Karl Dorrell still believes the Buffs can play better on offense

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The Colorado Buffaloes have not played well to begin the season. Simply put, there is no argument there.

They are 0-3 and have scored a grand total of 30 points through the first three weeks. Neither JT Shrout nor Brendon Lewis has done well at the quarterback position, and things got so bad against Minnesota that Dorrell is now bringing in true freshman Owen McCown.

Even odder is that McCown ended the Minnesota game as the Buffs’ leading passer, which isn’t a good sign for Lewis or Shrout.

The Buffs’ overall passing rating is 125th in the nation at just 87.8. Here are some other offense rankings thus far, all of which also rank near the bottom in the nation:

  • Points scored per game: 10

  • Total yards per game: 245.3

  • Passing yards per game: 125.3

It has been bad all around. Yet, Dorrell is expressing confidence going into a tough Week 4 matchup against the UCLA Bruins (h/t Brian Howell of BuffZone).

“We have a lot of confidence in our offense, our players have a lot of confidence in it. In a lot of ways, they know they can play better, so I think that’s really the challenge moving forward is the urgency of getting that performed on Saturdays.”

With rumors swirling about Dorrell’s future — and athletic director Rick George issuing some interesting comments — Dorrell needs to find a way to score some points and at least make things competitive. He knows that more than anybody, hopefully.

If the Buffs fall flat against UCLA on Saturday at Folsom Field, Dorrell’s run as head coach might be over. Who knows.

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