QB Declines to Declare for Draft
Star quarterback Shedeur Sanders has announced that he will not be declaring for the draft this year, choosing instead to stay at Colorado for another season. Sanders took to social media to share his decision, stating, “Y’all know I’m not declaring this year. We got the pieces we need to do it big this year.”
A Standout Season at Colorado
Sanders had an impressive first season at Colorado after transferring from Jackson State. In 11 games, he threw for an outstanding 3,230 yards, 27 touchdowns, and only three interceptions. Despite his remarkable performance, the Buffaloes struggled, finishing the year on a six-game losing streak and with a disappointing 4-8 record under FBS head coach “Coach Prime”.
Offensive Line Issues
One of the major challenges for Sanders was the lack of protection from his offensive line. He was sacked a staggering 52 times throughout the season. In an effort to address this issue, Deion Sanders, Shedeur’s father and coach, has been working to strengthen the offensive line. His efforts paid off when the top-ranked offensive lineman in the 2024 class, a five-star recruit from IMG Academy in Florida, committed to Colorado.
Colorado’s Rollercoaster Season
Although Colorado started the season with impressive wins against TCU, Nebraska, and [Team Name], their performance quickly declined. They suffered eight losses in their last nine games, missing out on bowl eligibility. However, the team remains hopeful for the future as they prepare to join the Big 12 Conference in 2024 after their final season in the Pac-12.