Karl Dorrell calls Alex Fontenot and Deion Smith a ‘one-two punch’ at RB

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Even with Jarek Broussard now at Michigan State, the Buffs will likely be a run-heavy team in 2022. Sixth-year senior Alex Fontenot is Colorado’s most experienced tailback but Deion Smith, a fifth-year junior, is right there with him, according to Karl Dorrell.

Colorado’s head coach was asked about the running back competition at media day and he confirmed our Tony Cosolo’s belief that Smith is ready to produce. (h/t Adam Munsterteiger of BuffStampede):

“Those are the top two between Alex and Deion,” Dorrell said. “Both of them had great off-seasons. Both of them are over 200 pounds, which is kind of one of those mandates that I wanted them to get a little bit more muscle, girth, depth in terms of those things. They look better physically. They’ve digested the offense. They understand both of them are kind of leaders of being the 1-2 punch for us offensively.”

In 2019 and 2021 combined, Smith rushed for just 260 yards and two touchdowns, one of which came against USC last season. More snaps are now available for Smith, though.

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