CU Buffs interim head coach Mike Sanford doing best to stay present

After the Colorado Buffaloes dismissed Karl Dorrell as head coach following an 0-5 start, offensive coordinator Mike Sanford stepped in with the interim label. He won his first game but has lost every one since.

Sanford is new to Boulder and signed a three-year contract prior to the season. He just moved his family to Colorado from Minnesota and now with a new head coach coming in soon, Sanford could very well be out of a job as well.

Despite the uncertainty, he is just enjoying his time (h/t Brian Howell of Buff Zone).

“We’re living in the present, we’re making everything about the players.”

It isn’t easy, either.

“(Staying in the present) is really hard because we have wives, we have kids. They’re scared about the future and we have to be great fathers and great husbands first and foremost. But we also have a job that we’re tasked with doing and that’s ultimately to come to work every day, just continue to find the joy in the work we do.”

It isn’t just the coaching staff. The players aren’t sure what their futures hold, and there could be another big wave of Buffs transferring out depending on what happens in the next few weeks.

Mel Tucker was hired in 2018, Dorrell in 2020, and now another head coach will step in. The uncertainty is there, but Sanford is enjoying his time with the headset.

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