College Football News Preview 2020: Colorado Buffaloes

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College Football News Preview 2020: Colorado Buffaloes

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College Football News Preview 2020: Colorado Buffaloes

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1. College Football News Preview 2020: Colorado Buffaloes Win Total Prediction, What Will Happen


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For many, Karl Dorrell wasn’t exactly the most inspiring of hires.

1) He didn’t set the world on fire during his five years at UCLA, 2) he hasn’t been a head coach since getting whacked by the Bruins in 2007, and 3) he isn’t Eric Bieniemy, the Colorado running back legend who’s now the Kansas City Chief offensive coordinator and will soon be someone’s big-get head coaching hire.

But that’s not fair.

Dorrell has been a solid NFL assistant over the last several seasons – with a season as Vanderbilt’s offensive coordinator thrown in there – and considering UCLA hasn’t been to a bowl game in three years, his five straight seasons of six wins or more with five bowl appearances with the Bruins doesn’t seem that bad.

After three straight 5-7 seasons – especially after gagging away the 2018 season with seven straight losses to close, and with last year’s team underachieving – Colorado would happily take six wins and a bowl game.

Set The Colorado Buffaloes Regular Season Win Total At … 4.5

Bet at BetMGM Win Total Line: 3

The Buffs have to settle the quarterback situation, it needs more receivers to rise up, and that woeful pass defense has to be better, but the lines are solid and there’s enough experience and talent across the board to make a push to get past five wins.

There can’t be misses against the Mountain West – starting with wins over Colorado State and Fresno State is an absolute must. Taking care of home games against UCLA and Washington State – the Buffs inexcuably lost to those two by a combined score of 72-24 – is also needed, and then a few upsets have to be there.

The expectations nationally will be low, and the team will be the underdog in at least six of the final ten games, but don’t expect a total disaster.

And expect Dorrell and his staff to be better than you think.

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