help fix an offense that hasn’t scored a single point in the past seven quarters.
“I’ve grown up and been in multiple systems, and in my career, I’ve watched a lot of football,” he said. “I think I think our team can be better and so I interfere with our offensive coaches from time to time where I think we might be able to spend a little more resources.
“I’m just supervising it, making sure it makes sense. Make sure it’s sound, making sure we’re doing a systematic approach. And then the coaches would still work the same way.” Like they normally do on game day.”
Based on fans’ social media reaction on Monday, Dorell’s approach didn’t go down well with Buff Nation, but he said that after a terrifying performance, “you can’t overreact.”
Instead, their goal is to band together and tackle issues as an employee and as a team.
“The first thing I think about is, ‘Well, we’re not doing anything effectively enough for these guys to perform,'” Dorell said. “That’s how you have to look at it. It really comes down to how we have to prepare our players to perform the way it should be in practice and that translated in relation to what it should look like on Saturday Must be gone. It’s just going back to the drawing board as to what’s the best approach? Are they keeping it up?”
Dorell put the responsibility on the coaches. He said he challenged staff to evaluate how they were teaching and to make sure they were tailoring their teaching methods to each player.
“(The coaches) are going to do everything possible to get our players to play better,” he said.
“We just have to work harder, coach better. Find different ways to digest the information, get the information where it’s part of their mental process. I think coaching is always challenging. It’s really because I The people I have coached in their careers are all different. They all learn differently.”
As the Buffs aim to turn the page from Saturday’s disappointment, Dorell said the team has responded well.
“Until last week, this team has made a lot of progress,” he said. “They will continue to do so. Unfortunately, it was not a good performance and we all know it. The best part about it was that our people ignored it when it came to understanding our issues and we did everything. Addressed and talked.It showed with our first practice of the week with our ASU preparation today.
“We are moving to ASU and it was really good energy with what we are doing today. Obviously, we are trying to get the bad taste out of our mouths and it started with a great preparation week. So that we can play well this Saturday.
cu rival look
Rival: Arizona State Sun Devils
game time: Saturday, 8:30 p.m., at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
Coach: Harm Edwards, season four (19-14)
Last week: Lost at BYU, 27-17
Notable: The Sun Devils were ranked No. 19 in the Associated Press Top 25 before losing to BYU last week. … ASU had 16 penalties and four turnovers in the loss to the Cougars. … ASU have been the most penalized team in the country this season, with an average of 106.3 yards per 12.0 yards. … Defensive lineman Travez Moore, who transferred from LSU, suffered a season-ending knee injury on Saturday. ASU was already without all-conference caliber defensive tackle Jermaine Lolle, who is out for the year with a triceps injury. … the Sun Devils are 12-4 at home under Edwards. … ASU leads 8-3 in an all-time series, but the Buffs have won three of their last four meetings, including 2019 in Tempe. … Running back in the race, Rachad White (75.0 yards per game) and Danielle Nagata (61.0) both rank in the top 10 in the Pac-12, while quarterback Jayden Daniels (57.7) is in 11th place. … Daniels leads the Pac-12 in terms of completion percentage (72.9) so far this season. He is ranked ninth nationally in that category.