Rick George releases statement on Colorado football’s struggles

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As the CU Buffs sank even lower on Saturday during a 42-point loss to Minnesota, many fans have reached a breaking point. Pleads to fire head coach Karl Dorrell and even boycott the program were plentiful on Twitter over the weekend.

Things didn’t exactly get better when athletic director Rick George released a statement on Sunday evening in which he reiterated his support for the program’s direction and essentially begged fans to keep their faith.

Colorado fans didn’t exactly find the statement encouraging, to put it kindly. A full-blown rebuild seems to be the preferred direction and George’s statement said quite the opposite:

Like all of you, I have been disappointed to watch our football team struggle this fall, most recently yesterday at Minnesota.  I know that our coaches and our student-athletes are capable of so much more and that all of you deserve better results.

I want you to know that I hear you.  I recognize and understand your disappointment and frustration and perhaps, even anger.  We have not come close to meeting our expectations this season and we own that.  I know that Coach Dorrell, our coaching and support staff, and our student-athletes are working hard to get us on track, and with conference play starting this Saturday, we hope we all will enjoy a home victory over UCLA.

Regardless of your feelings right now on Colorado Football, I encourage you to continue to support our tremendous football student-athletes, who need your cheers, encouragement and support now, more than ever.

Here’s how Dorrell responded to George’s statement (h/t CUSportsReport’s Nikki Edwards).

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