The Colorado Buffaloes just might be searching for a new head coach pretty soon. After a disappointing 0-3 start to the season, Karl Dorrell’s name has come up quite a bit on the hot seat watch.
To make matters worse, Arizona State moved on from Herm Edwards, so Colorado might be feeling more pressure to make a change if things don’t improve.
Pete Fiutak of College Football News gave his 10 hot seat coaches, and Dorrell was at the top of the list on the “Win Now or Else” side. Here’s what Fiutak wrote about Dorrell:
It was a tad bit of a surprise that Herm Edwards was the only coach from the Pac-12 South to be fired on Sunday after a 49-7 loss to Minnesota that could’ve been much, much worse.
This has turned into a shocking disaster at Colorado.
TCU, Air Force, and Minnesota are all good teams, but the football program at Colorado should be strong enough to take at least win two of those.
Instead, the Buffs are 0-3 by a combined score of 128-30 – and, again, it could’ve been a whole lot worse in all three.
Getting rid of Dorrell would be around a $9 million hit, but considering how good Arizona looks now and how bad the Buffs have been, 0-12 isn’t off the board without a massive upset.
Things are not going well in Boulder, and freshman quarterback Owen McCown got some playing time against Minnesota as both JT Shrout and Brendon Lewis played poorly.
The upcoming schedule doesn’t do any favors for Colorado: UCLA, at Arizona, and then Cal and Oregon State. The Wildcats are improved, and that was the game Colorado was most likely to win, so a winless season is looking like a very real possibility.
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