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The Colorado Buffaloes sit at 2-5 with a lack of winnable games turning up, so who could replace head coach Karl Dorrell?
Naturally, the issues for Colorado are widespread. They are 125th in FBS in scoring offense (15.1 points per video game), 130th (dead last) in total offense (238.1 yards per video game) and 63rd in overall defense (376.6 yards permitted per game). Theyre connected for 36th in scoring defense (20.7 points enabled per game), however thats skewed by enabling seven to Northern Colorado, 10 to Texas A&M (and their backup quarterback) and shutting out Arizona.
If Dorrell is alleviated of his duties, here are five practical candidates to change him as the Colorado football head coach.
Colorado football is 2-5 on the year with wins coming over Northern Colorado out of the FCS and an 0-7 Arizona Wildcats team. Head coach Karl Dorrell is directly on the hot seat in his second season after succeeding Mel Tucker who left for Michigan State and is 7-0 entering Week 9.
Texas A&M lost their beginning quarterback in a 10-7 win over Colorado In their other 4 losses, to Minnesota (30-0), Arizona State (35-13), USC (37-14) and Cal (26-3), the Buffaloes have actually been outscored 128-30. The latter two losses being so one-sided are particular black marks.
Dorrell went 4-2 in his first (truncated) season last year. With Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington and Utah left on the schedule, 2 more wins appear like a best-case circumstance.
5 reasonable candidates to replace Karl Dorrell at Colorado.
5. Dana Dimel, UTEP Head Coach
Dimel left Kansas State after a long term (2009-2017) as an assistant there to handle a reconstruct at UTEP. The Miners went 1-11 in each of his first 2 seasons, then revealed some progress with a 3-5 mark in 2020. Coming out of a week off, they are 6-1 this season with a four-game winning streak. Three of their last 5 are at home, including a Nov. 6 date against unbeaten UTSA.
UTEP has completed above.500 when given that the last time they won more than 7 games in a season (8-4 under Mike Price in 2005). Dimels overall record as a head coach isnt great, however a nice season for his team this year may bring opportunities somewhere else and Colorado may end up having interest.
4. Blake Anderson, Utah State Head Coach
Anderson is in his first season at Utah State, and the Aggies are 5-2 after a 1-5 project in 2020. Could one effective season in the Mountain West lead to a jump to the Pac-12 at Colorado?
The Miners went 1-11 in each of his first 2 seasons, then revealed some progress with a 3-5 mark in 2020. Coming out of a week off, they are 6-1 this season with a four-game winning streak. Anderson is in his first season at Utah State, and the Aggies are 5-2 after a 1-5 campaign in 2020. Could one successful season in the Mountain West lead to a dive to the Pac-12 at Colorado?
Theyre tied for 36th in scoring defense (20.7 points permitted per video game), but thats manipulated by enabling seven to Northern Colorado, 10 to Texas A&M (and their backup quarterback) and shutting out Arizona.