We have been pretty bullish when it comes to the Colorado Buffaloes’ chances in their Week 1 matchup against the TCU Horned Frogs. The Buffs will have home-field advantage and are playing an opponent that hasn’t settled on a quarterback, albeit CU is in a similar boat. The Frogs are also implementing new systems on both sides of the ball after a head coaching change.
The cards are lining up for the Buffaloes to play spoiler, but there are still plenty of reasons to be worried heading into Friday night.
Read on for three areas that could be of concern for the Buffs against TCU.
Colorado is also implementing new systems
The Buffaloes are bringing on a new offensive coordinator, new position coaches on both sides of the ball and are transitioning to a 4-3 front on defense. This game could be decided by which coaches have implemented their new schemes the best.
Are two impact transfers going to play much?
Both Tommy Brown and RJ Sneed were huge adds for CU this offseason. But, both have been slowed by injuries this fall camp and aren’t in starting roles on the depth chart.
Lack of experience in the secondary
Colorado’s young defensive backs will be tested throughout the season. They’re a talented group, but one that doesn’t have a lot of game experience outside of Isaiah Lewis. The Horned Frogs also have wide receiver Quentin Johnson, who presents a matchup problem for any of Colorado’s DBs.
Overall, the Buffs have one of the youngest rosters around for the second year in a row. A whopping 78.3% of CU’s 115 players are underclassmen, the fourth-highest mark nationally.
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