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Thoughts on Dorrell and next OC

CU is not in the position to pay $10M / year for a head coach.

Identifying and hiring the next upcoming or hot coach won't work. There will be coaches like Neuhiesel and Tucker who will be lured to the next university with their salary doubled. They were good hires, but can't keep them. I believe Sark was about to take the CU job when Saban increased his salary. If he had taken the CU HC gig, Texas would have doubled it a year later and we would be onto our 4th coach in 4 years.

KD wants to be here. This is where he wants to live. $3M to $5M is where the market should be for a HC at CU. This year was rough, but KD held the program together in 2020 and took the team to a bowl. He also was not happy with how the season finished. He is competitive, driven and realistic. He was Pac12 coach of the year in 2020, took UCLA to 5 bowl games in 5 years.

We need to give him a chance to get his own coaches and players in place. He inherited the OC and DC and players from MM and MMT. If next year is like this year, something needs to change. But I believe given time, KD can be the coach to get CU back to respectability and consistency.

For OC, I would love to see Kap come back. Reports said he considered staying at CU when MMT left. But $700k lured him away. Before 2019 not sure Kap had a relationship or tie to MMT. The OL loved Kap, and he was OC at NC. To lure him back, RG will need to show the admin support not only to eat Chev's last year contract, but to up the pool for assistant coaches.

Boulder > Lansing
$1M > $ 700k


Posted: 12/01/2021 at 11:49AM


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