College Football Preview: The 2015 Colorado Buffaloes
Colorado Buffaloes Preview 2014 Record 2-10
Overview: It was yet another disappointing season for the University of Colorado finishing with a record of 2-10. Colorado played better than their previous year but still had barley any wins to show for it. Colorado’s offense as slowly gotten better over the years but their defense has been their biggest problem.
Offense: Junior quarterback Sefo Liufau will be the leader of this offense. He passed for 3200 yards with 28 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He will need to keep progressing if Colorado wants to have a chance. Colorado will likely have a trio of running backs rotating in the backfield. Christian Powell, Michael Adkins II and Phillip Lindsay. Combined these three ran for 1200 yards and 7 touchdowns. Nelson will be back for his senior year. He dominated his junior year catching 106 passes for almost 1200 yards and 12 Td’s. Colorado didn’t lose much on offense and should be able to keep improving.
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Defense: Colorado’s defense ranked 119th in the nation in points allowed last year with 39 points a game. To try to fix their defensive problems Colorado has hired former USF head coach Jim Leavitt to become their defensive coordinator. The best part of Colorado’s defense is their secondary. They have two returning seniors that will try to lead this defense. Their biggest weakness is against the run. Jim Leavitt will need to figure out a way to slow offenses down.
Special Teams: Colorado will have to replace both their kicker and punter. Nelson Spruce will remain the punt returner and Philip Lindsay will be their kick returner.
Overall: Colorado will look to keep improving in the Pac-12. They should have a decent offense this year. But I don’t trust their defense to make enough plays to have a chance at a bowl game this year. I think this will be another disappointing year for Colorado.