ESPN lists Colorado’s Sean Lewis as one of college football’s top coordinators

Deion Sanders has put together a loaded football team and a star-studded coaching staff in just a couple of months as head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes.

Perhaps the biggest name on the staff is Sean Lewis, who became the Buffs’ offensive coordinator after leaving Kent State, where he was the head coach. Lewis’ name even popped up in the OC search for Notre Dame, although he seems all set in Boulder.

Adam Rittenberg of ESPN compiled a list of the top assistants in college football, and Lewis made the list. Here’s what Rittenberg wrote about Lewis:

He’s not exactly an established assistant after spending the past five seasons as Kent State‘s head coach. But Lewis likely won’t need much time at Colorado — as long as he’s successful — to generate interest for higher-profile FBS head jobs. He was
among the top candidates for Cincinnati‘s head-coaching vacancy before Scott Satterfield emerged late. Lewis is only 36 but brings coveted experience leading a program — at one of the nation’s toughest jobs — and expertise running an exciting offensive scheme. The Chicago area native has worked mostly in the
Midwest and Northeast but now expands his footprint to Colorado, which will have extra eyeballs on it as the Deion Sanders era begins.

There is a lot to like about Sean Lewis, and if you watched Kent State’s offense, that is even more reason for Buffs fans to be excited. Lewis is in Boulder for now, but if he does well, he could get some more head coaching opportunities next offseason.

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