BOULDER – The loudest excitement of the student class came at halftime, when an avid fan wearing gold and black overalls and not much else was charging from the graduation crowd and onto Folsom Field.
Skippy McOverall fled untouched in the north end area before security forced him out of bounds.
It was the closest to anyone wearing a CU color that would wreck the plane all day.
“Aggressively, we are struggling in many areas,” said Buffs coach Carl Dorrell as his era hit a new nadir in Saturday’s 30-0 loss to Minnesota, the program’s first home shutdown in nearly 10 years. Harm.
“And it’s not just the quarterback. It’s the safety, it’s the run game, it’s the receiver, it’s the back, it’s everything. It’s one of those things[where]we have to clean the slate and start everyone And try to figure out how to do some semblance of guilt and get some things back.
Defense gas. The passing game is painful. Heading to The Buffs on Saturday was Rush’s backup quarterback, freshman Drew Carter. nine yards. Carries two. If you want a stat to summarize the day, start there. Otherwise, cover your eyes.
The Buffs (1-2) play like strangers, which is what happens when your head coach doesn’t trust your offensive coordinator, your offensive coordinator doesn’t trust his quarterback, your wideouts don’t trust your quarterback Your quarterback no longer trusts his offensive line, and your linebackers can’t trust anyone. A two-digit deficit feels like five right now.
“You just have to look at yourself in the mirror as a man,” said junior defensive stopper Carson Wells. “And you have to come back physically (Sunday) with a better mindset and be ready to work again.”
CU’s crime? Whatever it is, it’s not working.
blow it up. start over. The Gophers (2-1), buoyed by breakfast talk by alum and former Broncos linebacker Carl Mecklenburg, are better than what they saw at home against Miami, Ohio. No This much better.
Ohio State cut Goffs for 495 yards in the Twin Cities in the opener for both events. The Miami Redhawks then drove 341 yards through the air on Minnie in Week 2, 237.
The Buffs covered 7 net yards at the break. Over 25 plays. He accumulated 56 more yards the rest of the way.
In its last eight quarters, against a good defense (Texas A&M) and an OK defense (Minnesota), CU has made 108 plays for 323 yards — 2.99 yards per snap — and scored seven points.
“As head coach, I have to watch everything,” Dorell said.
including mirror. It’s not just them, Coach. This is you. It’s all of you.
Freshman Brendan Lewis may be the quarterback of the future, but the present looks crappy. His windup is slow and deliberate, his eyes usually closed and fixed on target. It’s a credit to the kid that he’s only been picked once through three games, but every snap feels like a giant roll of the dice.
And we’ve all heard the arguments as to why this employee is intent on trying to turn a running quarterback into a passerby. Are Brendan Rice, Dimitri Stanley and Daniel Arias Reportedly Too Good to Ruin as Blockers or Decoys? Perhaps.
The Buffs are a Lewis hamstring away from taking out Carter at quarterback against a Power 5 defense? After a 23-0 scoreline, the coaching staff didn’t stop Kishor from dodging him in the mix.
And that’s where you feel the emptiness of JT Schrout’s severed knee and Sam Noir’s transfer taking the Portal Express to the state of Oregon. And then, we get it: The more you use Louise’s best weapon, her legs, the more risk you run that one or both of those legs are damaged.
Mind you, this is assuming that the offending line doesn’t flatten it first.
“It was a complete beat,” Dorell said. “At every stage.”
UNC was the warm-up. Texas A&M was accessible. Only the football gods gave the Buffs a gift at Empower Field, a backup quarterback who wasn’t even remotely prepared for the conditions. The Aggies escaped anyway.
But it was supposed to be the first proper barometer against the Gophers of where this roster really was. A pair of bowl-expect middleweight trading punches for the lunchtime crowd.
After seeing the Minnesota Land Haymaker after the Haymaker, the Buffs crawling across the canvas, what does that say about CU now?
“Great football team, a physical football team,” Gophers linebacker Mariano Sorri-Marin said of the Buffs. “(Cu) the quarterback is phenomenal. He can move around in space. We talked about keeping[Lewis]all week. And we did that. So it took[his]game plan a bit off.”
They also took away a little bit of the stadium. Minutes after the final gun, a plethora of Gophers fans leaned over the support railing in section 103 of Folsom Field to offer handshakes and high-fives to the winners—only to give way to that railing and fall to field level. .
Fortunately, the drop was only two feet and no one was hurt. Those gophers broke darn near everything here on Saturday, right? First, spirits. Then, fencing.
“It was exciting to watch,” Sori-Marin said with a grin as he stood outside the oncoming locker room, pointing to the loss. “But I hope Colorado can fix it.”
so do we. Because that’s not the only thing here that needs fixing these days, winner. Not by a long shot.