On one hand, it might be a surprise to see why the Colorado Buffaloes head coaching opening is a popular option for free agent coaches.
On the other hand, there are a lot of positive things going on in Boulder despite a one-win campaign in 2022.
The Pac-12 is always a great conference to be a part of, even with uncertainty regarding realignment and where the Buffs go (or don’t go) once USC and UCLA dash for the Big Ten.
There are definitely things to love about the opportunity to coach in Boulder, and Steven Lassan of Athlon Sports gave his pros for the job:
The scenery in Boulder (and Colorado overall for that matter) is picturesque. In other words, this job has a good quality of life for a coach and his staff in a standout college town (Boulder). Although it’s been a while, the Buffaloes won a national title in 1990. With USC and UCLA set to move to the Big Ten in 2024, along with a future Pac-12 with no divisions, is a path to bowl eligibility a little easier?
This one isn’t the most appealing out of all of the current Power Five openings. However, it does have appeal, and there is a nice opportunity for a coach to take this program and turn them around.
The bottom line is this: Even with just one win, there are things trending upward for the next Buffs head coach.
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