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I don't know that KD is overruling play calls...

Rather I'd say the limits are talent and the normal time it takes for implementation of whatever offense Sanford is trying to run. Practice or scrimmages are never at game speed or physicality. Given the talent issues and young team, CU is plugging in some new younger players. Absent awesome players, IMO, installs of new offenses generally take about a season.

That is just a downside of new coordinators/coaching overhauls on both sides of the ball. It did not help CU that they had no cream puffs in their OOC schedule, however that could have been a bad loss, like Sac State or Montana State.

These are not excuse for just how bad the offense has performed, but it is what it is.

IMO, Mike Leach is one of the best offensive coaches/minds out there, albeit a head coach. In 2020, he went to Mississippi State and brought KJ Costello with him, albeit he got hurt. When he took over Miss St, they went 5-6 the previous year--so the talent was not bare bones. They upset LSU week 1, then lost 4 in a row as they scored 14, 2, 14, and 0 points in those games. They recovered a bit and the offense began to score some points in 4 of the last 5 games, albeit they scored 24 in the next 4, all in November going 1-3. Given the Covid season, they somehow got invited to a bowl with a 3-7 record, so they went 4-7 with a bowl win over Tulsa. They had 7 home games, then the extra bowl practices.

The next year they went 7-5 in the regular season scoring 25 or more points in every game except Alabama, where they scored 9. Their average score was about 30-35 points a game. A new offense install takes time and game experience.

KD/Sanford are nowhere in the same class as Leach, but I do expect some improvement. I think the talent is more limited at CU, but on the good side, CU is playing in the PAC-12 not the SEC.

(In response to this post by buffalo30)

Posted: 09/23/2022 at 1:01PM


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