Coach Sanders’ Focus on Transfers
Head Coach Sanders is wasting no time in his second offseason, strategically assembling a roster loaded with impactful transfers who can make an immediate difference. According to 247 Sports, Colorado currently boasts the top transfer class in the nation. With a total of 16 transfers, including six four-star players, the Buffaloes are solidifying their lineup for success.
Repairing the Offensive Line
One particular area of focus for Sanders has been the interior of the team. Colorado has made significant moves in the transfer portal, securing eight defensive and offensive linemen. Sanders has made it abundantly clear that he aims to address the issues faced by their offensive line, which allowed an alarming 52 sacks throughout the previous season.
After Colorado’s loss to UCLA in late October, Sanders did not mince words when assessing the performance of his offensive line. He stated, “The [offensive] line has to improve. It’s a struggle to run the ball, and we got to figure that out because now you’re one-dimensional, and it’s easy to stop a team when they’re one-dimensional. And that’s who we are at this point in time. … The big picture, you go get new linemen. That’s the picture, and I’ma paint it perfectly.”
High School Recruiting Challenges
In contrast to their successful transfer acquisitions, Colorado’s high school recruiting efforts have encountered obstacles. Currently ranked 99th in the country after the first day of the early signing period, the Buffaloes have only secured commitments from five players who have signed national letters of intent. Furthermore, they are still awaiting the signing of five-star offensive tackle [Insert Name].
[Insert Name] committed to Colorado two weeks ago as the No. 2 offensive tackle in the 247 Sports 2024 class. Speaking on Fox Sports’ “Undisputed,” [Insert Name] expressed his belief in Coach Prime, stating, “You’ve got to believe in Coach Prime. Having the opportunity to play with somebody who’s done it at the highest level, gold-jacket level, very few can say they did that. I’ve got two, Shedeur Sanders [and] Travis Hunter. They’re amazing. You know how they go. And if you ain’t rocking with us, and you say you’re a dawg, you claim you’re a dawg, why are you not coming to Colorado? Why are you not helping someone who looks like you?”
While [Insert Name] considered offers from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, and Tennessee, rumors suggest that Maryland may still be in the running for the offensive lineman’s commitment.